As an online public affairs and issues management professional, I'm always looking for interesting and smart topics to discuss on a blog. Susan has an interesting piece today on "blogola." I found another really smart blog in this genre called Communication Overtones that I'll be adding to my blogroll soon.
Today's issue, however, comes from a self-described mommyblogger, Kristen Chase. Seems a toy duck just "fell" into her shopping cart at the mall and she took it home. Now she's taking all sorts of humiliating pictures of the duck, and she and her partner in crime Julie are inviting everyone to take sides by creating graphics for other bloggers. Return the duck. Keep the duck. EAT the damn duck.
I live in a pro-duck household, as my wife explains. I SAY FREE THE DUCK.
Kristen may not realize this, but her mocking pictures may, in fact, violate article 3(c) of Part 1 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. (I worked for a Senator for years so I get to be all snooty like this.)
I've asked Kristen and Julie to provide a Free the Duck option. I'm also asking bloggers to provide their own video shout-outs to Mr. Duck. Here's mine: