A Charlie BANNED Christmas

Following up on yesterday’s post about how Texas prisons have banned The Peanuts Collection, I should note that that’s not the only Peanuts book they’ve banned. They’ve also banned the book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas… and since they are, presumably, wise followers of this blog (all the best people are, and some of the others!) and thus know that there has been more than one edition of this book. Rather than offer a blanket ban on A Charlie Brown Christmas in all its forms, they specified enough to ban just the one version.

And what was this most deadly of A Charlie Brown Christmas book adaptations? It was the pop-up version, of course! It’s in eye-popping 3-D, and popping someone’s eye with it during a prison riot would be very bad.

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Coming: the sure cure for what ails you

When I am down, facing troubles, there is nothing that helps me muddle through more than having something to look forward to. And while life has tossed me some challenges lately, it has also given me something to keep me going, the very sort of thing that gets me through …

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Is it “no dogs allowed” or “no, dogs allowed!”

Over in the realms where the people who edit Wikipedia discuss their efforts toward doing so, I have fallen into an unexpected discussion: what is the title of the movie Snoopy, Come Home? Now you may think that an easy and obvious question, and really it is… if you ignore punctuation. …

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Lee Mendelson, RIP

By now, most of my readers will have seen that Lee Mendelson, producer of Peanuts specials for decades, passed away on Christmas Day – the day celebrated by his most famous work, A Charlie Brown Christmas, created by the key team of Mendelson, Melendez, Schulz, and Guaraldi (all now gone, …