Dear Edmonton Journal
I couldn't help noticing that as of February 16, 2000, Charles Schulz's "immortal" comic Peanuts is still appearing on your comic pages. I was under the impression its run was finally over. Please tell me the strips were left overs found in the recycle bin. Please tell me this horrid strip has not gone into re-runs. Peanuts represented the very worst of comic strips, having exhausted all three or four of its ideas after its first three or four panels. The mystifying nostalgia surrounding Peanuts must have been created by people who purchased the MetLife Insurance but never actually read the comic.
The ability to remain fresh and interesting is a quality as elusive as the sense to call it quits - which should have happened many many years ago. Proof that high profitability does not connote high quality. It's unfortunate that Schulz has passed on, I'm sure he was a wonderful man. But his comic wasn't. Why others continue to laud praise upon this... cultural artifact... is far beyond me. But please end this torture. End this comic strip.