Bonus Post: The Best Dang Soda in the Whole Darn Country?

Ah, perhaps you thought the taste tests were over.  But they are not.  We now have several interesting American beverages to try, from the self-proclaimed “best dang soda” to Louisiana’s Swamp Pop to the soft drink legend itself, Cheerwine!  Why not join us and find out once and for all…is the best dang soda truly the best dang soda and is Cheerwine indeed worthy of its title of “soft drink legend”? Continue reading Bonus Post: The Best Dang Soda in the Whole Darn Country?

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Mystic Manor and Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean

I spend a good amount of time on Youtube, and one of my favorite topics to watch is anything related to the various Disney Parks.  I have learned history and secrets, not to mention differences between the various parks, including the amazing Disney attractions.  During this time, I have discovered that two of the coolest Disney rides cannot be found in the United States where Disneyland began.  Rather, to find these amazing attractions, you would need to visit the pair of Disney Parks residing in China. Continue reading Mystic Manor and Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean

Spooky T-Shirts Are Here!

With October quickly approaching, I thought I’d get some Halloween designs up on SpreadShirt.  On my Duck of Indeed SpreadShop, I’ve created a few variations of my new spooky Duck, and I’ve also added a few new designs to my Marketplace page, which is where non-brand-related designs go.  The first design is a zombie with the text “Brains are gluten-free”, great news indeed for any gluten-intolerant zombies out there.  In addition to my Halloween t-shirts, I also added a design with the Loch Ness Monster, Scotland’s greatest hide-and-seek master.  Nessie looks pretty charming indeed.  The designs are as follows:

This is what happens when the Duck drinks expired milk…
This shirt design is zombie-approved
Ain’t she perty?

As an extra treat, I wanted to mention that SpreadShirt is having a 15% off everything sale in all shops (this is where I sell my Duck of Indeed t-shirts) from 9/12/17 – 9/18/17.  If you’re interested, the code is: 150917.  And of course, all designs are property of the Duck of Indeed!

Edit: Actually, several days have gone by, and my zombie design has not yet appeared in my Marketplace page.  I’m not sure when it will, but if it doesn’t show up soon, I might try making it available in my SpreadShop instead, in case you’re interested.

Duck, Creator of Terrifying D-Shirts!

Bonus Post: Fun with Asian Snacks

What’s this, another taste test?  Why, yes!  The world is filled with interesting foods and beverages, and now…we shall try more!  This time, we have amassed a little collection of Asian snacks and treats, including seaweed, red bean mochi, and pillars of rice.  Which ones would we recommend?  Why not watch the video below and find out! Continue reading Bonus Post: Fun with Asian Snacks

I Finally Watched Gravity Falls!

The Duck is not big into television.  In fact, I recently cancelled cable and have had no regrets.  When I do plop my feathery backend in front of the TV, it is either for the purposes of gaming or watching silly people visit roadside attractions and the like on Youtube.  Occasionally, I also watch movies on VHS.  Yes, I still have a VCR.  You just have to know how to use it correctly, because if you don’t watch out, it has been known to eat unsuspecting tapes.  Good bye, Peter Pan.  And Snow White.  And Alien.  And Toy Story.

Pop quiz: which of these is not like the other?

The answer: Toy Story.  Because that one only got partially eaten.  Once I got the cassette free, I stuck the protruding tape back inside.  I have yet to confirm whether or not it still works.  But I’d like to believe that it does. Continue reading I Finally Watched Gravity Falls!

Bonus Post: Unique International Beverages

Behold, Mother Duck and I have another taste test for you guys.  In today’s culinary adventure, we gathered up five interesting beverages from four different countries, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Mexico.  Which will be the best at quenching our thirst?  Well, you’ll just have to watch and find out! Continue reading Bonus Post: Unique International Beverages

The Kitten We Almost Adopted

It is thanks to our diligent and daily viewing of Kitten Academy on Youtube that our cat Elsa has become increasingly spoiled.  The first thing their channel inspired us to buy her was a small cat tower.  While her “cat tower” is only a couple feet tall, and thus, really doesn’t constitute as a proper tower, she seems to love it just fine and spends plenty of time napping on top of it or lounging in the large carpeted tube.  (Larger cat towers are either too difficult to put together, too large for our car, or too awkward for anything larger than a small kitten to climb.) Continue reading The Kitten We Almost Adopted

Bonus Post: My Grandmother’s Retro Disney Collection

With the Duck’s renewed interest in Disney, I recently recalled a very special container that had been spending many lonely years in the garage.  This container, well, contains a plethora of Disney items collected for me by my grandmother on my mother’s side, whom I only met when I was too young to remember.  Despite not getting the chance to know her, it is a nice thought indeed to know that she was thinking of me and buying these items for me when she didn’t have that much money.  In today’s video, I would like to share with you all the many wonderful Disney items my grandmother had collected for me. Continue reading Bonus Post: My Grandmother’s Retro Disney Collection

Our Dora Kuhn German Dollhouse

Mother Duck and I really enjoy dollhouses, and over the past year or so, we have found a good number of them down at the Brass Armadillo antique mall.  Several of these we have purchased and fixed up with all manner of furniture and even flooring and wallpaper.  In case you missed it, I have already written about a Marx tin dollhouse and a Victorian-style dollhouse, the posts for which you can find here, here, and here.

Well, we recently visited Hobby Lobby, which has several models of dollhouses that you can either put together yourself or buy pre-assembled.  The chances of us building a dollhouse are very slim, as past circumstances have seen us try and fail at assembling a bookcase and a cat tower, so that was out of the question.  And though we could buy dollhouses that were already put together, this doubled their prices, putting them well into the $500 range for the nicer models.  And this would just not do. Continue reading Our Dora Kuhn German Dollhouse

Youtuber Shout-Out: Kitten Academy

It should be more than clear by now that the Duck is a big fan of kitties.  Having had many kitties of my own that are loved like the family they are, not to mention my ability to befriend almost any cat I meet, cats and I have a bond indeed.  Therefore, it was quite a treat when I learned about a Youtube channel called Kitten Academy, which sports a 24-hour a day, 365-day a year live stream showing the many kittens they are currently fostering.  This doesn’t include the live “Kitten Close-Ups” that take place every evening where, as the name suggests, you can see the kittens up close and personal.

Kitten Academy deserved a shout-out of its own because it is more than just a regular Youtube channel.  The two people who run it, Mr. A and DJ, are kind people who have chosen to give up several rooms of their house and devote their spare time to fostering kittens until they can be adopted.  In addition to the “alumni”, they also have six “faculty” cats who remain with them, from Headmaster Acro and the elusive Headmistress Smokey to several “Professors”, Custard, Loganberry, Ari, and Eddie.  Oh, and they also have a very large, but very gentle dog named Elsie who seems to be in charge of ensuring that cats can get along with their canine counterparts.  With a doggy as nice as Elsie, growing kittens can’t help but see dogs as friends rather than foes. Continue reading Youtuber Shout-Out: Kitten Academy