Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mail Something Amazing

Support the troops by sending them rubber duckies!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Driver Wanted for Killing Ducks

What is with all of the duck violence? A man in Ohio ran over 10 ducklings! One survived, and mama duck got away unscathed. Why would you kill a duck? Seriously!!

Best law ever: It is illegal to intentionally kill ducks in Ohio.

Image via: iloveduckies

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Gay Ducks Banned in the UK

UKIP [UK Independence Party] MEP's are outraged that books illustrating gay relationships are now allowed in schools under the new Sexual Orientation Regulations Act. Books that have upset UKIPers include 'The Sissy Duckling', a book that shows how a gay duck can be a hero too, 'Hello Sailor and 'Daddy's Room mate'.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Ducks on the Hunt

A lovely discovery on Flickr.

And happy birthday to Heather!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Beating Up Ducks! What the???



It's a bad day for waterfowl in Scottsdale, Arizona. Some freak is beating up ducks! No really. Check out the disturbing story.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

10 Little Rubber Ducks

Some good summer reading. 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle. Inspired by this true ducky story.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bird Cinema




Like birds? Like Video? Then you'll love Bird Cinema! (Now let's load the site up with ducks, like these webbies playin' in the puddle, post haste.)

Thanks Carol!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ducks in the Comics

From American Elf

I don't get it, do you? I don't think it's supposed to be funny. But ducks are awesome, so whatever.

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Duck Is Mightier Than Tiger

"El Pato, the waddling duck from Argentina, outplayed the best player in the world on a day when Woods was buffed to grab his 13th major title."

Yeah, I don't know what that means either, but apparently, Angel Cabrera is nicknamed "Duck" and he beat the golf pants off Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open. Again, the ducks are just taking over sports!

Full story here.

Thanks Heater!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Counting Waterfowl


The Department of Natural Resources has been counting ducks are a finding a declining number of breeding mallards. Egads! So how exactly does one count ducks and waterfowl? The St. Cloud Times (Minnesota) explains it all.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Happy Belated Birthday Donald Duck!

Donald Duck turned 73 on June 9. Happy Birthday little guy! (You look great.)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ducks Unlimited: Saving Ducks Everywhere!

They're in the business of saving ducks--what's not to love. Find out more on Ducks.org.

Monday, June 11, 2007

A Flotilla of Rubber Ducks Lost at Sea


Not exactly breaking news, but intriguing nonetheless. From a 2003 article in the CS Monitor.

"buoyed perhaps by the prospect of an end to their pelagic paddling, a flotilla of yellow bathtub rubber ducks, lost at sea when they fell off a container ship in the North Pacific in 1992, is about to wash up on Europe's western shores, according to an oceanographer who has been tracking them for years."

Read the whole fascinating article here.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Ruthie the Duck Girl

Discovered by my dear friend and colleague, Steinhart (holla) whilst looking for a prom date. (I kid, I kid!!)

Here's the story of the Duck Girl of Nawlins:

For almost 50 years, she has been a living, loopy, ambulatory French Quarter landmark: Miss Ruthie the Duck Girl, a sidewalk sideshow followed by waddling water fowl and wide-eyed tourists. For a while, she was Ruthie on wheels, roller-skating to the beat of a different drummer. And she’s also been Ruthie the wild bride of the streets, trailing veils as she makes her rounds, cadging beers and smokes "for later," smilingly sweet one moment, cursing a blue streak the next. …Outlandish and capricious, she’s the last of the great Quarter characters, an eccentric on a scale both lowly and grand…"
~ David Cuthbert, The Times Picayune

"But she’s more than just an offbeat character; she’s a symbol of the past, from long before what some see as the Disneyfication of the Quarter, when New Orleans was a haven for eccentrics. In fact, if the changes in the French Quarter in recent decades could be expressed mathematically, Ruthie might just be the only constant in the equation."
~ The Oxford American

"Ruthie came to epitomize the unregimented, unconventional and permissive side of Vieux Carre culture, the kind of insouciant charm that has seduced thousands over the years and burned, in those who paid attention, a memory of street life unlike anywhere else in America, maybe the world."
~ Chris Rose, The Times Picayune

Via: eccentricneworleans

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Pittsburgh Ducks!


Carol's sister Rini poses with some dashing duck watering cans.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Winter Ducks '06




Thanks again Carol for the great shot!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Philly Ducks Day 3/Part 2




Ducks at the Museum's Gift shop. (I'm a little scared of the first one.)

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