Off the Chain
Once upon a time, a big snowstorm, and the resulting snow day, represented the pinnacle of youthful joy. You’d wait for the morning news to scroll past your school district, render its verdict and punch your ticket to freedom. But, now that you’ve got kids of your own, it’s a whole different story.
Chew Chainz is a New York City based business, and while there are plenty of times when the city drives us crazy (like riding the 1 Train in July), December just ain’t one of them. As Andy Williams sings, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” With apologies to Bethlehem, NYC is the Christmas mecca.
Multi-million dollar franchises. Loyalties that span generations. Heroes and villains. Tight pants and cartoon muscles. The NFL and Disney actually have quite a bit in common.
At Chew Chainz HQ, we’re no strangers to the football, Disney Junior clicker flick. So, we found this mashup of NFL logos with Disney characters pretty cool.
Snoopy and Santa are rolling down Broadway, the turkey is getting stuffed and football starts at noon. Yes, it’s Thanksgiving Day. Beyond eating, drinking, napping and giving thanks, today is also the official start of the holiday season.
There’s no question that Chew Chainz owes a huge debt to hip-hop culture. Of course, we are all old enough now to remember the days when MTV actually aired music videos, so we’re partial to a certain vintage.
Our new Money Chain is a throwback to the days of East Coast-West Coast feuds, velour tracksuits and platinum bling. Somewhere in between the time when Flavor Flav first donned a viking helmet and clock and the nerd-chic era that was ushered in by the artist formerly known as Kanye, hip-hop culture reached its apex.
If you've got kids, you end up watching more than your fair share of children's television. Goodbye Sportscenter, hello Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, But, like name trends and spanking standards, the things that were cool 30 years ago, don't necessarily fly today.
While flipping between the usual shows that teach sharing, acceptance of others and the occasional Spansih language vocabulary, my wife and I stumbled across a good old-fashioned cat-and-mouse bloodbath... and, I have to admit, I loved it.
If you’re one of those parents who thinks that kids today are too sheltered, and that every story doesn’t merit a fairytale ending, we’ve got a recommendation for your nightstand.
For a healthy dose of the macabre, gothic, violent and downright traumatizing, look no further than the classic works of author/illustrator Edward Gorey. (It is still Halloween season, after all.)