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okay, Ordo, so I need to get me a 16 count cotton duck, got it...

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In today's episode: the Cotton Duck pizza method.

The duck and I have been stuck working for most of the last two days and so have little to post. He had again lapsed into melancholia and so we thought maybe a spot of pizza making would bring him out of it. He decided he would like to make pesto chicken with grilled red and yellow peppers and one pesto cheese pizza for the little kids. He is always thinking of others.

First he asked to use our bread machine to make fresh dough since he has trouble kneading with his little flippers. Once the dough had risen for 100 minutes he spread it out on two pizza pans. He was not thrilled about this but we had thrown our pizza stone away because it had become plain nasty over time.

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He let the dough proof for a further 30 minutes while he attended to making fresh pesto. He cleaned fresh organic basil, freshly grated two-year aged parmigiano reggiano, toasted pine nuts, squished garlic, measured organic olive oil and seasoned with sea salt.

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Unfortunately the grill ran out of gas at the most inopportune time and so we had to use the panini to grill our red and yellow peppers. Again, not optimal.

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He spread the pesto across the prepared pizza dough.

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And applied toppings as he saw fit, including roasted chicken we had saved from earlier in the week and a mixture of edam and mozzarella cheeses. Under no circumstances should you use an abomination called "American Cheese". It is not so much "cheese" as the absence of cheese. It should be banned as an affront to all that is decent and a crime against humanity. He seasoned the pizzas with freshly cracked rainbow pepper and sea salt..

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Pizzas were inserted into the hottest oven possible and baked until cheese is bubbly.

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Let stand for 5 minutes then cut and enjoy.

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The End.

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A Canadian Day for the Duck

As you well know, most Canadians start the day with a doughnut. Preferably two. Our favourite doughnut comes from a little place in Deep Cove called Honey Doughnuts. We arrived at 6am and the guy making the doughnuts (not the regular guy) did not have any ready so we went out to the nearby dock and waited for the sun to clear the mountains so we could take waywts.

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By the time we finished taking some pictures we went back to collect our doughnuts. Because of the delay we didn't have time to take any closeups but I did sneak into the kitchen and take a picture while the guy selected our order.

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One would think that starting the day with a doughnut would be sufficient for the duck, but come lunch he was hungry and ready for more food. Canadian food. To that end he made me do something I had not done since the arrival of Sidney Lo on these shores - eat poutine. Apparently the best poutine to be had in Vancouver is a place on Davie Street called La Belle Patate.

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They have 30 different poutine. Apparently the plural of "poutine" is "poutine". Like deer, or beer.

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Here are various poutine which they offer.

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The duck felt that if one were to have poutine, it should not be "original", or "traditional". He had come all this way and was not going to leave without experiencing EXTREME POUTINE.

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He dove right in.

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When he could not take anymore, he went and sat in the window, staring at the passing cars, a distant look in his eye.

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i am here for the supremepoutine2.png poutine

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Humble apologies. Had no time for the duck today. He just sat outside on a park bench swearing at the pigeons. He can be ornery at times.

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super duper late pass but i need this duck in my life if registration is still open

i am presently in boston, where i realize the duck has already been, but perhaps the duck would like to experience some of the seedy underbelly that franklincosgrove did not expose him to

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The Duck Meets Mr. Chicken

Still buried in work so let the duck roam the office. The office dog is a psychotic schipperke called Jackson. Jackson's arch nemesis is a poor chew toy named Mr. Chicken. The duck peered into the Chicken's eyes and saw a world of suffering. They bonded instantly.

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Episode in Which the Ducks Gets Tacos

It is a well established fact that Canada is a worldwide destination for Mexican food. Just ask Jimmyc. Okay maybe "destination" would be strong, but we certainly have a bit around. Today the guys with whom I work had a hankerin for taco so off we went to La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop.

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They serve tacos.

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I had the Asada (grilled aaa flank beef with cucumber), Al Pastor (pork marinated in chili, achiote & pineapple), Carnitas (pork confit with pickled red onion) and Beef Fajita (grilled Canadian beef with onions & peppers).

