Saturday afternoon my friend and I came out of the theater where we’d just seen Philomena. A young girl had lined up all of these rubber ducks on the edge of the table in the lobby.
She said she’d won them at the arcade, 6 for a dollar. I asked if I could photograph them.
Looked up the origin of the saying “having ones ducks in a row” found several claims at Wise Geek
It is in the small details but might come from-
*duck pin bowling
*ducks flying in formation
*carnival game targets.
Grainy phone photo but you get the idea
and here is how much a family of four spent at the concession stand at the movies today.
So thinking about the cost of popcorn at the movies and why it seems so much….. why yes, there’s actually a book written by an economics professor (Richard McKenzie) on this topic Here’s the ABC News Story on Why Does Theater Popcorn Cost So Much by Nick Watt on Nightline- says- Americans eat a billion pounds of popcorn a year!
(and it is a 1300% markup at the theater)
Great photo of the ducks, Ruth. I’ve not seen that particular news item but I have seen reports of the ridiculous mark-up of popcorn at the theaters. The owners have a captive audience and take full advantage of it.
Love a duck 🙂 (or eleven!)
so cute, what a collection!
Sweet. Nice images you captured
That’s quite a “Duck Dynasty”.
Love the ducks! Too bad the parent didn’t get to see the movie.
I love the girl duck with hair and glasses!
These are not your mother’s rubber ducks – and I like ’em! But I will admit that I balked at the concession total; I would much rather get a fancy meal than a tub of popcorn for that kind of cash! (Can you tell I only go to the movies once a year?)
She has quite the cute duck collection. 🙂
As for popcorn at the cinema – I have always thought it is expensive as that is where they make the most money I think. It does taste good but we normally share one box between the four of us.
Lovely ducks! I like the one with eye glasses 🙂
super adorable post!!!
Such cute little duckies, Ruth. Glad I don’t like popcorn. Saves me a bunch of money. 🙂
Love the duckie with glasses too. A 1300% mark up??? That is worse than coffee at the airport!