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Good Grief, Paperback Charlie Brown!

Good grief, Tony Medeiros! The artist remixed classic Charlie Brown paperback books with a bit of adult humor to come up with some very funny re-imagined book covers. Take a look at his blog [...]

The Late Movies: Halloween

It’s Halloween, in case you hadn’t noticed. Let’s look at my favorite Halloween-ish videos! Tim Burton – “Vincent” From 1982, narrated by Vincent Price. An amazing tribute to Edgar Allan Poe. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – Trick or Treat I was always the kid who got the rock. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put a Spell [...]

Musical Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree

Musical Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree – $34.95 Are you having trouble getting into the holiday spirit? Recapture your Christmas joy with the Musical Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree from the NeatoShop. This adorable 24″ tree plays the Peanuts theme song. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Christmas Decorations. Link

Charles Schulz on the Peanuts Holiday Specials

Here’s an excerpt from the 1985 special It’s Your 20th TV Anniversary, Charlie Brown. There are worse ways to spend six minutes this morning.

Charlie Brown and Snoopy: A Brief History

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The comic strip Peanuts was originally called Li’l Folks. The great Charles M Schulz created it in 1950, and it soon became the most popular comic strip in history. Like so many of the great cartoon characters we all [...]

10 Performers Who Died Onstage

Whether it was a lackluster crowd or weak material, performers love trading stories about the night they absolutely died while doing their shtick. Here are 10 examples of performers that actually did die onstage. On the bright side, they did shuffle off the mortal coil while doing the thing they loved. 1. Lee Morgan On February 19, [...]

10 Peanuts Characters You’ve Probably Forgotten

Everyone knows Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the main characters from Peanuts. But there have been quite a few personalities over the comic strip’s 50-year history that never reached the same level of popularity. 1. 555 95472 One of the most bizarre characters in the Peanuts universe was “555 95472,” or “5” for [...]

18 Quick Facts About Your Favorite Christmas TV Specials

Inspired by Stacy’s Christmas movie post, here are some behind-the-scenes tidbits about a handful of holiday small-screen favorites. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1. Which came first, the TV special or the song? Johnny Marks wrote the song in 1949. He was the brother-in-law of Robert L. May, the Montgomery Ward copywriter who’d created the story of the [...]

Try, Try Again: Rejection Letters Received by Bestselling Authors

For writers, getting rejected can seem like a pastime. But don’t take my word for it, even though I’ve gotten my share of no-thank-yous. These best-selling authors were rejected, too, and some not very kindly. Editors, publishers and agents have made big errors in judgment, as evidenced by the list of unkind (and sometimes needlessly [...]

Last Month’s Most Popular Stories on

In case you weren’t obsessively refreshing in November, here’s what you missed… 1. 4 Bizarre Experiments That Should Never Be Repeated, by Megan Wilde * 2. Talking Pictures: Glamor Shots, by Ransom Riggs * 3. 10 Buildings Shaped Like What They Sell, by Ethan Trex * 4. Talking Pictures: Times of Trouble, by Ransom Riggs * 5. 5 Geniuses Who Renounced Their Work, [...]