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Friday, December 25, 2009

A Fresh Start.

See if you can catch the indirect "Peanuts" tribute going on here. Unless you're an obsessive collector, you won't. Schulz did a brilliant series of strips where Lucy was "breaking up" with Schroeder. Over the course of the series, she went to all kinds of trouble to make sure he got the message that they were through. For example, she showed up on his doorstep and said (I paraphrase here), "Now that you and I are through, I'm returning all the gifts I was going to give you.") He accepted the gifts, thanked her and closed the door. She turned to camera and said, "That didn't even make sense."

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