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Do you ever feel, like, bad about working in a place like that?

Ducks is a five-part comic by Kate Beaton based on her time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray in 2008. It's 'about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans,' and it's sad and disturbing and shrewd all at once.
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED on Apr 7, 2014 - 83 comments

Two kids and their dog, duckling and rabbit friends.

Elena Shumilova photographs her sons and their animals as the seasons change on her farm.
posted by BungaDunga on Jan 16, 2014 - 13 comments

Adorable waterslide for ducklings

Someone went to the trouble of building a waterslide for cute fuzzy baby ducks. Spoiler: the ducklings love it! (SLYT)
posted by Joh on Oct 25, 2013 - 45 comments

"GET BACK HERE RIGHT NOW YOUNG MAN."

Wrangling yellow, peeping kittens: A mother cat caring for some ducklings. [more inside]
posted by quin on Aug 26, 2013 - 31 comments

Cue the John Phillip Sousa

Though the original Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee opened its doors nearly 150 years ago, many would place its true birth at around 1940 when they first began the Peabody Duck March. The tradition has drawn people from far and wide to watch the mallards in residence make their morning commute from their rooftop palace to the fountain in the lobby. If you can't get to to Memphis, there is another Peabody in Orlando that also holds a Duck March, but don't bother with Little Rock (The Peabody there held their last march in May before being converted to a Marriott). Oh, and if you happen to shell out enough dough to stay the night, don't forget your complimentary duck soap.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Aug 17, 2013 - 13 comments

Life is like a hurricane, here in Duckburg

Scientifically accurate DuckTales. (SLYT, NSFW)
posted by Chrysostom on Jul 25, 2013 - 66 comments

Head shaking: universal language for "I'm up! I'm up!!..."

Baby Duckling Fighting to Stay Awake. [slyt | cute | via]
posted by quin on May 7, 2013 - 16 comments

Watch out, duckies!

A family of ducks crosses the highway [slyt]
posted by special-k on Dec 12, 2012 - 52 comments

Charlie the duck's face at 38 seconds is the best thing you may see today.

Being Chased by a Baby Duck [SLYT] [more inside]
posted by quin on Jun 21, 2012 - 68 comments

videos of critters

Elephants Reunited After 20 Years | A slow motion dog | my hip hop dog | Baby and dog having fun with bubbles | sleepy kitty is sleepy | adjustable bark volume control |horse skipping rope | fat kitty on exercise program and all kinds of videos of critters on Dogwork.com.
posted by nickyskye on Apr 29, 2011 - 41 comments

Serious Eats explains...

Why Foie Gras is not Unethical (via The Browser)
posted by lucia__is__dada on Dec 17, 2010 - 105 comments

[OilyDuckFilter] Another flock of ducks in another Syncrude tailings pond.

Previously on metafilter, a flock of ducks died in a Syncrude tailings pond in Northern Alberta. Last week Syncrude was fined 3 million dollars. Now, another flocks of ducks has landed in another Syncrude tailing pond. Meanwhile, the Council of Canadians is warning that Alberta may be on the road to privatising water rights, something that ducks have previously been using for free. [/tongue in cheek.]
posted by Stagger Lee on Oct 26, 2010 - 33 comments

All ducks are wearing dog masks

All ducks are wearing dog masks.
posted by Astro Zombie on Sep 16, 2010 - 80 comments

The duck's penis

Carl Zimmer on the duck's incredibly long, corkscrew-shaped, ballistic penis.
My tale is rich with deep scientific significance, resplendent with surprising insights into how evolution works, far beyond the banalities of “survival of the fittest,” off in a realm of life where sexual selection and sexual conflict work like a pair sculptors drunk on absinthe, transforming biology into forms unimaginable. But this story is also accompanied with video. High-definition, slow-motion duck sex video. And I would imagine that the sight of spiral-shaped penises inflating in less than a third of second might be considered in some quarters to be not exactly safe for work. It’s certainly not appropriate for ducklings.
[As Carl says, video links are possibly NSFW.] [more inside]
posted by chorltonmeateater on Dec 23, 2009 - 59 comments

Mouse of Mirrors.

We Are All Mice Within the Lesser Vastness of the Not-Kaleidoscope. (SLYT) Structure elevates random into beautiful; individual impasse, in multiplicity, resolves into vibrant design; mirrors are weird; enter, The Duck. via Wired. (Can't find the original link any longer.)
posted by darth_tedious on Jun 21, 2009 - 13 comments

A fowl slander

When Pat Robertson asked in April if hate crimes legislation would protect people who liked to have sex with ducks, he may have anticipated some reaction. But did he think that he would inspire an anthem?
posted by ActingTheGoat on Jun 8, 2009 - 69 comments

What a bunch of quack.

