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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Kaye Ballard, RIP

Kaye Ballard has died. She had places in the world of stage and screen, but it’s her recording career as a musical comedian that is of interest to the Peanuts fan. In 1962 she issued a recording of her doing Peanuts humor, based on her touring act at the time. …

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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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Millionaire, recluse, cartoonist

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