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June 15, 2013 10:28 AM   Subscribe

Giant rubber duck coming to Pittsburgh The large rubber ducky already made its debut in Hong Kong. Now it's headed to the Steel City. Watch out, yinz!
posted by kbennett289 (28 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love this piece so much. A photo of it in Hong Kong has been my desktop background for a month on three different workstations. Both adorable and uncanny.

But I'm not going to Pittsburgh darnit. It absolutely must be allowed to float past the Statue of Liberty. That is a photo op for the ages.
posted by spitbull at 10:30 AM on June 15, 2013


More child friendly than that CMU student who shaved her pubes into a cross
posted by angrycat at 10:37 AM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yay, giant duck in my neighborhood!
posted by octothorpe at 10:38 AM on June 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


I heard a flock of big rubber ducks were recently spotted in Tiananmen Square.
posted by homunculus at 10:41 AM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


ALL HAIL THE DUCK MOTHER

ALL HAIL THE SUPREME PRIESTESS, THE SEDUCER OF COSMIC BATHTUBS
OUR FLESH IS HER FLESH, HER FLESH LAID BARE FOR OUR SINFUL BATHING

ALL HAIL THE DUCK MOTHER
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:48 AM on June 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


Now if only it were a yacht, or better yet, a mech.

And if it were a mech, that it also made Gamera real.
posted by mccarty.tim at 10:49 AM on June 15, 2013


He will fumble less than their current running backs. Good move Pittsburgh!
posted by srboisvert at 10:50 AM on June 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


In fact the duck debuted in Amsterdam (the artist is Dutch). Its Osaka incarnation was featured in UNIQLO CALENDAR FEATURING FANTASTIC PLASTIC MACHINE which is, what is the word I'm looking for, fantastic
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:51 AM on June 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh, I didn't realize. The duck looks quite small in Amsterdam, no?
posted by kbennett289 at 10:55 AM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


I do think the duck needs to keep getting bigger as it travels the world.
posted by spitbull at 11:08 AM on June 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


Give it a couple of months in the US and it will be plenty big.
posted by Verdant at 11:11 AM on June 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Where's Godzilla when you need him?
posted by Brian B. at 11:19 AM on June 15, 2013


WOO. I'm excited.
posted by Going To Maine at 12:07 PM on June 15, 2013


Rubber Ducky
You're the one,
Who eats cities
One by one

Rubber Ducky
I'm awfully scared
Of you.
posted by yoink at 12:08 PM on June 15, 2013 [25 favorites]


Giant Ernie in 3...2...
posted by Smedleyman at 12:30 PM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Pittsburgh is a wonderful and slightly loopy city that deserves something cool like this.

When you're visiting, just remember not to order fries and slaw separately, 'cause they're already on the sandwich.
posted by sonascope at 12:37 PM on June 15, 2013 [8 favorites]


I am not going to think about the Sta-Puff Marshmallow Man...
posted by childofTethys at 2:14 PM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Leaving from Hong Kong? I think Edward Snowden should climb inside and stow away in it. He could pop out during the big celebratory reveal screaming at the government for "ducking accountability."
posted by Lieber Frau at 2:44 PM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rubber ducky? How about a Rubber Daleky?
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:59 PM on June 15, 2013


The duck has a twitter account: @PittsburghDuck
posted by octothorpe at 5:20 PM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Really hoping it will come to NYC soon! Love that duck!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:55 PM on June 15, 2013


This alone was worth moving to Pittsburgh for. So ridiculously excited to see the giant rubber duck!
posted by DingoMutt at 7:39 PM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Had I not read about this prior to seeing it in town, I'd have just assumed it was a new outside-the-box public transit project from the Port Authority.

Also, those Just Ducky Tours boat-trucks are going to be hella jealous.
posted by tonycpsu at 8:30 PM on June 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


I saw the ducky in Hong Kong a few weeks ago. It's so ridiculous and perfect that it still makes me smile just thinking about it. It's really big and really cheerful. I wish it were coming to San Franscisco so I could see it float through the golden gate. New York would be great too, as spitbull said the statue of liberty photo op would be fantastic.
posted by DrumsIntheDeep at 8:33 AM on June 16, 2013


Oh, I can't wait to see this. Yay!
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 4:26 PM on June 16, 2013


And hey, it was in Sydney in January!
posted by web-goddess at 5:43 AM on June 17, 2013


I'm awfully fond of this installation.
posted by gohabsgo at 10:34 AM on June 19, 2013


Rubber Ducky? I don't know her well enough to do that!
posted by Mister_A at 10:39 AM on June 19, 2013


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