April 5, 2006

And I Thought I Was the Weird One

Today is the happiest day of Spike's life. He has found a picture of "Evil Buffalo." If any of you have seen Chronicles of Narnia, you might know what I'm talking about, but probably not. In the movie, the wicked White Witch has half the animal kingdom fighting on her side to forever eliminate the good, sweet, cuddly animals. So it's pig versus puppy, serpent versus squirrel and, much to Spike's delight, buffalo versus bunny.

We went to see the movie with about 10 of our friends and after it was over, we were walking back to the cars throwing out the usual movie critiques. Then Spike pipes up all excited about that dumb buffalo and nobody has a clue what he's talking about. When I say the buffalo plays a very minor role, it's a pretty drastic overstatement. I think he shows up streaking through the background a few times and probably once or twice sending a kitten to its doom. But it was by far the highlight of the movie to Spike (sorry, Disney!). He has been checking on the internet for about five months now trying to find pictures or information about said buffalo. All with disappointing results. It seemed as if he was the only one in the universe whos passion was ignited by Evil Buffalo's macho role. So you can imagine how thrilled he was today to find a clip - minor as it is- of Mr. Buffalo surrounded by one or two other bison buddies doing his thang.

I have, of course, put Evil Buffalo on our Dig List and am hoping this will be some form of closure for Spike and we can move on from our evening internet scavenging for buffalo tidbits. Spike has wanted us to start an online fan club for evil buffalo. I have a pretty strong case that there ARE no Evil Buffalo fans out there, but if you readers say otherwise, I might think about it. Of course, there would be a hefty annual fee. That's the Evil Buffalo way. And you would have to audition by doing some serious disservice to a small and fluffy animal. We'd have to be sure you were really into it. We all have our manias. I just didn't anticipate Spike's would be a leather thong clad, ax wielding bison.


Anonymous said...

I'd join if I could get the fee waived for growing an awesome evil buffalo goatee. Doing a disservice to a small fluffy animal has been taken care of. I can't wait for the Vegas convention. Thanks for the idea Adam.


Adam said...


Adrienne said...

Dude, it's a minotaur. MINOTAUR. Not an evil buffalo. GAH. ;)

Stephanie said...

I watched Narnia while I folded laundry today and kept an eye out for Adam's buddy. I was surprised he appeared several times and each time I laughed and pointed him out to Kyle. Sarah, I think the minotaur would be a great pop art subject, maybe even a t-shirt!

Sarah said...

I don't think so, Adrienne. Minotaurs have the head of a bull but the body of a man and the beast in this picture clearly has non-human hoof-hands. So thank you very much for your gah-ing, but next time, read up on your mythological specifications before trying to one up a Flake. San Dimas High School Football Rules!

Stephanie said...

So which one are you, Bill or Ted?

Hey, last night watching the blooper reel on the Narnia movie and there's a great shot of the evil buffalo doing a face plant in his CG-green tights while running in a battle scene. The camera keeps rolling by...too funny.