Thursday, April 14, 2011
L is for Linus van Pelt!
I dedicate this month-long challenge to children, with nephew Jeremy topping my list. Much thanks to the animated or more serious characters who agreed (or not) to conduct interviews this month. Sure, I had to promise them 80% of my profits, but a few are altruistic to the core. At least, that sounds good. Right? My point: Have fun reading this or doing something else. Give a child a hug today too.
Robyn: Today we welcome the one and only sweet and innocent, Linus!
Linus walks in shyly, gripping his blue security blanket and sucking his thumb.
Robyn: Thanks for joining us, dear. Please have a seat. I don't bite. Frankly, I rarely have the opportunity.
Linus nods and eases his way into the chair he's been offered.
Robyn: I'll let you take over, honey. Maybe that will be easier for you. Is there anything you'd like to tell us, for starters?
Linus: Did you know the conviction of an exponential quantity of climatologists expels that human activities since the industrial revolution have enmassed the content of carbon dixoide, methane and other gases into the atmosphere therby inhibiting the escape of solar energy beyond the greater stratosphere, simultaneously and inversely decreasing the efficacy of conglomerate atmospheric particles that had traditionally absorbed these very constituents?
Robyn: I'm afraid we're out of time. She shoves her thumb into her mouth and reaches for his blanket. Linus pulls his blanket towards his heart and runs scared.
Of course, we have Charles Schultz to thank for Linus and the Peanuts crew. Linus first debuted in 1952. He and his blue blanket will never be forgotten. Thank you, Mr. Schultz!
You visited my elementary school and gave my sister an autographed cartoon of Snoopy. I'm sorry I didn't meet you. Your memory is a blessing for all time!