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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Judaism in Peanuts

I was thinking today about the December 23, 1970 strip, the one that starts thusly: This is, to the best of my recollection and research, the only mention of post-Biblical Judaism in the entire run of the strip. It slides into Linus and Santa discussion the Maccabees and the temple, …

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The AAUGH Blogger’s Annual Gifting Philosophy Guide

I write just about the same post every ear. At least, I think I do.I don’t go back an look. But here goes. Do not let gift gathering ruin your holidays. So many people stress out about finding all the right stuff, finding all the stuff in general, this time …

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Campaign Peanuts

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