1/21/08

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday.

Hey Shut the Duck UP! supporters,

It’s Phil. Walt couldn’t make it to the library today, so I’ll be filling you in on our most recent Shut the Duck UP! protest. It definitely was a good one.

We at Shut the Duck UP! are always trying to find the most people gathered in one place at any given time in order to reach out to the maximum amount of people. Well, yesterday being football playoffs time, local Philadelphia bars were the obvious place to be. A few Shut the Duck UP! supporters joined Walt early on in the day to stand outside a number of popular Philadelphia bars and do the standard flaunting and shouting that comes with the job. Our timing was perfect, and we managed to catch the eye of a boatload of people who were making their way inside the bars to watch the games.

The start of the day was of course all well and good, however things really heated up when the games got started. We parked ourselves at one of the more popular and busy bars in the city and bought a couple of drinks. While we did take some time to relax and watch the game, I eventually pulled our bartender aside when he seemed a little less busy and asked if Walt could make a halftime speech. It took a little convincing, but the bartender eventually agreed. At halftime Walt was standing on the counter, sign in hand, making a speech about the Shut the Duck UP! campaign and everything it hopes to accomplish. He concluded his speech with a toast(“A toast to you, the Philadelphians who will help Shut the Duck UP!”) and was met with raucous applause as he hopped down from the counter. Pats on the back and words of support were issued aplenty as Walt made his way back to our table. It couldn’t have been any prouder of a day for Walt and the Shut the Duck UP! campaign.

All I can hope is that there are many more toasts to come in the future of the Shut the Duck UP! campaign. Judging by how things are going, I think there are.

Until next time,
Phil

6 comments:

igglesfan20 said...

i hate the patriots

cranberrynose4 said...

haha wish I was there for that speech! Must of been a great moment.

grapie298 said...

I was there... That Walt guy is pretty wild. It was fun.

coreyander77 said...

I hate both teams but I'm going to root for the giants.

(Nice protest idea.)

okleydokley said...

I wonder what Walt likes to drink...

packmen1029 said...

I'm guessing hoisin sauce. It's good with duck.