Schulz/Peanuts news

Snoopy statues invade overseas

For those of you who are missing the days when creative Peanuts statues flooded first St. Paul and then Santa Rosa, it may be time to cash in your frequent flier miles on a trip to Portugal. Friday was the beginning of the Lisbon Snoopy Parade, with 20 statues going …

Schulz/Peanuts news

San Diego scavenger hunt

I missed one piece of Peanuts San Diego Comic-Connery; the first 200 people to stop by the Peanuts booth each day get a scavenger hunt card. Out of those, the first 50 to complete the hunt (which appears to involve stopping by the booths of various Peanuts licensees) gets a …

Schulz/Peanuts news

Peanuts at Comic-Con 2011

We’re just days away from the start of the annual madness that is the San Diego Comic-Con. This year, the only Peanuts-focused panel is Sunday’s “How to Draw Snoopy and his Friends”, where some of the folks who worked on Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (both the animated …

General

A signed sign

I was in Las Vegas yesterday, doing… wait, I think the laws of Las Vegas prohibit anyone from saying what they were doing in Las Vegas. Anyway, I was passing by a memorabilia shop, and the Charlie Brown zig-zag caught my eye. I looked up, and the zig-zag proved to …

Get in Shape, Snoopy
Classic finds

Get in Shape, Snoopy

A surprisingly recent addition to the AAUGH.com Reference library is Get in Shape, Snoopy!, a book (well, really, a booklet; it is saddle-stitched, which is the fancy publishing term for held-together-by-staples-at-the-spine). This book, published by Golden Books as part of their Golden Little Look-Look Book series, focuses on peer pressure …

Schulz/Peanuts news

Free Trade Peanuts, take 2

MetLife has run another ad to the DC lawmaking community, using Peanuts to promote Free Trade Agreements. At least this one brings the Peanuts material better to the topic than the previous one. After all, in the absence of free trade, there may be less worldwide opportunity for the World-Famous …

New releases

Charlie Brown and the nature of love

Is it possible to love something without actually understanding it? It’s a puzzle that has stumped philosophers through the centuries. And with the new Wendy’s Kids’ Meal book I Love Baseball, we can finally affirm that the answer is “yes”. This short book (it’s all two-page spreads, so then 10 …

Administrative

It came to pass

Well, that happened faster than I expected; guess I should’ve been paying more attention. Amazon has chosen to kill payment for its California affiliates. At this point: All the links at the AAUGH.com store still work, still send you to Amazon. It won’t generate any money for me, but that’s …

General

Ties and cutting ties

This is the pattern on the new tie I just got via eBay. Actually, I think it’s a used tie – I cannot find this one for sale anywhere now – but in good shape, so it doesn’t matter. Now, I’m not a tie guy, but clearly either this is …

Upcoming releases

Charlie Brown – cover-blocked again

The new Wendy’s Kids’ Meal book which started rolling out yesterday features, on its cover, Snoopy. That’s right, even for a book titled I Love Baseball, Charlie Brown gets totally Rodney Dangerfiel’d! If your Wendy’s has the signage indicating that they have toys linked to the movie Zookeeper, then they …