You’re sitting in the theater, watching Marvel’s Newest Movie, Avengers: Infinity War. There’s about a half hour left of the film. The Battle against Thanos is nearing its end, and it doesn’t look good. Everyone is damaged, broken, bloodied, on the brink of defeat. Thanos, looking unfazed and undeterred, stands tall above the battlefield. The whole audience is on the edge of their seat, anxious to know how this could possibly end with the Good Guys on top.
Then, you hear it.
Faint, in the background. The Avengers hear it, all raising their heads toward the direction of the noise. It sounds like… a thousand small feet? Scurrying? It’s getting louder and closer, and what looks like a wave of…
Are those squirrels?
The Avengers, The Guardians, you, the audience, all lost for words. And then you see, riding the wave, is what appears to be a woman, grinning valiantly, hands on her hips, a….. Is that a tail??? and over the roar of a thousand squirrels racing toward the Cosmic Terror that is Thanos, the woman, eyes ablaze, fist forward, let’s out the joyful cry:
“LET’S GET NUTS”