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  • Ben Goldhirsh

    given the brutal news out of cleveland today, things that bring a smile to the world and cause pause for reflection are much appreciated.

  • gpabruce

    Couldn't it be used as a Trojan Duck by terrorists? What a great disguise for that nut job. Who would ever suspect a harmless and cute little duck especially after they get comfortable seeing it floating around the harbor. Look at the possibilities and potential with the size of this? It could hold a Nuke.

  • Creative Visual Art

    It's great fun but it can look a little sinister. Especially if you've just watched on old Superman movie. Looks like the type of thing Lex Luthor might use as a getaway ship.

    • Yasha Wallin

      Yeah, agreed. That's why I thought it had kind of a "Mona Lisa" smile - you can't really tell what's going on in that yellow head of his/hers.

  • Yasha Wallin

    This seems like a great project to bring to cities around the world that could use a little cheering up.

    • Gayle Damiano

      I love this idea! I was just saying, BRING IT TO NY! :)

    • Rachel Yan

      The rubber duck has caused polemics among citizens as to what the duckie means to them...people have been crazy about the duckie last saturday more than 300,000 viewers flocked to Victoria Harbour just to have a glimpse at the inflatable toy. everyone's facebook has been cleansed by the yellow duck...for a week and the cleansing's still going on. Some people are starting to get annoyed by the frenzy and asking what has this duck to do with their childhood (since the duckie is hailed as a childhood toy but for people growing up here the duckie isn't really a common toy for the local mass)? Some are critical about how much the larger-than-life spectacle can get beyond its nature as a toy and truly live to its magic to inspire feelings of community and comradeship or promote world peace...

      • Yasha Wallin

        Thanks for sharing. Are you based in Hong Kong? What was your reaction when you first saw the piece? And did you know anything about it before seeing it?

        • Rachel Yan

          Yes I'm based in Hong Kong. I saw the duckie's images everyday on facebook so I was really surprised to see them on GOOD this morning -- wow that's time space compression. and since I usually read about projects in the States or Europe in GOOD your post feels very close.

          My office is in "Habour City", the shopping mall that's brought the duckie over to HK. I think the duckie takes up different meanings in different places depending on how it's handled and the public's response. Unlike elsewhere where the duckie is "free" to swim at the sea, here it's chained to the dock next to the mall so it functions like a bait. so it successfully attracted 300,000 people on one single day, the no. almost mythic - so we are starting to wonder, what's the craze saying about HK?

          we're experiencing a May of inflatables here in HK. not so far from the duckie there is an inflatable sculpture park with a gigantic pile of poo by Paul McCarthy, inflatable cockroach and roasted pig..which appeared as a stark contrast to the cutie duckie there's even a battle between the duckie and the piggie where people are choosing sides...

          • Yasha Wallin

            Ha! Wow. That's a lot of inflatable art for one city. I wonder why the duck is tied to the harbor in Hong Kong as opposed to being more free in other places? I assume some kind of water regulations.

            • Rachel Yan

              yea it could be. and maybe a bit expensive to sail at the busy harbour too? first day when it sailed to the mall from a faraway dock it was protected by five or six ships(!)