A blog dedicated entirely to things that look like ducks. [more inside]
posted by msaleem on May 14, 2008 - 32 comments

Ducks in Alberta died a crude death

Ducks die a crude death. Alberta's oilsands (previously) (map) have a new emblem -- hundreds of ducks coated and killed in oily toxic sludge. About 500 birds landed and died in an oil sands pond. The pond full of toxic sludge sits along a major flight path for migrating waterfowl. [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on May 1, 2008 - 50 comments

Reporter, Columnist, or Blogger

Last weekend, The Oregonian's Sports columnist John Canzano wrote about the two DUIIs by the son of the Oregon Ducks' coach. On Saturday, the Ducks football team beat the USC Trojans. The next day, Canzano wrote a story about the win. Before he wrote that story however, he wrote a blog post on what happened during the fourth quarter. Columnists are often held to different standards than reporters; and bloggers are often held to even different standards. It seems journalists are still learning the ropes of what standards they are held to under these different media. As a commenter JPound added to the post, "Before blogs, this unfortunate interaction would only have seen the light of day in a memoir."
posted by pwb503 on Oct 29, 2007 - 37 comments

The total value of all your mines, mills, money bins, and so fourth is one multiplujillion, nine obsquatumatillion, six hundred and twenty-three dollars and sixty-two cents!

A miniature of Scrooge McDuck's money bin. (in the words of the model maker) This is a set of images documenting a model of the world's richest duck's money bin, built by me, using blueprints created by the great Don Rosa and Dan Shane.And remember Carl Barks - the mind behind the idea of a man storing all his money in a giant concrete bin.
posted by JBennett on Oct 25, 2007 - 30 comments

Portraits of the artists as young scribblers

Now Then is an exhibit of 25 comic artists showing a comparison of their drawing style now and when they were just kids. Also, check out 50 artists riffing on the theme of Duck! Fun stuff from the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art.
posted by madamjujujive on Jul 6, 2007 - 7 comments

A perfect stealth invasion force.

The duck diaspora: thousands of rubber ducks condemned never to know the quietude of a suburban bathtub, which have instead spent 15 years wandering the world's oceans like aquatic Cains. Previously
posted by nevercalm on Jul 2, 2007 - 25 comments

"Obviously...you need a garage to park the car.”

Respect the cock! Or duck, as the case may be. Avian co-evolution in action, from the New York Times.
posted by adamgreenfield on May 1, 2007 - 29 comments

Your world, delivered to the NSA

AT&T Ducks Accountability. Lawsuits, Questions Follow NSA Surveillance Approval.
posted by homunculus on Jan 21, 2007 - 14 comments

ChillsFilter

The US and Canadian national anthems as delivered this week in Edmonton, Ontario. [youtube video]
posted by tsarfan on May 27, 2006 - 66 comments

A Duck Story

Yikes! The strange case of the homosexual necrophiliac duck pushed out the boundaries of knowledge in a rather improbable way when it was recorded by Dutch researcher Kees Moeliker.
posted by Shanachie on Mar 8, 2005 - 17 comments

About Those Ducks

Um, about those ducks...
posted by brownpau on Jun 30, 2004 - 25 comments

And you thought the middle east was bad...

And you thought the middle east was bad... Here in our own country theres three relatively unknown warring factions using incest, group sex, mutilation and serial killings as guerilla tactics. When will Washington step in and draw the line? When will the madness stop?
posted by atom128 on May 7, 2002 - 11 comments

What the in duck?

What the in duck? With Episode II coming soon, I'd decided to peruse all sorts of different places in search of as much information as I could and found this online, has anyone else seen it as well? Anyway, it's good to see that folks that work for Lucas have a sense of humor.
posted by SentientAI on Apr 22, 2002 - 9 comments

Ever wanted to host a wonder duck?

Ever wanted to host a wonder duck? Quack the wonder duck, more specifically. The mascot of Firda, Quack is travelling the world by himself (since Firda can't afford to go with him). Interested in hosting Quack? Check the URL for details on the few requirements for being a duck host.
posted by philulrich on Sep 2, 2001 - 4 comments

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! It's so cute!!!
posted by Pinwiz on Jul 13, 2001 - 36 comments

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