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Jon Hamm saying “Snoopy”

There’s an ad for the streaming service Apple TV+ in which Mad Men star Jon Hamm, complaining about the actors who have Apple TV+ shows when he doesn’t,  says “Snoopy.” Twice. Thing is, I think that the shorter version of the ad that I’ve been running into on TV uses …

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Two deaths

Word is going around that Peter Robbins, who provided the voice of Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas and other early specials, died from suicide last week. Robbins had a history of mental struggles, which had played itself out in drug use and earning some time in prison. He was …

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A Charlie Brown Disappointment

So I found a listing on eBay that offered four old issues of Children’s Digest, a magazine that reprinted and excerpted stories for kids. Included in the lot was the December 1970 issue. Well, I glommed on to that one, because with the cover announcement of “Peanuts” Feature: A CHARLIE …

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There will be a Christmas in 2022!

It’s the new year, and with a new year comes, of course a new Christmas, waiting just around the corner. Well, not around the near corner, but it’s somewhere around the far corner of the year, so we might as well be working toward it. Will this year bring us …

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New New Years Eve special now streaming

Apple TV+ has released their promised new New Years Eve special,  Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne. I had to tell you before I took the time to watch it, so no review from me!

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Charlie Brown’s Big Christmas

So, my copy of that new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas arrived today, the one that Hallmark has listed at $65… although if you act quickly (i.e., Monday, the day you’re most likely reading this), you can probably still get one at 20% off. Is it big? Well… …

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Hallmarkdown

Remember a few posts back when I told you about the very fancy new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas that Hallmark put out… and that with a list price of $65, I would wait for a discount of some sort to order it? Well, that day has come. Hallmark …

An astronaut touches a stuffed Snoopy
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Upcoming NASA mission to be unmanned, but not undogged

Many Snoopys have been in space, whether we’re talking the Apollo X lunar module or the tiny Silver Snoopy pins placed on NASA space flights and then awarded to folks who helped with operational safety. There’s even been a stuffed Snoopy in space before, as when astronaut Mike Massimino took …

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The question your Senator won’t answer

If my email is any measure, the most pressing question of the day is “is the book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas that comes with the Snoopy-with-a-hat at Kohl’s a different edition from the one that came with the Snoopy-sans-chapeau at Kohl’s last year?” And as the mailman delivered …

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If it worked for Malibu Stacy…

The garment-and-housewares store Kohl’s runs an ongoing charity fundraising drive, Kohl’s Cares, where they sell their own cheap editions of kids books and stuffed animals with the profit going to kids’ health and education charities. They’ve done Peanuts books on a number of occasions, including two years ago, when they …