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that girl, that ball, that quality

I was walking through the early morning, getting my exercise and listening to the most recent episode of Amicus, my first sampling the podcast of the great journalist Dahlia Lithwick, This episode (and it looks like a few episodes in a row before) was focused on the various ways in which …

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New releases

From the “my views are reality, your views are bias” pile

The new, brief Schulz biography Charles Schulz: an Account for the Young and the Casually Curious, is a self-published, print-on-demand effort with a stated mission. Author Matt Trimble says that other biographies “are often laced with the author’s own interpretations and biases. Therefore, I have attempted to compile a brief, …

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Discounts

Discount caring

Kohl’s is dumping the remaining copies of their  stuffed-Snoopy-and-a-book-adaptation-of-A-Charlie-Brown-Christmas bundle for half off. That’s a $9 item cut down to $4.50, with free shipping if you order at least $75 worth of stuff — and hey, seventeen stuffed Snoopies might be a good thing to have, should Christmas ever come …

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General

Welcome to 2021

  On Christmas, my kids gave me this daily-updatable Peanuts calendar figure – Charlie Brown with a book, how appropriate for me. And this morning I was tempt to set it to DECEMBER 32, just to make it look like the troublesome year that we just went through was going …

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Administrative

Officially unofficial

I just stumbled across as link to AAUGH.com referring to it as “the official Peanuts website.” Boy, no. I doubt any of the regular readers are harboring that illusion, but in case you are: this site is independently owned and operated. It does not operate under the control, approval, or …

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Classic finds

Mr. Head-round und the hound

The AAUGH.com Reference Library has been improved with the addition of Charlie Brown und Snoopy, which is a 1970 German translation of World Publishing’s 1968 adaptation of the 1968 TV special “He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown”. This is an example of something that I’ve seen very few examples of: foreign language …

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Discounts

Popup Markdown!

I’m not sure how long this will last, but at the moment Amazon has the lovely A Charlie Brown Christmas Pop-up Edition for $14.99, half off the cover price. So if you didn’t get it under your tree, here’s your chance!

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Upcoming releases

Cover reveal: When Snoopy Met Woodstock

So we’ve got the cover to next summer’s storybook, When Snoopy Met Woodstock. And, unsurprisingly for a book that’s a tie in to the upcoming Apple TV+ series The Snoopy Show, it has an animated look to it. I’m curious about this one, and whether they’ll embrace the material from the …

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General

The reason for the season

Happy Beethoven’s Birthday! My gift to you on this festive day: this blatantly unlicensed ad from a 1970 issue of The Voice, a Catholic weekly serving the Miami area.

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Animated Peanuts

Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown is now available for pre-order!

The Peanuts graphic novel adapting the unproduced TV special that I announced a while back can now be preordered! Yup, it’s Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown, and perhaps it’s just the thing for some Peanuts lover or Scotland lover on your gift list – and by giving them a notice that …

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