Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Back to School Music


Everyone take your seats, class is in session!

Welcome back to Me and You and a Blog Named Boo. I hope everyone had a happy, safe, and healthy summer! Please do everything you can to stay healthy, and I mean that physically, mentally, and emotionally. Take advantage of every resource you can to maintain safety, health, and sanity at this trying time.

As is tradition here at the blog the days after Labor Day, I present some fun stuff to clear your mind of the summer cobwebs and get you back to school, so to speak. Summer is usually (hopefully) a time to relax, unwind, and take a vacation (or several). With fall approaching, it's time to get back in focus, because we have the best time of year ahead of us! When we were kids, going back to school made sure we were focused and alert. As adults, we have to do it ourselves.

With this in mind, here are some songs to put you in a studious frame of mind. Pay attention, they'll be a pop quiz later!

Enjoy! Class dismissed!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

McDonald's Camp Snoopy Glasses from 1983

Hello! Summer 2021 is in its final throes. Let me make a summer-themed contribution before we go back to school in a couple weeks!

Way back in 1983, McDonald's--the unofficial official restaurant of this blog--released a line of collectible drinking glasses based on the Peanuts characters--Peanuts being the unofficial official comic strip of this blog. More so, the glasses tied in with the then-recent launch of Camp Snoopy, the theme park within a park at Knott's Berry Farm in California. There were five glasses in all, one available per week: Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and Woodstock.

Being both a huge fan of Peanuts and McDonald's, I was thrilled to get these glasses every week. I was also disappointed when every glass we owned broke, usually in the dishwasher. However, my wife managed to find two of the five glasses on Facebook Marketplace recently, the Linus and Snoopy glasses, for the bargain price of $5 for the two of them!

Aren't they beautiful?

Here are a few of the TV commercials promoting the glasses. Enjoy! Have a great rest of the summer!

Friday, July 23, 2021

100 Days Until Halloween!


Hello! My, it's been quite awhile!

Forgive the radio silence these past 5 months, but life has been crazy, as I'm sure it has been for everyone during the pandemic. But it's my sincere hope that things will pick up around here going forward, especially since we are getting closer to the blog's greatest event of the year--the Countdown to Halloween!

The spookiest night of the year is a mere 100 days away as this publishes (notice the countdown clock to the right), so I want to take the time to both remind you that this blog exists, and to whet your whistle for what's to come. Please keep your eyes open for more, Halloween and otherwise in the months to come.

Thanks! Have a great summer! Stay safe! Get vaccinated! Wear a mask!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Marvel Cinematic Universe Slate for 2021 and Beyond!

If you're like me--and why wouldn't you be like me?--you are absolutely in love with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Almost everything they've produced has been a creative winner, and I get excited for every announcement they make for future projects.

So imagine my excitement as I watched this 20+ minute presentation of the MCU's products releasing in 2021, 2022, and beyond. There is a metric ton of material coming out the next two to three years in both theaters and Disney+, and the fact that all of it interconnects makes it all the more thrilling. Pick up your jaw after watching this presentation given at the virtual Disney investors' meeting this past December.

Enjoy! Excelsior!

Monday, February 1, 2021

A Charlie Brown Valentine (2002)


Hello everyone! It's officially February. The first month of the new year is already in the past. We welcome the new month with the forgotten TV special A Charlie Brown Valentine.

This special, not to be confused with the more famous Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, features several vignettes starring the Peanuts gang in various instances of unrequited love. This special doesn't have the gravitas that Be My Valentine does, but for a Peanuts fan like me, any holiday Peanuts special is welcome.


Monday, January 25, 2021

Celebrate Valentine's Day the Teen Titans GO! Way

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great holiday season! Sorry for the long delay, but I've been very busy getting back into the swing of things in the new year. I only have a quick minute to jump in and move into a different holiday coming our way, Valentine's Day.

A time for love, romance, flowers, and candy. And superheroes.

Yes, superheroes!

Today I present a collection of clips from one of my favorites TV shows of the last few years, Teen Titans GO! Although deemed a "kids show," it really is for anyone who loves great comedy, and Teen Titans GO! is exactly that. In these clips, you will see a sampling of the hilariously failed romance attempts among the titular Titans. It's enough to make Charlie Brown feel lucky in love.