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We went across the street to a park to eat. There were statues and we all know of the duck's penchant for statues.

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My friend climbed up the back of one of the statues in a failed attempt to place the duck on top. He barely was able to hold the duck there for a second before he fell off.

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We took the Skytrain back and it was fairly full so in order to do a waywt I had to stand in the accordion area between cars.

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BACK TO WORK.

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Catching Up

Yesterday was a sunny day around these parts and that meant time at Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver. The duck had never been there so we brought him along. He saw Lion's Gate Bridge.

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And people swimming in the water.

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He enjoyed sunning himself on some drift wood.

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And pausing for his portrait.

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But mostly he spent time standing on the beach staring at the sea.

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Being a long weekend, the duck asked whether he was allowed to come along on one of our trail runs. My daughter has gone on record saying that runs are not photo ops, but since it was the duck she reluctantly agreed. We decided to do the popular Lynn Loop, along with about half of the rest of the North Shore. It was very busy.

We paused for a quick portrait before we set off.

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We ran through trees.

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And over bridges.

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All the while irritating my daughter by taking photos.

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After one last shot...

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She took the camera away from me, just at the time my mom happened to call so we walked for a bit and chatted.

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Once we finished the loop we went down by the river which flows under the bridge at the Lynn Headwaters.

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The duck was pretty tired from the run so he paused on a rock overlooking the river. He could very well have been on the cover of a copy of Outdoorsduck from the 1940s.

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THE END

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glad to see that the duck is having a real good time in a beautiful place.

and you just made me wanna run some trails

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Today was my birthday so the duck and I had some pie from Savary Island Pie Company. (it is not burnt - that was just my bad processing)

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The day was fairly unremarkable beyond that, though the duck has been very concerned about his friends in London and wishes safety upon them. Take care out there.

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happy birthday ordad.!

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Episode in which the true nature of the Duck is revealed.

I have spoken with those more powerful than myself and have been given special dispensation to reveal for the first time select pages from the Book of the Duck - pages which speak arcane truths to those who would seek them.

But before that, I thought that I should give a brief update regarding the items with which the Duck travels.

A note from the previous shepherd.

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The famous stole of Lady Jane.

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Supleme.

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Extra Raf buttons should one be lost.

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A bit of fabric from Undercover could come in handy.

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And 3D glasses should the need arise.

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A bit of blatant advertising doesn't hurt either.

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The Book of the Duck opens not with dire warning, but promises of blessing for the lost.

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The passages which I will show pertain to the near mythical and much debated "RandR Era" of the Duck. Though these days were never adequately documented in this thread, there were whispers of wondrous revelations during those heady Paris days. We begin with the arrival of the Duck and proceed to the ultimate revelation as to the true nature of the Duck. I include only excerpts here - the full text is for those disciples who bear the burden of the Duck for a time.

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He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

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Took the Duck to Historic Chinatown for a quick lunch today. We visited the Phnom Penh Restaurant where, oddly enough, Anthony Bourdain ate when here. They have a really nasty sign so it must be authentic.

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We ate hot and sour soup from authentic bowls.

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And had Beef Lok Lak - they forgot the egg so they brought them after.

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And Deep Fried Cambodian Crack Wings. So addictive that you can't stop eating them until it is far, far too late. Oh the regrets I have.

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I am going to be sending the Duck on soon. He grows restless and is becoming somewhat irritable.

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I don't know how to tell you guys this but the Duck is gone. I don't know what has happened to him but I can't find him anywhere - not only that, all of his stuff is gone too. He has been acting a bit strange at times but I didn't think he would leave. Not sure what to do.

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Not sure if serious.

Would be sad if he left us at his most swagged out, like so many before him.

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where the fuck is the duck

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i messaged him on facebook and he said he'll send it to me soon

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where the fuck is the duck
i messaged him on facebook and he said he'll send it to me soon

:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

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