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    Why does the black kid have to sit by himself?
  • I'm gonna say it: I never like Peanuts, not even as a kid. I never laughed and Charlie Brown seemed like a whiny biatch.

    And the Great Pumpkin? WTF?

    You may all now commence the Internet Stoning of the Heretic.
  • Ennuipoet: I'm gonna say it: I never like Peanuts, not even as a kid. I never laughed and Charlie Brown seemed like a whiny biatch.

    And the Great Pumpkin? WTF?

    You may all now commence the Internet Stoning of the Heretic.



    I didn't submit this, but I'm a huge lifelong Charles Schulz fan, and I will do no such Internet Stoning of the Heretic.

    Me, I love the hell out of the newspaper strips and the TV specials and what-have-ya.

    Opinions vary, and I respect yours.
  • Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Opinions vary, and I respect yours.


    That's because you sir, are a gentleman.

    I don't know if I could be so genteel if someone said the same thing about Calvin and Hobbes.

    But then, I don't think anyone in the Universe dislikes Mr. Watterson.
  • Oh.

    Oh wow.

    I loved Peanuts as a kid, especially the ones from the '60s.
  • OregonVet: Why does the black kid have to sit by himself?


    And when did Snoopy make the desserts? The rest of the meal was on the quick.

    /and Claire Thomas wasn't born yet
  • Ennuipoet: That's because you sir, are a gentleman.


    *tips hat*

    Likewise, mammajamma.


    Ennuipoet: I don't know if I could be so genteel if someone said the same thing about Calvin and Hobbes.

    But then, I don't think anyone in the Universe dislikes Mr. Watterson.


    Just by the Law of Averages (TM), there has to be somebody (or somebodies) who don't like Calvin & Hobbes or The Far Side.

    This concept terrifies me, as I love both these strips.

    There's only one newspaper comic strip that I adamantly hate, and that's Zits. I would call it High School Cathy, but that would be a gross disservice to Cathy.


    make me some tea: Oh.

    Oh wow.

    I loved Peanuts as a kid, especially the ones from the '60s.


    Same here!

    The early 50s ones were interesting, since Schulz did a lot more with angles and neighborhood details back then. Then again, it was when the strip was still finding its feet, so that would explain it.
  • Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The early 50s ones were interesting, since Schulz did a lot more with angles and neighborhood details back then. Then again, it was when the strip was still finding its feet, so that would explain it.


    I've never seen the ones from the 50s. Interesting. I also don't even get the joke in a lot of them.
  • Ennuipoet: But then, I don't think anyone in the Universe dislikes Mr. Watterson.


    My mother. Said it reminded her way too much of me when I was Calvin's age.
     
    / which explains so much
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    Charlie Brown never gets to nail the Little Red-Haired Girl
  • And yet the same site reruns the same two or three storylines of "Lil' Abner" over and over and over from the over 40 year history of the strip.
  • Ennuipoet: I'm gonna say it: I never like Peanuts, not even as a kid. I never laughed and Charlie Brown seemed like a whiny biatch.

    And the Great Pumpkin? WTF?

    You may all now commence the Internet Stoning of the Heretic.


    You should give them a second try. Especially since Shultz brilliantly satires American society in whic he lived. He later moved on to the sly humor of the characters and played with the conventions of comic strip form.

    There were a few misfires in the earlier strips. Charlie Brown was also a prankster. Snoopy walked on all fours. Lucy was an innocent toddler. What was amazing is how many characters started out young and then aged to become Charlie Browns contemporary. While the original cast: Shermy, Violet, and the other chick..just dissapeared into the background
  • Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Just by the Law of Averages (TM), there has to be somebody (or somebodies) who don't like Calvin & Hobbes or The Far Side.


    I actually know a guy- an intelligent, creative guy who has illustrating and comedy experience- who sniffs that C&H is just a retread of Winsor McCay's work.

    I think this may be his one indulgence in kneejerk contrarianism. I mean, after a certain number of decades, you're not stealing. You're bringing it back.
  • timharrod: I actually know a guy- an intelligent, creative guy who has illustrating and comedy experience- who sniffs that C&H is just a retread of Winsor McCay's work.


    I think that's more than a tad unfair, and I say that as someone who thought that the Little Nemo cartoons were interesting.


    timharrod: I think this may be his one indulgence in kneejerk contrarianism. I mean, after a certain number of decades, you're not stealing. You're bringing it back.


    Precisely.

    I'm just not seeing legitimate plagiarism claims in such instances.
  • I had several of the dime-store style compilation booklets published in the 1960s when I was growing up. One of my favorite storylines was always the Linus-Truffles romance with Sally getting extremely jealous.
  • We always have the remastered Thanksgiving, Christmas and Halloween DVD's around---the kids and I both like them. I like the Most Offensive Video NSFW versions too, but obviously not with the kids around.
  • Ennuipoet: And the Great Pumpkin? WTF?


    "We are obviously separated by denominational differences."
  • Lionel Mandrake: Spoiler Alert
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    Charlie Brown never gets to nail the Little Red-Haired Girl


    The rumor was that's because she was doing Marcie.
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    October 9, 1950
    Helping to promote the belief that all women, at any age, are money grubbing, selfish biatches.

    Damn you Charles Schultz!
  • Ennuipoet: I'm gonna say it: I never like Peanuts, not even as a kid. I never laughed and Charlie Brown seemed like a whiny biatch.

    And the Great Pumpkin? WTF?

    You may all now commence the Internet Stoning of the Heretic.


    Other than Snoopy, I find Peanuts insufferable
  • Every Peanuts strip ever?

    So, like, 15 minutes of total enjoyment if you can stand sifting through the chaff for a week?

    Neat.
  • Ennuipoet: I'm gonna say it: I never like Peanuts, not even as a kid. I never laughed and Charlie Brown seemed like a whiny biatch.

    And the Great Pumpkin? WTF?

    You may all now commence the Internet Stoning of the Heretic.


    Came to say the same thing!
  • Lionel Mandrake: Spoiler Alert
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    Not if you're familiar with Achewood:

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  • As a kid I always read the Peanuts strips in the paper, every day without fail. It wasn't until I was older that I recognized what a few others here have said; they simply are not funny. All the 'humor' is of the insulting type where you laugh at the misfortune of others. A bunch of spiteful little brats is all.
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