Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Peanutweeter Brings Peanuts Together with Twitter

PeanutweeterFrom Angela Watercutte on WIRED’s Underwire:

Everyone has at least one funny person they follow on Twitter just for the lulz, but sometimes the things they say would be even more laughable if they weren’t constantly spewing from the same avatar.

Peanutweeter changes that. The @Peanutweeter Tumblr blog and Twitter feed fulfill a very simple idea: Matching somewhat random Twitter posts with less-random Peanuts comics. The results are hilarious.

“The site arose from the concept that the amusing and sometimes outrageous tweets out there would be even funnier or sometimes darker if they came from someone that everyone could identify with,” site creator T. Jason Agnello told Wired.com by e-mail.

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  • Haystack
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    • Liam_McGonagle

      That is annoying.  It’s like the owners of the trademark are all too happy for the franchise to become a cultural icon–but only just shy of the point where it might become subject to the “fair use” exemption from copyright law.

      In an environment characterised by a viciously short-sighted rentier mentality totally oblivious to the cultural merit of art, it sometimes seems like the only stuff with any potential for excitement at all is completely off the grid.

      • Haystack

        It is subject to the fair use exemption because it’s parody, but people like this don’t have the resources to defend themselves in court. 

        What they don’t get is that they’re not protecting their financial interests by doing this; they’re just destroying the public’s affinity for the Peanuts characters by linking them to corporate bullies. 

  • Nunzio X

    Yeah, this’ll stop the moment the Schulz estate gets wind of it.

  • Nunzio X

    Yeah, this’ll stop the moment the Schulz estate gets wind of it.

  • Anonymous

    That is annoying.  It’s like the owners of the trademark are all too happy for the franchise to become a cultural icon–but only just shy of the point where it might become subject to the “fair use” exemption from copyright law.

    In an environment characterised by a viciously short-sighted rentier mentality totally oblivious to the cultural merit of art, it sometimes seems like the only stuff with any potential for excitement at all is completely off the grid.

  • Haystack

    It is subject to the fair use exemption because it’s parody, but people like this don’t have the resources to defend themselves in court. 

    What they don’t get is that they’re not protecting their financial interests by doing this; they’re just destroying the public’s affinity for the Peanuts characters by linking them to corporate bullies.