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July 26, 2007 8:30 AM   Subscribe


 
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posted by drezdn at 8:32 AM on July 26, 2007


"sopwith camel" is awesome. Great execution.
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:34 AM on July 26, 2007


Good grief!
posted by mazola at 8:35 AM on July 26, 2007


I really adore the remade strips. The essays, not so much. Still, thank you.
posted by hermitosis at 8:41 AM on July 26, 2007


Oh hell yes. Incredible stuff all around.
posted by boo_radley at 8:41 AM on July 26, 2007


This poem is great.
posted by fleetmouse at 8:51 AM on July 26, 2007


These are really brilliant. I particularly love the last one.
posted by zebra3 at 9:00 AM on July 26, 2007


It seems more like a Peanuts version of Charles Bukowski, rather than the other way around. Thinking it could have been so much darker. Mischievously playful in any case. Seconding fleetmouse's liking of the childhood angst poem.

Would be fun to have a Bukowski translation to add to Swedish Chef, Jive, Valley Girl and Pig Latin. It might be something like reverse Crocashit.
posted by nickyskye at 9:01 AM on July 26, 2007


The ironic thing to me is that Peanuts always seemed darker than Bukowski, in my mind. I mean, Bukowski has this whole "drugs and sex and women and pain, I'm revelling in it, look at me" thing he does. But Peanuts was kind of about the rejection of childhood, which is a hell of a lot heavier.
posted by koeselitz at 9:06 AM on July 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


that's really well done. guy's got bukowski down cold. it must take dedication to write that much material like that, though. If it had been me, I'd probably have written the first story and said, "there you go. bukowski does peanuts. done."
posted by shmegegge at 9:18 AM on July 26, 2007


But Peanuts was kind of about the rejection of childhood, which is a hell of a lot heavier.

Check out Ham on Rye if you're interested in Bukowski's take on the rejection of childhood .
posted by solipsophistocracy at 9:30 AM on July 26, 2007


Nice.
posted by klangklangston at 9:30 AM on July 26, 2007


Sublime.
posted by slimepuppy at 9:34 AM on July 26, 2007


This is good; interestingly, it was posted the same day I am supposed to get Born into This from Netflix.
posted by TedW at 9:42 AM on July 26, 2007


Quality.
posted by jonson at 9:43 AM on July 26, 2007


"There was this woman with this 15 year old daughter..." is funny not only in the sense that "it's peanuts with swearing, hee!" but that it's a terrific joke as well. FPP is worth it just for that one, as far as I'm concerned.
posted by davejay at 10:04 AM on July 26, 2007


Peanuts, by Art Spiegelman. (Disclaimer: VQR is my employer. But that doesn't make Spiegelman any less awesome.)
posted by waldo at 10:06 AM on July 26, 2007


Swell.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:17 AM on July 26, 2007


"sopwith camel" is my favorite, but it's excellent all over. Thanks for this!
posted by Songdog at 10:18 AM on July 26, 2007


Really great.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:27 AM on July 26, 2007


What is it about Peanuts that makes it just ripe for parody?
posted by John of Michigan at 10:52 AM on July 26, 2007


For Meta Or Worse
posted by Stynxno at 11:19 AM on July 26, 2007


I loved "Lucy" (ha!), the first one, except it lacked verisimilitude since nobody got blind drunk or engaged in dirty joyless animal sex. Also, when I tried to get to the next page, my computer bumped me out and into an ad for "adult material detection software." So I'll probably get fired, but that's cool.

Also reminds me of those Family Circus parodies from a while back: "Daddy said I shoulda been a `bortion and then he passed out!"
posted by scratch at 11:21 AM on July 26, 2007


Nifty
posted by Smedleyman at 11:48 AM on July 26, 2007


Wu-Peanuts
posted by box at 11:59 AM on July 26, 2007


That was awsome. Hit the tone perfectly. I'm not going to be able to read Bukowski with out it being illustrated this way in my mind.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 2:08 PM on July 26, 2007


That was just PERFECT. I listened to Bukowski reading on the way to work this morning and could feel myself edging into the "off-again" phase of my on-off relationship with his writing. But this is brilliant parody - so good it's renewed my interest in the material it apes.
posted by bunglin jones at 9:47 PM on July 26, 2007


I agree. Perfect. Thanks xmutex!
posted by pepcorn at 8:39 AM on July 27, 2007


now THAT is awesome.
posted by msconduct at 6:59 PM on July 27, 2007


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