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 store has Peanuts strips hanging from the ceiling… but better still are the billboards along the highway, which focus on promoting the fact that Needles is the home of Spike. Pulling out of town, I even saw that a local-storage facility was “Spikes Storage” (that’s how it was on the building, no apostrophe.)

As we drove past the open desert portions of the town, my wife noted that she couldn’t see Spike’s cactus. I pointed out that it’ll probably be more visible once he gets his holiday lights up.

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It happens to me, too

You know that dream where Michelle Obama is showing you the Peanuts parody that she wrote with her husband, Bill Clinton, about the kids carrying chairs? And it is supposed to have already been released as a cloth book through her self-publishing imprint, M3lani Press, but right after you put …

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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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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.