The Brown car

Charlie Brown's Ford LTDSometimes, to get some Peanuts information, one has to reach beyond the Peanuts sources. For example, the other day while researching something else altogether, I came upon a Ford muscle car forum where a few years ago, Ford enthusiasts were discussing a Sunday strip that had just rerun. That strip, which had originally run on February 7th, 1965, showed pieces of the Brown’s car in two panels, but that was enough for one forum member to identify it as a 1965 Ford LTD hardtop 4-door. Once that’s been stated, the identification looks easy – there’s that logo on the rear panel in the first shot, the┬áparticular trim around the rear edge of the window in the second, among other smaller touches, but it wasn’t something that I ever thought to look at. It’s interesting that just as Charlie Brown had finished up his years of work promoting the smaller Ford Falcon, his family takes on the new, full-size model (this was the first model year for the LTD, then part of the Galaxie line.)

And that’s today’s bit of Pointless Peanuts Trivia! You’re welcome!

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A real Snoopy fan

I’m back from Japan, but under the weather, so it may be a few days before I catch up on documenting the Trip’s Peanutsy aspects.

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Snoopy-Cha, Kyoto

The Snoopyness of my current Japan trip increased greatly today when I stopped by Snoopy-Cha, a cafe and gift shop located in the middle of a interesting and crowded market area. It’s a two-story place; the bottom is a gift shop and the topic is the cafe. I didn’t find …

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The AAUGH Blogger hits Japan

I am vacationing in Japan – my first visit to an overseas nation ever. I’ve been here a few days, and the only Snoopy sighting so far was one kid’s t-shirt (don’t worry, there will be more)… but I did spot this use of the Schulz font on a sign …