think we all need at least one really nice positive thing about the
entertainment business every single day of the year, including weekends.
Sometimes it may be something simple, like a video that showcases
something fun and sometimes it may be a movie poster that embraces the
aesthetic we all want Hollywood to aspire to. Sometimes it may be a
long-winded diatribe. Sometimes it’ll be from the staff and extended
family of CHUD.com. Maybe even you readers can get in on it. So, take
this to the bank. Every day, you will get a little bit of positivity
from one column a day here. Take it with you. Maybe it’ll help you
through a bad day or give folks some fun things to hunt down in their
busy celluloid digesting day.
By Steve Murphy (Author Page)
What I’m Thankful For:
Chick-fil-A comic books.
Yes this is real, and leave it to Chick-fil-A to create a comic book about a cow with super-cold breath abilities. At first glance I thought it was going to be a silly kids thing with no appeal to adults, but after reading it I came to the conclusion that I was sort of right. It is silly and obviously aimed at kids, but there were several moments when I actually laughed out loud, which surprised even me.
[WARNING: CHICK-FIL-A SPOILER] The story is about a ship carrying a cargo of cows to be used for cold cuts. When a lightning strike cuts open the bow of the ship a single cow falls into the freezing ocean. Instead of dying, the bovine simply freezes (but remains awake) and slowly drifts across the cold waters until it finally comes to rest on a frozen tundra. Naturally a colony of penguins chip away the ice to reveal the cow beneath, only to discover the creature has now gained Super Cold Breath abilities! As is usually the case, the penguins give the cow a protective suit to wear in its journey, and the cow takes off in search of the ship and rescue the captives. So the cow finally reaches the ship (named the Sea Cow) by using an ice bridge crafted by her icy breath, and once aboard she incapacitates the captain and his crew. She turns the ship around and “heads for home”, knowing her destiny is to save cows everywhere and convince the humans to eat chicken instead.
In other words, amazing.
I ended up really enjoying this, which is both shameful and surprising. I now want more adventures from the hero Cold Cuts, but I don’t know why. It’s a bit disturbing, really, but ah who cares. The book was free with the purchase of a kids meal, so it was worth the investment. And it’s a bout a freaking cow with freeze breath, wearing a blue suit given to her by a group of penguins!
Why WOULDN’T you like it?
On a side note, there are others in the superhero series, such as Cowborg (a must-read, I’m sure), The Amazing Swatter (I’m afraid of this one), Gristle Missle (surely a classic) and deciBell (I must find this. It’s about a screaming cow). It’s almost a beautiful thing these exist.