The Rubber Duckie Ritual
The Fairbanks Alaska Duckie Ritual
On Halloween in Fairbanks, I used to do the Annual Rubber Duckie Ritual in honor of the idiots in our town that imagine Halloween is a day for Satanists to do evil rituals and use candy to convert children to devil worship. The Ritual consisted of a no-alcohol children's type party for our students and their kids, with fun Halloween foods, then a climax where we go out in the yard in long black robes, rubber skeleton masks carrying flaming torches and pitchforks. We add atmosphere with a fog machine. We then dance in a circle (very fast, because it is freezing) to the chorus of "Carmina Burana", and then stop when it ends, pull rubber ducks out of our robes, and sing "Rubber Ducky" from Sesame Street as we hold the ducks aloft, reverentially. The first year, shown below, in the photos we found that Lorraine's flame took the form of a duck, so she later became the Ducky Priestess. This in a later year, we got a giant, 10 foot inflatable duck, that glows from within, with a quick-inflating fan motor we inflated at the climax...
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