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What makes this blog different from all the other Duck blogs? Well.. nothing. We'll tell you about wigeons, mallards, and Anaheims among other fowl. But mostly this blog is about witnessing life's inadequacies and sharing our misadventures with you. From time to time we'll make stuff up, but mostly we'll give it to you straight.
Why DUCKS? One time, my Aunt Mary exclaimed "Aww, look at those DUCKS!" as a row of baby geese followed their mother across the road. Neither my aunt, nor any of my cousins in the car with me, ever realized that those ducks were actually geese. DUCKS is here to set the record straight; to tell you when a duck is a goose and when it's not and what people do that make them that way.
Two years ago a few friends of mine, (BenCo, Calder, and Sonja to be in the specific) had the idea of creating Newspaper Blackout Poems out of the same article. We did this to show the vast number of ways one conglomeration of words could be interpreted and reinterpreted, smashed and rehashed. We each did a few versions, and probably had about 12 different iterations of the same (approx.) 480 word article. Mine shall remain hidden away in the bowels of my "Pictures Folder" because of its lack of neatness and my OCD. Below are three favorites:
As per most tasks in the life, all you need is a Sharpie and a bit of creativity.
by Sonja Vitow
by Calder Stembel
by Ben Cocchiaro
Now go on and try your own, ruin your dad's paper!