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Ducks in the wind / All we are is ducks in the wind.
December 3, 2010 8:28 PM   Subscribe

Apparently, ducklings do not do well waddling in wild winds. SLYT.
posted by maryr (42 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
All's well that ends well.
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 8:30 PM on December 3, 2010


I was all like "awwww, so cute look at the leetle ducklings...HOLY SHIT WHAT OH NO I HOPE THEY'RE OKAY...aww they're okay so cute!!"
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:34 PM on December 3, 2010 [28 favorites]


okay that was really traumatic for about 20 seconds.
posted by elizardbits at 8:34 PM on December 3, 2010 [15 favorites]


What would Steve Martin say?
posted by ovvl at 8:35 PM on December 3, 2010


bawwwwwwwwwww. How cute.
posted by deezil at 8:45 PM on December 3, 2010


Life is hard for ducklings.
posted by darlingmagpie at 8:46 PM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


From the comments: man, the wind is an asshole.

That wind was strong enough to blow mama ass over teakettle too. Wasn't that a hell of a lot of ducklings for one mother?
posted by Existential Dread at 8:48 PM on December 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


I don't know that I can sufficiently appreciate this without new age guitar music in the background.
posted by Silentgoldfish at 8:53 PM on December 3, 2010


Ducklings! Waddle they think of next?
posted by ORthey at 8:56 PM on December 3, 2010 [15 favorites]


Great use of alliteration and tragicute tag pretty well sums up my feelings on the video.
posted by empatterson at 8:56 PM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


They seemed to roll with it, like pavement off of a duck's back.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:56 PM on December 3, 2010 [7 favorites]


I also like how they carry on at the end like nothing even happened.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:07 PM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


That had everything! Love, drama, suspense, comedy, challenges overcome, and a feel-good ending.

It was better than Cats.
posted by condour75 at 9:14 PM on December 3, 2010 [16 favorites]


Fuck a duck!
posted by dave78981 at 9:15 PM on December 3, 2010


That was so awesome! I'm glad the ducklings, all 12, were accounted for in the end. So cute and heart-wrenching all at once.
posted by gemmy at 9:31 PM on December 3, 2010


This is awesome with the map of metal soundtrack in the background
posted by mhjb at 9:35 PM on December 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


Gemmy, I did the same thing. When I saw the pooled water, the first thing I thought was "don't fall through the grate!" But, they are all there. :)
posted by roquetuen at 9:37 PM on December 3, 2010


I don't know that I can sufficiently appreciate this without new age guitar music in the background.

I have something better. (Sorry.)
posted by teraflop at 9:43 PM on December 3, 2010 [5 favorites]


Teraflop, I literally laughed out loud at that...only because I knew they'd end up okay in the end. Also the timing of the song and the video work perfectly together.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:51 PM on December 3, 2010


I accidentally stumbled upon Beeker from the Muppets version of Dust In The Wind (his first YouTube comments experience, I'd imagine) and I kind of think it works beautilfully. Oh god, I can't stop watching it.
posted by maryr at 10:24 PM on December 3, 2010 [5 favorites]


Fools! You think they're cute but they're really sinister!
posted by kmz at 10:58 PM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nonesense. Cerebro has calculated that ducklings are 40% more loveable than any other species!
posted by maryr at 11:53 PM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I know it's likely just me anthropomorphizing the critters, but my heart skipped a beat at 0:25 when one duck appears to run to check on his fallen sibling. It's probably just a 'survival in numbers' instinct kicking in, but still...
posted by item at 1:08 AM on December 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, and a solid B+ for the groaner of the thread title.
posted by item at 1:09 AM on December 4, 2010


...I'm glad the ducklings, all 12,...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who counted them.
posted by dabitch at 1:19 AM on December 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


How many roads must a duckling walk down
Before you call him a duck?
How many rolls must a duckling make
Before it puffs itself up?
Yes, how many times must the wild winds blow
Before they cause some bad luck?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
posted by bwg at 1:57 AM on December 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


The problem here is obvious. Had they been plucked, filled with a nice, rich, cranberry stuffing, an coated with a thick orange sauce, they would have held in place nicely. And, instead of all of you sitting here doing this childish "awww", "cute", "little duckie" crap and sounding like a bunch of 13 year old girls, we could be sharing them and enjoying a nice bottle of, oh, I don't know, maybe a pinot....
posted by HuronBob at 2:59 AM on December 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


I can't stop laughing at this. I am such a horrible person.
posted by Solomon at 4:53 AM on December 4, 2010


I blame the mother.
posted by thinkpiece at 5:57 AM on December 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


"Ducks in the wind...all we are is ducks in the wiiiiiiiind....everything is ducks in the wind..."
posted by briank at 6:42 AM on December 4, 2010


(sorry, missed the title....just think of it as an homage)
posted by briank at 6:43 AM on December 4, 2010


Best of the webbed feet!
posted by Decani at 6:50 AM on December 4, 2010


warning: triggers for mother ducks who have lost ducklings to wind
posted by tehloki at 8:17 AM on December 4, 2010 [7 favorites]


Ducks are awesome...just don't step on them in Heaven...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 8:57 AM on December 4, 2010


this. is all The Whelk's fault, a true professional
posted by warbaby at 9:03 AM on December 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I had to recount a couple of times. One of them blew over the top of the grate there and I was hoping it made it out okay!
posted by P.o.B. at 11:26 AM on December 4, 2010


All we are is ducks in the wind...
posted by mikeand1 at 11:41 AM on December 4, 2010


Those ducklings were so calm and collected. You could say they are unflappable...
posted by Premeditated Symmetry Breaking at 12:58 PM on December 4, 2010 [4 favorites]


That is very fine, thank you for posting.

Anybody recognize the location where the video was shot?
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:24 PM on December 4, 2010


I couldn't watch this due to the fact is shows cute baby duckies facing adversity. I'm that much of a softie.

Oh well, back to my violent video games. GTF IV FTW.
posted by elder18 at 9:22 PM on December 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


If you think the wind is hard on female ducks, you should see male ducks.
posted by codacorolla at 2:49 PM on December 5, 2010


It's not the wind that's hard on them.
posted by maryr at 10:03 PM on December 5, 2010


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