Sunday, July 02, 2017

Canuck Duck

Nothing says CANADA like a six-storey-tall, 89 foot long (more than 27 metres) inflatable RUBBER DUCK weighing in at 30,000 pounds (13,600-kilograms)...



The duck is travelling throughout the Province of Ontario this summer as part of Canada's 150th birthday celebrations.

But rather than making a splash, the duck's $200,000 price tag has some taxpayers crying fowl.

And feathers have been ruffled by claims that the giant bath toy is a fraud.



The question remains: Why a rubber duck? How is this in any way related to Canadian history or to Canadian culture?

So over to you now, Bitches. What giant inflatable object do you think would be more representative of Canada than a rubber duck?

22 comments:

  1. A giant inflatable Mistress, eh!

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    1. I'll have you know I have no inflatable parts.

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  2. Giant Inflatable Ginger Male Sex Doll :)

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    1. DAMIEN: Can you spare one from your own collection?

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    1. NORMA: We here at Infomaniac value your opinion.

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  4. Perhaps one giant inflatable lake snake, not the real one but the mythological one : You have thousands of inland lakes that are inhabited by mythological "snakes of the lake", dragon-like creatures who now and then snack on kayakers.
    Think of the Great Horned Serpent of the Algonquian people. I'm not familiar with the mythology over there, just did some search once for spirits of lakes and waters, because I'm fascinated by our own "Noek", a not very friendly "Wesenheit" who once nearly grabbed me.
    Or maybe a large thunderbird, if it's not too "touristic" nowadays.
    Hope the rubber duck doesn't explode - if you keep her away from a bottle of Canadian Club, that is ...

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    1. MAGO: Noek? This requires further explanation.

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  5. Frankly the inflatable duck is so 2010 China.

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    1. COOKIE: The duck exploded in Taiwan and was swept away by floodwaters in China.

      Who knows what fate awaits it here?

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  6. Perhaps a giant inflatable Justin Trudeau ... modeled after your sidebar photo?

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    1. WILL J: I’ll get right on it. And then YOU can have a go.

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    2. Merci!

      You are so kind (waiting patiently as the line forms).

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  7. "The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The Rubber Duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!" Apparently. Jx

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    1. JON: You know what else relieves tension?

      A good wank.

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    2. If the Mistress gets her rocks off over an 89 foot long inflatable rubber duck, who am I to intervene? Jx

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  8. I would have thought of an inflatable John A Macdonald but... I think I'll pass on this one and just wish happy 150th to all my fellow citizens.

    Joyeux z'anniversaire Canada!

    I know... I'm late... again

    Hugs
    Jon

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    1. HUGGY JON: Meanwhile, Montréal turned 375.

      Bonne fête Montréal!

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  9. Thank you.I now have that damned "Convoy" song in my head.
    Ten Four, Rubber Duck.

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    1. DINAHMOW: What’s your “handle?”

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  10. I would have liked to have seen a giant inflatable Canadian goose hissing aggressively. I have fond memories of taking Lulu our family dog to the local park, she loved nothing more than to feast on Canadian goose shit, she couldn't get enough of it and she lived to the ripe old age of 16 for a springer spaniel that's ancient.

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    1. MITZI: They say that Canada Goose poop is almost as big a threat to America as Donald Trump.

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