there is erroneous information on the Internet

I was doing a little research, looking up forgotten hotelier the Reverend Caleb Nimmo for an utterly unPeanuts-related project. One of the genaeology websites, Ancient Faces, had a rather barebones listing for him. The only data they really had for him was birth date, death date, and one location where he lived… but they don’t want you to go away empty-handed. Unable to provide a timeline of his life, they provide a timeline of things that happened in the world during his time on this earth. Included in that was:

1950 – By the time he was 60 years old, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip – created by Charles Schultz – and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

Oh, the pain! Not only do they repeatedly misspell Schulz’s name… Charlie Brown certainly wasn’t the only character to appear in the first strip. He’s just the only one whose name was mentioned in that strip. He didn’t even have any of the dialogue!

Sometimes, when you know a little, life uses it to show how little others know.

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An unexpected Snoopy sighting

So I’m sitting here in pain from wiping out on my bicycle today, looking for some comfort viewing on TV. I start streaming Cybill, the 1990s sitcom created by Chuck Lorre as a vehicle for Cybill Shepherd. In episode 2, Cybill-the-character is sitting with her ex-husband talking about their impending grandparenthood, …

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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 …