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(Daily Mail)   Duck named Buttercup who was born with a backwards left foot that had to be amputated gets a brand new silicone foot. Seriously, why is there no awesome tag?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 57
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2013-07-04 01:44:07 AM
Looks like he's wearing one rain boot


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dy'aaaaww!
 
2013-07-04 04:48:17 AM
You've just enabled this monster to continue his reign of terror, science. I hope you're happy when innocent ducks get loved non-consensually by this cybernetic organism.
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2013-07-04 08:20:24 AM
 
2013-07-04 08:29:51 AM
Gentlemen, we can rebuild him.
 
2013-07-04 08:30:09 AM
It's nice to see they built up Buttercup.
 
2013-07-04 08:33:45 AM
If only there were some sort of insurance that would help cover some of his expenses.....
 
2013-07-04 08:34:47 AM
I'm surprised the link wasn't from Quacked.
 
2013-07-04 08:35:19 AM

FirstNationalBastard: It's nice to see they built up Buttercup.


Didn't want to let you down.
 
2013-07-04 08:37:08 AM

Benjimin_Dover: FirstNationalBastard: It's nice to see they built up Buttercup.

Didn't want to let you down.


But will they lead it around?  And worst of all, they never call!
 
2013-07-04 08:37:28 AM
Is Buttercup the duck diabetic?

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2013-07-04 08:39:25 AM
Seriously, why is there no awesome tag?

Presumably because strange people would think that a duck named Buttercup would be deserving of the tag.
 
2013-07-04 08:40:36 AM
FTA: Brides in Japan are even paying to have themselves printed in 3D on their special day so they can be immortalised on their wedding day.


Pardon?
 
2013-07-04 08:41:10 AM
Thats nice, however the real trick is not to replace the backwards left foot to match the duck , its to replace the backwards duck to match the left foot!
 
2013-07-04 08:44:05 AM
butternuts?
 
2013-07-04 08:44:33 AM
Oh you scientists, something is different so you feel you have to fix it.  Buttercup was born different, not necessarily going to die so you still took his gift away.  His gift to spin in the water.
 
2013-07-04 08:46:43 AM

Bravo Two: Benjimin_Dover: FirstNationalBastard: It's nice to see they built up Buttercup.

Didn't want to let you down.

But will they lead it around?  And worst of all, they never call!


I remember playing that song in the drug store jukebox when I was a kid. Just hanging out,reading comics and drinking root beer floats.
2 plays for a dime. 5 for a quarter. comics cost 12 cents and the float was 30 cents.
the year 1968
good times.
 
2013-07-04 08:47:23 AM
New and improved!

www.strangerdimensions.com
 
2013-07-04 08:50:21 AM

Hobodeluxe: Bravo Two: Benjimin_Dover: FirstNationalBastard: It's nice to see they built up Buttercup.

Didn't want to let you down.

But will they lead it around?  And worst of all, they never call!

I remember playing that song in the drug store jukebox when I was a kid. Just hanging out,reading comics and drinking root beer floats.
2 plays for a dime. 5 for a quarter. comics cost 12 cents and the float was 30 cents.
the year 1968
good times.


I commend you, sir, for giving the correct price of comic books in 1968.

When most people talk of their childhood in the 1960s, they say something ignorant, like comics being a nickel or a dime. But unless it was 1960 or 1961, when comics were still a dime, comic books were 12 cents... and even 15 in late 1969!

Your story is, therefore, authentic, and I will remove myself from your lawn forthwith.
 
2013-07-04 08:50:28 AM

FirstNationalBastard: It's nice to see they built up Buttercup.


What you did there....I see it...clever...you quack me up.

/Old Valentine's card line
 
2013-07-04 08:55:35 AM
Ok, now get on my dinner plate.
 
2013-07-04 08:58:03 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Hobodeluxe: Bravo Two: Benjimin_Dover: FirstNationalBastard: It's nice to see they built up Buttercup.

Didn't want to let you down.

But will they lead it around?  And worst of all, they never call!

I remember playing that song in the drug store jukebox when I was a kid. Just hanging out,reading comics and drinking root beer floats.
2 plays for a dime. 5 for a quarter. comics cost 12 cents and the float was 30 cents.
the year 1968
good times.

I commend you, sir, for giving the correct price of comic books in 1968.

When most people talk of their childhood in the 1960s, they say something ignorant, like comics being a nickel or a dime. But unless it was 1960 or 1961, when comics were still a dime, comic books were 12 cents... and even 15 in late 1969!

