scottedelman (scottedelman) wrote,

Why Peanuts Reminded Me of 9/11 Today

I read a Classic Peanuts reprint in the paper today that brought back memories of 9/11. (Actually, I was catching up with Thursday's Washington Post. See—I'm behind on all of my reading!)

I know that's not what Charles Schultz had on his mind when he drew this particular strip sometime in the '80s. And yet, the first panel of the pair brought it all back.

Tell me—is it just me? If you had seen this without my pointing out the unintended allusion, would your mind also have been sent back to 9/11?

I don't think I'll ever be able to come across a mention of towers being knocked over without that horrible day coming back.

You can see the full strip, with its far more innocent punchline, here.
Tags: comics

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