In Spanish we call them Montanas Rusas," same thing.
Agreed. But is that a “believe it or not?” I agree with the overall statement, though.
We had a cat for 16 years. I finally realized he had different “meows” for different things. Just to call attention, he said something like “aaaah.” If he wanted out, it was more like “ouuu.” But when he was in the kitchen, asking my wife to feed him, it sounded like “Moooommmm.”
I love the certainty of that one fact: “Some” kangaroo species are “almost” always left-handed…. What?
When I first read this arc, it was in a comics collection we had bought. So I read everything in just a short sitting. It is more fun reading this in the setting it was anticipated. This took a long time!
Don’t worry, Nancy. Look closely. That lock has a skeleton keyhole, which means it’s a deadbolt type lock. There’s no way to lock it by pulling it “to.”
I think she will see the “tool shed” again soon, knowing Fritzi’s temperament.
Actually, I guess I should clarify that Violet didn’t literally “poison” Patty, but she and Violet loved to come up to Charlie Brown and say, “We’re having a party, and we’re not inviting you.”
I am fascinated at how, originally, Shermy and Patty were the “older” kids (and later, Violet). Charlie Brown was in the middle (one comic he says he’s four). Then Schroeder came along as a baby that could only sit up. About that time, Lucy showed up as a bright-eyed toddler. They both grew up to Charlie’s age, and Charlie Brown seemed to catch up with Violet.
Then came Linus, and Charlie’s sister Sally. Linus gained on Charlie Brown, and actually got into some classrooms with him.
All fascinating to me. The comic was great when it started, and managed to get better and better. There were “dud” days, but I think he did over 40,000 comics (don’t quote me on that), and his production was phenomenal.
Linus was always my favorite.
Yes, she was around. Then along came Violet, whom I consider the worst jerk of the whole comic. I have heard that Violet was modeled after an old “girlfriend” Schulz had that treated him horribly. Violet poisoned Patty, and she was basically a non-character in the 70s and after.
Peppermint Patty showed up in the 70s, I think, and could be called the anti-type of both Violet and Patty. I never understood why Schulz used the name again, but she really loved Charlie Brown — had a real crush on him, and didn’t know what to do about it.
No one called him “Chuck” until Peppermint Patty used the name.
Until the cartoon started over (again), I had no idea Charlie Brown and Patty had such a back story.