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A Charlie Brown Christmas

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A Charlie Brown Christmas is being issued as a First-Class Mail® Forever® booklet. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price. This booklet of 20 stamps features 10 still frames from A Charlie Brown Christmas (two of each design).

The Postal Store.

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Yay!  The only better stamp news would be if they were also issuing a set of Rankin Bass stamps.

LeEtta 1995 ’cause I was inspired by laughter

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I could not keep my composure while reading The Teen Years: 9 Cringe-Inducing Realizations | Wait But Why, because it is so spot on and hilarious.  And because I am human and all humans like to think they are different, and perhaps not as ridiculous as everyone else is even though they are, I dug through my stack of old journals for your enjoyment…

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I remember being excessively proud of this Jester poem when I was 15.  That memory caused me to laugh out loud and scan this for ya’ll above any other poem in this multi-color pen monstrosity.  It is not the worst thing in there.  The green inked companion poem in this picture isn’t even the worst thing in there.  I can only embarrass myself so much.

I also found LeEtta circa 1997 while I was looking.  I include this ’cause I actually like it and it seems much more than two years different, to me at least.

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I am loving the UK 1940s Radio Station

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Nostalgia has a strange way of making everything look prettier.  For instance the music played on the UK 1940s Radio Station music and vintage radio shows from the 1920s 1930s 1940s seems to me to be more good than bad.  However, the music played on current pop rock stations seems to me to be more bad than good.  I wonder if, 50 years and four generations from now, the music of today will also have the same type of soothing, safe, perfect in the background appeal to future listeners.

The Console Living Room at the Internet Archive

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The Console Living Room : Free Software : Download & Streaming : Internet ArchiveI have the Atari system I fondly remember set up in the kitchen of my Dad’s house.  It is all packed up in a box in my closet.  I have not yet found the adapter that will make it work with my new flat-screen TV.

Why was it in the kitchen that seemed barley 8′ by 8′ from wall to wall?  Why was the TV it was connected to on top of the fridge? Us kids would stand in the middle of the room with the controllers (the few moments a day when it wasn’t being used for food preparation) looking up at the screen.  The ridiculousness of this set up makes me question my memory, but there you have it.

I do remember that I, being very young and destined to take very little interest in video games at all, had games that were mine and mine alone.  My favorite was Strawberry Shortcake.  It was reminiscent of those fashion plates where you changed the head, torso, and legs of a character to make something new.  I don’t think there was much else to the game.  Should I figure out how to play it again, I don’t have to wait to get my Atari hooked up again.  I can play on any computer nearby, because the The Console Living Room at the Internet Archive has made streaming versions of all those old Atari games (and more).

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