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I lack focus. Or concentration, or motivation, or something.

I need a good duck conspiracy, or something along those lines.

Anyone feel like batting around some sort of absurd idea for a while?

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turtle_morn
Mar. 23rd, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
What, you got tired of the hitting?
collacentaur
Mar. 23rd, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
Well, now I want to hit with bats, I guess.
turtle_morn
Mar. 23rd, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
I thought they were ducks. How are the bats involved again?
collacentaur
Mar. 23rd, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
But then it would be ducking around some sort of absurd idea - which, clearly, is what everyone else is doing. ;-)

Besides, I think the bats must be the night shift.
turtle_morn
Mar. 23rd, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
So the bats are ducking the duck's day shift? Does that mean the hitting has to take place after dark?
collacentaur
Mar. 23rd, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
It seems like the appropriate time for that kind of thing... people tend to object more in the daylight. At night, you just don't see it, and so are merely surprised by the consequences when the sun rises in the morning.

Can't you just see the Bat Mafia winging around, the hit squad enforcing the decisions made by the oh-so-respectable ducks?
turtle_morn
Mar. 23rd, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)
There's an enforcement issue here, though. The ducks don't see well enough to fly in the dark, but there's no way they're going to trust the bats enough to give them free reign over the night skies. Who enforces the enforcers?
collacentaur
Mar. 23rd, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
Isn't that always the problem?

In this case, I imagine that the superior intelligence of the ducks is sufficient. Really, the bats can't do anything the ducks won't find out about, nor will they be able to evade retribution.

And there's something in this about stool pigeons, but I'm just not making it work.
turtle_morn
Mar. 23rd, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
I really think you are underestimating the bats. We're talking about creatures with sonar, remember. They may let the ducks think they're the superior species, while all the while, maintaining the secrecy of the bat underground.
collacentaur
Mar. 23rd, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
Good point. And I'll bet the bats all look the same to the ducks. They may well be switching in and out, and infiltrating the ducks' entire system.

So, wait. I think we've just postulated the ducks batting the bats, while the bats duck the ducks.
turtle_morn
Mar. 23rd, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
But will the ducks take the batting bats bait?
collacentaur
Mar. 23rd, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
How much bait will a batting duck duck, if a ducking bat baits ducks?

(I had been working on Dr. Seuss, but this was easier)
turtle_morn
Mar. 23rd, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
A batting duck would duck all the bait that a baiting bat baited, if a baiting bat could bait ducks.
collacentaur
Mar. 23rd, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
So, then, no, they won't. *grin*

In which case... the ducks know that the bats are brighter than they act, and are attempting to infiltrate the duck organization. Presumably, then, the ducks would be carefully feeding the bats misinformation.

So, will the bats take the ducks' bait?
turtle_morn
Mar. 23rd, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)



These surveillance photos imply that the bats are more prepared for the impending snow. Given that, the ducks may be at a disadvantage.
collacentaur
Mar. 23rd, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
OMG. The snow-bat is SO cute.

As for impending - we've got an inch already, I'd say. Stupid me forgot to wear boots when I came back from lunch...
turtle_morn
Mar. 23rd, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
And the snow bat is way smarter looking than the duck. I have some Washington duck and camel (separate) photos for you at some point, incidentally.

Nothing here yet, although the sky is starting to look alarming.
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turtle_morn
Mar. 23rd, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
The interesting thing here is to figure out which part of this conversation is causing the wimpering. Further study is required.

Let's try this:
*snowsnowsnowsnowsnowsnow*
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collacentaur
Mar. 23rd, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
*grin* That's amazing, usually it's the ducks that provoke that.
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palingyuan
Mar. 25th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
The ducks may employ some orb spiders as enforcer enforcer. They are good at quietly snaring batting bats, and keeping them under wraps.
ourika
Mar. 24th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC)
Quack.
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