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Harder to find Peanuts media

I was in Costco today and I espied a Peanuts book… one which hadn’t been there just a few days ago when I was last there, yet one that they seemed down to their last copy of. (Perhaps there was another case of them stashed below the table, I don’t …

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Low density biography

I’ve got some catching up to do for the blog… and as so often happens, I seem to be doing it in what programmers called LIFO order — last in, first out. That’s what happens when you take the thing off the top of the stack you’ve been building, instead …

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The AAUGH Blogger gets as SIGNED Snoopy cover!

I just received my latest eBay order. It’s one of the programs for the AT&T golf pro-ams (previously the Crosby Pro-Am), with a Snoopy cover. And it’s autographed! And if you think I’m bouncing around happily because I have a Schulz autograph — don’t be silly! There are so many …

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Peanuts for prisoners

Given that it seems to be book-banning season again, I thought I’d double-check that I covered when the Texas prison system had banned a Peanuts book I wrote. I had, and I even covered how they’d banned A Charlie Brown Christmas. But I started to wonder whether there were Peanuts …

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Mission Unaccomplished

In response to my earlier post about the two “It’s Only a Game” pamphlets, Schulz Museum curator Benjamin Clark dropped me a line. Did he have information about the where, the when, the how, and the why these were published? No, but he did have one devastating fact to give …

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It’s Only A… Wait, What Is It?

Today, I finally obtained an item that I’d sought for  a decade, something that I had once let slip through my hands when it went for three figures at an auction, but hadn’t seen available since. And now it’s in my hands… but I still can’t tell you what it …

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The AAUGH Blogger’s Odd Experience

I was picking up some stuff at big-box retailer Costco, and as I normally do, I checked out their books table to see if they have any new books out. Costco often gets custom boxed sets and books available nowhere else, so it’s worth checking. And I find a box …

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Mattel gave Barbie a Dream House, but Charlie Brown a whole World

I coulda swore I blogged about this recently, but if so, my search powers are failing me, so here goes. You may have, over the course of your Peanuts collecting careers, found some odd hardcover Peanuts strip collections that actually had two books in each one — you read halfway …

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Don’t let it steer you wrong

I gotta admit, my expectations are low with almost every Peanuts kiddie storybook. I am, after all, a retired kiddie at best. These things are not (and should not be) aimed at me. This low expectation allows me to occasionally be pleasantly surprised by a nice little scene, a funny …

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Review: Countdown to Christmas!

Countdown to Christmas! With a Story a Day is, to no one’s shock, the Christmas equivalent of Countdown to Halloween! With a Story a Day, providing one themed, illustrated Peanuts story for each day of the month up until the holiday… and as Christmas comes earlier in December than Halloween comes …