Snoopy versus…

We’ve all heard that catchy 1960s “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” song, and the “Snoopy’s Christmas” sequel, by the Royal Guardsmen. And those who have paid attention have heard various other Snoopy-related songs from them. And now, forty years since their first, they’ve just rolled out another one, mixing the classic symbol of Snoopy with the conflicts of the 21st century. That’s right, it’s “Snoopy vs. Osama”. It’s not as catchy as the original, but if you want an unlikely use of Snoopy, it’s available, both as a CD single and as an iTunes download.

Oh, and speaking of downloads, Amazon is now selling MP3 music — no digital rights management, works with just about every digital audio player out there. And for Peanuts-related stuff, they have:

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Folks have always gotten Peanuts wrong

Occasionally, I flinch hard at some error I see in writing about Peanuts. It’s always tempting to think “people have gotten real sloppy about such things.” Well, I was just doing some research about Happiness is a Warm Puppy, and I ran into this piece of writing from an issue …

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Out of the evacuation zone

Breath easy (although if you’re around here, not too deeply.) The evacuation zone has been pulled back, the Schulz Museum is now outside of it. As for the AAUGH offices… well, we’re much closer to fires than we were this time yesterday. The Reagan Library is about 10 miles away. …

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Fire update

People have been asking me to keep them updated on the fire in Santa Rosa. I can’t promise to keep this up constantly, but here’s the map at the moment. The fires have definitely been heading toward the museum and surrounding buildings, and are at this point about 4 miles …