Yup Duckie is on live Bayfront cam. Why was he deflated yesterday.? I wish more had been made of his being ambassador to wildlife and wetland. I read this in an article I linked to your old/new site but I don't know where I found it now. casna
The duck was deflated due to high winds, I guess they didn't want it to head back to Green Bay on it's own!
On KARE news last night they said the harbor is too deep to anchor the duck so they are deflating it and moving it onto land in the park. We (and the media) need to ignore the duck. It's really hokey. Let's concentrate on the beautiful ships and the maritime heritage they represent.
I'm even more critical over the duck. I believe the original thought behind it was to promote "awareness" of the environment and/or the wellness of our ducks and birds. How that's done by expending time and money on a giant piece of bright yellow plastic, derived from petroleum, that is about as *unnatural* in appearance as you can get is beyond me. In fact it's completely antithetical to me. Sorry to be a stick in the mud, but even my kids didn't get the point. It was an unnecessary distraction.
I've just been watching some vids and honestly with the hootin and hollerin of all the people I found poor Duckie to be quite dignified in comparison. Cas
Thanks Den and Tim. Some of us did think the duck spoiled the effect. No crime in some humor though. And as I said the duck had an environmental message that should have deflated some of the negatives. Like I said this message seemed to be lost. Wish I could remember the source. I'll try to find it. Actually I'm glad the duck is back. At this point he is part of the program. Cas
http://www.twincities.com/2016/01/30/worlds-largest-rubber-duck-coming-to-duluth-in-august/ This is all I could find but there was a lot more and I'm sure the ref to environmental had been more specific but I could be wrong. Cas
The significance of the duck is to view normal sized things in a big way. Originally designed by a Dutch artist to promote joy and fellowship. The big duck is a headliner at many tall ship events and regattas around the world. Looking at the crowds, it certainly does bring smiles to the faces of young and old.