Tuesday, December 06, 2005
OK- If you are a loyal, ardent reader of the Shelf you know at least several things:
A. We go for teh funny
B. We are a bit curmudgeonly
C. We like old flicks
D. We like "Peanuts"
Now, I don't mean Peanuts of the "Honey Roasted" variety, alhough those are quite tasty in and of themselves. No, I am referring to the "Peanuts" of the comics fame. And yes, we have expounded upon the animated specials, in general, and have waxed poetic upon Peanuts in particular. It is Peanuts that will kick off this particular post. It comes on tonight so don't miss it! Surprisingly, this post will not go into that so much- as a review will come at a later date. We just wanted to put up a quick post and alert you to some "geek" linkage that is traveling the Al Gore Memorial Superinformation Highway. (Oh, he'll never live it down, will he?)
1st up to bat:
A Charlie Brown Christmas Special, which airs tonight at 8pm EST on ABC , is the theme of this first round of linky dinks:
Think you know all about Linus, Chuck and Christmas? Well, take this quiz- I am not bragging or anything, but I scored 100. OK, yes that was shameless bragging- but try and match my score anyway.
Also, here are a couple of articles on A CB Christmas and the making thereof. And links to Bill Melendez, the Charles M. Schulz Musuem, and the Peanuts webpage. Don't say we didn't give you anything.
2nd Geek out:
I loved the X-men movies. They were among some of the best superhero movies made alongside the original Superman and Spider-man films. Now X-men 3 is set to be released next May. Here is a link to the official site and a link to the trailer that should be running in theaters showing Peter Jackson's King Kong. They have added Callisto, Angel and a few others including Kelsey Grammer as the Beast. I gotta admit, I was a bit skeptical of Frasier playing the original blue man himself, but the first gallery pictures look pretty good. We shall see.
The next (4th I believe) wave of the Disney Treasures Limited Edition DVD sets have hit the stores. The next Volume of The Chronological Donald is a personal favorite, and the Disney Rarities set is a must have, if not for the history- then for Humphrey Bear. Humphrey Bear was much funnier than Yogi. Also in the wave- The First season of Spin and Marty- before there was the O.C. or Dawson's Creek, Disney was hitting the tween set with Spin and Marty, shown during the Mickey Mouse Club hour. Spin and Marty were two boys from different backgrounds who became friends during the summer at a horse ranch camp. Very pre-Michael Jackson innocent boys adventures. Lastly, if you want to catch Leslie Nielsen before the Naked Gun and Airplane, you've got to catch him as Francis Marion in the Legendary Heroes Set. Nielsen plays the Revolutionary War general and Robert Loggia in a separate series playing Western hero Elfego Baca. Psst Santa, if you're reading- these would fit under my tree!
Don't forget to tune in A Charlie Brown Christmas tonight. Pop some corn and heat some chocolate. Make a kid happy - let 'em stay up and watch it with you. Enjoy.
Gee, Do they still make wooden Christmas Trees?