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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.)

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Latter Day Schulz

And, speaking of Schulz and his religious beliefs, here’s a nice article on a Mormon website regarding how he dealt with it when someone close to him chose a different religious path. It includes a couple of personal cartoons that I have not seen before.

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The Peanuts-y Rabbi

  Those of you who were entertained or moved by the Abraham J. Twerski self-help books that use Peanuts strips to illustrate points, such as When Do the Good Things Start? and Brothers and Sisters, It’s All Relative may be interested in this Tablet magazine article  “How a Prolific Rabbi Found Inspiration in Hasidic Teaching—and …

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Big Book coming

I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled at Costco, where in the past two years I’ve found the first two volumes of The Big Book of Peanuts. This rework of an Italian book format puts all of the dailies from a given decade into a single hefty volume, with the 1980s and …

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Peanutize yourself

I’m not showing a lot of the promotion for The Peanuts Movie, because there is so much of it, but this is a bit of fun: an editor to create a Peanuts Movie version of yourself. This is the best I could do for me (seen here with the star …

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Buying those Charlie Brown Christmas stamps

I’m already getting questions from folks about how to buy those Charlie Brown Christmas stamps. They hit the streets in October, but you should be able to preorder them at The Postal Store @ USPS.com sometime in September. However, as best as I can tell (and that is a real limitation) they only ship …