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  1. Knisabre commented on Peanuts 11 days ago

    Yesterday’s strip was easily the funniest, because of panel three. What’s confusing me are all these comments suggesting Snoopy is being himself and acting out of character. This Manager Snoopy is no different from WWI Flying Ace Snoopy. He has a very active imagination and he always gets really deep into his fantasy roles.

  2. Knisabre commented on Peanuts 13 days ago

    The “boot” is meant for comedic effect to show he’s a no-nonsense manager and make people actually want Charlie Brown back. I remember it being hilarious at the time and still do. Think of it like what happens when a line-drive has all of CB’s clothes (except his shorts) come off. Comedy.

  3. Knisabre commented on Luann 14 days ago

    It’s pretty obvious Greg’s leading up to that. It’s a good choice, really.

  4. Knisabre commented on Nancy 15 days ago

    Typically, like most military salutes, the right hand is used. The left hand is only used when the right is not available due to injury, etc. Of course, since this is a cultural salute rather than military, I’d say either is correct. I could not find a single instance of Spock/Nimoy using his left hand, but I found one of T’Pau from “Amok Time” in the original series.

  5. Knisabre commented on Peanuts 17 days ago

    If I were to guess, I’d say the manager Sparky had in mind for Snoopy to imitate was “Leo the Lip” Derocher. This strip first appeared in March, 1968. “Nice guys finish last!”

  6. Knisabre commented on Luann 19 days ago

    These are getting more stupid every day. Any bets on the final option? Perhaps something just as cheesy as those we’ve seen so far like a firefighter-related theme? I’m betting on something very simple, which they both likely wanted in the first place, but somehow aren’t close enough to discuss so they go through this rigmarole. This “couple” has always been crappy and unbelievable. I still remember the strip where Toni confessed her love and all I could think was “Why? Based on what?” This is more of a 14 year old’s notion of love than adults.

  7. Knisabre commented on Luann 26 days ago

    They’re friends, so Bernice can be honest and point out Luann’s shortcomings, which are plenty. Luann is not a good person and never has been. She’s the “device” through which points can be made about What Not to Do and How Not to Be. She’s got more in common with Tiffany than with Bernice.

  8. Knisabre commented on Peanuts about 1 month ago

    Charlie Brown is suffering from anxiety, which as far as I can tell/remember, was not treated in any way back then other than telling kids to “buck up” and whatnot. I just came to the realization that when I read these strips as a kid, I thought the way Charlie Brown looked at the world was normal and natural. I fretted needlessly over things, tried like crazy not to draw attention to myself to avoid ridicule, and treated my crushes on girls with utter panic. I got over these things eventually, but that last one only very recently and with tremendous effort. I try not to dwell overmuch on the past, but it’s hard to ignore so much precious time wasted. My life is great right now, but I’d have thought it all an impossible dream as little as 5 years ago.

  9. Knisabre commented on Luann about 1 month ago

    Ha! Greg had to draw Gunther’s eyes looking askance at Mr. Gray, forcing him to put a little white in those dot-eyes. Works, but kinda creepy.

  10. Knisabre commented on Peanuts about 1 month ago

    This strip appeared on February 16, 1968. Isn’t it likely Schultz was just listing popular female names from his childhood?