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Peanutweeter: pairing off-color tweets with panels from Peanuts.
posted by Fizz (15 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I thought I'd be laughing at but I'm laughing with.
posted by clarknova at 10:06 AM on May 5, 2011


I'm both laughing at and with. These are awesome.
posted by DU at 10:15 AM on May 5, 2011


I'm laughing .... near.
posted by The Giant Squid at 10:17 AM on May 5, 2011


I'm chuckling, with the occasional snort.
posted by bayani at 10:22 AM on May 5, 2011


Amusing!
posted by Kitteh at 10:45 AM on May 5, 2011


Peanutweeter matches kinda random Twitter posts with somewhat less than random Peanuts® comic strips by Charles Schulz.

--Peanutweeter is a work of parody, and falls under fair use and parody 1st Amendment protection.
Slapping tweets on a Peanuts cartoon doesn't make it parody. Even if this were the case I doubt this guy could withstand a lawsuit. I see this as more of a remix than parody. He's also got more than copyright to worry about. He's got that pesky little ® going on. I think he's pretty far outside of fair use myself. Add in the fact that he's also using other people's words as well, and I could see this going away pretty quickly.

Fair use would actually allow him to publish these for payment. So would parody, but I bet it he tried to use the Peanuts likenesses for commercial use he'd be seeing a C&D letter.

I like things like this. I think copyright is broken and needs to be fixed, but he's just on such shaky ground I wouldn't even bother putting up a disclaimer like that. Calling something parody doesn't make it so. Claiming fair use again doesn't make it so.
posted by cjorgensen at 11:00 AM on May 5, 2011


The real brilliance here is that someone finally managed to make Peanuts funny.
posted by xedrik at 11:01 AM on May 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


God I miss Rerun.
posted by mazola at 11:18 AM on May 5, 2011


The real brilliance here is that someone finally managed to make Peanuts funny.

Get thee behind me, Satan!
posted by cashman at 11:22 AM on May 5, 2011 [10 favorites]


Could this be automated for high volume? Every hour or x period of time tweets with specific tags are grabbed and pasted into one of the many word-balloon-stripped Peanuts comics? That could work, right? This seems extremely hit-and-miss in terms of laugh-making already. "I can take my pants off at my house" is pretty funny tho.
posted by J0 at 11:50 AM on May 5, 2011


The real brilliance here is that someone finally managed to make Peanuts funny.

I presume you mean Charles Schulz.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:56 AM on May 5, 2011 [7 favorites]


Real talk: I have just learned that I can identify things that come out of Twitter by how much I don't like them.
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 12:50 PM on May 5, 2011


Yeah, this is kind of lame. I mean, wasn't South Park basically this kind of thing originally?
posted by JHarris at 1:51 PM on May 5, 2011


This is a hell of a time-waster.
posted by rodgerd at 5:01 PM on May 5, 2011


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posted by kaytwo at 9:11 PM on May 5, 2011


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