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I'm going to turn up the volume on my Charlie Brown Xmas record to help drown out the sound of Sotheby's cash registers.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:53 PM on December 4, 2012 [3 favorites]


Yes, the timing is unfortunate.
posted by availablelight at 8:55 PM on December 4, 2012


So, did she have red hair?
posted by Curious Artificer at 8:56 PM on December 4, 2012 [11 favorites]


I went to the auction, but all I got was a rock.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:58 PM on December 4, 2012 [16 favorites]


Did his hand get caught in the mail slot?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:00 PM on December 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


In retrospect, I should specify that I did not mean that euphemistically.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:00 PM on December 4, 2012 [5 favorites]


Good grief.
posted by Fister Roboto at 9:00 PM on December 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, as long as we're yukking it up, there's this.***

***Awesome: The Daily Mail/Daily Fail quoted this parody as fact. The North Koreans have nothing on these guys:

The Washington Post also found several clues of the extramarital affair in the comic strip.

In one strip, Charlie Brown visits Lucy’s psychiatric help stand and asks, 'Do you think monogamy is possible for humans, given how we’re wired?'

In another Peppermint Patty falls asleep in class and starts shouting, 'Tracey! Tracey, I love you! Tracey, do you hear me, I love you?'

Snoopy drops some heavy-handed hints when he refuses to go back to his dog house and shouts, 'That isn’t my home! It’s a prison, a prison built of lies!’ In another, he starts a novel with the first words, 'John knew his marriage was a lie,'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2243183/Good-grief-Detailed-new-love-letters-reveal-extramarital-love-affair-Peanuts-creator-Charles-Sparky-Schulz-younger-mistress.html#ixzz2E9P3N6BC Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

posted by availablelight at 9:03 PM on December 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


From now on I'm going to improve the experience of reading the comics by assuming they're all hiding coded messages about extramarital affairs.
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:13 PM on December 4, 2012 [11 favorites]


Those straight-laced, productive people who had jobs, listened to Pat Boone and resisted the sixties wound up getting divorced and having affairs all over the place in the seventies. There really was a sexual revolution.

I think it's sad when people get sick and have to sell their love letters. On the other hand, maybe those letters will keep the wolf from her door and Schulz would be happy about that.
posted by Anitanola at 9:29 PM on December 4, 2012 [6 favorites]


From now on I'm going to improve the experience of reading the comics by assuming they're all hiding coded messages about extramarital affairs.

jesus christ, don't read Luann. I can't even contemplate how poorly that affair must be going.
posted by maxwelton at 10:22 PM on December 4, 2012 [5 favorites]


As long as my hero Linus and his blanket is not tainted by this scandal, I am down with it.

She turned down at least two proposals because she was afraid she would ruin his reputation? Good grief.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 10:36 PM on December 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just hope he didn't send a topless photo of himself. Or draw a topless Spike.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 10:36 PM on December 4, 2012


"I think it's sad when people get sick and have to sell their love letters. On the other hand, maybe those letters will keep the wolf from her door and Schulz would be happy about that."

Schulz probably would be happy that he could still help her out, even now.

The letters and sketches they show in the picture might be cherry picked, but they all look really innocent. Like Charles Schulz was such a straight arrow, even his mid-life crisis illicit affair correspondence reads like a bunch of greeting cards.
posted by Kevin Street at 10:57 PM on December 4, 2012 [5 favorites]


I hope Sutheby's plays the song while they displaying the letters. The event might make more sense.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:59 PM on December 4, 2012


Funny, today's Peanuts (not the one on GoComics) was the only genuine laugh I had reading the comics.
posted by dhartung at 11:22 PM on December 4, 2012




Like Charles Schulz was such a straight arrow, even his mid-life crisis illicit affair correspondence reads like a bunch of greeting cards.

Anyone poring through individual Peanuts strips for "code" should instead consider the body of work wholly and entertain Schulz as the Jim Thompson of the "funnies".
posted by Pudhoho at 1:29 AM on December 5, 2012


it's a testament to Charles Schultz' art that it took only those 2 words for me to know this post was about him. now am curious to know if she was more like the little red-haired girl or Lucy. given their situation, it seems to me her turning down his marriage proposals was more like Lucy taking that football away from Chuck.
posted by liza at 5:18 AM on December 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


Schulz tackles the election in 1968

Holy shit, that Dennis the Menace comic!
posted by asnider at 9:56 AM on December 5, 2012


He also sent her a dictionary dust jacket filled with comments including "I'm going to return my new dictionary ... there are no words to tell you how much I love you."

I'm a cheesy romantic myself ... but c'mon. The cheese ... it is too much!
posted by mrgrimm at 12:37 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


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