The first Peanuts
television special, A Charlie Brown
Christmas, had been on TV the previous Christmas and that made me even more
of a fan of the strip. I couldn’t get enough of Charlie Brown and company.
I’d naturally thought all along that he
had wanted to disappear, that he was not “taken” by anyone else and as
the days wore on and there was no sign of him I secretly thought maybe
he’d killed himself, troubled by some gut-deep darkness only he could
Gender roles are weird. Men are supposed
to love going to Hooters because the restaurant is named after tits and
their servers do the best job they can at patting backs and flirting
with customers while acting as minimally repulsed as possible.
The reportedly 223 schoolgirls missing
from Chibok, northern Nigeria, for three weeks now and snatched by
Islamist extremists Boko Haram (meaning “Western education is forbidden”
or “sinful”) are just beginning to make an international blip, to gain