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« on: May 16, 2009, 04:26 PM »

http://comics.com/peanuts/2009-05-16/

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009, 08:21 PM »

Thanks Larry.  After today I needed a laugh.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 10:02 AM »

On the contrary, Charles Schultz has done more than any other person in history to promote the idea that Charlie Brown is "every man". His annual tirade about Charlie Brown and kites plainly states that Charlie Brown is the ultimate loser.

The average American thinks of Charlie Brown whenever kites are mentioned and he automatically dumps kites (and kitefliers)  into the "loser" bin. If you allow yourself to be  categorized as a "Charlie Brown" by accepting the "joke", you allow the myth to continue.

   Each of us should stand our ground when kiting is pitched into the loser catagory. We should reply "Yes, Charlie Brown is a loser, but kiting is actually a highly complex activity that requires imagination, skill, curiosity, and an understanding of nature and of phyics.
   Many other cultures hold kiting in high esteem while a large segment of U.S. citizens bow down to the idea that kiting is a foolish waste of time."
   
Just remember, Charlie Brown can't fly a kite - but you can - and that removes you from the loser catagory. Stand up and prove it.

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 10:51 PM »

Well...... That's a buzz kill.   Wink

Charlie Brown was a 10 year old boy. The fact that no one around him gave him credit for not giving up or gave him a helping hand says more about those around him than it does about Charlie. It's not like he couldn't have kicked that football. Lucy was a mean spirited witch that reveled in her manipulation of him.

That being said, I do agree that kiting isn't looked at the same way here as it is elsewhere. I've shown YouTube clips to some people and they shake their head in disbelief at what is possible.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 11:29 AM »

Loser or not, that was a funny comic and I have it now printed out and hanging on our "laugh" wall.

Now go fly a kite! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 12:00 AM »

Amen!

LOL. I didn't really take stoney that much to heart, afterall it is just a cartoon. Hope Stoney didn't take me as too antagonistic.  LOL.  He is aproud kite flyer and loves the sport....as we all should be.

I can't believe I disected (with a dull knife, yet) the social implications of Charlie Brown and kite flying. LOL

Alright... I'm going flying.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 12:12 AM »

Here's another one.

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