General

Still time for last-minute gifts

As I type this, you have about an hour-and-a-half left to order gifts to arrive before Christmas, with overnight shipping. After that, you can, of course, still order gift cards to print out or email. (Although I bet if you can get the owner of that Schulz Christmas card art …

General

I’m dreaming of a wet Christmas

I find it interesting how the whole nation embraces the wintery image of Christmas – including here in this southern California town where I live, and where there probably hasn’t been a half-inch of snow in the past century. Even folks who have always lived around here are putting plastic …

Discounts

Peanuts across the holiday season

Well, now that we’re all done celebrating Beethoven’s birthday, it’s time to start preparing for the next major holiday, which is Christmas. And walking around the streets, I see that many folks are getting very Peanutsy in their decorations. I saw one house which at first I thought “hey, there’s …

Animated Peanuts

what folks are ordering

The things AAUGH Blog readers order always fascinate me (to be clear: Amazon shows me what you order after clicking through here, but don’t show me who orders things, or even which different items were part of the same order.) There are, unsurprisingly, orders for things talked about on the …

Animated Peanuts

I Want a Dog, tonight

The hour-long Peanuts special I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown airs in the US on ABC tonight, and then again on Saturday – which will be a rerun about Rerun! My posting about the Peanuts pillow book generated enough orders that I thought there might be a general …

Administrative

My annual thinking-about-presents post

This would’ve been Schulz’s 88th birthday. I assume you were all out buying him presents early this morning? Me, I skipped the early morning madness. For one thing, there is little that I need in terms of the sort of thins which go on sale. We have computers that work, …

General

Happy 60th Anniversary of Peanuts

Lots of stuff going on today – free entry at the Schulz Museum, a new display at the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery got a picture of Schulz yesterday. But even if you can’t be involved in all that – go read some Peanuts! (And if anyone is near Manhattan …

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More Peanuts at Comic-Con

You may have been hearing a lot about the Comic-Con in San Diego lately. I’ve been attending for a couple decades now, and have watched it evolve from a pretty-big-for-a-comic-convention event to a rather insane pop culture extravaganza, where movie and TV studios are bringing their previews, their stars, their …

General

Art Linkletter passes

Various news sources are reporting the death of Art Linkletter, an entertaining man who passed at age 97. The relevancy to the AAUGH Blog is that Linkletter is the author of two books which Schulz illustrated: Kids Say the Darndest Things and Kids Still Say the Darndest Things, featuring tales …

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Celebrating, British style

British publisher Ravette, which has done a lot of Peanuts books over the years, including 40th and 50th anniversary books (You Don’t Look 40, Charlie Brown and You Really Don’t Look 50, Charlie Brown… both of which were primarily reprints of You Don’t Look 35, Charlie Brown) has a 60th …