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15th Jan '17 2:44:53 PM Robbery
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*** Remember, despite his frequent assertion that nobody likes him, Charlie Brown has the love of two good parents, and he does indeed have numerous friends (Linus, Schroeder, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, etc) about whom the worst that can be said is they have their own eccentricities and faults and are not at all blind to his. Charlie Brown desires much and so is frequently disappointed, attempts much and so often fails. He ''has'' succeeded a few times, but one of the continuing messages of the strip, along with Charlie Brown's continued perseverance, is delivered by Linus at the end of ''A Boy Named Charlie Brown,'' which is that failure (or in this case, lack of success as he ''did'' come in second in the spelling bee) is not necessarily crippling. Not "don't be discouraged," because you ''will'' be discouraged, not "you'll ultimately succeed," because you may not, but that failure will only destroy you if you let it.
4th Oct '16 3:21:58 PM MaxWest2
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* Back to ''War and Peace'' from the New Year's special: Charlie Brown goes to a store to ask for various adaptations of the book such as film or sound recordings but is unsuccessful. Why did he not think to check the library or elsewhere for study guides on ''War and Peace''? These did exist as early as 1958 (Cliffs Notes was invented that year) and this was my first instinct anytime I was assigned a book in school or college.
11th Mar '16 6:46:36 PM SgtFrog1
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** I always thought it was a term of great respect, and "ma'am' felt too "old-lady-ish".
10th Jan '16 7:35:38 PM InsertCleverNameHere
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10th Jan '16 7:35:33 PM InsertCleverNameHere
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** Because AdultsAreUseless

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** Because AdultsAreUseless
AdultsAreUseless.

* Why does Marcie keep calling Peppermint Patty "sir" if she knows she's a girl?
10th Jan '16 7:28:30 PM InsertCleverNameHere
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**Because AdultsAreUseless
10th Jan '16 4:24:22 PM jaredthedecimator
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** Maybe their owners gave them up. Spike lived with coyotes for a while, so I'm guessing he ran away from his owners. As for Olaf, maybe his owners didn't like how chubby he was. He was, after all, voted the World's Ugliest Dog in his first appearance in the strip.
28th Dec '15 3:18:09 PM Gojirob
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* How did Lucy, in 'It Was A Short Summer', manage to sign them all up for summer camp without their or their parents' input, signatures, permission and have it mean anything? Their parents might have to pay for this, and some might not want their kids to leave town, having plans of their own. I know, it's Lucy, it's a cartoon, all that but this seems to not only break the law, it seems easily overturned, and not everyone takes it the way Charlie Brown does.
8th Nov '15 12:01:42 AM zoop
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** Also, this was one instance where Charlie Brown was doing something for someone else instead of himself. He never wins at football or baseball for ''himself,'' but when he challenges a bully to avenge ''Rerun,'' then he wins.
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