More North Korean football references

Thanks to a post by comics writer Dan Mishkin, I’ve managed to add to more examples to this array of the “Lucy pulls the football away” concept being applied to the recent discussions with North Korea.

 

And that, of course, is just its use in cartoons. There’s plenty of use of this analogy in op/eds, such as  Trump won’t be Charlie Brown to Kim’s Lucy with the football  at The Hill and Did North Korea just yank the football — and Trump’s Nobel Prize — away? at the Los Angeles Times, and usage at The Washington Post and CNBC, and Washington Examiner, and the Korea Times, and I just stopped searching after that.

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Peanuts sightings in Japan

I’m still recovering from the cold that I picked up in Japan (which luckily didn’t strike fully until I was  back), but here are a few stray things that I saw while there. A vending machine of Snoopy charms. (There were also similar “Gacha capsule” machines with three Snoopy figures.) …

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Free Comic Book Day tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Saturday, May 4, 2019) is Free Comic Book Day. At most comic shops in the US and Canada (and many elsewhere), you can walk in and get free comic books, no purchase needed. Some shops will give you just one or two, others will …

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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 …