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Duck Pimples

Duck Pimples is a 1945 animated whodunnit short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The cartoon parodies film noir dramas. Donald Duck's imagination, enhanced by scary stories on the radio and in books, moves him into a real crime world, which turns out to be imaginary. Donald's dream is enhanced by the backgrounds that abruptly change each time a new character appears in it. Scenes where Donald is threatened with a knife and the detective is threatened with an axe were at one time cut, but have been restored for the DVD release; the cartoon is the closest Disney got to the zany world of Tex Avery, references his Who Killed Who? in two ways: the use of an organ instead of a traditional orchestral score, having Billy Bletcher voice the detective. Additionally, the character of Pauline is an obvious inspiration for the character of Jessica Rabbit in the 1988 feature Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Cartoon Brew called Duck Pimples "the creepiest Disney short made" and its animation a "top-drawer work".

The cartoon was included in the DVD Disney Treasures: Wave 5: The Chronological Donald Volume 2. Donald Duck: Clarence Nash Harold King/Mystery Writer: Doodles Weaver Detective Hennessey: Billy Bletcher Radio characters: Doodles Weaver

Keith Jennings (cricketer)

Keith Francis Jennings, born at Wellington, Somerset on 5 October 1953, played first-class and List A cricket for Somerset from 1975 to 1981. He was a right-arm medium pace bowler. Jennings was a carpenter and joiner by trade who modelled his medium-paced bowling on that of Tom Cartwright and was one of Cartwright's successors as the defensive bowling heart of Somerset's successful one-day cricket side of the late 1970s, he made his first-class and List A debuts in 1975 and the following year was a regular member of Somerset's one-day team. His batting showed promise, against the West Indies in 1976 he made 49 of an 82-run eighth wicket partnership with his captain, Brian Close, whose own watchful innings of 88 earned him a recall to the England team at the age of 45; that year, his 51 not out took Somerset from a parlous 116 for seven to a three-wicket victory with three balls to spare against Nottinghamshire at Nottingham. But his batting declined markedly and in 1979, when he played in 19 of Somerset's first-class matches, he made only 19 runs all season.

But Jennings' principal role was as a tidy, dependable bowler in one-day cricket. His figures scarcely show many highlights, but his record of being selected alongside stars such as Ian Botham, Joel Garner and Viv Richards indicates a value not measured in wickets. In 1978, he took 40 first-class wickets, the most he achieved in a season, was awarded his county cap; the bowling included a return of five for 18 in 23.5 overs in the match against Sussex at Hove. That was his only five-wicket haul in senior cricket, yet with all the stars available he was picked for both the crucial matches at the end of the season when it seemed that Somerset might at last win a trophy: in the event, the county lost both the Gillette Cup final to Sussex and the final John Player League match to Essex and missed out on both trophies. The following season, 1979, Jennings was again a regular and he played in most of Somerset's first-class matches, though he took only 20 first-class wickets in the season. At the end of the season, Somerset arrived at the same position as in the previous year – finalists in the Gillette Cup and with a chance of winning the Sunday 40-over competition.

This time, both titles were won, though Jennings appeared in only the Gillette Cup final, where he bowled his 12 overs for just 29 runs, the most economical of the Somerset bowlers. In 1980, Somerset lost the services of Garner to the West Indies tour, new players were introduced to cover the gaps. With a changing side, Jennings did not regain it. Apart from a couple of first-team appearances, he played in 1981 for the second eleven and with his contract due for renewal at the end of the season, he chose not to have it renewed, left county cricket