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quackers?



I think I've been hallucinating; maybe something got in the water supply....

So I was swanning about by the Yodogawa the other day when suddenly, across the way, I think I see a massive great rubber duck floating along by the river bank.....



I do a double take, and then a triple one. I have a flashback and recall another recent episode where I thought I saw a pig in a combat jacket.

Wait a minute, I DID see a pig in a combat jacket...


Remember, a pig is not just for Christmas.


Recipes here.


So back to the duck.

I do a quadruple take and, with a cricked neck, decide to take a closer look to see if the duck is real or simply some bizarre trick of the light.

So I walk towards it and it doesn't disappear, and before I know it, for the first time in my life, I'm face to face with a giant rubber duck.




It's really there. I feel relieved. For a moment I thought I was quacking up.

Then he starts talking to me. He wants something. I can't make out what he's saying at first, but then I catch a couple of words. He wants a cigarette. He says he's a 20-a-day duck and hasn't had a ciggie in ages.



But then I see the notice....



It's a no-smoking area and giant rubber ducks aren't exempt. It ruffles his feathers a bit. I sneeze. When I look up, he's gone.


I stroll home, passing a cafe where I see a giraffe enjoying a latte.
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On Sunday, 20 December, 2009, Anonymous Sterret-san said:

You're not on quack cocaine are you?  



On Sunday, 20 December, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'd love to turn up at one of those rubber duck races with that whopping big thing.  



On Sunday, 20 December, 2009, Blogger Akira said:

Kawaii!!  



On Sunday, 20 December, 2009, Anonymous kappa said:

Recently, sometimes you see illusions on this river. I remember you had seen a dragon on October.
I don't recommend you going near Tenma, for your mental health.  



On Sunday, 20 December, 2009, Blogger the englishman said:

It's a big river. There's a lot going on there. Especially in the way of illusions.  



On Monday, 21 December, 2009, Blogger vm said:

Insane. Thanks for sharing.  



On Tuesday, 22 December, 2009, Blogger Tornadoes28 said:

There was never a giant rubber ducky there. I'm afraid to say that you should immediately seek the advice of a qualified psychotherapist as you appear to have some sort of serious mental disorder with hallucinations.  



On Tuesday, 22 December, 2009, OpenID 1ondoncalling said:

Ha ha... It's about time I should set up my Pig Trust branch in Japan.  



On Saturday, 26 December, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was in Osaka a couple of weeks ago and saw the rubber ducky but thought that someonme was playing a yolk.  



On Wednesday, 30 December, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was in Bamgkok and I saw an elephant in MacDonalds. No crap. They were feeding him/her left over buns at the end of the day.  



On Thursday, 28 January, 2010, Blogger About The Institute said:

I wonder if this duck is a publicly funded attraction. I hope it sruvives the upcoming budget cuts.  



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