a minor variation

For you hardcore collectors: I noticed that Hallmark has their own edition of the It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown board book that came out last year.  The variations are small – Hallmark publishing logo, bar code and price on a sticker instead of printed on the book itself, stuff like that. But if you’re an all-editions-and-variations collector, there you go. (I suspect this actually came out last year, but the local Hallmark store has it displayed now, with Halloween impending.)

This edition doesn’t seem to be available through Hallmark’s website, so if you want it, you’d best be off to the store!

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Judaism in Peanuts

I was thinking today about the December 23, 1970 strip, the one that starts thusly: This is, to the best of my recollection and research, the only mention of post-Biblical Judaism in the entire run of the strip. It slides into Linus and Santa discussion the Maccabees and the temple, …

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The AAUGH Blogger’s Annual Gifting Philosophy Guide

I write just about the same post every ear. At least, I think I do.I don’t go back an look. But here goes. Do not let gift gathering ruin your holidays. So many people stress out about finding all the right stuff, finding all the stuff in general, this time …

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Campaign Peanuts

Of the many presidential candidates, I think Schulz only mentioned one in Peanuts. which isn’t to say that you can’t find others if you look…