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August 14, 2013 9:42 AM   Subscribe

Peanuts comics paired with Smiths lyrics (SLTumblr).
posted by Cash4Lead (69 comments total) 55 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fabulous.
posted by OmieWise at 9:50 AM on August 14, 2013


I was prepared to hate this but I don't!
posted by Ratio at 9:50 AM on August 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Works surprisingly well.
posted by shecky57 at 9:52 AM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yessssss
posted by boo_radley at 9:53 AM on August 14, 2013


Now let's do Garfield with lyrics from The Cure!
posted by Ratio at 9:54 AM on August 14, 2013 [11 favorites]


I was hoping for full strips but good nonetheless.
posted by GuyZero at 9:55 AM on August 14, 2013


Ratio: "Now let's do Garfield with lyrics from The Cure!"

Prince Valiant/ Op Ivy!
posted by boo_radley at 9:56 AM on August 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


I love this so much.
posted by xbonesgt at 9:56 AM on August 14, 2013


This totally comes off as something Sparky might have actually written if given the chance.
posted by tommasz at 9:57 AM on August 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was hoping for full strips but good nonetheless.

What song was that line from?
posted by grog at 9:58 AM on August 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


What song was that line from?

Meat Is Murder, I think.
posted by Ratio at 9:59 AM on August 14, 2013 [5 favorites]


Makes the lyrics a little less...narcissistic and the comics a little bleaker. It's a win-win!
posted by wenestvedt at 10:05 AM on August 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


Now I know how Lucy Van Pelt.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:07 AM on August 14, 2013 [19 favorites]


It was utterly perfect that I heard about this via Thomas Lennon's Twitter account. These are amazing.
posted by mintcake! at 10:07 AM on August 14, 2013


I needed something today, but I didn't know what. It was this.
posted by ursus_comiter at 10:09 AM on August 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


This is amazing.
posted by jeudi at 10:10 AM on August 14, 2013


Oh, Miss Othmar, so much to answer for.
posted by Ratio at 10:11 AM on August 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is way better than I was expecting as well. Nicely done.
posted by Fig at 10:16 AM on August 14, 2013


This is wonderful.
posted by asperity at 10:21 AM on August 14, 2013


I don't really know The Smiths at all, but I thought this was great.

I guess that means I should listen to some The Smiths.
posted by aubilenon at 10:24 AM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Just get 'Louder Than Bombs.' Trust me on that.
posted by mintcake! at 10:29 AM on August 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


"Now let's do Garfield with lyrics from The Cure!"

x + y = ?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:30 AM on August 14, 2013


I was never a huge Smiths fan, but lots of my FB friends are and now they are very happy I posted this. Thanks for making me look cool, Cash4Lead.
posted by emjaybee at 10:31 AM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Now let's do Garfield with lyrics from The Cure!

Are we including or excluding The Love Cats
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:32 AM on August 14, 2013 [6 favorites]


My friends who have tried (and tried and tried) to convince me that I should be a Smiths fan will be happy I posted this on Facebook. And possibly my non-Smiths-fan friends, too, since it amused me.
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:37 AM on August 14, 2013


This is astonishingly perfect.
posted by epersonae at 10:58 AM on August 14, 2013


Two great tastes that taste great together. I really liked these and I think it is, uh, respectful? of both Peanuts and the Smiths.

I guess that means I should listen to some The Smiths.

This is like saying "Water is wet."
posted by dirtdirt at 11:03 AM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Now let's do Garfield with lyrics from The Cure!

Better yet, Prince Valiant with lyrics from The Damned.
posted by Smart Dalek at 11:03 AM on August 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


Loving this a lot. After a while I forgot that they weren't the original captions. You could say they go hand in glove. sorry
posted by billiebee at 11:08 AM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


If you must write prose and poems comic strips, the words you use should be your own. Don't plagiarise or take "on loan"!
posted by Zerowensboring at 11:10 AM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Holy moly does this just work. The ethereal sadness Venn Diagram doesn't overlap at all.

Color me surprised.
posted by Sphinx at 11:13 AM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Linus is nice and
Linus can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You'd like to
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:19 AM on August 14, 2013 [17 favorites]


I used to think that if you had
a toy piano
it meant that you were
a romance singer.
Oh, I can smile about it now,
but at the time it was terrible.
posted by kewb at 11:30 AM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Smart Dalek: "Better yet, Prince Valiant with lyrics from The Damned."

Oh shiiii yes
posted by boo_radley at 11:38 AM on August 14, 2013


What strip would go with the Buzzcocks?
posted by ursus_comiter at 11:42 AM on August 14, 2013


What strip would go with the Buzzcocks?

