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Who gives a duck?

Earlier, I posted some photos from downtown Lawrence. Mark, the very first commenter, asked about the duck.

About ten years ago, during the height of the Beanie Baby craze, it seemed that everyone and their cousin was coming out with Beanie Buddies, Teeny Beanies, and a bunch of other knockoffs. I was pretty disgusted with the whole Beanie Baby thing, so when I saw a particularly homely ripoff, I had to have it.

I thought he looked like a bit of a punk duck, with a white Mohawk, so I called him "Mr. Ducky." (Later, I realized he had a beak, not a bill, and I suddenly realized he was supposed to be a newly-hatched chicken, not a duck, but the name stuck.) He immediately took his place on my dashboard and served as my loyal and faithful co-pilot. And he's stayed on the dash of every car I've had since (with one brief sojourn on a rear shelf, when the dash wouldn't hold him), keeping me safe from accidents and speeding tickets. He can be seen in a couple of photos when I introduced The Shaggin' Wagon to Wizbang readers, especially the front and rear views.

Recently, I had a few ideas for some photos that might prove interesting to Wizbang readers. But with a few of them, it might prove awkward to take the photos without attracting the wrong type of attention. Also, I thought it might be fun to "personalize" the photos, to put a little something in them to make them clearly mine. (Besides the crappy quality, of course.)

And thus was born a new feature I'll be introducing soon -- "Mr. Duckie's New Hampshire." I'll be taking Mr. Duckie to various historic and notable landmarks around Manchester and southern New Hampshire for photo shoots, giving Wizbang readers a little slice of local color. I already have two sets of photos ready, with plans for two more in the near future -- maybe this weekend.

It's hardly an original idea, but I think it could be fun. And if anyone has any suggestions or requests, just mention it in the comments or e-mail them to me at jaytea (at) wizbangblog.com.


Comments (9)

How about some tastefully d... (Below threshold)

How about some tastefully done nudes of Megan Plebani, with or without the duck?

There'll soon be some nice ... (Below threshold)
Santay:

There'll soon be some nice colors in NH. You and Mr. Ducky should have some good photo ops.

But why a duck? Why a no c... (Below threshold)
Ian:

But why a duck? Why a no chicken?

I'm with Bullwinkle. Witho... (Below threshold)
Lew Clark:

I'm with Bullwinkle. Without the duck it would be porn. With the duck it's avante guard art. In fact you might think of a "duck visits the girls of New Hampshire" full feature!
Especially since we've already determined that the "new ride" is a babe magnet, it should be no problem.

May I request a favorite si... (Below threshold)
me:

May I request a favorite site for Mr. Ducky to visit? In my previous job, I would frequently fly into and out of Manchester Airport. In the summer, afternoon thunderstorms brought regular delays and cancellations of flights out, and the airlines would load passengers on planes and line us up on the taxiway knowing full well that after a two hour wait they would deplane us and tell us to get in line with 300 other angry customers to reschedule our flights. So could you get a pic of Mr. Ducky somewhere associated with the airport? It would remind me of one reason I took my current job, one without travel through (^@!#+~!!) Manchester Airport.

The duck should travel the ... (Below threshold)
j. blair:

The duck should travel the same route as the gnome in the movie Amelie.

The duck needs to see the w... (Below threshold)
duck vacation:

The duck needs to see the world. Have WhizBang readers 'bill'et the duck and then return the duck (unharmed) with his souvenir pics for you to share.

I love the idea, and Mr. Du... (Below threshold)
-S-:

I love the idea, and Mr. Ducky, too, for that matter. However, Jay Tea, the very thread on which you indicate that you are taking Mr. Ducky too seriously, is the day that Mr. Ducky loses. No good duck deserves any less.

I happen to really love duc... (Below threshold)
-S-:

I happen to really love ducks, by the way.




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