Monday, July 18, 2011

The Duck in the Gun

If only conflict resolution was this simple!

A few months back my youngest nephew gave his first book report at school.  Soon afterwards, this grand achievement had to be proudly reenacted for Grandma and Grandpa, who in turn would spread the news to everyone else.  The book?  The classic and somewhat silly anti-war children's' book:  "The Duck in the Gun."

Although I was a bit older than my nephew at the time, I do remember this silly little read from back in the day.  After a quick trip to Googleland, I was able to relive the fascinating storyline of how a duck single-handedly stopped the war by nesting in the army's only cannon.  It was a nice five minute break from my adult mind before I started wondering how such friendly people could be fighting in the first place.

Anyway, if you desire a little break from reality, then I suggest you surf on over to this site and give The Duck in the Gun a nice read.  Then you can go back to wargaming and pretending to murder one another.  :-)


  1. Never read this a as a kid. I might have to check it out.

    "duck! it's a gun!"


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  3. OK, didn't really mean to delete my own post...

    Anyway... go ahead click on the link. What's this "might" stuff? It's only a children's book not War and Peace. :)


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