So I'm following this guy out of DeVillo's Parking Garage. Some Eldorado or somethin' I dunno. Maybe it was a Monte Carlo? All cars look alike to me. Anyway, he's stopped waiting for traffic and I'm readin' the license plate...except, it's not really a license plate...I guess it's a bumper sticker. Anyway, I can't believe it....I see this name Richard Canard....yeah, that guy. Only it's not's a fake....FO REAL...Faux REECHARD. What are the odds? I don't know what to do so I start honkin' and he thinks I'm gettin' impatient. I can see his head twistin' around and gettin' agitated so I yelled "Canard! Canard!" but he think's I'm sayin' 'Retard Retard'. It went downhill from there. Never did find out what it meant.

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Comment by vizma bruns on March 14, 2013 at 3:14am

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 13, 2013 at 2:01pm

"Dick Duck or one of Ray's prize potato mashers."

Comment by David Stafford on March 13, 2013 at 3:01am Johnny Carson used to say, "I did not know that."

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 13, 2013 at 1:46am

I get the "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" thing a lot. David is the first to point it out in this, er, context. I think King Richard is aka Dick Duck but at the risk of... still what I'm doing is expressing admiration for Richard because he was an original member of Ray Johnson's NY Correspondance School and humbly & with great ability & energy carries on with us long after the fact.

Comment by David Stafford on March 13, 2013 at 1:43am


I'll let Mr. Sloan field that question.

Comment by vizma bruns on March 13, 2013 at 12:59am

David, how did you know when you named this blog that we would be 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane" ??

I didn't know that someone else had used this DD term before, it just came to me like a canard from the blue, or L'Orange.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 12, 2013 at 6:00pm

I'll be darned. I've seen that Dick Duck name attached to RC, I mean Richard Canard not Raymond Chandler. The Stafford Noir is glittering darkly today. 

Comment by David Stafford on March 12, 2013 at 5:26pm

Glad to accommodate, DVS....I'm reading (at a snail's pace) Farewell My Lovely and clearly it's rubbing off. Dick Duck was Roger Rabbit's best friend. (All his scenes were cut from the final edit).

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 12, 2013 at 10:09am

Consider this Dick-tation. Yes, I have seen the parking lot, been there.

Funny Vizma - when Richard sent a flattened beer can to Geof Huth labelled "Asemic Poem" - Geof referred to him as "Dick Duck" too. Who is Dick Duck?

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 12, 2013 at 9:59am

It's a long road to infinity.  But my guess is that there is a parking garage at the end.



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