Most nights, I’ll be sitting at my computer station between 7 and 8 p.m., staring into space and wondering what I should do for the next days MS-QOTD.  This process usually involves asking the women of my household what might make an entertaining and interactive query, then getting nonsense answers that eventually lead me somewhere fun.  Tonight, the response was fast, simple and fully formed, wondering which of the myriad cartoon ducks would reign supreme in all-out battle.  Would Duckula’s vampiric powers give him the edge over Rubberduck?  Can the lisping, simmering rage of Daffy Duck overcome Howard’s mastery of Quak-Fu?  And what about Donald?  Does ANYBODY know what he’s saying?  It’s a virtual farmyard of feathery fun, leading us to today’s waterfowled query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is super-biased on this one, what with my love of Steve Gerber’s Howard and his existential angst, asking: All the cartoon ducks must fight it out, loser wears pants: Which one gets your vote?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Daniel Langsdale
    September 19, 2016 at 11:44 am — Reply

    Scrooge McDuck, because he’ll do whatever it takes to win.

  2. DamienR
    September 19, 2016 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    He is the terror that flaps in the night! He is the ingrown toenail on the foot of crime! He is the parking meter that expires while you shop!

    He is.. Darkwing Duck!

    Let’s get dangerous!

  3. Steve
    September 19, 2016 at 12:36 pm — Reply

    The first duck that came to me was……. Count Duckula!

    In the heart of Transylvania,
    In the Vampire Hall of Fang-yia,
    There’s not a vampire zanier than Duckula.
    He won’t bite beast or man,
    ‘Cos he’s a vegetarian,
    And things never run to plan for Duckula.
    If you’re looking for some fun,
    You can always count upon,
    The wild and wacky one they call Duckula.
    (Count Duckula – he he he heeh!)

  4. September 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    Gizmo Duck, he’s the Robocop of Duckburg.

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