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the library is back and growing

The AAUGH.com Reference Library has now been unpacked after our recent move. Well, mostly. There’s still a box or two that I have to locate – most frustratingly, this includes the box that has all of our various book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas. But meanwhile, the Library continues …

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Is this Great Pumpkin 2010, here in 2009?

After my recent post on next year’s book edition of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, alert AAUGH reader Scott tipped me off that there was a new hardcover of that popping up in Hallmark stores. So I hied myself over to the local Hallmark (I find that hieing is …

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helpful Peanuts booklets

Psychiatric advice from a Peanuts character may cost a nickel, but life advice is free, courtesy of the folks at MetLife. The insurance company has dozens of 24-page booklets available for reading at their website, illustrated with ten or so Peanuts images apiece. You can even call and request that …

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More on Comic Hits

I thought that the earlier post on the Australian Comic Hits comic was, well, actually more than anyone would want to read on it. But a kind note from AAUGH Blog reader and comic shop owner Jim reminds me that prudence dictates I say a wee bit more. I don’t …

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Well, yes it is a Peanuts comic book

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com Reference Library (and one of the few items that is not currently in a moving box marked “Peanuts – Various”… makes it so easy to find things!) is this first issue of Comic Hits. Haven’t heard of this Peanuts comic book? I’m not surprised. …

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Happiness is Jonathan Winters

I’m watching an old Jonathan Winters special from the mid-1960s when suddenly, wham, Peanuts reference. Coming back from commercial, the camera pans across a bunch of stuffed Peanuts dolls piled in and around a toy box. Winters appears, saying “a friend of mine, Charlie Schulz,  wrote a book about a …

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The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972

So, today I was supposed to be packing up my office, including boxing up the AAUGH.com reference library, preparing for a move. But with life being hectic, I realized I hadn’t actually read the recently released The Complete Peanuts: 1971-1972, so I reckoned that better than spend hours packing, I …

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Not-so-new review.

When I reviewed The Doctor is In in my last blog entry, I thought that I was reviewing a new book. But according to the publisher’s website., the book was released on January 20, 1968! (I really should do a screen capture to prove it says that, but I’m feeling …

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A box, a book, and a can

A while back, I promised you a review that included a book where one quotation mark was left off of the quote at the end of the book. This is that review! Worry no more. The Doctor is In is a boxed set of one can with a coin slot …

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At least now I have Charlie Brown’s autograph

Review: It’s not that Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown Remembers Atlanta: Memoirs of a Public Man is an as-told-to book by an Atlanta politician. Published in 1982, with both a full-color image and a fold-out page with all the members of the all-white, all-male Georgia Senate of the late 1950s and …