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 …

$425 for a Pair of Dirty Jeans?

The $425 dirty jeans from Nordstrom.
Would you pay $425 for these jeans? (Nordstrom)


How much would you pay for pair of old, dirty, worn out blue jeans? Nordstrom thinks that a tune of about $425 sounds about right. Seriously. At least you can get free shipping if you order online.

Made in Portugal, Nordstrom describes The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans as “Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty.”

Actually, what I think they meant to say was that with these jeans, you could give off the impression that you aren’t afraid of getting down and dirty without actually having to do so. Heck, at $425, you could hire your butler to roll around in your muddy backyard for you to give that same impression. Perhaps the funniest part is the washing instructions advising that owners wash cold and then line dry. Only the rich can get away with wearing dirty clothes. Ironically, the clean version of these Jeans sell for $196.


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