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What the Duck?

Remember earlier when I posted pictures of the baby ducks?

Well there is a scholarship funded by moneys donated by career services and faculty. I once got roped into collecting for my building - I didn't mind at first because I believe in helping out charities. But they were rather pushy. As a volunteer I was required to check everyone regularly and we were told we had to collect the money envelopes and have the people sign them even if they did not want to donate - which I thought crude. I think it put way too much pressure on people to donate because it felt like they were making a list of who did and who didn't. And I hated being in the position of hassling my coworkers and making them feel that pressure. So I'm kind of biased against this scholarship and when I saw they used the pictures from the campus ducks I got a bit miffed...
From: Madladyred
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 9:45 AM
To: The Coolest Advisor in the World
Subject: your ducks...

were used in a flier by XXX to promote volunteers for collecting money for the Faculty/Staff Foundation scholarship!!

From: The Coolest Advisor in the World
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:03 AM
To: Madladyred
Subject: RE: your ducks

MLR: I’m crying “FOWL”
I noticed that, and have initiated legal proceedings. This is a very blatant violation of copyright laws. This is America damit!  We won’t stand for the abuse, manipulation, and commercialization of our ducks. All monies acquired through the afore mentioned litigation will be used to assure that future generations of ducks have a place to call home, a supply of nutritious food, and freedom from exploitation by opportunistic organizations .
“The American Federation of Fair and Kind Treatment of Water Fowl”

From: Madladyred
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:49 AM
To: The Coolest Advisor in the World
Subject: RE: your ducks

Good for you! I can put you in touch with my law firm of Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger, and McCormick. They actually specialize in “duck related” cases.  (Well, they prefer chicken related cases, but if you can answer their initial “why a duck” question with a reasonable explanation they will take the case. *Especially* if you tell them you are with the AFFKTWF. They actually have special discounts for AFFKTWF members…)

From: The Coolest Advisor in the World
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 11:04 AM
To: Madladyred
Subject: RE: your ducks

MLR: Thank you for your support and interest, at the present time the Law Firm on Doolittle and Sitmore are handling the case. I will keep H,H,H,H and Mc in mind just in case Sitmore’s hemorrhoids act up and he is no longer able to do what he does so well. In addition to the Copyright Infringement Charges the AFFKTWF is pursuing Class action suit in the names of all of those poor ducks who have been exploited in the past.

From: Madladyred
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:49 AM
To: The Coolest Advisor in the World
Subject: RE: your ducks

Well, it’s just as well you have Doolittle & Sitmore since you left out one of the Hungerdungers (the most important one) and it’s highly unlikely they will defend you now. But just in case of a hemorrhoid attack I recommend Rufus T Firefly, barrister/shyster/president, as a back-up. He’s used to ducking (see the case of RTF vs the state of Fredonia’s Vegetable Tossing Union #1933) and has had success in various cases regarding Ducks v Campbell’s. Meanwhile if there is anything I can do to help out with either case – I think the class action lawsuit idea is brilliant – please let me know.
If it walks like a duck… the AFFKTWF isn’t far behind. 
Regards, MLR


How cool are my coworkers? The coolest! He also made a faux bumper sticker for the AFFKTWF and sent that to me in an email titled "clip and show your support"



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Mar. 14th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Hahahahaha, holy crap, that's hilarious!
Mar. 14th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
I'm hoping he'll have sent another email by tomorrow - he's really funny, i usually can't keep up with him. thankfully the Marx Brothers have a lot of duck references so i had a lot of ammunition this time. :) Plus, there's the play on Groucho being a quack if I can get that in. Or the scholarship people being a bunch of quacks. I'm sure there is something there some where.

I was hoping to mishmash an Aflack duck onto his bumpersticker but it's too late for me to try that tonight :)

and i'm trying to figure out some kind of play on Colbert's "wrist awareness" bracelets as a fundraiser for the ducks. if you have any suggestions feel free to share!
Mar. 14th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
LOL that IS awesome
Mar. 14th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Duck, duck, duck, SUE!!!
You could create a printout with strips that say "What would AFFKTWF do?" on it, and list directions on how people could print it out and fold it into a wristband. They could either fold it into a bracelet, or cut it out and use a little bit of 'duck tape' to keep it closed.
OR you could not do paper at all, you could devise some directions on how to make a "Duck Awareness" band out of duck tape and a sharpie. =o)
Mar. 15th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
Re: Duck, duck, duck, SUE!!!
BRILLIANT ideas!!!! I think I'll try the first one on Monday :)
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