Misery loves company, and the creator of a new Tumblr called “This Charming Charlie” has brilliantly found a way to connect two of the most famous mopes in pop culture history: Smiths frontman Morrissey and cartoon punching bag Charlie Brown.
As Gawker points out, the blog matches Smiths lyrics with Peanuts panels — for example, Lucy delares, “I am human and I need to be loved just like everybody else does” to a nonplussed Charlie Brown. “Is it wrong to not always be glad?” asks a glum Brown in another panel.
According to her site, Oakland-based graphic designer Lauren LoPrete was inspired by a 1986 Smiths poster featuring a cumbersome Charlie Brown. The results are certainly charming.