Pearls Before Swine?
posted by kewb at 12:00 PM on August 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


What strip would go with the Buzzcocks?

Mark Trail.
posted by wenestvedt at 12:01 PM on August 14, 2013


Mark Trail is correct.
posted by delfin at 12:15 PM on August 14, 2013 [12 favorites]


Mafalda and The Clash
posted by pxe2000 at 12:15 PM on August 14, 2013


I was also prepared to hate it but I didn't.

It also made me replace my long lost copy of Louder Than Bombs.
posted by Gev at 12:19 PM on August 14, 2013


Zippy and The Soft Boys!
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 12:21 PM on August 14, 2013


Pretty Red Haired Girls Make Graves.


Seriously though, I love this!
posted by 4ster at 12:33 PM on August 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


Do you pair Funky Winkerbean with Cancer or Death? Hm.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:40 PM on August 14, 2013


This is great, but the name of the tumblr should've been "This Charlie Man".
posted by kenko at 12:42 PM on August 14, 2013 [5 favorites]


Funky Winkerbean needs something wholly tonally inappropriate, like, I dunno, Starland Vocal Band.
posted by cortex at 12:59 PM on August 14, 2013


Cathy and Throbbing Gristle

Marmaduke and GG Allin

(well, anybody and GG Allin, really)

Andy Capp and Belle and Sebastian. Or Soft Cell.

Love Is... and Black Sabbath

Pogo and the Drive By Truckers.
(That one seems like it'd actually work pretty well.)

Mary Worth and Geto Boys?
posted by hap_hazard at 12:59 PM on August 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Mary Worth and excerpts from Howl.
posted by cortex at 1:05 PM on August 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


That was wonderful. I'd have used 'I dreamt about you last night, and I fell out of bed twice' as Lucy talking to Schroder, leaning over his piano - the sort of strip that ends with him exclaiming "good grief!".

But Charlie writing letters to a buck-toothed red headed girl in Luxembourg that he met at camp? Oh yes, that works perfectly.
posted by Infinite Jest at 1:32 PM on August 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Archie Comics and . . . X?

Am I doing this right? Tell me I'm doing this right, okay?
posted by arkham_inmate_0801 at 1:42 PM on August 14, 2013


Schroder Marr was the genius in this group.

Cathy and Bikini Kill! Cathy Liberation Army!
posted by pxe2000 at 2:20 PM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Calvin and Hobbes + The Jesus Lizard.
posted by NedKoppel at 2:20 PM on August 14, 2013


Sally Forth and the Dead Milkmen.
posted by Navelgazer at 2:32 PM on August 14, 2013


Family Circle Jerks
posted by Sys Rq at 2:33 PM on August 14, 2013 [6 favorites]


The Jesus Lizard of Id, surely.
posted by cortex at 2:37 PM on August 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


Bizarro by The Wedding Present
posted by Sys Rq at 2:38 PM on August 14, 2013


Shoe + the music from the very last scene in The Shining
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:52 PM on August 14, 2013


Bizarro by The Wedding Present

Bizarrchitecture in Helsinki
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 2:57 PM on August 14, 2013


The Far Side + The Pharcyde
posted by Sys Rq at 2:59 PM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


I will say the ones that are on are really on.

Is it sad that thinking of the amount of money I rolled into collecting Smiths 12" singles back when GI Bill money made life easy puts me in the sorts of moods that listening to those same records put me in when I was collecting them?
posted by Fezboy! at 3:17 PM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Our Gang of Four
posted by mintcake! at 3:55 PM on August 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Schroder Marr was the genius in this group.

Yeah, but he got tired of Charlie's fucking endless moping and downer lyrics he was coming up with to put over the bouncy, upbeat music Schroder was writing.

"Beagle In A Coma" was the last fucking straw.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 8:38 PM on August 14, 2013 [9 favorites]


Surely Archie comics would have to be paired with Pulp.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:17 PM on August 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Fall and Maakies. Maakies Smith. You know.

I'll get me coat.
posted by Decani at 4:33 AM on August 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Surely Archie comics would have to be paired with Pulp.
posted by asperity at 7:14 AM on August 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


The internet is a wonderful thing.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:30 AM on August 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


But Archie Will Return in… “This Is Hardcore!”

Hah!
posted by KokuRyu at 8:31 AM on August 15, 2013


In the 1980s a newspaper mixed up the captions for Dennis the Menace and The Far Side
posted by homunculus at 2:01 PM on August 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Apparently I was serious: Mary Worth's Howl.
posted by cortex at 7:33 PM on August 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


Apparently I was serious: Mary Worth's Howl.

Damn that's good! The total animal soup of time indeed!
posted by hap_hazard at 10:25 PM on August 15, 2013


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