Nearly everyone has seen at least one of the Charlie Brown classic cartoons from the 1960s. Brendan Spaar has a favorite special: It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Have you ever wondered where the children that lent their voices to these specials ended up? Well things didn't work out so well for the voice actor that played the lead role of Charlie Brown. Peter Robbins, once the voice of the lovable pudgy kid who never could catch a break is now in need of a break of his own. He was arrested and charged 12 felony counts of making criminal threats and stalking in San Diego. Was he stalking that red headed girl? Apparently not. Robbins allegedly stalked and threatened four different people. When officers approached him he allegedly threatened one with bodily harm. Good grief!
For months Velma Kellen of Yelm Washington had noticed problems with her home. She would complain that certain parts of the home were getting cold and that there was a foul smokey odor rising up from the floor. Other times she would notice that her backyard gate was left open. Was there a ghost living in her home? Not quite. Velma finally got tired of the cold spots in the house so she called a repairman to check things out. When the repairman crawled under the house, he found liquor bottles, beer cans, and signs that someone had been living under the house! The squatter had cut holes in the ductwork so that he could keep warm during the winter. Brendan Spaar thinks this sounds a lot like the Mole People living under New York City that were featured in the documentary Dark Days.
You know those things that were really popular in the early days of social media called Flash Mobs? Well apparently the fine people of Louisiana have just caught on to this ten year old fad that no one really does anymore. You see, a few weeks ago nearly 200 teenagers gathered in the food court of the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge to carry out some sort of flash mob. For some unknown reason a fight broke out and the flash mob turned into a real mob scene with people scrambling for the exits. Brendan Spaar thinks the fight was due to 200 people realizing that their time had been wasted and that no one knew what a flash mob was. Flash mobs are supposed to have a purpose like a song and dance routine or random acts of kindness. This is more proof of why Louisiana is not the cultural capital of the south.
Brendan Spaar is an avid photographer and tech blogger from Forsyth County, Georgia since 2012. When he's not working or volunteering, you might see him exploring all the great places in search of things to share in his blog.Favorite quote- "If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements."