Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Page 22: Pounding the Duck

This is my favorite scene in The Billionth Monkey. The dialogue follows in the footsteps of Monty Python’s famous “Dead Parrot” sketch, which was a hilarious exercise in seeing how many euphemisms for “dead” they could cram into one routine.

I preferred to run this gambit on idioms for “murder” and “sex” (cue Scorpio stereotypes)...for which there are no lack of colorful colloquialisms. By the end, it all got so silly that I may have made up one or two terms of my own.

Daffy Duck is about to get pounded.
Image source: John K Stuff; original image ©Warner Bros.
 In any event, I would have chosen “pounded the duck” based on the fact that “Kaczynski” comes from the Polish word for “duck”(kaczka).

Polish right-wing politician Jarosław Kaczyński with a duck (kaczka). Image source: Wiadomosci.
Apparently he doesn't like the comparison (even though it's simple etymology and not derogatory),
but I couldn't find any photos of Theodore with a duck.

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