Maybe Charlie Brown just got his head stuck in a baby box?

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The online ad that you see here (which is just a copy; you cannot click through on this one and have your insurance needs seen to) reminds me of something that I failed to do at San Diego Comic-Con. The Universal UClick booth had a green screen frame you could stick your head through; they would then take a photo of your head and insert it into any one of several comics, including replacing Charlie Brown’s head with yours in a Peanuts strip (I believe it was a waiting-at-the-movie-ticket-booth gag.)

Online ad placement is generally not story by story; the companies buy blanket groups of ads. I first saw this ad campaign popping up on an article about the Norway camp massacre, which might be an effective reminder about the fleeting nature of life but still felt in bad taste… then again, I can’t think of any good ads to partner with a page about dozens of teenagers getting shot.

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  As these two ads, from 1954 and 1961 respectively, show, Patty and Violet had a rather consistent relationship… living on slightly different planes, and not introducing themselves, but giving a name to each other. 40 SHARES Share Tweet this thing Follow the AAUGH Blog

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The Untouchable Charlie Brown

If you look at this ad, you may be wondering (as I did when I stumbled across it) why Charlie Brown is advertising a television show in 1963… and why, of all shows, he’s advertising┬áThe Untouchables. (Or you may be one of the many people now populating the earth too …

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Peanuts First Edition guide

As proud as I am of my Peanuts Book Collectors Guide, it is not the be-all and end-all guide…. and as much as I have visions of making it so, the real life of being a father of two, the runner of a business, a make of dinners, and a …