Franklin, the radio drama

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I’m posting this before listening to it, so I can’t make any comments on the quality, but BBC 4 Radio just released their audio drama about the correspondence between Harriet Glickman and Charles Schulz that lead to the introduction of Franklin in Peanuts. Go listen.

I wish Harriet had lived to see this day, both because she would have gotten to hear this, and because it would’ve made her happy to vote blue in today’s election. (Have you gotten out to vote yet?)

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introducing Peanuts characters

In the early days of Peanuts, it may have been a little hard to get to know the characters, because Schulz didn’t often include their names in the strip. Shermy, for example, was the very first Peanuts character to speak in the strip, the only character to talk in the …

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The annual shopping guide

Time for this annual post. Sorry to those who are sick an tired of such things, but most of this are things that I feel need to be said for the “shopping season”… and those that aren’t are, well, self-serving attempts to continue to justify this blog. Gift-giving season is …

Snoopy, in sack cloth and with rumpled hair, thinking "unclean! unclean! unclean! unclean!"
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The Unmasked Marvel (yes, I did use this title in the past week)

The current debate about health and masking has brought in some interesting players. One famed TV preacher has suggested that G-d would not want you to wear a mask, because then he can’t hear your prayers. Which seems an odd thing to say about G-d (and creates a great way …