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Guaraldi via Grohl

For those of you what like covers of “Linus & Lucy” – on this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live, the musical guest The Foo Fighters closed the show with a medley that included a nice, hard-rocking take on that song. You can find it online here (you’ll have to watch …

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Black Lines Matter

The folks putting together The Complete Peanuts series did a really good job of hunting down the best quality source for everything they reprinted. This can be particularly problematic when one is dealing with older Sunday strips, where one might not be able to find a printing or stat of …

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Big nose, big heart, big name

Peppermint Patty did not come into the strip with a full name (as Charlie Brown did), nor did she make it through her run without gaining a last name (as Franklin did), nor lacking a first name (as Schroeder did.) She was around for years before the name of Reichardt …

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An unlicense plate holder?

CafePress is a service that lets you take an image and publish it for sale on a number of print-on-demand items – t-shirts, posters, mugs, and more. It’s pretty easy to take an image and say “just put this on everything”… which is how you get things like this “Snoopy” …

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Officially safe

They have changed the evacuation orders for the Santa Rosa fires, and the Schulz Museum is no longer in the evacuated areas. This fire season has come at a high cost – the death count stands as 40 and may well continue to rise, thousands of homes and businesses gone, …

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A slight adjustment

So, of course, just after posting that message about Schulz and women’s athletes, I discovered that I’d missed one adult women golfing cartoon… and it’s one that doesn’t go along with what I was saying (although it hardly surmounts my more general statement.)Perhaps I can be forgiven for having missed …

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Schulz and women’s sports – an AAUGHtober reflection

Charles M. Schulz supported women’s sports in some very visible ways. You can see it in his friendship with Billy Jean King, and in his work with the Women’s Sports Foundation.  And you can especially see it in his comics particularly when you get into the 1970s, where Peppermint Patty …

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RIP Len Wein

Len Wein passed away today. To me, Len was a friendly acquaintance, a guy who always had a quick smile that made it seem like he was happy to see me when we’d run into each other at the movies or whatever. But then, he always had that smile for …

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Political footballs

I find it interesting how certain analogies find a good home in the culture, as if up until then the culture had a hole, that there was some vital aspect of life that was just waiting for something to describe it. Lucy pulling the football away is one of those …

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Does this mean that fifty years from now, I’ll own THREE baseball teams?

Tens of thousands of baseball fans, officials, and journalists have arrived in Miami today for one reason: to see the worst owner in professional sports for themselves. The internet swelled this weekend with think pieces about garbage can Jeffrey Loria — and that was before his walking frat-boy smirk of a …