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MetLife very sloooowly got rid of Peanuts

As we come toward the end of the MetLife Peanuts license, I am very amused by the New York Times article titled “Snoopy and the ‘Peanuts’ gang will no longer be Metropolitan Life’s main representatives“ Why am I so amused? Is it full of blatant inaccuracies? Does it have funny pictures? …

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RIP Little Red Haired Girl

We are saddened to report the passage of Donna Mae Wold, the woman who Charles Schulz called “The Little Red Haired Girl”, whom he wanted to marry, and who lent inspiration to Peanuts. She was 87. Donna Mae Wold Obituary | Star Tribune

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So exclusive, you can’t get ’em

By the end of the first full day of Comic Con, the exclusive Woodstock figure was sold out.  The second day is not over yet, and the coloring book is sold out, as is a set of buttons that was not in the early listing, as are most of the …

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Raspberry Beret meets Red Baron

Apparently, last month, rock legend Prince included “Linus and Lucy” in his set list. That’s a recording I’d love to hear.

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Swamp Peanuts

Graphic novelist Doug TenNapel posted this shot of a 1966 Pogo original on Facebook the other day: It looks to be the room of Pogo character Rackety Coon Chile, an energetic youngster. And what does it have… besides lots of wonderful detail and the exquisite line work that makes Walt …

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R.I.P. Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco, the best-selling author of such books as The Name of the Rose, respected semiotics specialist, and general intellectual has died. What some of you may recall is that at times over the decades he focused his intellectual light on Peanuts, such as in this essay from 1963. or in writing the …

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Camarillo author compiles ‘The Snoopy Treasures’

Camarillo author Nat Gertler follows the evolution of Snoopy of Peanuts fame in his latest book. For anyone who wanted a quick peek at the AAUGH.com reference library, here’s a corner of it, as your humblish author gets front page (of section D) treatment in the Ventura County Star. The …

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Disney-discounted Peanuts books

If you go to the page for those customized Peanuts board books, you’ll now see: $10 OFF ANY BOOK with code DISNEY through 11/24/15. …which makes it a far better deal (I may finally order some), but kinda odd, don’t you agree?

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The Peanuts Movie

I just got out of the first local showing of The Peanuts Movie. It is a serious attemp to meld the small scale and traditional view of Peanuts with the richness and rapidity of the modern animated feature, and while it may not be some ideal version of Peanuts (to …

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Snoopy of the Dead

I’ve seen Peanuts products for plenty of holidays, but this fabric I found on the Joann Fabric website is the first Day of the Dead celebratory material I’ve seen. (At least, I assume that’s what it’s for; it’s outside my cultural specialty.)