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This weekend’s radio show “Off-Ramp”, on the acclaimed Southern California public radio station KPCC, has a piece where they talk to Harriet Glickman, the woman inspired Schulz to add racially integrate the strip, along with Ken Kelly, who helped her on the campaign. But don’t hop in the car now …

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got myself a gifty!

Yes, yes, I gave in and paid eBay prices for one of these, after spending months looking for one in the wild.

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Something I’m not buying that plays on a device I don’t own

Until a few minutes ago, I was unaware of this recording. Apparently, in response to the Royal Guardsmen’s hit “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron”, a UK act called The Delicatessen released what looks to be their only single, a response song called “The Red Baron’s Revenge”. I do not know …

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Answers!

I’ve been getting both questions and answers in my email… and since the questions are ones that I can answer, it’s a win all around! AAUGH Blog reader Jim went above and beyond the call of duty in answering the question about whether the reprints of of Peanuts and More Peanuts would …

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a reflection

If my house is somehow the only one that survives whatever cataclysm befalls Earth, then the eventual alien archaeologists will have some very odd ideas about what our culture was like. Perhaps they will think this was a chapel dedicated to the study and worship of Snoopy.

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A thing I will, in later years, regret not buying

The original Schulz cover art for a Peanuts strip collection.

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No poetry from Johnny

Regarding my comment on the oddness of Johnny Carson’s Happiness is a Warm Puppy-riffing book Happiness is a Dry Martini being copyrighted by “Cory-Richard Music, Inc.”, AAUGH Blog reader Jim noted that there is a much easier explanation for that name than being a reference to the classic poem. Cory and Richard …

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New York is an Absolutely Filthy city!

Word comes to us that the Peanuts parody play Absolutely Filthy, tightened up from the version that I gave a good review to here, is getting some very strong response at the theatre festival FringeNYC. There are several more performances over the coming week; curious Gothamites should check out the schedule and …

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Award-winning Filth

Absolutely Filthy, the full-length Peanuts parody play that I reviewed last year, is now an award-winning Peanuts parody play, having taken three awards at this year’s L.A. Weekly Theater Awards.  The cast took the trophy (at least, I assume there’s a trophy, maybe there’s a plaque. Or a bagel.) for the best …

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Own a Snoopy from space

  People regularly ask me to help promote their auctions of their Peanuts memorabilia, and I demur. I really don’t want to turn this blog into a bunch of adds for other people’s stuff. But in this case, I’m making an exception… because of what the item is. You may …