Thanks for visiting

This is just a quick “Thank You” to all of the AAUGH Blog readers who stopped by my booth at the Festival of Books this weekend – both the existing (hi, Jim!) and the ones who grabbed up the blog’s address card and are checking it out for the first time.

The Festival was a great time, even though I was stuck in the booth and couldn’t go exploring and purchasing myself. It was kind of odd running a booth that mixed Peanuts/Schulz material with reprints of the segregation-era travel guideĀ Negro Motorist Green-Book, I had to watch the eyes of the folks approaching to see which topic they were going for sometimes… but the Peanuts fans generally made it easier by shouting, “hey! Snoopy!” (And then there was the little girl who was so proud that she could identify “Noopy!” and “Cholly Bown!” as her Peanuts fan mother had been training her to do. I sometimes wonder when Peanuts will fade out of general public recognition, but we clearly aren’t there yet.

Things that should not go unsaid, and telling the tales of the times

Back in May 2017, in posting about the way Google book search finds the word “Snoopy” in places where it isn’t actually there, I posted one place it found where it was: this cartoon. Now, I didn’t point out the ultra-Peanutsiness of the fact that it’s not just Mr. Snoopy, …

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Travels with Spike

On our way driving home from the Grand Canyon, we found ourselves passing through Needles, California, and so of course, I couldn’t resist visiting Spike. The statue resides in a Subway sandwich shop. The town is into their relationship to Snoopy’s brother in a number of ways. The adjacent convenience …

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My new license plate frame

Now everywhere I drive is considered a deductible advertising expense, right? RIGHT?? I really wanted to make the top line (heart)PEANUTS? but the build-your-own-frame set had no question marks. Which is a bad thing. Unquestionably.