Your story is, therefore, authentic, and I will remove myself from your lawn forthwith.


it was a different world back then. My mom would send me to the store to get her cigs. 35 cents a pack. she'd get two packs and I could keep the change from the dollar. that 30 cents (-taxes) would buy me a soda and a pocket full of penny candy and gum.
 
2013-07-04 09:19:37 AM
It'll be great when the 3D printer and scanner market allow the price to drop. Building stuff like a duck foot will be pretty easy. Like, doing it during your lunch break easy. Right now the technology is at the stage I remember the pc being in the 80's; $1200 got you a computer like 8088 with no hard drive. I remember spending big bucks on software back then to do things I can whip out in 5 minutes on a spreadsheet today. Back then I would have called BS if you'd told me I could someday buy quad core that could show HD over high speed at a coffee shop, wireless, for what amounted to about $50 in 1980's dollars.
 
2013-07-04 09:21:44 AM
THURSDUCK
 
2013-07-04 09:24:06 AM
This duck will get out of control. It will get out of control, and we'll be lucky to survive it.
 
2013-07-04 09:25:57 AM
Awww ^_^
 
2013-07-04 09:27:45 AM
I knew I heard a similar story about fixing a foot

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2013-07-04 09:28:08 AM

LordOfThePings: New and improved!

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2013-07-04 09:28:09 AM
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2013-07-04 09:30:09 AM
Just seems like a horrible waste of resources.  There are probably perfectly good ducks with two feet that are getting overlooked because of this greedy asshole.  Jim had a great job working security at the pond when the old ladies would come and feed all the hobo ducks, but they changed the hours so Jim was laid off.  All he really needs is a little time to get back on his feet, you know?  Nice work Buttercup.
 
2013-07-04 09:34:32 AM

FirstNationalBastard: It's nice to see they built up Buttercup.


// nice.

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2013-07-04 09:37:08 AM

Hobodeluxe: FirstNationalBastard: Hobodeluxe: Bravo Two: Benjimin_Dover: FirstNationalBastard: It's nice to see they built up Buttercup.

Didn't want to let you down.

But will they lead it around?  And worst of all, they never call!

I remember playing that song in the drug store jukebox when I was a kid. Just hanging out,reading comics and drinking root beer floats.
2 plays for a dime. 5 for a quarter. comics cost 12 cents and the float was 30 cents.
the year 1968
good times.

I commend you, sir, for giving the correct price of comic books in 1968.

When most people talk of their childhood in the 1960s, they say something ignorant, like comics being a nickel or a dime. But unless it was 1960 or 1961, when comics were still a dime, comic books were 12 cents... and even 15 in late 1969!

Your story is, therefore, authentic, and I will remove myself from your lawn forthwith.

it was a different world back then. My mom would send me to the store to get her cigs. 35 cents a pack. she'd get two packs and I could keep the change from the dollar. that 30 cents (-taxes) would buy me a soda and a pocket full of penny candy and gum.


I had a 19 cent hamburger place down the street where 30 cents would get burger, fries and a coke. By 1980 burgers had gone to 4 for a buck, but if you had a job that paid 8 bucks/hr you could afford to buy a house, new car, and your girlfriend could stay home and take bong hits with her friends. Not really a different world then - it's a different world now.
 
2013-07-04 09:38:47 AM
Save Buttercup!
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2013-07-04 09:41:11 AM
In other news a small child died from lack of food today.
 
Biv
2013-07-04 09:51:09 AM
Why would you put a prosthetic on dinner?
 
2013-07-04 09:55:28 AM
Do they do these things for humans with no insurance?
 
2013-07-04 10:10:55 AM

Mugato: Do they do these things for humans with no insurance?


Don't you understand that animals are more important than people?

If we don't fix that mutated duck then how will it possibly keep adding defective genes to the gene pool?

Without our help, that little duck would have been the only one of its kind. Now, we can continue to perfect our duck repair skills on its children and children's children.
 
2013-07-04 10:17:21 AM

Mugato: Do they do these things for humans with no insurance?


Humans with no insurance could do these things themselves. For under a grand they could buy a cheap 3D printer and build the basic framework and molds for an artificial leg. Or they could get insurance to get the leg that way - after paying a few grand in deductible and co-pay.  Of course, they could dumpster dive today; an old table leg or baseball bat, wore out blue tarp and a little 5 minute epoxy - they could walk tomorrow.
 
2013-07-04 10:30:08 AM
There's a shortage of perfect webbed feet in this world
 
2013-07-04 10:30:27 AM
I think it is cruel to steal from the world the joy of seeing a duck spin around and around in circles on a quiet pond some lazy Saturday morning.
 
