Tuesday, October 02, 2007

D(Duck)-Day

Jake has arrived! He's all nice and new with extra fur. There are many good things about being new; and some bad things. As I said in The Search for Jake, the new Jake the duck will never be the same to my brother and I as the old original Jake. Having a new version of my friend Jake the duck is not as satisfying as having the original worn down duck, but it is better than having no duck at all. All the same human beings always want more (with a few exceptions at certain times, like at a party when you're overwhelmed with too many presents). Therefore, I still want the old Jake.

"Radar!" When you hear this word you probably think of a submarine off on a mission to torpedo an enemy ship, but the only way to find its target is with radar. When I heard the word "radar" I used to think that too. But things are different now. Radar is a stuffed manufactured bat whose name is a palindrome. If you're thinking that naming a bat Radar is crazy, then think again! What do bats have that make them special. That's it: echolocation, like radar. Whichever way you think of it, radar makes animals and ships special.

5 comments:

  1. Original Jake went south for the winter where the climate is favourable for ducks.

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  2. I agree that it is better to have a Jake. He looks so soft and cuddly. I am sure he will become more like the old Jake with time. As for Radar, he looks like a good friend for Jake.

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  3. Some teachers have echolocation for kids that are misbehaving.

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  4. The author Kenneth Oppel wrote a series of fiction books with bat carachters. The bats described their echolocation abilities as "echo-vision."

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  5. I am happy that jake arrived

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