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Things You Learn While Doing Other Things

This morning as I was drinking my morning coffee and doing Saturday's Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle this clue caught my eye: 50 across, "1890s warning song for sailor's."  All I could think of was "Red sky in the morning, sailor's warning, red sky at night, sailor's delight," but that didn't fit, so I worked around it, until…

I figured it out, "asleep in the deep," which, of course, made me realize that Chuck Jones' 1962 cartoon "A Sheep in the Deep" title was a pun on the song (it had to come from somewhere, right?)  Then I did a search for it online and found a recording of the song by Thurl Ravenscroft (the voice of Tony the Tiger) and the man who sang "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch," for the Chuck Jones directed 1966 television special, "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"  It couldn't get any better!  So, for your listening and viewing pleasure, I bring you Mr. Ravenscroft singing "Asleep in the Deep" along with Jones' "A Sheep in the Deep."


And here's yesterday's puzzle (which you can see I'm short two answers, 35 down and 55 across, let me know if you have the answers!)



Image of the Day: A Sheep in the Deep

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A color model drawing from the Chuck Jones 1962 "A Sheep in the Deep," co-directed by Maurice Noble with animation by Tom Ray, Ken Harris, Richard Thompson and Bob Bransford; assistant layout by Corny Cole (now teaching at CalArts in Valencia, see below.)

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Linda Jones Clough (Chuck Jones' daughter) with Cornelius 'Corny' Cole at a reception for Bob Kurtz in September of 2006.