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The Five Spot: 5 reasons to embrace Tacoma’s giant ducky

From the Editorial Board

The world's largest rubber duck is on display for the Festival of Sail Tacoma June 15-18.
The world's largest rubber duck is on display for the Festival of Sail Tacoma June 15-18. News Tribune photo

5 reasons why a giant rubber ducky, spotted on the Foss Waterway this weekend, is good for Tacoma.

 

1 Mile-high Ernie is feared lost at sea, and the City of Destiny could be his port in a storm.

 

2 The proposed LNG plant at the Port of Tacoma also makes bubbles.

 

3 We can tell our northern neighbors to lighten up: Oh, Canada, life’s too short not to spend six figures on a bath toy.

 

4 University Place can eat crow wishing they had our giant duckling during their recent Duck Daze festival.

 

5 You never know when America might need a Trojan Duck. (“Dear Vlad, open up the gates. We have a present for you…”)

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