Archive for the ‘Geography’ Category

Rat and Pig in Santa Rosa

October 20, 2017

Yesterday’s Pearls Before Swine:

(#1) 10/19/17

My comment on Facebook: “A double doleful “Awww”. One for panel 3, one for panel 4.” Pig cries out for help in the third panel, Rat sympathetically stands with his friend in the fourth.

Then discussion took us to Lucy and Charlie Brown in Peanuts (and incidentally to Calvin and Hobbes in their eponymous strip), and so to Peanuts artist Charles Schulz, and so to Santa Rosa CA, where Schulz lived and worked from 1969 until his death in 2000, and so to the geographical and cultural regions of northern California (the North Coast / Redwood Empire, the Wine Country, and the North (San Francisco) Bay), in all of which Santa Rosa is by far the biggest town.

Santa Rosa is in the news because of the devastation there in the current spate of wildfires in northern California. The Charles Schulz Museum there was spared, but the family house (with all of its memorabilia) was completely incinerated. The cartoon in #1 is pretty clearly¬†Pearls artist Stephan Pastis’s homage to Schulz in these terrible times.


King Copper

June 22, 2015

Today’s Zippy, skipping well ahead in the saga of Lazlo (the actor who plays Zippy) and, now, Connie (the actor who plays Zerbina), who are fleeing on the road:


They are in Copper Harbor MI, in the U.P. (the Upper Peninsula). Complicated geography.