Friday, February 07, 2014

Richard Sherman Vs. PEANUTS' Shermy by Eric Spitznagel

From the February 2, 2014 New York Times Magazine: the weekly "Compare and Contrast" feature by Eric Spitznagel.

"Compare and Contrast" tends to mash up two disparate people who have names (or part of the their names) in common. For instance, Chris Christie vs. Agatha Christie. For instance:
CATEGORY: Mysterious Disappearance
THE NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR: Millions in Sandy relief funds
THE CRIME NOVELIST: Her personally, for 10 days in 1926

 Or Liz Cheney vs. Lon Chaney, Jr.
CATEGORY: Political Achilles’ Heel
THE VP DAUGHTER: Same-sex marriage

He has a list here.

Last Sunday, the column was about the PEANUTS character Shermy vs. Seattle Seahawks' Cornerback Richard Sherman. Shermy, as you can see, does not fare well.

Shermy, a bit player in the strip who, so far as I know (and I'm not breaking concentration to go Google this right now) hasn't been active in the strip for a couple of generations, is an odd choice. But it's nice to see Mr. Spitznagel and the Times believe that we all get the reference.

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