Dig a Duck a Day!
February 6, 2004 1:36 PM   Subscribe

Geoducks! Pronounced "gooey-duck"!
Go, Geoducks go! Through the mud and the sand! Let's go! Siphon high, Squirt it out! Swivel all about! Let it all hang out!
~from the Evergreen State College Fight song. Everything about that Pacific Rim anomaly the glorious Geoduck. Happy Friday!
posted by evilcupcakes (23 comments total)
hah, I remember wondering just WTF a geoduck was when I started eating sushi.
posted by xmutex at 1:37 PM on February 6, 2004

We used to try to 'hunt' them on the beach when I was younger.
Those buggers can dig FAST.

(or maybe they just had really long necks. whatever)
posted by cinderful at 1:45 PM on February 6, 2004

Geoducks! Pronounced "gooey-duck"!

I don't believe you.
posted by Witty at 1:46 PM on February 6, 2004

posted by car_bomb at 1:48 PM on February 6, 2004

posted by cinderful at 1:51 PM on February 6, 2004

And they squirt you as well when you step near them on the beach.
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 1:54 PM on February 6, 2004

Witty: It's true, it's really pronounced that way.

No, I don't understand either, and I've lived here for years.
posted by Captain_Tenille at 2:08 PM on February 6, 2004

Those things look like the giant colon I saw at the Mutter Museum in Philly...
posted by crank at 2:16 PM on February 6, 2004

I can't be the only Greener Alum on Metafilter. Speak up people!
posted by ssmith at 2:26 PM on February 6, 2004

I went to Evergreen for a year, and I live on the busline to Evergreen (yay Route #41!). Does that count?
posted by Captain_Tenille at 2:35 PM on February 6, 2004

I've seen them being sold at my local Chinese super store. I, for a long
time, wondered what they were -- they looked totally alien to me.
posted by NewBornHippy at 2:43 PM on February 6, 2004

We called em "Peckerclams" when I was younger.
posted by Eekacat at 3:52 PM on February 6, 2004

A dear friend of mine went to Evergreen... does that count? :D He was an industrial design major. He now works in the shop that makes the blown glass and paper lamps for Starbucks.

Oh yeah, and geoducks are cool!
posted by ukamikanasi at 4:03 PM on February 6, 2004

Before it was changed to the Flexidollar (or whatever), the Evergreen student food service credit system was called Geobucks. I heard about that before I ever knew about the geoducks thing, so you can understand my being disturbed at people paying for food with "Gooey Bucks". Yech.
posted by cnx at 4:10 PM on February 6, 2004

I was kinda hoping that someone would post something about this one day...
posted by Wizzle at 4:27 PM on February 6, 2004

I don't know which is funnier: geoducks or Evergreen State College....
posted by grefo at 4:48 PM on February 6, 2004

We called em "Peckerclams" when I was younger.

Thank god. I thought I was the only one finding these things incredibly phallic.

If you really fancy 'em, contribute to the Wikipedia article, wouldja?
posted by jengod at 5:00 PM on February 6, 2004

Ahh Geoduck, the one word that helped me googlewhack more times than I could count...
posted by Space Coyote at 5:18 PM on February 6, 2004

Long-necked, spitting ocean-dwellers? Yarr... 'tis the mythical sea-llama of yore.


posted by stonerose at 5:20 PM on February 6, 2004

So it's pronounced Gooey-cities?
posted by wendell at 6:25 PM on February 6, 2004

Another Greener here. (Class of '93... well, December '93, so I walked at the '94 graduation. I also attended TESC in 1983-85 before taking a few years off, so if there's anyone here who was at Evergreen then... say hi!)

Evergreen is a funny place. It can be a great education. It can also be 4 years of smoking pot and listening to Phish. For some people it manages to be both. It's quite an experience and I loved going there despite my non-hippiedom (which is why I went back to finish my degree there after 7 years off).

The first week I was at school for orientation they had a guy in a big geoduck suit walking around. Imagine arriving at your first week in college and you see what appears to be a giant penis wandering around Red Square.
posted by litlnemo at 6:35 PM on February 6, 2004

Oh, wow, now this song makes so much more sense to me. A friend of mine went through a public library children's music phase whilst unemployed many years back, and would make me these really bizzarro cool mix tapes. He wrote it in the liner as "The Gooey Duck Song," so I never fully understood it.

Thank you so much for clearing up something I never realized was a mystery to me!
posted by wells at 7:27 PM on February 6, 2004

some people call them love mussels
posted by t r a c y at 7:51 PM on February 6, 2004

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