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March 26th, 2010
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Today's Moment of Zen
Austin, Leland, Milo, and Ruby appeared in 17 strips of a 1977 storyline in which Charlie Brown ran away from home to flee the United States Environmental Protection Agency after taking revenge on a Kite-Eating Tree. [*]
Seriously, I think this is right up there with the time Garfield died.

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EDITED TO ADD: Here, in order to scrub those ideas out of your brain - an ALPHABET OF AWESOME. (Via)

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From:lienne
Date:March 27th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
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The links in that old entry about Garfield are all broken.

On the other hand, that alphabet made my day.
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From:baxil
Date:March 27th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
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They've moved the comic archive into Shockwave Flash, which makes linking to specific comics impossible. You'll have to click through to http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html , use their search thingy to go to "October 23, 1989", and then click "Next" through the following 6 days.

(*mutters imprecations about stupid Flash breaking the Web*)
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From:roaminrob
Date:March 27th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC)
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If it makes you feel any better, Apple is doing their level best to destroy Flash. (And I think they might actually succeed.)
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From:ceruleanst
Date:March 27th, 2010 10:41 am (UTC)
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Oh, yes. It is my favorite. Charlie Brown takes a bite out of a tree. ("You didn't think I'd do it, did you?") And while he's away from home, he sleeps in a cardboard box. In fact, I wrote that sub-entry for Wikipedia.

Though not the sidebar. That's new. My confusion there (Frieda's brother?) led me through a few pages about TV specials, where I learned that there is a TV special, "It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown," based on this story. Frank Oz is credited as the tree. It's not on YouTube, alas.
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From:natetg
Date:March 28th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
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That's OK you can watch the Star Wars Christmas Special instead.
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From:baxil
Date:March 30th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
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> In fact, I wrote that sub-entry for Wikipedia.

Wow. This is one of those "small world" moments that we would find entirely too convenient in a work of fiction.

I really want to see this TV special -- or at least these strips -- now.
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