Sunday, July 02, 2017

Giant Rubber Duck


Yesterday was Canada Day in Canada (of course it was in Canada).  Redundant Ron.

My Travel Buddy Pat of Toronto ventured out yesterday in search of the world's largest rubber duck in the Toronto harbor. More accurately on Lake Ontario.  He didn't find it.  

Pat took a tour of a Canadian battleship (first I knew there was such a thing) yesterday looking for this seven story rubber duck. Couldn't find it.




He told me there was some controversy over the duck. Specifically the Canadian government spending $120,000 to rent the duck.  You know what I say?  Really?  

In this world where suicide bombers back their bomb vests with bolts and nails to maximize injury and death.  In this world where jihadists mow down unsuspecting tourists with rented trucks.   And in this world where this country (the United States of America) are enduring the nightmare of the Trump presidency, why not a little frivolity?  In fact, it is necessary to remind us all that we are basically nice people who just want a peaceful life and a few smiles. What's wrong with that?  

My question is:  When is that rubber duck coming down here to the good old U.S.A?  We could use some smiles.

12 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:34 AM

    I think I would rather have a frivolous, giant, rubber duck than a ridiculous golden toilet any day!

    Deedles

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  2. I like it too. Nice.

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    1. Ray,
      That rubber duck always brings smiles and makes people feel good.
      Ron

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  3. Ron, we had the giant rubber duck visit us here in Los Angeles back in August of 2014. It was floating around the L.A. harbor for about five days. Thar thing is big, everyone had a smile, PRICELESS.

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    1. That it is Mike. Just think of all the tourist dollars its presence generates.
      Ron

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  4. Trump probably doesn't allow anything in with smiles.

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      You got that right!
      Ron

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  5. We could get that on the Potomac between Memorial Bridge and 14th Street.

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    1. Wouldn't that be great?
      Ron

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  6. Dear god, yes. A bit of happiness is good for anyone, any time. After a week of ridiculous Trump tweets, a smile would do us well. We have become the laughingstock of the world.

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    1. You're right Elle, we have become the laughingstock of the world due to Trump's arrogance and ignorance. What a shame.
      Ron

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