“Charlie Brown didn’t keep trying to kick Lucy’s football out of some inner strength and Horatio Alger resolve we were supposed to admire. He did it because he was weak. He was flawed, and he couldn’t help himself. But that’s exactly why we love him. Like all of us, Charlie Brown just needed to feel hope. Hope is what sustains us through our troubles, even when we’re afraid to act on our dreams. And Charlie Brown is a compulsive hopeaholic. His weakness was always presented not with anger and scorn, but with understanding and forgiveness, by a man of faith.” —Robert Smigel, from the foreword of “The Complete Peanuts: 1975-1976” by Charles M. Schulz
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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INANIMATE OBJECT?
My iPod. Honorable mention: Snoopy.