Does this mean that fifty years from now, I’ll own THREE baseball teams?

Tens of thousands of baseball fans, officials, and journalists have arrived in Miami today for one reason: to see the worst owner in professional sports for themselves. The internet swelled this weekend with think pieces about garbage can Jeffrey Loria — and that was before his walking frat-boy smirk of a team president, David Samson, rudely disinvited the mayor from an event yesterday.

Source: Miami Marlins Sue Fan to Seize His Property in Broward County | Miami New Times

Just remember when you see Jeff Loria described that way, or when you see news that he is being considered for the post of Trump’s ambassador to France, or when you hear he might be selling his team to Trumpling-in-law Jared Kushner… that he once wrote a Peanuts book. That’s right, 1968’s What’s it All About, Charlie Brown? was written by that Jeffrey H. Loria.

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Political footballs

I have long wanted to do a nice long write-up on how well the Lucy-pulls-the-football-away gag has integrated itself into the political discourse; how it is used by legislators and commenters alike. I think there’s a great piece to be done on that, as it is one way that Peanuts …

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When you look at the world through Peanuts-colored lenses

Some days, it seems that I cannot get far away from Peanuts, no matter what I’m doing. For example, at the moment I’m working on an article about some mid-1960s cartoon books about Jewish women who run brothels. Really, there’s more than one of these – at least six. It …

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Spike was a secret Trekkie because of… MURDER!

Dadgummit, I was so proud of my theory why those two July 1978 strips were originally drawn with Spike watching Hogan’s Heroes, yet were edited and run in newspapers with Spike watching Star Trek instead. The dates! The companies! It all fit together!!! But sometimes Occam whips out his razor …