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  1. Oh, Bill. What do we keep telling you about Pop Culture Shock Therapy?

    Yeah this is kinda mostly Boxers have towells, Linus has a blanket. He’s sucking his thumb too. This is the “Ha! Isn’t it funny to think of Linus as a psychotic loser because when you get down to it he’s insecure and it’s funny and hip to assume insecure people are psychotic scary weirdos[1]” theme. And Ultimate FIghters are compensating.

    Anyway it’s PCST and it thinks it’s enough to show pop culture icons in different situations.

    [1] And it’s funny and hip to assume insecure people are psychotic and scary weirdos because someone told us to and gave us a dirty look to imply he would think we were funny and unhip if we disagreed and we’re to insecure to risk that.

  2. Yep. And that’s a pretty darn funny cartoon. Even kind of looks like a deranged adult Linus [although he would be much,much older by now].

  3. “[although he would be much,much older by now].”

    Might be an archive photo from 25 years ago.

  4. If he’s going to throw in a tattoo, it should have been something to extend the joke, like the skeleton of a beagle. PCST is simply a waste of time.

  5. @ MiB – Either that, or a philosopher. Linus left (by far) the best impression of any of the “Peanuts” characters; the only other one who came close was Schroeder. Yes, incongruity can be used to produce humor, but I found this attempt simply distasteful.

  6. Linus was a gentle, intellectual character, perhaps a little passive and weak, and therefore would be the absolute last person to get into MMA — and, at that, he nonetheless still has his security blanket.

    As Pop Culture Shock Therapy goes, this one is pretty good.

  7. “Linus was a gentle, intellectual character, perhaps a little passive and weak”

    Linus was the only Peanuts character to successfully fight the cat next door. He was very successful because he used his blanket like snapping a towel. I think there was a similar incident during one of the “summer camp” visits. Sorry, with a 50-year history, I can’t be more specific.

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