This Is Your Day, Arthur Pewtey!

"You’re going to march right into that office and say ‘listen here, Mr. Higgenblatz, I’ve been with this firm for over ten years, and it’s high time I had my own private office, and a reserved parking space, and a five dollar an hour raise, and … um, how about two dollars, then?  And, er, the office doesn’t have to have to be really big or have a window or anything, and I’ve been thinking about taking the bus anyway, so I don’t really need the parking space …’ "

... and if I had to share the office, that would be OK, I guess ...

That’ll show him who’s boss, Becky H.



  1. Ducky fuzz!!

  2. A duckling’s gotta do what a duckling’s gotta do.

    NTMTOM, you are EN FUEGO today!

  3. What he really wants to be is a lion tamer.

  4. warrior rabbit says:

    Because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!

  5. Thank you so moiche, CO!!!! I really needed a dose of birdcute.

  6. Oh honey. How about a carpool at least so you don’t have to wait on the bus?

    And I’ll even let you decide on the radio stations(s).

    Though I would insist on a key to the executive indoor swimming pool and spa. Just stay away from the steamroom adn the jacuzzi please!

  7. Janet in Cambridge says:

    Stand tall, Ducky. Don’t take “No” for an answer.

  8. Why isn’t there a baby duck in my bathroom? Why?

  9. I love the little wing nublets.

  10. NTMTOM, or as I prefer, NOM-TOM, you are in very fine form today! Two stellar submishes in a row!

  11. Are you a man, or a … duck… ?

  12. That duck needs some pluck.

  13. Kristabelle says:

    The bathroom decor is quite complementary to duckie’s coloring, don’t you think?

    Good luck, little duck!

  14. LOL I guess I am the only one that Heard that in Jimmy Stewarts Voice?

  15. i want a baby duckie in my bathroom!

  16. Adorable duckitude, and I really dig the obscure Python reference!

    “All right, Diedre, come out of there.”
    “Go away!”

  17. Hmmmm…if I am remembering the end of Arthur Pewtey’s life correctly…..

    Anyway, the duckie is cute. And yeah, I sort of heard a Jimmy Stewart voice, too (but early in the movie where he’s nervous and unsure of himself as opposed to later when he’s found his conviction).

  18. Okay, mister duckersons, I give in. You can have the raise and the corner office. And a bread-crumb break if you like.

  19. @Annie: Once you posted that, I immediately heard him!

  20. Oh Thank you Bertha S. I am so glad some one else had seen that movie.

    IT was a excellent movie too!

  21. You need to rack up more billable hours first, young duckling.

  22. that’s a tiny little wing

  23. warrior rabbit says:

    Having a prepped speech is good, but it might sound more natural if you were to do it on the fly. Just wing it, Artie.

    Also, lol @ Erebella. And groan @ 260Oakley.

  24. Nope, I heard Michael Palin. (Love the Python reference.)

  25. I bet he sings rock n roll in the shower too…
    “…’cause aaa’hm as fareeeee as a biiiird noooowww…!

  26. The best part of the picture is his reflection. Complete with head tilt.

  27. I LOVE his reflection! His sweet little face! It makes me want a little duck but my Catties would so not handle that well…

  28. I can’t have a duck. But I can dream.

  29. Oakley, very good! (you must be a lawyer, haha)

    I like how the little ducky matches the bathroom accessories! I wonder if he swims in the tub.

  30. I want a duckling. Look how sweet. I love his tiny, teeny little wings. I want to give him a kiss on his bitty beak!

  31. Duck a la Commode


  32. Teeny wing nublet looks like hand on hip!

  33. “they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it’s not okay because if they take my stapler then I’ll set the building on fire…”

  34. Oh my gosh. Thank you so much for the obscure Monty Python reference…

  35. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Now I am going to have to dig up my Python DVDs!

  36. A dear friend of mine lived near the Swingline staple factory. It had a huge neon sugn that loomed over Queens.

  37. Neon SIGN, I mean.

  38. momof2kitties says:

    Why are there no duckies in my bathroom? Why??? I have a nice, big window and a tub with warm water and bubbles and soft, fluffy towels and bread crumbs and…

    I rail against the injustices of this cruel and unfair world!

    *shakes fist angrily*

    *stops fist shaking and nuzzles ducky*

  39. Actually, it’s ‘moment’, not ‘day’.
    …I spend a lot of my time watching the Flying Circus. 😛
    That being said, very noice duckie!

  40. The absolute bestes part of this post is that is a boy duck… I could tell you why but suffice it to say I have ducks.. and well I am pretty sure of course the only way to be really sure is to wait for the little curled feather at the base of his back but yeah this is a boy!

  41. fish eye no miko says:

    I want to pick this guy up and put him in my mouf… he’s probably a bit big for that, huh?

  42. Monty Python reference. FTW!!

  43. Oh I’m soooo doing this tomorrow, I have an interview! If only my interview outfit were so prosh.

  44. And if that doesn’t work, I’ll just poop on the boss’ desk.

    BTW, is that a winglet I spy?

  45. snoopysnake says:

    “….Deirdre, that’s my wife…particularly enjoyed..on account of her webbed feet…”

    “something to do with moonlight…deeply lyrical… yet tender and frightened like a tiny white rabbit”

  46. totalee puppy says:

    Look in the mirror and say several times: “I am cute.
    I am loved. I have the utmost confidence in myself.”

  47. Idiolect, I too heard it in the Red Swingline voice, particularly towards the end. Now I’m imagining large horn-rimmed glasses on the poor ducky’s schnozz (um, do duckies have schnozzes?)

  48. I like his feets. =o)

  49. Leland – I’m sure when they posted this they weren’t expecting a kind of Spanish Inquisition. 🙂

  50. Be plucky Ducky, you might be lucky.

  51. And no more Dove soap either. Only usin’ Irish Spring now…’cause it’s “manly”…

  52. @260oakley – that was a total spittake moment. “Billable hours!!!”

  53. Gail (the first one) says:

    @pyrit” Manly, yes. But *I* like it, too….

  54. Michael Palin and Ducklings = 2 cutest things in world.

  55. Glengary Glenross Duckie is getting SCHOOLED by angry Al Pacino!

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  57. warrior rabbit says:

    lol@Gail the 1st. I haven’t seen that commercial in ages, haven’t thought about it at all, but that just brought back insta-memories. Hee.

    Funny, I was, however, just thinking about those chuckwagon commercials the other day. Remember how the dogs would go running after the wagon that tore through the kitchen?

    (Okay, I was sitting in Bookstar reading Dewey Readmore Books w/o buying, and the book mentioned Morris and that reminded me of the chuckwagon… The mind, it is a terrible thing to waste.)

  58. Heather in PA says:

    I heard that in Michael Palin’s voice too. 🙂

  59. Warrior Rabbit: That little dog that chases the covered wagon underneath the sink? That was mine. 😉

  60. Duckeh, you demand it all. Your kyooteness entitles you!

  61. It’s pretty simple: reference Monty Python => win the internets. Congrats, Mike, you have won this shiney “pre-owned” intarwebs!

  62. It’s cute because the duck isn’t looking at itself.