Boldly Going Where No Beagle Has Gone Before

A couple of weeks ago Facebook showed me an ad. Usually I ignore ads on Facebook, but this one caught my attention.

A Snoopy t-shirt commemorating the Apollo 11 landing! Fifty years ago come Saturday!

The shirt is, naturally, unlicensed and unofficial. The Charles Schulz estate is receiving nothing from this shirt. And Snoopy, frankly, has more to do with Apollo 10 (where the Command Module was named Charlie Brown and the Lunar Module was named Snoopy) than Apollo 11.

Yet, I liked the shirt. I went back and forth for a few days, then placed an order.

The shirt arrived yesterday.

It was much nicer than I expected. It looks nice, the print seems solid.

It will do nicely for Saturday.

Published by Allyn Gibson

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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