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Maybe he just has a really powerful comb

I know that it can be hard to interpret the Peanuts characters for 3-D, and particularly to stylize them, but in this new set of blind bag ornaments from Hallmark, Linus appears to have cornrows.

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Twerski’s fifth book

AAUGH Blog reader Asher asked me about the reference in the Tablet article that I linked to yesterday to Rabbi Twerski having written a fifth Peanuts-illustrated book, What’s the Big Deal?, which was issued translated into Japanese but never in its native English. He was wanting more information on it, …

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Abraham J. Twerski passes away

Covid-19 has taken away from us a well-respected man who was one of the more respected authors to wield Peanuts in a significant way. Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski died today in Israel, Twerski, the son of a line of respected rabbinical schoolars who became a psychiatrist specializing in substance abuse, …

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that girl, that ball, that quality

I was walking through the early morning, getting my exercise and listening to the most recent episode of Amicus, my first sampling the podcast of the great journalist Dahlia Lithwick, This episode (and it looks like a few episodes in a row before) was focused on the various ways in which …

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Welcome to 2021

  On Christmas, my kids gave me this daily-updatable Peanuts calendar figure – Charlie Brown with a book, how appropriate for me. And this morning I was tempt to set it to DECEMBER 32, just to make it look like the troublesome year that we just went through was going …

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The reason for the season

Happy Beethoven’s Birthday! My gift to you on this festive day: this blatantly unlicensed ad from a 1970 issue of The Voice, a Catholic weekly serving the Miami area.

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online Peanuts event

The folks at the publisher Library of America, who put out the essay collection The Peanuts Papers about a year back, wanted me to let you now about an online event they’re throwing. Next Wednesday, at 6 PM Eastern time, 3 PM California time, and right on the hour wherever …

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Even completer

If you try to buy ebook versions of The Complete Peanuts, you’ll discover something interesting – there’s 32 volumes, instead of the 26 of the hardcover ones. What’s up? Well, instead of just counting The Complete Peanuts volumes in their digital book total, Amazon is considering all of the Peanuts books that Fantagraphics …

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Snoopy Supreme

When Joe Biden is inaugurated into the presidency on January 20 of next year, he will become the first U.S. president to have been mentioned in Peanuts before his presidency (in the May 24, 1993 strip.) Perhaps he will be the one to nominate Snoopy to the Supreme Court!

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Bird On Skates!

I’ve never bought anything from the folks at Hammacher Schlemmer, but I guess they knew I’d want a copy of their catalog with Peanuts on the cover, so they sent it to me. (And if you didn’t get a catalog, but would like to order this item, you can order …