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   Undertoad  Tuesday Jul 24 08:23 AM

July 24, 2007: Giant rubber duck in France

From the interesting art category: Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has floated a giant rubber duck on the Loire River in France.

Title: Rubber Duck
Year: 2007
Location: river the Loire, France
Dimensions: 26 x 20 x 32 meters
Materials: inflatable, rubber coated PVC, pontoon and generator
Assigned by: le Lieu Unique and the Biennial Estuaire

Artist website:

A yellow spot on the horizon slowly approaches the coast. People have gathered and watch in amazement as a giant yellow Rubber Duck approaches. The spectators are greeted by the duck, which slowly nods its head. The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it does not discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve worldwide tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!

yesman065  Tuesday Jul 24 08:24 AM

Oh my, Monster is gonna have a field day with that one!

Uisge Beatha  Tuesday Jul 24 09:02 AM

With a rubber ducky that big they must be expecting Godzilla to come take a bath.

glatt  Tuesday Jul 24 09:26 AM

Does it squeak when you squeeze it?

Shawnee123  Tuesday Jul 24 09:51 AM

Tres bien. C'est chic.

Cloud  Tuesday Jul 24 09:52 AM

"What exactly is the purpose of a rubber duck?"

DanaC  Tuesday Jul 24 09:52 AM

To make bathtime fun......

Shawnee123  Tuesday Jul 24 10:01 AM


dar512  Tuesday Jul 24 10:12 AM

Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
To make bathtime fun......

My little sister had the original Sesame street album when I was a teen. That song is infectious. If you can keep from singing when Rubber Ducky is playing, "then you are way too grown up and need to cut back on cable news."

yesman065  Tuesday Jul 24 10:13 AM

I think its fitting that its in France - I don't know why, but...

Flint  Tuesday Jul 24 10:14 AM

Rubber Ducky, I'm aw-fully fond of you!

jinx  Tuesday Jul 24 10:23 AM

Originally Posted by glatt View Post
Does it squeak when you squeeze it?
Does it vibrate?

dar512  Tuesday Jul 24 10:38 AM

Originally Posted by jinx View Post
Does it vibrate?
Not that it matters. Only this girl could take advantage of it.

Crimson Ghost  Tuesday Jul 24 10:52 AM

Has anyone informed Kris Kristofferson of this?

rkzenrage  Tuesday Jul 24 11:36 AM

I have a thing for rubber ducks. I have a lot of them (odd ones, Shakespeare duck, Buddha duck, etc). When I had my own regular sized bathroom it was done in rubber duckies, everything had rubber duckies on it.
Now my son plays with them.
I also used to put them into art and weird situations. Some are NSFW.
Was working on a Kennedy series when it got old.
One of them can't be put on photobucket.

Slothboy  Tuesday Jul 24 12:20 PM

Mon dieu! Ze ducky, she is invading! We surrender!

Uisge Beatha  Tuesday Jul 24 01:11 PM

What, did that overgrown fowl make a wrong turn at Pismo Beach? Shouldn't it have headed for Australia - Victoria, to be exact?

Snapple  Tuesday Jul 24 01:14 PM

rubber ducky

you're the one

you make France

so much fun!

rkzenrage  Tuesday Jul 24 01:20 PM

Man I wanna' drive that damn thing!

Weird Harold  Tuesday Jul 24 07:17 PM

Originally Posted by rkzenrage View Post
Man I wanna' drive that damn thing!
Yeah my first thought when I saw it was, where can I get one. So I have a boat, want to go in hafsies on the yellow pvc? I would like our duck to have a little more attitude, like the cake from Animal House.

Uisge Beatha  Tuesday Jul 24 07:28 PM

Originally Posted by Weird Harold
Yeah my first thought when I saw it was, where can I get one. So I have a boat, want to go in hafsies on the yellow pvc? I would like our duck to have a little more attitude, like the cake from Animal House.
Cool, a Duck Mobile! D-Day, get to work.

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jul 24 07:34 PM

A 105 ft rubber ducky is probably intimidating to a country that's not fond of bathing.

DanaC  Tuesday Jul 24 07:36 PM

besides, it could be a trojan duck.

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jul 24 07:45 PM

A 105 FOOT TROJAN!!??!!

DanaC  Tuesday Jul 24 07:46 PM

All that runnin' about in the mountain air and shit.

Uisge Beatha  Tuesday Jul 24 07:52 PM

Now I'm just waiting for LJ to tie this to his 'Giant Rubber Dick' thread.

DanaC  Tuesday Jul 24 07:53 PM

I think I made my disappointment at that misnoma of a thread title clear at the time :P

Uisge Beatha  Tuesday Jul 24 08:00 PM

Oh, I didn't make it clear that I fearfully await the tie.

DanaC  Tuesday Jul 24 08:03 PM

hahaha. ok.

lumberjim  Tuesday Jul 24 08:16 PM

afraid i'll tie you to the giant rubber dick? methinks thou dost protesteth too much.

Uisge Beatha  Tuesday Jul 24 08:19 PM

Ooooo, promises, promises!

tw  Tuesday Jul 24 10:40 PM

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
A 105 FOOT TROJAN!!??!!
And just when you thought the whale penis thread was dead.

Elspode  Wednesday Jul 25 01:34 AM

C'mon folks, sing along with me!

Ducky rubber, you're the one
You make bedtime lots of fun
Ducky rubber I'm awfully fond of you

Every night when I make my way to the bedroom
I don a little condom that's a bit tight on the headroom
Before I go rubby

Ducky rubber I'd like a whole box of you...

Crimson Ghost  Thursday Jul 26 01:08 AM

Calling Oswald Cobblepott...

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