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Flames, redux

It was not so long ago that this blog was tracking the Santa Rosa blazes, with their tragic costs and the things that were spared. Now we here at AAUGH.com central have another fire to track, one that may be of less consequence to the Peanuts world, but is kind …

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AAUGHtober announcement: The AAUGH Blog Podcast

Remember earlier in the month when I promised you some big AAUGHtober announcement? Well here it is: I have just launched The AAUGH Blog Podcast, a weekly transmission of comment and insight on Peanutsy things from your humble AAUGH Blogger. I’m describing it as “news, muse, and interviews”, although my …

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It’s AAUGHtober!

Yes, I am declaring this month AAUGHtober, and have decided that every AAUGHtober, I should do big things here at the AAUGH Blog. I am working on a Big Thing for later in the month – and I’m declaring it publicly so that you readers can kick my butt if …

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A correction

In the post that I made on the contents of Complete Peanuts 26, I accidentally referred to some of the material having appeared first in Playboy, which was simply a mind-buffer error. That material had appeared in Sports Illustrated. (I was also having some dealings with the works of Dedini, a cartoonist …

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The AAUGH Blog’s annual holiday message

I post a message like this each year about this time, and those who feel the desire to tune it out should feel free. Still, I promise that I’m doing this without looking at the past iterations, so I may accidentally do something fresh and do it in the fresh …

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transparency statement

I’ve been doing the AAUGH Blog (in blog or its original email newsletter form) for almost 16 years now, and my situation has changed in various ways during that time. As it’s a blog with opinion, recommendations, and occasional snark, I find it in my ethical interest to post, from …

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Holiday thoughts 2014

I do roughly this same message every year, so let me start with the too-long-didn’t-read version, and then we can get into the subsections: Gifts are good, but they’re rarely important, nor the best way to show that you care. Gifts of charitable donations are a very good form of …

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CORRECTION: Peanuts Artist’s Edition

My previous posting had said that the Peanuts Artist’s Edition would be reprinting art at its original dimensions. Unfortunately, that is not the case; due to the large size that Schulz worked at, the publisher has chosen to vary from the standard with such books and reduce the work when …

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how you can support the AAUGH Blog

Folks who have been reading the AAUGH Blog for a while will recognize the basic shape of this post. I run something like this most years. If it seems to be coming a little early this year, that’s because the holidays actually start early this year. That’s right, Chanukah actually …

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Correction upon correction

And now AAUGH Blog reader Ben is telling me that he’s been in contact with Amazon, and they say that the listing of devices for the free Peanuts book is in error; it won’t work with Cloud Reader, it will only work with certain Kindle models (Touch and Fire HD), …