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    Peanuts Comic Strip

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    in 1956, that one hundred newspapers “finally” included Peanuts in their printing. (Walker, 438). Schulz was a minimalist. Charlie Brown himself only had a few lines on his face that could easily express several different emotions. Even his backgrounds only included squiggly lines and different fonts used to express different emotions along with different comic sound effects. (Walker, 439). As the comic aged, the reader needed contemplate the situations in order to see the humor. “But Schulz made the world seem a little less lonely, with characters that people knew or saw in themselves…” (Tawa). He made the characters more relatable: Charlie Brown was a loveable loser; Snoopy was a fantasist; Lucy was bossy and irritable; Linus was a theorist; Schroeder was an artist; Pigpen was a slob; Schulz covered all of the different personalities throughout his characters. Any reader could grasp the character’s insecurities and frustrations. “…Schulz was revealing the universality of emotions.” (Walker, 438). Within the first few times of a character being introduced, their personality was established and understood. Throughout the fifty years of the comic strip, Schulz used random situations and turned them into ongoing gags. He explained that Peanuts included “twelve devices” which were crucial to its success. The devices were: “1. The kite-eating tree; 2. Schroeder’s music; 3. Linus’s security blanket; 4. Lucy’s psychiatry booth; 5. Snoopy’s doghouse; 6.…

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    Vulpix: A Short Story

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    First of all, hello. My name is Vulpix, I am a small shop owner, I live with Lucy, and my cousin Linus. Sometimes, Linus visits us in our bomb shelter, located in San Francisco. He had come over for awhile because business hadn’t been good in New York. I am a Destine. “Is he still here?” I ask, noticing Linus’s absence. “No, he just went up to scavenge for a few minutes.” “What? I thought the day wave didn’t come for a couple hours?” Ever since the earth 's plates shifted it created a…

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    Linus Pauling was a very facile scientist. He is known by his colleagues to be the most influential chemist since Lavoisier (who was, in the 18th century, recognized to be the founder of the modern science of chemistry.) For a man that lived on this earth only 93 years, he made many strides in his areas of expertise. This was mainly chemistry, physics and molecular biology. He studied the nature of the chemical bond; also with Vitamin C, which he proclaimed could be a preventive for colds.…

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    Classic cars embody the zeitgeist of the era from which they came. The design of the fins and fenders, the materials, and even the colors all give an indication of when a classic car was made. Restoring this type of automobile to its original beauty, therefore, takes time, expert knowledge, and patience. If you’ve located a classic car that you’d like to restore, here are some of the repairs you’ll want to make plus some advice on where to go to find what you need. Get to Know Your Car Angie’s…

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    The follies is a fun and memorable event to experience. Many citizens of Mason City would recommend that you attend the follies. Each and every student in the follies works very hard on their act. The follies are held each year and it is a event that many people attend. The follies has made Mason City more exciting, made an event for people to see, and it created another fun activity for citizens to do. The follies take place in the month of February and have been occurring for a very long…

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    Over lunch one day, Lee Blocker told Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In…

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    Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 What makes it a Classic: The Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 Often it's difficult to determine if an old car is truly a classic. However, if you're looking at automobiles from the [Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors], it's a little easier. If you pop the hood on a late 50s or 60s Pontiac of any model and a Tri Power 389 V-8 is staring back at you, you've just found yourself a classic. Join me as we talk about one of Pontiac's [greatest engines of all time]. We'll…

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    Distillery Tour WHAT: Round up your friends and expand your world of spirits this weekend at the Frankfort Spirits Distillery Tour. You and your friends will have a great time as you enjoy a unique distillery excursion. You will experience firsthand how spirits are made, how to properly taste them, as well as what makes craft spirits special. During your tour, you will get to enjoy a variety of sample-sized handcrafted cocktails as you explore their sensational flavors and properties.…

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    I chose this question because my dad collects classic cars and I frequently see catalogs that come in the mail that are filled with parts for all sorts of car parts. I know my mom gets on my dad a lot about buying too many parts at a time because they can get very pricey. Why are the parts to pricey? I know that the parts themselves are fairly simple and much less complex than a part you would find for a new car. I assume that car parts are so pricey because the parts simply aren’t made anymore.…

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    The Life Of Audrey Hepburn

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    Everybody knows Audrey Hepburn as a famous actress and model, but not many people know her background. Her childhood was definitely not pleasant in fact, it was very corrupt while growing up in Brussels, Belgium with World War 2 being in effect. The war caused her childhood to change in many directions. However, that did not stop her from losing hope and determination for her future. Hepburn was brought into the world on May 4, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium. She was born from a Dutch mother, Ella…

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