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Tales of Explorer Duck


It all started one day when a duck collecting friend of mine from Pennsylvania named Olivia had an idea….”Let’s start a duck chain”. What is a duck chain? Let me explain the duck chain and how it works (in non duckspeak)….. Olivia buys a duck. She begins by taking pictures of this duck (given the well-suited name “Explorer Duck”) in her city. She then sends the duck out to another duck collector in another city. That person keeps the duck for a while and takes pictures of it in their city. Then that person would send it to another duck collector, and so on.

Explorer Duck has already traveled to 4 cities in the US with more to come. Then the duck heads across the pond to the UK and the Netherlands! And-Duckshow is going to be updating this lucky ducky’s travels! Let’s take a look at some of Explorer Ducks adventures thus far:

It all began in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Here she challenges the folks at Smokin’ Joes to a game of pool.

Explorer Duck: (talking about a previous game…er..hustle) “He called the case nine in the side, a two-railer. He bounced it off the point with a major choke, it banks it in the corner and he slips on the wrap, flips the stick out of his grip, and miscues. With ball-in-hand on the five I hooked him behind the six for the nine ride.” I hear she’s also good at darts.

Explorer duck also found time to hang out with the locals at Pat Catan’s for some arts and crafts.

Next stop….Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Here are a couple of highlights of her stay there:

Here she is posing with Perry Como’s statue.

Explorer Duck (singing): “Don’t let the stars get in your eyes,
Don’t keep your heart from me,
For some day I’ll return,
And you know you’re the only one I’ll ever love!”

And here she is rocking out to her favorite band, Junk Fingers. (You can see her back there in the far left on the speaker.)

Then Explorer Duck was off to St. Paul, Minnesota where a flock of ducks were awaiting her arrival:

And I hear they had one hell of a party in her honor. Rubber ducks know how to party. If you have any doubts about their celebratory ways,  you obviously haven’t seen this clip:

Now you know.

Explorer Duck also visited Harriet Island Regional Park.

She then spent time enjoying the winter wonderland with one of the locals named “Bert.” She found him lovely, but knew that it would never work out with her traveling lifestyle…so she bid him goodbye and promised to write. Am I reading too much into these adventures? Perhaps….but that’s how we do it on Duckshow….with a little imagination and a lot of quackiness;)

Tune in tomorrow for her fourth stop…..Ohio! For now I bid you all adieu!

Photos by fellow duck collectors extraordinaire: Melissa, Olivia, Autumn, and Alena.

Amusing Duck….Hunt


When I first “layed” my eyes on this little gem I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by it’s duckish charm! I also got a good chuckle at the description of the duck on the front and back of the box.  Here is the back of the box:

And if the description isn’t amusing enough, here is the duck in “Bump N’ Go” action:

I have been wanting this duck for a long time, but it is almost impossible to track down online. Sure, there are imitations out there. But they just don’t measure up to this particular model. Then, suddenly I had an idea….I shall go on a Duck Hunt… for the elusive Amusing Duck! And what more logical place to hunt this duck down than in Manhattan’s Chinatown! Sound the gong!

So I made the trek to Chinatown. To cross or not to cross the street…that was the question. Not really. I was just getting mixed “signals” at the Bayard St. crosswalk.  I crossed (of course) going from stop to shop searching for said duck.

I brought a picture along so I wouldn’t seem like a complete moron when asking about this rare species of duck. I asked all the shop owners if they had seen this duck or knew where I could find it. Most of them laughed (or looked at me like I was nuts) and sent me to another street or shop in the area. After hours of hunting, I was growing weary from walking around in the frigid weather and decided to call off the search. Alas, my search was not successful…this time.

It wasn’t a completely wasted trip, I must say. I spotted tons of little rubber ducks in one of the shops. Had I been looking for those today, I would have hit the jackpot! As for the Amusing Duck….the hunt continues. Gaggle! Gaggle!

Snow Day Quackiness


Distant voice: “Hey, hey you guys, hey.”

Duckee Hill: “Do you hear something?”

Duckslope: “You mean that…’hey, hey you guys, hey?’…..yeah. Where is that coming from?”

* Cheese Duck’s head pops up from out of the snow *

Cheese: “Hey you guys. Whew, that’s better. How is it that I can float on water but not on snow?”

Duckee Hill (to Duckslope): “That Cheese is an odd bird.”

More Snow Day Fun


SO much fun was to be had in all the snow that had fallen this winter. The ducks couldn’t help but enjoy themselves in the fresh powder.

The ski ducks go out to test out the newly formed snow dunes…er mountains.

Ski ducks: “Weeeeeee!”

