School House Rock that is. The former Creative Director of ABC Animation and creator of School House Rock, an ABC series of animated shorts focused on educating children, Thomas G. Yohe died of cancer this week. He came up with the idea while working at an advertising firm in 1971. Educating children through fun eye catchy cartoons coupled with bubble gum style lyrics that entertained. This endeavor earned him several Emmy awards over the years. I was saddened by this news but felt envious and grateful that he was able to create such work that had (even today) such an impact on our culture. Here is my favorite clip from these shorts.