2013-07-04 10:42:02 AM

dready zim: In other news a small child died from lack of food today.


Approximately 18,000 children per day (give or take). If you're going to play the Guilt game, don't be namby-pamby about it. And forgive me if I can't find the empathy to care deeply about that, either. The world population is close to 7.1 Billion humans. Their birth rate far exceeds their death rate, with no sign of slowing down.

Meanwhile, the Western Black Rhino was recently declared extinct in the wild. Tigers aren't that far behind on the extinction trail, as well as a number of other animal species, never to return to the face of this Earth (short of genetic experimentation and aberrations, like with what's being proposed with the woolly mammoths). Who mourns for them?
 
2013-07-04 10:48:58 AM

PunkTiger: . Tigers aren't that far behind on the extinction trail, as well as a number of other animal species, never to return to the face of this Earth (short of genetic experimentation and aberrations, like with what's being proposed with the woolly mammoths). Who mourns for them?


You sound agitated. Enjoy this picture of newborn tigers born at Busch Gardens.

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...and a human life is more important than that of a duck's. Just my opinion.
 
2013-07-04 11:09:19 AM
Mugato:
...and a human life is more important than that of a duck's. Just my opinion.

Which human? And important to who? We're not equal. If I died tomorrow you wouldn't mourn because you don't know me, I'm irrelevant to you. You might have a pet cat or dog you love, in which case I think you'd be wholly justified in believing that animals life was worth more than mine. Hopefully you'll take the time to get to know me, we can go out, have a few drinks, maybe catch a film and see what develops from there, but until then I think it's entirely possible that an animal might be more valuable to you than another human.
 
2013-07-04 11:12:00 AM

Mugato: You sound agitated. Enjoy this picture of newborn tigers born at Busch Gardens.

www.zooborns.com

...and a human life is more important than that of a duck's. Just my opinion.


Thanks, I needed that. Dready Zim's comment got on the wrong side of me, and I gave in to snarling a bit.

/That, and I greatly dislike children, but that's more of a personality fault.
 
2013-07-04 11:14:46 AM

PunkTiger: Mugato: You sound agitated. Enjoy this picture of newborn tigers born at Busch Gardens.

www.zooborns.com

...and a human life is more important than that of a duck's. Just my opinion.

Thanks, I needed that. Dready Zim's comment got on the wrong side of me, and I gave in to snarling a bit.

/That, and I greatly dislike children, but that's more of a personality fault.


No, that's logical.
 
2013-07-04 12:03:02 PM

Fano: There's a shortage of perfect webbed feet in this world


I see what you did there.

/ oh and, HUMPERDINCK!
 
2013-07-04 12:42:49 PM

Slaxl: Mugato:
...and a human life is more important than that of a duck's. Just my opinion.

Which human? And important to who? We're not equal. If I died tomorrow you wouldn't mourn because you don't know me, I'm irrelevant to you. You might have a pet cat or dog you love, in which case I think you'd be wholly justified in believing that animals life was worth more than mine. Hopefully you'll take the time to get to know me, we can go out, have a few drinks, maybe catch a film and see what develops from there, but until then I think it's entirely possible that an animal might be more valuable to you than another human.


This
 
2013-07-04 12:45:52 PM

Bravo Two: Slaxl: Mugato:
...and a human life is more important than that of a duck's. Just my opinion.

Which human? And important to who? We're not equal. If I died tomorrow you wouldn't mourn because you don't know me, I'm irrelevant to you. You might have a pet cat or dog you love, in which case I think you'd be wholly justified in believing that animals life was worth more than mine. Hopefully you'll take the time to get to know me, we can go out, have a few drinks, maybe catch a film and see what develops from there, but until then I think it's entirely possible that an animal might be more valuable to you than another human.

This


Well we are the dominate species on the planet and every other species is our food so yeah.
 
2013-07-04 12:56:03 PM
Seriously, why is there no who gives a rats ass tag?
 
2013-07-04 01:09:10 PM

Neospartan: THURSDUCK


Came to say this. Except I forgot the day of the week and would have said Wednesduck.

+1 to you.
 
2013-07-04 01:36:22 PM

Mugato: PunkTiger: . Tigers aren't that far behind on the extinction trail, as well as a number of other animal species, never to return to the face of this Earth (short of genetic experimentation and aberrations, like with what's being proposed with the woolly mammoths). Who mourns for them?

You sound agitated. Enjoy this picture of newborn tigers born at Busch Gardens.



...and a human life is more important than that of a duck's. Just my opinion.


Came for the duck, stayed for the Tiger cubs.


KITTIES!!!!!
 
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