Twelve years later

The final new Peanuts strip ran in papers twelve years ago today, and looking around, it’s hard to say that it’s lost any ground as a centerpiece of our culture. Just seeing a popular website using the Lucy-and-the-football analogy for what may be happening with a piece of legislation, or seeing Coldplay release a new video for a song called “Charlie Brown”, knowing that the song is not about Peanuts but also knowing that the name will bring some sense of character to the piece, some basic understanding of humanity, reminds me just how much Peanuts has become part of our language.

Now here’s a video on how they’re painting the backdrop for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where it will start a five-and-a-half-month run this May.

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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 …