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2014-07-20 02:21:28 PM  
metrouk2.files.wordpress.com

All hail the Hypnotoad!
 
2014-07-20 04:14:51 PM  
giant rubber dick?
 
2014-07-20 04:15:16 PM  
Wasn't this the same duck that floated down Pittsburgh's rivers?

Made its way to China, damn.
 
2014-07-20 04:16:12 PM  
inconsolable

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2014-07-20 04:16:14 PM  
Goodnight convoy man.
 
2014-07-20 04:18:45 PM  
Haven't They always had trouble keeping track of Their Stuff?  Such A Pity .....
 
2014-07-20 04:18:54 PM  
You made bath time lots of fun.

Awfully fond, etc...

RIP
 
2014-07-20 04:29:21 PM  
Now what will giant Bert and Ernie play with while they are in the tub together?
 
2014-07-20 04:29:46 PM  
FTA: " Description: giant, yellow, is a duck."

I lol'd.
 
2014-07-20 04:30:41 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: giant rubber dick?


You're probably thinking of Japan.
 
2014-07-20 04:30:42 PM  
"The duck flopped over and was flushed away really quickly by the torrential flood."

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. *I miss you bubber ducky* *sniff*
 
2014-07-20 04:34:48 PM  
I really did submit this with a funnier headline:

Sesame Street's Ernie placed on suicide watch

The mods hate me.
 
2014-07-20 04:38:33 PM  
That duck was about a 10 minute walk from my place for a couple weeks here in Norfolk, VA. It was only here a short time, but we came to love that little guy. We have to save him, we have to bring him back.
 
2014-07-20 04:44:50 PM  
From Faux News: Best Korea's leader KJU ordered his military to acquire duck so he can he have something else in his bathtub besides North Korean Naval ships..
 
2014-07-20 04:56:02 PM  

Donnchadha: [metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 650x412]

All hail the Hypnotoad!


How do you open that mouth? I think I know who stole the duck.
 
2014-07-20 05:03:23 PM  

Savage Belief: Goodnight convoy man.


Good eye
 
2014-07-20 05:23:08 PM  

raerae1980: Wasn't this the same duck that floated down Pittsburgh's rivers?

Made its way to China, damn.


It's been on a world tour for years.
 
2014-07-20 05:29:06 PM  
But we will always have the giant space duckie  (Seriously, read the article.  It doesn't get much cooler than this.)

blogs.esa.int
 
2014-07-20 05:29:56 PM  
It was apparently attacked by eagles which is kind of interesting.  Defending the ornithological homeland from the Godzilla of birds maybe?
 
2014-07-20 05:34:09 PM  
Good. fark that thing. The people of Pittsburgh creamed themselves over it while it was here then tried to figure out a way to make sure it stayed. farking self-entitled pricks. It was a temporary art exhibit.
 
2014-07-20 05:36:52 PM  
Oh. I almost forgot.

RIP Duckface

duckometer.com
 
2014-07-20 05:37:06 PM  
So there is now a giant tarp of plastic floating somewhere around underwater?
 
2014-07-20 05:40:14 PM  
Did Phil Robertson get to it?

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2014-07-20 06:05:35 PM  
I will be 10 10 on the side good buddy.
 
2014-07-20 06:11:20 PM  
I am now taking suggestions as to how you lose a 1-ton, bright yellow, inflatable rubber duck.
 
2014-07-20 06:39:09 PM  
Unfortunately, the owners could not get duck insurance. Insurers said it looked like a duck, but didn't walk or quack like a duck.
 
2014-07-20 06:47:55 PM  
AFLAC duck has a sad.
 
2014-07-20 07:06:19 PM  
Last heard saying; "I'm about to put the hammer down"
 
2014-07-20 07:06:21 PM  
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
 
2014-07-20 07:09:07 PM  
forgottenflix.com
/I'm about to put the hammer down...
 
2014-07-20 07:17:12 PM  
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Inconsolable
 
2014-07-20 07:25:19 PM  

MVEAlpha: I am now taking suggestions as to how you lose a 1-ton, bright yellow, inflatable rubber duck.


DO you really want to go there? I mean really want to Rule 34 it?
 
2014-07-20 07:53:57 PM  
si.wsj.net

josefshomperlenmilwaukeeforum.org

josefshomperlenmilwaukeeforum.org

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2014-07-20 08:15:53 PM  
ui.sina.com

R.I.P. *burp*
 
2014-07-20 08:18:02 PM  
"...exploded while on display in 'unexplained circumstances.'"

I am picturing two little boys, about eight or nine, hiding behind a pillar and laughing hysterically.
 
2014-07-20 08:32:25 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: But we will always have the giant space duckie  (Seriously, read the article.  It doesn't get much cooler than this.)

[blogs.esa.int image 480x480]


Here's the article with the original rubber duck comment: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/07150633-quick-r o setta-update.html
 
2014-07-20 08:47:57 PM  
As if we don't have enough crap from Asia washing up on the beach.
 
2014-07-20 08:48:45 PM  
Somehow a giant art installation of a rubber duck went missing.  Carmen Sandiego's losing it in her dotage.
 
2014-07-20 09:16:58 PM  
...Arizona, noon, on the seventh of June
When they highballed over the pass
Bulldog Mack with a can on back
And a Jaguar haulin' ass
He's ten on the floor, stroke an' bore
Seatcover's startin' ta gain
Now beaver, you a-truckin' with the Rubber Duck
An' I'm about ta pull the plug on your drain ..
 
2014-07-20 09:18:41 PM  

ALL HAIL THE NEW GOD

img.fark.net

 
2014-07-20 10:12:27 PM  

Piizzadude: MVEAlpha: I am now taking suggestions as to how you lose a 1-ton, bright yellow, inflatable rubber duck.

DO you really want to go there? I mean really want to Rule 34 it?


What?

I said LOSE it, not FARK it.

/I already know how to do that.
 
2014-07-20 11:47:38 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: ALL HAIL THE NEW GOD


img.fark.net

"I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us..."
 
2014-07-21 12:49:15 AM  
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2014-07-21 03:14:16 AM  

drivingsouth: Oh. I almost forgot.

RIP Duckface

[duckometer.com image 850x629]


Oh I wish.

/how can anybody look at themselves in a picture like that and not realize they look brain damaged?
 
2014-07-21 07:35:25 AM  

marius2: That duck was about a 10 minute walk from my place for a couple weeks here in Norfolk, VA. It was only here a short time, but we came to love that little guy. We have to save him, we have to bring him back.


This is a different one actually. That one that is lost was bigger than the one in Norfolk.
 
2014-07-21 07:38:38 AM  
The Quacken has been released!! Everybody panic!!
 
2014-07-21 07:57:17 AM  

thesharkman: marius2: That duck was about a 10 minute walk from my place for a couple weeks here in Norfolk, VA. It was only here a short time, but we came to love that little guy. We have to save him, we have to bring him back.

This is a different one actually. That one that is lost was bigger than the one in Norfolk.


Thank you. There have been 5 ducks (that I know of) in various sizes. Most news outlets have dropped the artists original intent of pretending there is only one traveling the world (no disrespect to the artist) after 2 of them blew up.
In Pittsburgh, the Cultural Trust actually bought the one that was here and it's stored, deflated, at a company under a bridge for easy river access. They plan to trot it out every now and then; those ducks really do pull in a lot of tourist dollars.

Fun fact: in Taiwan their duck was called Duckzilla. Since it exploded, I guess it was defeated?
 
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