The Ducks In The Ducks In St Stephen’s Green


Actually, we like New York in June. Still…

Muriel Molloy writes:

I don’t know if any of you have seen this weird ad campaign on Dublin Bus? Cannibalistic ducks?

28 thoughts on “The Ducks In The Ducks In St Stephen’s Green

  1. Lorcan Nagle

    My absolute favourite thing about these ads is that there’s ones with black people, Koreans, Japanese, Indian… and one with a ginger.

    1. James M. Chimney

      It’s a scientific fact that Ducks are afraid of the Gingers. Ducks see them as evolved Tabby cats.

    2. Navel

      Please explain in no fewer than 2 words how you can distinguish a person of Korean ethnicity from a person of Japanese ethnicity.

        1. Navel

          I’m well able to distinguish
          an American from a Canadian
          and an Irishman from a Welshman
          and a Frenchman from a German
          merely by looking at a photograph.
          Gob less.

      1. Xiao Liu

        Same way you can tell the Irish from the English – you can only really distinguish the cultures by style. Japanese people have more diverse taste and often have a more sophisticated sense of how to dress in a way that reflects their personality/ideas/subculture. Koreans tend to be more uniform in their fashion choices, generally tending towards Americanized branded fashions – especially the guys – and both guys and girls wear baseball caps more than any other nation, I swear. Korean girls have perfected a sort of casual set of loose hairstyles that nonetheless look completely immaculate, and Korean guys tend to be more muscled than Japanese guys because they’ve spent a compulsory 2+ years doing national service. I suppose Koreans are generally more ethnically homogeneous than the Japanese, but then Koreans are more ethnically homogeneous than anyone.

        But if someone’s not culturally Chinese/Japanese/Korean, you haven’t a hope. Someone even made this test to prove it:

    1. Maro

      Yeah, it’s a much undervalued skill you know, feeding a duck in a duck. It’s so hard to get the food to the second duck because the outer duck usually can’t help but eat the bread on its way in.

  2. Brendan

    At a conservative estimate I would say that 1 million tons of bread are thrown into that pond every hour, which ends up being eaten by pigeons and seagulls, who unlike the ducks, can elastically increase their population unhindered by pond dimensions. The result is that the place is reeling with a smeg-ton of filthy pigeons and seagulls. I don’t like going there any more.

  3. SBY

    Don’t Judge Me!

    We don’t even know what it is you do, other than upset the migratory patterns of water fowl.

  4. Spaghetti Hoop

    I would get the Advertising Manager from Dublin Bus on the line and get him/her to explain.

  5. Nikkeboentje

    @Lorcan. I just snorted very loudly on the bus whilst trying not to laugh out loud at your comment.

    1. Lorcan Nagle

      No word of a lie, I saw it on a 25A (or possibly B) about a week ago. I’ll take a photo when next I see one.

  6. Nordie

    I once fed a duck sandwich to a duck in the pond in Ranelagh park ( i was young and thought it funny, obviously it’s not). Maybe that’s the one their talking about. Maybe I created a monster and he got a taste for it and has been eating his friends since.

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