Sunday, January 19, 2003

Forgetting Peanuts.
It's interesting how art can lose its meaning in the face of popular adulation, a process repeated over and over in all creative media. In the case of Peanuts, I fear that the end result will be that its singular achievement, an eerie, witty rendering of the psychological mindset of its time, will be gradually forgotten. Snoopy, having lost his resonance to the culture, will become a denatured pop icon like Mickey Mouse, floating above the Macy's parade but no longer grounded in social reality.
Mmm... peanuts.

Get me a beer.

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