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The Czechs came in the mail (yes, yes, every joke about Czech is how it sounds like “check”. The world is that simple.)

The books I ordered from the Czech Republic arrived yesterday. They took two months to get here, but that’s fine – shipping that isn’t slow isn’t cheap. These books are 2007-2008 translations of Love is Walking Hand in Hand. Happiness is a Warm Puppy, and Educating Peanuts. If you don’t recall that …

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Review: O Natal de Charlie Brown

Recently added to the AAUGH.com Reference Library’s Excessive Accumulation of A Charlie Brown Christmas Books is O Natal de Charlie Brown, a 2011 Portuguese-language edition published by Brazilian publisher L&PM Editores. This is a translation of the 2008 American edition with the Tom Brannon illustrations that have been a staple for so many edition’s …

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Apparently, I’m the Man, and not in a Stan-the-Man way

“I live my life thinking I’m the rebel, fighting against the forces that be, Then one day I see the real rebel in the distance, and the one she’s rebelling is me” –“The Man”, by Strange Not Dead, off the album Gotta Dammerung So I get to thinking about that odd …

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When my wife asked for the checkbook, I handed her this

I don’t get to add Peanuts books in a new language to the AAUGH.com Reference Library very often any more. After all, once you get books in 21 languages, covering much of the world’s population, it starts getting harder to find ones… and even in these days of online ordering …

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That Ketcham/Schulz Golf Journal cover

I get emails from time to time which boil down to “can you tell your readers about my eBay auction of Peanuts stuff”, and it is my policy to ignore them. I’m making an exception in this case for a very specific reason. When I posted a couple years ago …

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Insecurity is a need to parody

AAUGHtober keeps bringing me interesting things. I’ve become somewhat obsessed with Kanrom, a 1960s publisher of humor publications, often with a raunchy and/or Jewish bent. I’ve talked previously about the fact that they published not one but two parodies of the best-selling Peanuts book Happiness is a Warm Puppy in 1963, entitled Happiness …

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The envelope please!

Why yes, I did just buy another copy of Linus on Life just so I could have the envelope it originally came with. No, you have too many Peanuts books!

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The Keyring Komix

AAUGH Blog reader Douglas believes he has acquired a complete set of those Hallmark books-on-keyrings that I’ve blogged about recently, and was kind enough not only to share his list of what titles exist – he actually offered up his doubles for the AAUGH.com Reference Library, doubling up the number …

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The Flying Ace’s keyring

When collecting Peanuts books, there are often times where I have to ask myself “is this a book?” One of these is an odd line of items that Hallmark out out in the 1970s, which I mentioned a couple times over the past decade. They are bound by a single …

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Many Merry Christmasses, Charlie Brown

The frequent reuse of titles for different Peanuts books is one of the tripping points for the collector. Because of that, I should note that the upcoming board book Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown is not the same as the earlier Look-and-Find book Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown. And neither of them is …