At this point in our story, it’s important to take a moment to have a word from our generous sponsor. Who would sponsor such a quacky tale and how would it possibly benefit them? Branding works in mysterious ways. I’m reminded of that children’s song during which you sing about the various bones being connected to each other. Somehow everything is a bone in that song! Or at least that’s how I remember it. The eye bone’s connected to the cheek bone, the cheek bone’s connected to the oh-shit-I’ve got a blackhead bone…and so on.
We’re sponsored by the world wide web. The world wide web, invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is used to sell just about anything you could imagine, but very few people are focused on selling the world wide web itself. Recently, it seems like it is slowly slipping out of its own existence and shapeshifting into a single thread in the fabric of EVERYTHING. It feels almost redundant to even mention its name. The world wide web became the web and the web began to be refered to simpy as the internet ( and the internet became whatever particular service you were using be it Twitter or Facebook or Instagram or Daily Puppy. Soon the web will just be another subconscious fact of life. Before that happens let’s take a moment to recognise it and sell it. After all, it is our sponsor and without it, I can honestly say there would be no www.charlesandducks.com.
This holiday season be sure to keep the internet in your heart. Sometimes people say that you shouldn’t judge a person by their appearance but rather by what is in their heart. When asked what was in his heart Charles Potashner would probably say “reality”. What better to have than reality in your heart? I mean, obvs you need blood too but we’re clearly speaking metaphorically here. And you are on a website about talking ducks.