Thursday, April 14, 2011

L is for Linus van Pelt!

Should have named him Linus.

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.

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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!

31 comments:

  1. Fun post; I now want a blue blanket and some chocolate ;-D Nice to meet you; I found you over at Captain Alex's blog.

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  2. I LOVE LINUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I carried around my "Gunny" he was a bear but really a hand-made pillow, and sucked my thumb for YEARS, I would not leave the house without him and I still have him! He is now a shriveled shred of a rag. Because of this I always felt a personal closeness to Linus and he was so sweet and endearing - especially in the Christmas Special where he tells the story of Christmas. It melts my heart everytime. I love it! Thanks for the post!

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  3. Hahaha! That was perfectly setup. Picturing timid minus expounding upon the environment. Fantastic.

    Also, I commend you on your choice of Linus, clearly the best van Pelt.

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  4. I loved Linus :) He was my fave Peanuts character!

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  5. Who'd know he has so much to say but never gets the opportunity!

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  6. Poor Linus. I always felt more sorry for him that Chuck. Chuck at least had the smarts to improve his situation in life had he wanted too. Linus was forever stuck in moron-hood. Schultz rules! Cool that your sis got to meet him.

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  7. Love him and his by now worn out blanket...I knew a nephew who was similar...watch out when the quiet ones open their mouth...they always have too much to say.

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  8. Gotta watch those quiet ones!

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  9. Yes! I met Linus when I was twelve. Wow! You brought back memories.

    I came over from Alex Cavanaugh who said we should meet you because you're marvelous. From browsing a few minutes, I can see this is true!
    Ann Carbine Best’s Long Journey Home

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  10. Maybe the blanket gives him extra brainpower?

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  11. I always wondered whether he took to the blanket because of his bossy sister. A boy with a sister like that must need something to comfort him.

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  12. Linus was always my favorite character. It's always good when I find another reason to think about chocolate... Nice to meet you. (A-Z)

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  13. Linus provides a wealth of humor and your post didn't disappoint. Hilarious. Well played, young woman!

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  14. thanks for sending the link, the naughty Gremlins have been playing merry havoc with EVERYTHING I finally got here, then they wouldn't let me post a comment or follow - witticisms have vanished - but gotta say I love the Peanuts strips, I inherited all my father's Peanuts books. Each character is beautifully crafted. Sue@JumpingAground (Alliteration & drabbles)
    Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)
    I wonder if those wretched gremlins will let me follow you? Pretty please ....

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  15. Linus was definitely one of the cooler Peanuts characters. I also liked Schroeder. :)

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  16. Great! My favorite scene is when Linus uses his blanket to ward off bad guys or bull fight.

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  17. Oh that was truly awesome. Gotta love Peanuts. :)

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  18. Maybe thanks to Linus, all my children carried their blankets around with them until they turned to rags!

    Thanks,
    Monti
    NotesAlongTheWay

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  19. Ha ha! Perfectly executed, m'dear!

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  20. My husband's Grandfather's name was Linus. He was named after him.
    Linus is such a likable character.
    Found your blog via the A-Z challenge. Following You! Come on over and say "hi".
    Blue Velvet Vincent

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  21. Thank you, all, for sharing my love of Linus and his blue blankie. Such an endearing little guy.

    I really appreciate my new followers too, thanks to Captain Ninja Alex.

    xoRobyn

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  22. I never knew Linus' last name. Great interview ;)

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  23. Brilliant Robyn! I love these characters!

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  24. Aw, he is so sweet! This was great Robyn!!!!
    Sorry you didn't get to meet Charles :(

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  25. This was great! I played Linus in our highshcool's production of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown. I have always like him since then.

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