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Peanuts in motion

I received my copy of the Japanese (in source; in language, it’s all English!) book Peanuts in Motion: Happy-Go-Lucky (and yes, that is a link to order it from Amazon US.) This is a very, very happy-making item, with a dozen animations that occur when you turn the pages. Watch the …

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More on that Japanese Dr. Snoopy book

Friend of the blog Ray gave me a reason that the Japanese edition of Dr. Snoopy’s Advice for Pet Owners I talked about a week back had the odd price of 762 yen: because once a 5% sales tax was tacked on that, it becomes a nice round no-small-change-needed 800 yen. …

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Drunken Charlie Brown

He has spent his life at sea, He has sailed the wide world o’er, Now a castaway he drifts about the town. For his fate no mortal grieves; Not a living soul believes That there’s any good in drunken Charlie Brown. Hark! the minute gun’s loud boom Brings a tale …

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It’s Only A Game Shy Of A Strip

As was explained to us when Derrick Bang and I were putting together the book collection of Schulz’s It’s Only A Game cartoons, the strip was designed to run in either of two formats: the full Sunday strip format as seen in the current color collection of the strip, or …

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Oh, this is going to cost me money…..

Okay, you regular readers know that my interest is Peanuts books, foreign as well as domestic. And you know that my madness is book editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Up until now, the “foreign” part of my interest had not collided with the madness. As far as I could …

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The two that got away

There is psychological economics concept called “loss aversion”, which relates (as I loosely understand it) to the idea that we feel certain sort of economic losses far more than we feel gains; that you will remember that time you filled up and a minute later saw a gas station that …

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Good Ol’ Charles

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library is The Graphic Art of Charles, the book for a 1985 exhibition at The Oakland Museum (which then traveled through nine other museums through 1988). Now, if that title sounds a little odd to you, well, it may be unique. Every other …

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Snoopy thought he was writing about Linus…

That’s Linux: Konzepte, Kommandos, Oberflächen from 2003… go order it if you need it!

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What a Peanuts book collector becomes

I just found out (actually, I think this was pointed out to me once before, but I forgot) that the British edition of The Complete Peanuts: 1959-1960 has an introduction not by Whoopi Goldberg (as the US edition has), but by Russell T. Davies. Davies, who talks (among other things) …

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Peanuts, Quentin Tarantino style

This genuine, official Peanuts strip may be the funniest one I’ve ever found in any Peanuts book: As you probably figured out part-way through, this is not an official English language strip; this is the Swedish translation. I wrote about it in the then-AAUGH newsletter , when I’d just gotten …