All Her Ducks in a Row

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.

Ducks in a row

ducks in a rowGrainy 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.

cash register

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)

Potato Patch Satisfies Urge for Salt and Fat

Photographed at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin PA when the family was here this summer.

A nice couple let me photograph their fries. (with cheese)

The condiments still-life was from a different concession- The colors are what caught my eye.

And my son pointed out the pile of Idaho potatoes, catching the late day light.

The family was waiting to ride the Turtle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the close-up crop of above photo   Here is the salt and fat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spin around and upside down.