Friday, March 30, 2007


This duck is sideways.
Probably HTML has a good way to fip it around.
I don't know.
This is pretty much the way ducks are when they fly.
Of course, a ceramic duck does not fly.
There's a slot in the head ... maybe a hoodscoop?
A duck with ram-air?
(Would that be a sheep duck?)
The duck also has a hole in the bottom.
It is a piggy bank duck.
This duck is sort of like the goose
that laid golden eggs.
Ducks are dependable,
Something you can bank on.
Quack, Quack

Friday, March 23, 2007

Duck Belly Button

My wife, Leta Mae, thinks this graphic is cute.
The graphic is from a decal applied to the inside cover of a Machinery's Handbook from 1943. Since I was born in Jacksonville (several years later), my inducktion to the fowl pursuit of duckological thought appears natural.
Egg-straw, Eggs-raw, read all about it!
Quack, Quack!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Ya Wanna Buy a Duck?

Duck History
This is a picture of a windup toy .... Joe Penner and his duck Goo-Goo.
Joe & Goo-Goo were a vaudeville act. His catchphrase was, "Ya wanna buy a duck?"
Joe would wander onto the stage, aloof, to the amazement of the MC. When the MC would ask Joe questions (Who are you, What are you doing here, What's with the duck, etc.), Joe would respond, "Ya wanna buy a duck?"
Quack, Quack!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Duck Billed Platy-Cat

Pause for thought ... Cats make good bodyguards!!!
RDK .... clause in the pause?
Quack, Quack!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Rod's Duck Farm Presents: How to Draw Duck Lips

Now you can share in the ecstacy of drawing ducks the Rod's Duck Farm way. The trick to drawing caricatures is "capturing the essence of what makes the object unique (and exaggerating that essence)."
Next time you are bored out of your skull, get some paper and draw things. Add duck lips and you will have duckological art. Get really crazy and add webbed feet .... you could be like that John James Audubon guy. I'm seeing portfolios, "Ducks of the World" ..... Apple Duck, Banana Duck, Football Duck, Empire State Building Duck.
Quack, Quack!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Some Buddy Sent Me a Picture

A rectangle in space, like "The Matrix".
Some say it is deduck's yen.
"No, it is two quackers," others dedeuce.
But I say it is deducktable - less taxing.
Flowers lend a random softness to the implied order.
That's why they are called a talc cymbal.
Maybe the noise doesn't surround us.
Maybe we surround it.
If the sound
Annoys you,
Listen Quieter.
Quack, Quack!!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Rod's Duck Farm Origami - Creation or Evolution?

Make a Rod's Duck Farm Duck!


Traditional Origami is about 8" x 8". It is made from a sheet of paper. You fold it. If you want, you can write a message on the inside of the duck and mail it to someone. Such a message is called a Duck-O-Gram.
A duck is similar to a loon. A loon ululates instead of quacking. Last night there was a lunar eclipse. I don't know why they spell loon differently when it is emailed. They even spell "clips" differently. I can understand the "e" prefix as in "email" .... "eclips" .... but why the "e" suffix? Should "email" become "emaile"? Another funny thing happened. The moon went away for a while. Them loons is powerful birds!
But the thing is, you can make origami ducks and write people's names on the ducks. Then the origami ducks function as placeholders at dinner tables. If your dinner guests are chewing gum, they can place their gum inside the duck instead of sticking it to the bottom of your chairs and table. Thus, Origami Duck is a gum repository.
Instead of sending Duck-O-Grams, you can write cute sayings inside the duck-as-a-placeholder. Then the duck is like a fortune cookie, sans cookie.
Your duck may have an aura. If you tell people about your duck's aura, you would simply say, "I have an aura 'n tell duck. Some people might think you were saying Oriental Duck. But that's just silly .... there's no Oreo's involved. There are NO cookies involved. Not even on your computer. Although Duck-O-Gram may conjure up the concept of cookie, Grahams are either bells or crackers.
In this case, there are no bells or crackers ..... it is ducks - Quackers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quack, Quack!!!
Quack, Quack!!