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Lucky Cow: A Cartoon Collection

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"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." —Mark Twain 

Virtually every American, regardless of social status, eats fast food. Cartoonist Mark Pett's Lucky Cow strip embodies the spirit of America's love-hate affair with fast-food joints and the traits they have in common:

* High turnover: Two Lucky Cow employees argue over who has seniority; the one who was hired at 9:30 that morning eventually wins.

* Uniformity: A Lucky Cow employee boasts that a customer can visit any of the restaurant's franchises and they ...

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Overview

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." —Mark Twain 

Virtually every American, regardless of social status, eats fast food. Cartoonist Mark Pett's Lucky Cow strip embodies the spirit of America's love-hate affair with fast-food joints and the traits they have in common:

* High turnover: Two Lucky Cow employees argue over who has seniority; the one who was hired at 9:30 that morning eventually wins.

* Uniformity: A Lucky Cow employee boasts that a customer can visit any of the restaurant's franchises and they are all the same—right down to the lackluster customer service.

* Cleanliness (or lack of it): People's shoes adhere to the sticky floors, and an employee's skin absorbs so much of the restaurant's grease that water rolls right off it.

* Food quality: The response to a customer's query about the Lucky Cluck Chicken Nuggets being organic is met with, "Well, they're made from organs."

To help ensure that Lucky Cow would feel authentic, cartoonist Mark Pett worked at McDonald's for a month, experiencing fast-food "culture" for himself and interviewing his coworkers about their lives in the business. So it really is "funny because it's true."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740750076
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Pett

Cartoonist Mark Pett's varied and worldly experiences include teaching English and "skewering Czech political figures" as an editorial cartoonist in Prague; teaching sixth grade in rural Mississippi (a stint that later inspired his Mr. Lowe strip); and working as a freelance cartoonist. In 2003, high school art students in Indianola, Miss., worked with Mark to turn a Lucky Cow strip into the World's Largest Comic Strip (as certified by Guinness). Mark now lives in the Mississippi Delta with his wife and their dogs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2005

    Absolutely Hilarious!

    If there's one thing that's familiar to Americans of all regions, politics, races, and cultures, it's fast food -- we can't avoid it. This book shows us the other side of the fast food counter, and it's hilarious! The surly Clare reminds me of all too many of my teenage students, and I've run into plenty of Elvins in my lifetime. It may be about a hamburger restaurant, but it's really about life in modern America. I could not stop reading and laughing. You will love it!

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