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The Heights of Pointlessness

Posted by: Mike Pomranz | January 14, 2010 at 4:00PM


For everyone who has yet to understand that the point of a blog is to be pointless, let this be exhibit A.

Larry Granillo, blogging for Wezen-Ball.com (my favorite nonsensically named baseball blog), has compiled the records for all of Charlie Brown's baseball teams.

And I'm not talking about Charles Edward Brown who apparently "started 4 games for the Cleveland Spiders in 1897."  I'm talking about the cartoon character.  From the Peanuts comic strip.  He owned Snoopy.

Why would someone want to do this?  I have absolutely no idea.  And I am a BIG Peanuts fan.  Back in elementary school while all the other kids were getting laid, I collected Peanuts books.  I loved them.  I often found them for fifteen cents at the local Paperback Trader.  Fifteen cents was a lot of money back in 1988.  My memories of history may be hazy and flawed.

But even as a Peanuts fan, this whole thing doesn't particularly interest me.  However, I applaud him nonetheless… as much as I would applaud someone who counted how many times Garfield ate lasagna or how many times Mary Worth was raped.

Because, as I said at the beginning, the point of a blog should be pointlessness.  Where else can this sort of information be disseminated?  The, quote, "traditional news media", unquote, doesn't care how many times fictional, retired comic strip characters achieved meaningless goals.  Only the Internet concerns itself with such matters.

So concern on Internet!  Concern on!

[via The Daily What]

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