Welcome to the AAUGH blog

This blog will cover news and reviews of books of Peanuts and Charles M. Schulz material, as well as related information of interest. It takes the place of the AAUGH.com newsletter, which has been offering up such information for about five years now.

Why the switch? Handling the newsletter had grown to be a time-consuming affair, what with having to accumulate enough information for a newsletter and then producing it, tracking all of the new subscribers, cancellations, and changed addresses, and handling other bits of overhead. And then there was putting the old newsletters into the archives, which I’m months behind on as I write this. With a blog, the archives are generated automagically (although I will have to adapt all of the pre-blog archives to blog format at somepoint). News can be posted the moment I find it, rather than waiting until there is enough news for a mailing. And those of you who understand RSS feeds can subscribe to this blog, getting the latest news as I post it. I don’t have to worry about spam filters or the fine points of antispam legislation. And I’ll be able to put images right in the messages without worrying about the lack of image support in some email clients.

In other words, it makes life easier for me and for most of you, and creates a better news product to boot!

Index to A Charlie Brown Christmas

If you’ve ever visited my online museum of the various editions of books adapting A Charlie Brown Christmas, you may have found it a long journey to get to anywhere. In the years since I stared it, I’ve added so many editions (there’s over 60 there now) that if you just …

My conflicts of interest

I have been doing the AAUGH Blog (or its email-based predecessor, the AAUGH.com Newsletter) for just over two decades now, and as you probably have sensed, I try to give you honest reactions. In the interest of transparency I feel the ethical need to list my conflicts of interest from …

Missing podcast links

For those who heard last week’s podcast and wondered “hey, where are the links that he promised to those other podcasts?”, something apparently went wrong with my saving those links. They have now been added to the Blog entry for that episode.