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manapualabs
12-26-2011, 04:53 PM
Found a statue of Charlie Brown and strapped the KPK tenor onto him.31476
There are lots of these around town, I might try and dress each on up with an `ukulele and take a photo!

Nickie
12-26-2011, 05:14 PM
Reminds me of a game I used to play with people all across the country. We'd photograph our scooter in front of some landmark, you know, like an outhouse or something of significance, and post it on a scooter forum for others to try to copy. I was a blast, for a while. We called it Scooter Tag.
Hmmm... ukulele tag? I dunno...

ricdoug
12-26-2011, 05:18 PM
Kinda' like a Flat Stanley:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Stanley

ksiegel
12-26-2011, 06:01 PM
The one time I was in Santa Rosa, I remember seeing all of the Peanuts Characters around town.

I think it was cool that the Powers that Be chose to recognize Charles Schultz in that fashion.

oh - Nice photo, BTW.



-Kurt

mm stan
12-27-2011, 05:49 AM
if anyone can send me one...I'll pay them for it and the shipping...thanks..

SuzukHammer
12-27-2011, 07:13 AM
I think there is another Charlie Brown stationed on the sidewalk by a great little cafe that serves breakfast and lunch by the old train station that is now a coffee house. If you take a photo there and eat one of the great omelettes there, take a picture of that one.

I use to work for a company located in Santa Rosa.

OldePhart
12-27-2011, 07:15 AM
Reminds me of a game I used to play with people all across the country. We'd photograph our scooter in front of some landmark, you know, like an outhouse or something of significance, and post it on a scooter forum for others to try to copy. I was a blast, for a while. We called it Scooter Tag.
Hmmm... ukulele tag? I dunno...

Hmmm "...some landmark, you know, like an outhouse..."

Heh, heh. Just hit my funny bone...

bazmaz
12-27-2011, 08:05 AM
But of course!

http://www.gotaukulele.com/2011/03/couldnt-have-put-it-better-myself.html

manapualabs
12-27-2011, 01:41 PM
But of course!

http://www.gotaukulele.com/2011/03/couldnt-have-put-it-better-myself.html

That is awesome!

Here is the link to statue and locations.
http://srtan.com/CB/cbMain.htm

We looked for #35 at the Luther Burbank house, but couldn't find him. :(

mm stan
12-27-2011, 02:14 PM
That is awesome!

Here is the link to statue and locations.
http://srtan.com/CB/cbMain.htm

We looked for #35 at the Luther Burbank house, but couldn't find him. :(
Aloha Charsiubau,
Thank you for the page...do you have a contact tele number or address to where they are sold..Mahalo..

fitncrafty
12-27-2011, 02:16 PM
Found a statue of Charlie Brown and strapped the KPK tenor onto him.31476
There are lots of these around town, I might try and dress each on up with an `ukulele and take a photo!

That so needs to belong to eugene ukulele!

mm stan
12-27-2011, 02:35 PM
That so needs to belong to eugene ukulele!

Yes Fitncrafty...I was thinking of his birthday...he he

manapualabs
12-27-2011, 06:45 PM
Aloha Charsiubau,
Thank you for the page...do you have a contact tele number or address to where they are sold..Mahalo..

Aloha,

Here is the Peanuts on Parade page:

http://www.peanutsonparade.com/index.shtml

And this is the explanatory article from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20050506/NEWS/505060337?p=1&tc=pg

Good luck!

Nickie
12-27-2011, 07:40 PM
Hmmm "...some landmark, you know, like an outhouse..."

Heh, heh. Just hit my funny bone...

It was meant to. I like hitting funny bones!

manapualabs
12-31-2011, 05:14 PM
That so needs to belong to eugene ukulele!

I was thinking of eugene ukulele when I did this.

ricdoug
01-01-2012, 05:50 AM
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=peanuts+statue

They're only $9 Grand! (not including shipping):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Peanuts-Lucy-Sky-Diamonds-Statue-Beatles-Song-6-Foot-Unique-Gift-/300642433122?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45ffaf7862

"Peanuts "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" Statue

Put Around Saint Paul MN To Commemorate Peanuts Creator Charles M. Schulz In 2002

This Is The Only Statue Like This, It Has The Lyrics From The Beatles Song On It

Made Of Fiberglass On A Concrete Block

It Weighs Around 600 Pounds, About 5'10" Tall, On A 3' x 3' Block

Used, Shows Wear, Minor Marks, Some Breaks In The Concrete

This Might Be Your Only Chance To Own This, Because Once Someone GetsThis, You May Never See This Again

This Is Modern Art, Only To Appreciate In Value

Free Shipping, I Will Drive This There Myself, To 48 States, Not Alaska, Hawaii, Or Puerto Rico

$1500 Discount For Local Pick Up

Sold As Is"

manapualabs
01-01-2012, 06:05 AM
According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat article the original statues cost $3K to make. I think they are probably all worth different amounts depending upon the artist that painted them and the artwork itself.

caukulele
02-27-2012, 08:19 AM
It is fun to live in Santa Rosa, and see all the many Peanuts characters. Downtown, on some streets their are several. Makes you smile as you walk around the city.

mds725
02-27-2012, 10:18 AM
I think it would be cool to take photos of ukuleles in recognizable or locally-famous places around the world and to amass them in one place online. I found this photo from Vladivostok, Russia, on the Internet a while ago.

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As for the Peanuts statutes in Santa Rosa, San Francisco has a similar thing with hearts.

http://www.ucira.ucsb.edu/hearts-in-san-francisco/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearts_in_San_Francisco

Artists apply and are selected to paint a heart, after which the hearts are displayed in the city and then auctioned to raise money for San Francisco General Hospital. Many of the hearts are purchased by businesses, which then install them somewhere in the city or lend them for exhibition in public spaces. I think the Charlie Brown stuff is a great way for Santa Rosa to honor Charles Schulz, who, among other things, built a skating rink there. Santa Rosa's airport is named for Schulz. (I guess it would have been a bad idea to call it Red Baron International Airport.)

Hippie Dribble
02-27-2012, 11:08 AM
Good grief manapualabs!!!!

manapualabs
02-27-2012, 12:21 PM
Good grief manapualabs!!!!

You're a good man, eugene ukulele!