Duckslope and Duckee Hill build a snowman…er duck.

And a family of snowducks enjoy a day of basking in the snow.

Let it Snow


‘Twas the night after Christmas and in came a blizzard….so the next day the ducks decided to go out and play.

Ducks: “Yay! Let’s go play in the snow!”

Then the wind started to kick up.

Ducks: “Uh oh! It’s getting windy!”

And it was hard to see.

Ducks: “Who cares! Let’s play in the snow! Woot, woot, quack!”

And off they went!

There’s a New Hero In Town


Captain Duckamerica: “Justice and freedom for all duckkind!”

Captain Duckamerica! Keeping the subways safe in Gotham City!

Captain Duckamerica: “Gonna take a ride on the Q train!”

…Looks like Captain Duckamerica has some company…..seems some rogues followed him out of the subway…..watch out, Captain Duckamerica!

Luna’s Adventures in Duck-efeller Center


When we last left off Luna (the little duck visiting from Pittsburgh) explored the crossroads of the world AKA Times Square. She hopped into a cab to her next destination…..Rockefeller Center.

Luna: “Thanks for the ride across town, Mr Cabbie! Now for some exploration…Like my new scarf? It’s a little chilly out here and a duck’s gotta stay warm and look fashionably nize whilst in NYC.”

After getting out of the cab, Luna waddled through Rock Center.

Luna: “Here is where they put that huge Christmas tree! Must pose for a picture.”

Luna: “And here is where that ice skating rink goes! Looks like they are wasting no time getting that thing set up.”

Luna: “I wonder if that peacock will come out if I hang around for a while?”

Luna never came across that NBC peacock-but she did meet a mallard.

Luna: “Hello there, Mr. Mallard. How’s living here in Rockefeller Center?”

Mallard: “It’s just fabulous, rubber duckie. And that scarf you have on is just delightful…purple is the new black, you know.”

 

Next stop…Radio City Music Hall.

Luna: “Perhaps I will audition for the Rockettes. These bird legs can kick higher than one might think!”

Luna: “Long way up….I’d fly to the top….for a Klondike Bar.

Luna: “One last stop for the day…..The Late Show! I wonder if Dave has any Top Ten lists about rubber ducks?”

And with that Luna headed back to her luxurious hotel to take a bath…

Luna: “I gotta worsh up! Comic Con is just around the corner!”

Riddle Me This….


Riddle me this….There are two ducks in front of a duck, two ducks behind a duck, and a duck in the middle. How many ducks are there?

Stay tuned for the answer and more when Batduck and Robin face the Riddler!

Adventures of a Little Duck Named Luna


Through the duck channels of the internet I have made friends with other rubber duck collectors. We formed an underground secret society for duck collectors on planet earth…Okay, not really..but it sounded exciting so I threw it in. The actual story is that I came upon a wonderful website for rubber duck collectors called Duckplanet when I began collecting rubber ducks. It is such a fun website and a very guilty pleasure of mine. I have bought and traded ducks with some of the folks and also met a few of them in person. Now to the point of this story…….I met a great gal on Duckplanet named Alena from the Pittsburgh area and she has a traveling duck named Luna. Luna had been cooped up for too long and needed a vacation…so she came to New York City. Here are the adventures (as seen through the eyes of Luna, of course).

After making her way to the Casa De Pato (translation-duck house AKA my apartment) in Astoria, NY (Queens). Luna decides to get out and see Times Square, but first she must take the subway:

Luna: “Like a streetcar…except more crowded and smelly.”

After about a 20 minute subway ride on the N train she found herself at the crossroads of the world…aka Times Square.

Luna: “I’m a little famished. How’s about I get somethin’ to eat.”

Luna (waddling up to a hotdog cart): “Is this stuff  ‘city chicken’ ?”

Hot dog Vendor: “No, it’s street meat.”

Luna: “I’ll just have a can of pop and a hot dog, extra mustard and relish please.”

After having a street dog Luna continues to see the sites of Times Square.

Luna: “I can see the Great White Way from here. I should see a show…but what to see?”

Luna: “A show at the Marquis perhaps? I will have to come see it whenever I get some time.”

Luna: “Well this looks familliar! A little bit of Pennsylvania here in the big apple.”

….And after a tour of Times Square Luna is off to her next adventure. Where will she go? Stay tuned…

Luna: “Taaaaaaaaaaxi!!!!!”

Snow Day


“Hey, Susie Snowboard! It’s snowing out today! Let’s go hit the city stoops!”

“Weeeeeee! Nothing like stoop skiing and snowboarding!”

Later that day……….