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Sinclair's Duck Has Been Found

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Sinclair\'s Duck Has Been Found

If I believed in Psi I might say that JMS has it since...


A recent paper in one of the top scientific journals (arguably the top) in the world, Nature has found the Centauri of Ducks -- literally.

This is not a joke nor is this obscene. It is about a real animal: a duck called Oxyura vittata.

For an news item and photo see this news article. In case someone thinks this is an online hoax, the abstract from the Nature paper as archived by PubMed is here.

Many long time fans will remember the old B5 fandom joke started by JMS of Sinclair's Duck. It started way back before the moderated newsgroup formed. It was even pre-rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5, when alt.tv.babylon-5 was the B5 newsgroup. Basically some less than polite people started a thread commenting on female body parts. This eventually lead to someone forming a thread called "Sinclair's D*CK." This was the result:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, arial">quote:</font><HR>
From: straczynski@genie.geis.com
Date: 18 May 1994 06:28:13 -0400
Subject: Re: Sinclair's D*CK!

I don't understand...what does Sinclair's duck have to do with
anything? We weren't even planning on introducing the duck until late in
season two. I suspect a leak. Nothing worse than a leaky duck.


And a classic B5 fandom joke was born.

If he only knew...

If anyone wants to pass on this to the moderated group please feel free to.

Re: Sinclair\'s Duck Has Been Found

Wow! And corkscrew shaped, no less.

"Draal gave Zathras list of things not to say.
This was one. No.... *tsk tsk*
No. Not good.
Not supposed to mention... "one", or... THE one.
You never heard that."
Re: Sinclair\'s Duck Has Been Found


The writer's life is not meant to be a happy one. We all accept that going in. -JMS
Re: Sinclair\'s Duck Has Been Found

Finally, after all this time, my duck has come home! This shall indeed be a merry Christmas!!

"I welcome you and present this place to you as a gift. I am called Valen, and we have much work ahead of us."
-Valen, War Without End Pt.2
Re: Sinclair\'s Duck Has Been Found

A truly outstanding B5 synchronicity.




*With tears in my eyes...


A ship in a port is safe, but that's not what ships are for.

Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

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