Saturday, November 30, 2013

Credit Past Due

     It is past time to right a wrong.   How many of us have seen the original animated "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"?    Only a few didn't raise their hands, the rest of us started humming one of the great tunes from this holiday special.  But the most famous of songs, "The Grinch Song", has never been credited to the singer.

His name, Thurl Ravenscroft (not made up).   

     For Disneyphiles, he is also several voices in Disneyland and Disney World.  My favorite, the singing busts in the Haunted Mansion.  

He is Uncle Theodore, second head from the left, singing the lead.

For Sugar Frosted Flakes slurpers, he was Tony The Tiger.

Because of this totally unacceptable neglect towards Mr. Ravenscroft,
I hereby declare 
December 15th as Thurl Ravenscroft Day.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Accentuate The Positive....

I have been reminded to stop dwelling on the negative and look towards the bright side of things as we enter the holiday season.

OK, uh....

Burns native and Oregon Alum, Kellen Clemens has led 
the St. Louis Rams to 2 straight wins.

The Duck Men's basketball team is off to a great start 
and has added some exciting new faces.

The Red Wings are playing good enough to 
stay close to the leaders in their division of the NHL.

The Lions are still holding on 
to the top spot in their division.

The Tigers look like they will be able to hang on
to Cy Young winner, Max Scherzer,
 after unloading Prince Fielder's huge contract.

Baylor lost, too.

There, you happy?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just Shut Up, Already

My favorite quote comes from Abraham Lincoln, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."   When Josh Huff and De'Anthony Thomas popped off about their disdain for the Rose Bowl, one of the most prestigious bowls in existence, they set their team up for failure.  Stupid, is all I can think to say, and we all know what Uncle Si has to say about that,

I would ask you two about the Civil War, but you probably think it's no big deal, either.  I wonder how excited Oregon State is about the game?   Oh and by the way, the bouquet of Roses waiting for you at home is from Stanford.  The card simply says, Thanks.