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Have you ever seen the now banned Bugs Bunny cartoon featuring a meat hungry dog?  If not; the gist of the story line is that a starving dog hatches a plan to get food by running a scam to respond to all of the lost and found ads for a lost cat.  The first phase of his plan is to have the cat (an abused captive of the dog) swipe food from the house of the owner it has been returned to.  Each time the cat delivers the food, the dog says in disgust "what?! no Gravy?"  After a while of this he hatches an even larger scam where he has the cat in a basket with a string attached to the cat and a trap door at the bottom of the basket.  Over and over you see the people hand the dog money and the dog yanks the cat at the last minute from the basket.... finally the dog has enough money to buy a meat market.  He rejoices with a line..."Acres and Acers of meat and it's mine... all mine!"  A total  classic.

So what does this have to do with IT?  Well this weekend was NJ Code Camp III and a group of us were chatting about how damn busy we've been and how hard it has been to keep up with all the latest stuff.  In the blink of an eye we've got SQL Server 2005, VS 2005, Vista, WPF, LINQ, Sharepoint 2007, Office 2007, XAML, ASP.Net 2.0, .Net 3.0, CAB, BizTalk 2006, Atlas, etc. etc.

So back to the cartoon.  In the final scene the dog is laying on the metal meat counter having consumed all the meat in the whole store.  His gut is just about touching the ceiling and he is moaning in pain.  Suddenly the cat enters stage right and he says in the most evil of voices "And this time we didn't forget the Gravy!"  The cat proceeds to stick a funnel in the dogs mouth, the dog unable to move can only mutter "no... no... no"  and with a few drops of sweat on the brow of the dog, the cat begins to poor in a giant canister of gravy.

Feeling like a dog today....

--chaz

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 1:57 PM .Net , Other , Microsoft , Code Camp NJ | Back to top


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Good one, Chaz...

I call that 'drinking from a fire hose' ... you tend to get less and less inside you and more on you the higher the water pressure.
Left by Dave on Nov 20, 2006 2:22 PM

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Dave,

Certainly a more eliquent way of puting it, but I really love that damn cartoon. Oh and for those of you who care I did see that I used the word "poor" instead of "pour" in the last sentance.... well you get it anyway!
Left by --chaz on Nov 20, 2006 2:44 PM

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Hey
How do you find the video of this cartooon
cya
Left by Phil. on Jun 25, 2007 4:19 AM

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I would also LOVE to see that cartoon. I have been looking for it...Can't seem to find it.
Left by Fil on Jul 24, 2007 4:40 AM

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Please help me find this cartoon. It is my favorite and I desperately would like to DVR it.
Left by Natalia From Fort Lauderdale on Oct 03, 2007 8:08 PM

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This is where to find "And this time, we didn`t for get the gravy!" I only hope more of the world will be enlightened by seeing this cartoon.

http://www.thewebpen.net/blog/2006/06/this-time-we-didnt-forget-the-gravy.html

Left by The Ganner on Oct 15, 2007 11:12 PM

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Thank you so much for telling me where to find this. I quote this line all the time (I am an 80's child) and have told my daugther about this cartoon and how funny it was. It is my favorite!
Left by Donna B on Feb 19, 2008 12:52 PM

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