Image Credit via Stuf Stuff from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. His dance always brings me joy. 555 95472, usually referred to as “5”, is a character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. He debuted in 1963, and continued to appear on and off in the strip until 1981. “5” has spiky hair and sometimes wears a shirt with the number five on it. 95472 is the family’s “last name”, or more specifically their ZIP code. In reality, it is the ZIP code for Sebastopol, California, where Charles M. Schulz was living at the time the character was introduced. “5” has to keep telling his teacher that the accent is on the 4 in his surname. Snoopy is confused as to whether the boy’s name is spelled 5 or as the Roman numeral V. As “5” once explained to Charlie Brown, his father, morose and hysterical over the preponderance of numbers in people’s lives, had changed all of his family’s names to numbers. Asked by Lucy if it was Mr. 95472’s way of protesting, “5” replied that this was actually his father’s way of “giving in.” “5” also has two sisters named “3” and “4”. (“Nice feminine names,” in Charlie Brown’s sarcastic assessment.) It can be assumed that their parents are named “1” and “2”.
“Although people say they want to be thanked more often at work, fewer than 50% of Americans polled for the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropic organization, reported that they would be very likely to thank salespeople, their mail carriers, or cleaning crews, and just 15% express daily gratitude to friends or colleagues. 74% never or rarely express gratitude to their bosses—but 70% said they’d feel better about themselves if their bosses were more grateful.”
Notes: SMWI* = Saturday morning workout inspiration. Image Source: HungarianSoul
Image Credit: Thank you Joy of Traveling
I hope that non-Canadians get this too…
Ludwig van Beethoven was born on this day in 1770. Here’s Schroeder and the Peanuts gang on a Youtube video. At 57 seconds, Snoopy comes on. And again at 2 minutes. Impossible not to smile. [Read more...]
Snoopy at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City…three million are expected to watch the parade live with another 50 million on television. Snoopy, of course, is the star attraction. Start time: 9am EST.
Source: URBAN AGENDA New York City, Holiday 2012. Thank you my Susan for sharing.