An alcohol problem

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I have mentioned before about how in 1970 the classic Peanuts Cook Book was removed from schools and a replacement recipe offered because the Lucy’s Lemon Lollipops recipe used lemon extract. I had incorrectly assumed that the problems was that kids might sample the extract and get sloshed.

Nope. Turns out, the book was recalled because it was a fire hazard. Somehow, in one home the sauce had burst into flame, singing a mother’s hair and flinging burning syrup onto her daughter’s foot. (Story continues here.)

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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 The 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 …

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Peanuts and the public domain

As you may have seen discussed elsewhere, as of today, the first couple Mickey Mouse cartoons are in the public domain in the United States. That means that people are free to make not just copies of the cartoons, but derivative works based on those cartoons. It doesn’t mean that …