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!

Plate Expectations

It was on a trip to Las Vegas where I first ran into parking ticketing machines that actually read your license plate as you drove in, and printed the license number on your ticket. Now, as you may recall, my license plate has a picture of Snoopy and the word …

You know what would be a good title for a book?

Hmmm… maybe we should name the book something original, like… GOOD GRIEF!

Kaye Ballard, RIP

Kaye Ballard has died. She had places in the world of stage and screen, but it’s her recording career as a musical comedian that is of interest to the Peanuts fan. In 1962 she issued a recording of her doing Peanuts humor, based on her touring act at the time. …