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Fire update

I’ve gotten some inquiries for an update on the fire situation here. Yes, the fire has continued to grow and has changed direction at times, but it has not come any closer to AAUGH.com central, we’re still about 10 miles away from the closest part of the burn region. We …

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Peanuts – BANNED!

Friend of the blog Jeff alerted us to the fact that the Dallas Morning News has reported a list of books banned in the Texas prison system, and on that list is none other than The Peanuts Collection, the book on Peanuts history written by none other than the AAUGH Blogger …

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Flames, redux

It was not so long ago that this blog was tracking the Santa Rosa blazes, with their tragic costs and the things that were spared. Now we here at AAUGH.com central have another fire to track, one that may be of less consequence to the Peanuts world, but is kind …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast episode 7: Bootleg Books

The AAUGH Blogger takes a look at permissionless Peanuts books – the odd and sometimes wonderful unlicensed materials from around the globe.

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Review: Snoopy – A Peanuts Collection

I now have the first in the new series of hardcover reprints of selections from the Kaboom! Peanuts comic book series. Snoopy: A Peanuts Collection features stories about Snoopy (surprise, surprise!), written (or adapted from Schulz) by Jason Cooper, Vicki Scott, Alexis Fajardo, Shane Houghton, with art by Donna Almendraia, Vicki …

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New releases

Review: Blessings from Peanuts

While Hallmark has seen fit not to grant us another book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas this year (sniff), they have issued another new book for the reason-for-the-season crowd. Blessings from Peanuts: Thoughts on Faith to Make You Smile is a hardcover gift book which collects a number of Bible and religion-themed …

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I’m an Amazon! And I’m Prime!

If you have both Amazon Prime and some strange urge to see the AAUGH Blogger talking, go watch the Amazon Prime Video steam of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales, because for some reason after the special they have tacked on “Sibling Rivalry,” a documentary featurette about Rerun Van Pelt that was …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast episode 6: Bad Biographies

There have been many book biopgraphies of Charles Schulz published, and some of them have been deeply researched, craftily told, and carefully fact-checked. This podcast is about the other ones.

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Upcoming releases

A weak Christmas for the Peanuts book fans

While there certainly are some interesting new Peanuts books out for the shopping season this year, there are some notable absences. No 1990s edition of The Big Book of Peanuts, what had been an annual release of all the Peanuts daily strips, coming out a decade at a time. These books …

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The AAUGH Blog Podcast episode 5: Interview with Andrew Farago

In this episode, the AAUGH Blogger talkes with Andrew Farago, author of The Complete Peanuts Family Album and curator of San Francisco’s renowned Cartoon Art Music, about has favorite minor Peanuts characters and other grand topics!

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