Shortly after my quick stint in show business and my prompt
firing (the reason given was 'lack of arms'), I went into
a period of my life known as 'The Angry Years', during which
I ran with the Chicago mafia for awhile. Pictured here, I was
Capone's right hand duck, in charge of all illegally shaped
bath soaps smuggled into the country. I helped Elliot Ness
take him down in the end, in return for my freedom. I'll miss
the nice squeeze toy moll Capone had set up for me.
This is Elvis. I'm in the back, manning the drums while the
King does what he does best. I got to jam with him for a few
gigs, but then I lost the job as I usually do... they finally
noticed my lack of arms after the third straight concert with
no drum accompaniment. Still, these were days that I'll always
look back upon fondly... uh-uh-huh.
During the 80s, I made my second try into the music industry
by touring with Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band. Here
I was riding the Boss's head one night during a particularly
wild gig. When Bruce departed E-Street, I decided to follow
him and leave the rest of the band behind. Unfortunately, a
small dog found me and dragged me off to some New York apartment
before I could hop a plane to fame and fortune with Bruce. Oh
well. I'm hoping for a Duck/Springsteen Reunion Tour sometime
in the future.
After the affair with Bruce, I decided to try my hand at politics.
I tagged along on the Republican campaign curcuit for awhile, and
they were very happy to have a member of the rare 'Yellow and Rubber'
minority. However, I realized two things : They only wanted me because
of my color, and they still supported automatic machine guns for duck
hunters. So, I left my party behind and went Independent. I think it's
really sad that one's pigment matters so much in this society.
Mom and Dad, my loving parents. I'm the one taking the photo.
This was during my breif, but glorious period on the boxing
curcuit. I managed to take down a lot of opponents before meeting
my nemesis, Sugar Ray Leonard (pictured here). I managed to
best him for a few rounds, but as usual, my lack of arms ended
up as my downfall. At least I was in the sports spotlight for
a small period of time, and Sugar Ray bought me some banana
As a part of my 'Up With Squeeze Toy Rights' campaign, I decided
to become the first sentient object on the moon. And I made it, too!
Not needing to breathe makes things so much easier, and I'm resistant
to reentry burn. However, once I arrived, I had an unfortunate accident
when the first MEN on the moon showed up and stepped on me. This is
the only photo I've found to prove I was ever there. Sigh.
For awhile, I found love with the beautiful Marilyn Monroe. God,
she was wonderful. We had fun playing around on the set of
the Seven Year Itch in this shot, me levitating slightly on
the vent gusts. However, she moved on to other men, ones more
like her own species, the kind that are tall, dark and handsome
(as opposed to me, Little, Yellow, Different) and left me behind. I was happy to be
her main squeeze, even if it wasn't for very long.
I sought enlightenment amoung the stone statues of Easter
Island in the mid 70s, trying to understand life. However, I
didn't get much out of the experience, other than being squashed
near death for a full year when I accidentally knocked one
of the statues over. Oops. Hopefully, nobody will ever
find out about that.