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Brick-lovin’ Peanuts fans rejoice!

AAUGHfriend Torsten covered the recent Toy Fair, including a large line of Peanuts pseudoLegos! Go read! While wandering every aisle of ToyFair, I spied this display: What the…?!  Peanuts?! Construction sets? At first, I thought it might be counterfeit, as the box design and quality was a bit ch… Source: Toy …

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Is that ChristChristChristmas?

I’m always eager to buy a book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas, and will snag up most books related in any way to the special. But somehow, I think I’ll pass on this one: Merry XXXmas, Charlee Frown, from erotica author Lotus Rose, is the second of his trilogy of holiday …

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The Man Who Put Snoopy on the Moon

NASA is reporting the death of Gene Cernan, the last human being to set foot on the moon… and the reason while Snoopy is still there. During his Apollo 17 mission, he and fellow astronaut Harrison Schmitt had the explorers’ prerogative to name the geographic features they discovered. And thus, …

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Peanuts book ads, and selling things

I visited with Hogan’s Alley designer David Folkman, and he let me look through a small portion of his vast comics-related collection. Here we have a couple of magazine ads for the Fawcett Crest mass-market paperback Peanuts books. (Forgive the weak photography.) It was so nice of David to let me …

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It’s the Impending Holiday Season, Charlie Brown

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I celebrated this year by getting my new license plate! Dig the joy! (I do need to get a new license plate frame for it, though.) But I am also doing what I do every year at this time, writing my pre-holiday shopping season …

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The way the AAUGH Blogger’s day is going

I’m feeling pretty ill, something I ate yesterday is apparently having its revenge. I really shouldn’t leave the house, but on Saturday I missed a postal delivery, and I’m pretty sure it’s the shipment from Poland, the one with that last book I need to complete my set of the …

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Canada rocks!

Here is a cute Canadian ad for the McDonald’s Great Pumpkin Happy Meal buckets, and part of what makes it cute is that young witch… who, as it happens, is a relative of mine. She not a close relative (she’s a “blank blank” relative… i.e., one you describe as being …

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A Peanuts-y stroll

If you’re in Philadelphia, out by the enjoyable Franklin Institute Science Museum, you can in about six minutes stroll from Van Pelt Street to Woodstock Street and on to a gilded bronze statue in Aviator Park memorializing the fighter pilots of World War I! (It’s all coincidental, of course. The street names …

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Limited T’s of limited legality

What’s bugging me today is that the number of unlicensed Peanuts t-shirts that are showing up in paid Facebook placement is increasing. You may know the ones, they come from “fan clubs” you’ve never heard of before and don’t otherwise exist, they’re “limited editions” or “limited time”. They’re some folks …

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David Liverett

Word has come out that David Liverett died on Friday at the age of 72. His contribution to Schulz scholarship was his book They Called Him Sparky, an oral history book on Schulz’s involvement in the Church of God. This was a book that I reviewed favorably when it came out, …