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Me on the DVD

I got a sneak preview copy of the releases-in-about-a-week DVD of You’re A Good Sport, Charlie Brown. And with a combination of fear and ego, I watched just the featurette, where I was one of the “talking heads” discussing things related to the special. And much to my surprise, I …

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Discounts

Cheap books and freeee books

Our friends at Book Closeouts (well, my friends at Book Closeouts, by which I mean that they send me money from time to time…) just added a bunch of copies of the strip collection Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life to their inventory, and they’re running a pretty good deal …

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Classic finds

Golf like a dog

I just added two more pieces to my Peanuts publications pile: Welcome to Golf is a 32-page self-covered booklet from 1994 covering the basics of golf for the newcomer, not so much the rules as why to golf, where to golf, and how to avoid getting on the nerves of …

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Upcoming releases

Cover: Complete Peanuts volume 11

Here’s the cover for this spring’s new release in the Complete Peanuts series: The volume has an introduction by the talented Kristin Chenoweth (whose enjoyable TV series Pushing Daisies is going away, sniff!) I hope that Santa Claus, Hannaklaus, or whatever powers that be have been good to you this …

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General

a shorthand way to a Merry Christmas

What’s that Linus is saying in that panel from 40 years ago, yesterday? Well, he’s talking in shorthand… Gregg shorthand, to be precise. Schulz used shorthand a number of times in the strip, when Woodstock (and occasionally Linus) was acting as secretary. And being one to pay attention to the …

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Discounts

Get $3 back on your Peanuts DVDs

I was in the supermarket today, and noticed that the box of Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch had a deal on it — send in the appropriate proofs of purchase for one of the current, Warner Home Video edition of the Peanuts DVDs, and get $3 back. Of course, you have …

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General

Guess what arrived today?!

That’s how I’ve greeted my wife at the door about every other day for the past couple weeks. And she knows the answer now. “A Charlie Brown Christmas. A book adaptation!” Ever since putting together the guide to book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas, I’ve been filling holes in …

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Discounts

What are AAUGHers buying?

You missed it, didn’t you? Beethoven’s birthday was yesterday, and you forgot to get your gifts out in time! Tsk, tsk. Don’t let the same thing happen for Christmas or Hannukah. And as Amazon says today’s the last day for you to place an in-stock order with Amazon and have …

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General

Getting it there before Christmas and getting Arrested cheaply

We’re now in the last two days of placing orders so that they get where they’re going before Christmas via Free Super Saver Shipping. And really, if you’re gonna spend money on the gift, isn’t it better to spend money on the gift than on the shipping? Of course, you …

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Bart Simpson

After embedding that episode of Arrested Development the other day, I realized I could probably similarly do a legal embedding of this year’s Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror” episode, which includes their take on the Great Pumpkin. (Warning: the “Treehouse of Horror” episodes are generally gorier than one expects from The …

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