Get the flock out of here
November 7, 2018 11:08 PM   Subscribe

How many ducks do you think are gonna be in this video? wrong its more. (turn the sound up)

They're probably going to end up as food, but I prefer to imagine them weeding rice paddies or eating vineyard snails.

Bonus: here's another version of the song: Beva children's song: number of duck songs (number of ducks)

h/t Miss Cellania and Fizz
posted by Johnny Wallflower (44 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
Why ducks flock.
posted by cenoxo at 11:50 PM on November 7


TBH that was almost exactly how many ducks as I was expecting.
posted by ethansr at 12:07 AM on November 8 [8 favorites]


That is, arguably, too many ducks
posted by aubilenon at 12:13 AM on November 8 [4 favorites]


How many more ducks could there be? The answer is none. None more ducks.
posted by the duck by the oboe at 12:28 AM on November 8 [12 favorites]


Man, those ducks can sing!
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk at 1:09 AM on November 8 [14 favorites]


No one is worried about the problem of global ducking? We just saw proof it is a dangerously large problem...
posted by Samizdata at 1:11 AM on November 8


God, I hope SWEET_JESUS_NIPPLES is right about the rice paddies. If all those duckies are just being herded to slaughter this video goes from adorable to heartbreaking.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 1:17 AM on November 8 [4 favorites]


It must be super hard to remember all of their names. I could never raise that many ducks at once
posted by mattamatic at 1:34 AM on November 8 [5 favorites]


They needed to include one goose.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:36 AM on November 8 [14 favorites]


Now try doing that with cats.
posted by Vesihiisi at 1:41 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]



Now try doing that with cats.
Done!
posted by rongorongo at 2:03 AM on November 8 [12 favorites]


What the duck?

Quoted for truth.
posted by M-x shell at 2:19 AM on November 8


I guess that's as close as you can get to a row with that many ducks.
posted by pracowity at 2:24 AM on November 8 [4 favorites]


They're probably going to end up as food
They'll end up as food at some point, but the various (5000, 10000, 20000, 100000-strong) "duck armies" videos seem to indicate that they are just moved from one pond / rice field to another. The downside is that the practice of moving duck flocks in Asia (by feet, trucks, boats etc.) is suspected of spreading diseases such as the avian influenza. It may be less an issue when ducks are moved over a short distance though.
posted by elgilito at 2:48 AM on November 8 [2 favorites]


That is, arguably, too many ducks

No it isn't.
posted by Nanukthedog at 2:51 AM on November 8 [6 favorites]


LOOK AT ALL THE DUCKS I GIVE
posted by The otter lady at 2:57 AM on November 8 [12 favorites]


I adore when there's a group of ducks at one of our ponds and they do that low grumbling like they're muttering to each other.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 3:04 AM on November 8 [4 favorites]


I adore when there's a group of ducks at one of our ponds and they do that low grumbling like they're muttering to each other.

My mental model of a male mallard is a cranky old man sitting at the bar of a greasy spoon, talking at the newspaper.
posted by eirias at 3:14 AM on November 8 [4 favorites]


"That is, arguably, too many ducks"

It takes a lot to make a stew.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 4:00 AM on November 8 [8 favorites]


Are duck armies led by.... a dux bellorum?

My mental model of a male mallard is a cranky old man sitting at the bar of a greasy spoon, talking at the newspaper.

That’s just Mallard Fillmore. *shudder*
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:18 AM on November 8 [10 favorites]


Soooo this is a good time as any to bring up the Kids duck song that seems popular these days where the mom sends her ducks out to play and they don't come back (until the end, DAYS LATER MOM) and I have real tears.
posted by AlexiaSky at 4:35 AM on November 8 [2 favorites]


Ugh was about to make a "make way for" comment and then caught the title

So many ducklings
posted by phooky at 4:51 AM on November 8


Fake news. If it real there would be pretty much a carpet of green shit behind them.

My credentials: I jog on a lakefront path.
posted by srboisvert at 5:31 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]


How many horses are they going to fight against?
posted by ardgedee at 5:38 AM on November 8 [5 favorites]


Finally, a compelling reason to switch from Google to DuckDuckGo
posted by rh at 6:08 AM on November 8 [2 favorites]


Daffy Duck for President
posted by cenoxo at 6:42 AM on November 8






I love these ducks so much, I want to adopt them...


as a metaphor for research data management as the skill of herding data through time and cyberspace.

More seriously, though, I've had such a huge (platonic) crush on all of earth's creatures since this summer I saw some bears and caribou close up. And I feel like now I get it, because I didn't use to get what love for animals was. Sorry for the sappy. Thanks Johnny Wallfmower.

posted by ipsative at 8:55 AM on November 8 [3 favorites]


None more ducks.

I see you're working on your Dutch too. In Dutch "geen" translates to "none" and "niet" to "not", but they don't say "not any more ducks", they say "geen meer eenden". I'm constantly saying "none more this", "none more that" in my head. So when I read that it seemed oddly not out of place.
posted by humboldt32 at 9:21 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]


They needed to include one goose.

Or a grey duck.
posted by nickmark at 10:26 AM on November 8 [3 favorites]


Got any grapes?
posted by xedrik at 10:29 AM on November 8 [12 favorites]


I almost didn't recognize Michael out of his policeman's uniform.
posted by TedW at 10:34 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]


How many ducks? All of them!
posted by Miss Cellania at 10:57 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]


where did they come from
where did they go
where did they come from
ducks in a row
posted by LeviQayin at 1:01 PM on November 8 [5 favorites]


i have a handful of ducks. Got them just because my pond looked empty.

Ducks are really nice people. They are talkative and enthusiastic, and great friends for someone with depression.
posted by Goofyy at 1:24 PM on November 8 [3 favorites]




Needs more ducks.
posted by Dr. Wu at 2:21 PM on November 8 [2 favorites]


This video is relevant to my interests.
posted by just_ducky at 2:38 PM on November 8 [8 favorites]


How many ducks do you think are gonna be in this video? wrong its more. (turn the sound up)

i thought there'd be like ten or twelve ducks tops
posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:10 PM on November 8 [3 favorites]


Rollin' rollin' rollin' ...
Keep those duckies mov'n RAWHIDE!

Thank you RobotVoodooPower, for introducing me to Sinister Ducks. I'll be sing that everywhere.
posted by BlueHorse at 5:49 PM on November 8


What's with the sound on these videos? It's almost like there's no echoes at all.....

I'll let myself out now....
posted by pjern at 5:04 AM on November 9


I am going to go out on a limb and say that is the most ducks I have ever seen at once.
posted by 4ster at 2:20 PM on November 9 [1 favorite]


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posted by Guy Smiley at 4:39 PM on November 9 [1 favorite]


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