When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Cinderella: A Little Girl's Friend or Foe?

Are Disney princesses harmless or harmful to children?
Lily James plays Cinderella in Disney's live action version of its famed animated classic. (Disney)
Although it has been years since Walt Disney introduced us to his version of the Cinderella story in 1950, the debate rages on whether or not Disney princess are actually a good influence on our daughters. Cinderella is one of the most popular princesses in the franchise with many little girls wanting to be and look just like her. But is this damsel in distress story really harmful? It depends on who you ask.

"Even if you are an adult Disney fan, it’s hard to defend some of the earlier princess movies. After all, in films like Snow White and Cinderella, there’s not much the female protagonists did except some excellent housekeeping and finding a prince to make out with." says Caroline Pate of Bustle.com. She goes on to say that even though the more recent Disney films like Frozen and Brave show a different side to the princess lifestyle, the movies still have troubling messages.

"While these films and others like them may not follow exactly the same formula as the original Cinderella tale, they do have much of the same general outline: a woman, with some kind of special, inherent talent, is saved from her dull life when someone important finally takes notice of her."


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