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What The Duck #1390

By dpreview staff on May 25, 2013 at 00:56 GMT

We've been fans of Aaron Johnson's comic strip 'What the Duck' for years. 'WTD' is one of the best satirical comic strips in the world, and it's published here every week, and also runs in our weekly newsletter.

WTD #1390


What the Duck is a comic strip by Aaron Johnson. It started as a webcomic, with the first strip posted in July 2006. The strip has appeared as print in numerous photography magazines including Amateur Photographer in the UK. It was picked up for syndication in 2008 by Universal Press Syndicate under the name W. T. Duck.

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Comments

Total comments: 41
Bill Randall
By Bill Randall (10 months ago)

I like it.

0 upvotes
Don Fraser
By Don Fraser (10 months ago)

I understand it, but it really is moronic.

Whatever makes you happy.

0 upvotes
Pixpa
By Pixpa (10 months ago)

Sometimes droll, sometimes whimsical, sometimes subtle, sometimes LOL.
Love this strip!
No one is forced to read it!

3 upvotes
Poss
By Poss (11 months ago)

I never realized people in here can be THAT dense. The comments... Oy Vey!
It's a comic strip people. If you don't find it funny, move along...

2 upvotes
rallyfan
By rallyfan (11 months ago)

This is funny? Blessed are the poor in spirit.

3 upvotes
NikonScavenger
By NikonScavenger (11 months ago)

Finally a comic strip for me!

I noticed that the humor in Garfield had become less cutting edge over the years and was desperately looking for something I could print out and tape to my office door to remind my coworkers of my sharp wit.

4 upvotes
cgarrard
By cgarrard (11 months ago)

Another one I like too:

http://whattheduck.net/strip/1393

1 upvote
cgarrard
By cgarrard (11 months ago)

All I can say is it helps to understand the joke before you make a comment :).

I almost found the comments from those who don't understand the joke as funny as the comic.

:)

C

1 upvote
dccdp
By dccdp (11 months ago)

Yes, because this joke is too hard to understand, its humor being so deep, so overwhelming, so unreachable.

I would welcome a detailed explanation, with explicit pointers on when, how, and why to laugh. Please help us get the picture, do share the knowledge!

1 upvote
cgarrard
By cgarrard (11 months ago)

Apparently it was for some.

lol, that's great.

0 upvotes
JPMontez
By JPMontez (11 months ago)

@dccdp
It's easy to understand, as long as you've heard about Google Glass and how it works. Fortunately for Mankind there are geniuses like you that know everything from the cradle...

2 upvotes
dccdp
By dccdp (11 months ago)

@JPMontez: Thank you for your kind words.

0 upvotes
inframan
By inframan (11 months ago)

Dumb & dumber...:((

0 upvotes
JPMontez
By JPMontez (11 months ago)

With all those negative comments and just to be sure: you guys are aware it's a joke on Google Glass, right?...

0 upvotes
Richard Murdey
By Richard Murdey (11 months ago)

Yes.

5 upvotes
Johannes Zander
By Johannes Zander (11 months ago)

Now I get it! Thanks!

1 upvote
dccdp
By dccdp (11 months ago)

Yes, we do. Duck captures Duck, adjusts photo, gets beaten. Great joke. Laughing out loud.

1 upvote
BlackZero
By BlackZero (11 months ago)

WTD: An Unholy Crap series

3 upvotes
itsastickup
By itsastickup (11 months ago)

If that's representative, then one has to have a refreshingly simple sense of humour to enjoy it. And have extraordinarily sensitive satire detection circuits.

Comment edited 35 seconds after posting
6 upvotes
mattn1
By mattn1 (11 months ago)

Now that I understand this is about the blue guy (wearing Google Glasses) taking photos of the white guy, this is very funny indeed!

1 upvote
candleJack
By candleJack (11 months ago)

WTD as a whole is very funny. I can see it not reaching everybody's standard for free internet humor, but I for one love Mr. Duck and his antics.

PS: Wanna see useless photography related material (that's supposed to be funny)? Check out digitalrev on youtube.

3 upvotes
Anepo
By Anepo (11 months ago)

you just dont get digital revs humor. not theyre or our fault that you lack good taste when it comes to comedy.

4 upvotes
dccdp
By dccdp (11 months ago)

Oh, so its problem is it's free. Now I get it. Does it have a paid version where the author unleashes all his great humoristic skill upon the subscribers?

1 upvote
OneGuy
By OneGuy (11 months ago)

So are we supposed to call glass 'the lens?' Hey, glass is our word!

1 upvote
M Lammerse
By M Lammerse (11 months ago)

Duck tales....

0 upvotes
JPMontez
By JPMontez (11 months ago)

Very funny, in fact!

3 upvotes
Nikonworks
By Nikonworks (11 months ago)

Where is the humor in this?

8 upvotes
JPMontez
By JPMontez (11 months ago)

Google "Google Glass"... :-)

13 upvotes
Nikonworks
By Nikonworks (11 months ago)

Thanks for the wake-up.

"OK Glass" wakes up the Google Glass.

Yes, that is funny.

OK Glass, turn off my computer.

6 upvotes
dccdp
By dccdp (11 months ago)

OK, Glass, take a snapshot, permanently archive this lame comic series, then let it wither away as it should.

8 upvotes
Nishi Drew
By Nishi Drew (11 months ago)

Yes, the series has been withering away... since 2006... and now Dpreview just put them on the map

4 upvotes
dccdp
By dccdp (11 months ago)

Maybe it was better once, but judging from these samples, well let's just say it lacks subtlety...

5 upvotes
h2k
By h2k (11 months ago)

Certainly not my favorite, this one.

7 upvotes
InTheMist
By InTheMist (11 months ago)

Hehe. Love it!

7 upvotes
morepix
By morepix (11 months ago)

Ha-ha? 2.7

5 upvotes
technotic
By technotic (11 months ago)

0.01? WTD for me is a really lame comic strip that never ever causes me to smile even 1 tiny bit. Just my opinion :-)

15 upvotes
brendon1000
By brendon1000 (11 months ago)

If you don't like it thats fine. Everyone has different tastes and preferences which makes the world a much miore interesting place to live in.

However from what I can tell a lot many people like the strip (including me) so if you don't like it you are free to ignore this page and look at something else. Dpreview is not forcing anyone to read the comic strip.

18 upvotes
technotic
By technotic (11 months ago)

I am as free as anyone to post my opinion. You and others like WTD and that is fine. I thought I'd give it another look to see if it is slightly amusing to me. Nope. So I won't bother any more.

7 upvotes
inframan
By inframan (11 months ago)

It isn't just a matter of having the right to have different tastes. The bigger problem is the huge dumbing down of DPReview this adds to.

Comment edited 18 seconds after posting
1 upvote
Combatmedic870
By Combatmedic870 (11 months ago)

must me a Sony shooter...

6 upvotes
maxnimo
By maxnimo (11 months ago)

Hehe. On a 1 to 10 funny scale I give this one an 8.2.

8 upvotes
Total comments: 41