Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Do you like the holiday colors? I saw a blog that had DHTML snow falling across the screen, but I think that might be a bit over-the-top. Instead, I hope you’ll be happy with a bit of red and forest green (#228B22).

I think this would be a good time to admit that I didn’t realize that Linus was playing a toy piano until just last year. I always thought he was some sort of boy genius. Oh, and here’s a turkey!

link via me-fi, of course

Update: Special thanks to reader weckman, who pointed out that in my turkey-induced swoon I incorrectly named Linus as the piano-playing one of the Peanuts. Everyone knows it was Schroeder that played the little piano. Sorry!
2024-01-23: Broken links in this post have been removed and/or updated.

There are 6 comments on this post

  1. hope you have a great thanksgiving! 🙂

  2. Hey! I just found your blog in my stats and linked you — glad to find the new read! I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving holiday…nice to “meet” you…

  3. I think You got some facts mixed up here.
    Linus is not playing a piano, that would be Schroeder like in German Chancellor.
    Linus is indeed regarded as highly intelligent, though more in the field of grasping the meaning of life and putting it into small but quite philosophical expressions.
    Schroeder admires Beethoven and is playing the piano constantly (what a mother he must have, I mean, he’s ruining his back! 😉 ) while being pestered by Lucy’s presence.
    That said, I still can hardly believe that what he is playing on is a toy piano, after all he has been able to produce wonderful tunes with it in several Peanuts movies, and even on the official website
    there is no word about the piano not being a real one.
    Sure, it is pretty small, but even in case it is just a toy, that would make Schroeder even more of a virtuoso as he can produce real music with it. 🙂
    Just how exactly did You learn about that TOY aspect anyway ?
    And no, I am not taking this way to seriously. 😉

  4. Ooh. This red-on-green typing hurts my eyes, which results in a shorter comment, which is perhaps the ultimate intention after all. If so, bravo!

  5. It was _ toy piano_!? My. God. As Weckman points out, I really hope this is not the case as it would in retrospect ruin my childhood. And I don’t want that.

  6. so anyway…I’ve redone my blog- it actually doesn’t suck anymore!

    come on by and check it out! It’s new, blue and powered by Movable Type!

    (I have jack-diddly to say about the above post, but I wanted to use this forum to sound off about my new blog- and BTW David- you MF- I thought I was a member of Ocean Blog! 😮 )

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