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5 days ago
But then, as he says in last panel, if you can only afford one stamp, that’s the way it is.
Becky? Nancy? Cora? Forget it! Forget it! Forget it! Oh, how about Amy; you haven’t sent her a card for awhile? In that case, why not? OK, the decision is final, you’ll send Amy a Xmas card this year. Weird that Snoopy did not want to send all or most of those women Xmas cards, considering the amount of VALENTINES he always received.
No, certainly not when she says,“You two can get knocked out COLD, for all I care!”
And would Lucy even still be alive, when and if Linus turned 75? Or, better yet, would Linus himself even make it to 75?
They used to make Groundhog Day cards? Ha, ha, yes, silly of me-just kidding.
Was this Peanuts strip the inspiration for the one line in the one 1970s Sesame Street cartoon, Numbers 1 to 20, where the zero drill sergeant asks of 9, (who pretends he’s 11),“You idiot! Can’t you tell a 9 from an 11?” Makes sense, anyway.
I, on the other hand, EXCELLED in spelling in grade school(and still do; in fact, I half believe I won a spelling bee in fourth grade.) Well, as the old saying goes,“to each his own.”
At least Snoopy is a good enough sport to resign himself to “defeat,” by taking pride in his “happy home.”(as if to make up for the fact that he’ll never get a skating partner.)
Schulz also could have depicted the closing panel as MANY YEARS LATER, with Linus all aged and fragile looking(and BALD and with A BEARD, NO LESS), as was a fairly common thing to do, at the time. “Chaaarlieeee Brrrrrooowwwwn, haaaaave youuuuuu everrrrrrr triiiieed to disssssmantleeeee aaa snooowwwwballlllllll?” Linus would be saying at the end.
At the time when this strip was published, Peanuts fans could have thought: “Will Peppermint Patty ever realize that this so-called funny looking kid is a dog?” Yes, but it would still be five more years.
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