This is not a duck

| June 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

And you’re saying, “Of course it’s not a duck. It’s a windmill.”

Very true. BUT, if it was an establishment that sold windmills, it would be a “duck.”

And you’re thinking, ‘wha?’

It’s true. An establishment whose building is the shape of what that establishment sells – is a ‘duck’.

This particular business sells hot dogs and fries and other such food badness that tastes good though you know it’s really bad but you eat it anyway because it’s good, though it’s bad, and you know that, but you eat it because it’s goodly bad. A guilty pleasure if you will. Like Abba. Or the Carpenters. Or Crocs.

The duchess took us to the Windmill for a Jersey hot dog par excellence. It was quite good in its badness. But… it’s not a duck. Now, if the building was shaped like a hot dog… it would be a ‘duck’.

Trust me on this.

Category: Architecture, Let's eat!, New Jersey, RoadsideAttraction

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  1. e says:

    “The Duck and the Decorated Shed” — read it in college.

    In pdx, we have The Jug, which is a true duck, because it’s a tavern.

  2. Deborah says:

    Now on the hunt for a duck that is not a duck. 🙂

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