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It’s never too late for Christmas!

I’ve always been impressed by Amazon’s ability to ship things in a timely manner, but even I hadn’t expected the banner I was seeing on the product pages today, the first day of the new year: Delivery by wayback machine is really an idea whose time has come. I wonder …

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Bill Mauldin books, and last minute suggestions

You know Bill Mauldin, the artist who Snoopy used to quaff root beers with on Veterans Day? Whose characters Willie and Joe once walked along side Snoopy? And who more importantly kept American servicemen amused in cartoons that reflected what they were actually going through? Well, a nice big two-volume …

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Covers of upcoming Peanuts books

These covers just in, of upcoming books for the kids: Today is the last day to order stuff from Amazon and get it there for Christmas using their two-day shipping option… and you have to get it done in the next few hours and pick things that are marked as …

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Lotsa little notes

I really am trying to separate things into individual posts these days – but I feel for folks who get the AAUGH Blog emailed to them, and rather than flooding their inboxes, here’s a variety of catch-up items: I Want a Dog for Christmas is on ABC tonight in the …

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AAUGHing your troubles away

Been shopping over the last couple days? Yeah, me too. Was up in the wee hours yesterday to get a good deal on a second GPS, and then spent the rest of the day buying a second (used) car to go around that GPS. So this is my usual brief …

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Oh, Good Gravy!

How many errors can you find in this first paragraph of a review of Schulz and Peanuts? Charles M. Schulz’s original syndicated comic strip, called L’il Folks, appeared in just seven newspapers. Shortly afterward, he renamed it Peanuts, and the rest is legend. At the time of Schulz’s death in …

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Peanuts PAL DVDs

Over in England, they’re getting Peanuts DVD releases that have shows not yet released on DVD in the US. The good news is that (if the listings are to be believed), these disks are encoded for “all regions”. But that just means that your DVD player won’t reject it for …

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Charlie Rose interview with Schulz

Now available on DVD is Charlie Rose’s interview with Schulz. I don’t recall this one, but if it is truly from May of 1997 as it says, I doubt it’s too focused on the 50th anniversary of the strip (as the Amazon description mentions), which was still more than 3 …

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Books of color Sunday strips

Loretta from Hong Kong just wrote in to steer me toward a set of books I’d not seen before, Colour Snoopy on Sunday, ten volumes each reprinting over 100 Sunday strips (1970s-1990s) in color. These are done for the Chinese market, but they leave the English text intact, printing the …

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Schulz’s Youth delay

We caught a problem with the Schulz’s Youth book after it left the printer. It’s a small thing, a problem with the bar code, and it will be fixed by stickering the books. However, while you may see some sites indicating that comic shops will have the book on Wednesday …