AAUGH: The First Peanuts Strip

Peanuts launched with just four panels, and the AAUGH Blogger, Peanuts specialist Nat Gertler, spends fourteen minutes poring over those panels. Oh, well, including asides about popcorn.

To follow along, you can see the strip on the GoComics site. Alas, that version is colorized, so it’s not the pure experience. A smaller but appropriately black-and-white version can be found on the Wikipedia page about Peanuts. Or you could simply open up your copy of the first volume of The Complete Peanuts to the first strip. (If you don’t have a copy, you should. I invite you to go buy one!)

General
Stop the search

In the past, I have asked people to keep a look out for a copy of this golf program: Well, I am pleased to be able to stop the search, for I have finally obtained a copy (and one that various people hadn’t vandalized with their names, unlike the one …

Nat news
In the category of “decisions that need not be made…”

After careful consideration, I’ve decided that I would read or watch “Harry Potter and the Great Pumpkin” before I would “It’s the Half-Blood Prince, Charlie Brown”.

New releases
Christmas is Here! is here

Christmas is Here!, the new kiddie book that’s part of the Ready-to-Read line (and not to be confused with the recently-released sound-button book Christmas Time is Here!), is a bit of a lie. None of the book takes place actually on Christmas, it’s all set on Christmas Eve. But then, …