It's certainly an interesting phenomena that scary things just don't look as intimidating when there's a rubber duck in the photo. Especially when the duck is residing on said scary thing's head. We'll have to come up with a good name for it.
Duck Bob Anti-fearitis. Yuck.
Duck Bob Ridiculousitis. Blah.
Duck Bob Anatidaephobia. Oh wait! That's not right. Sorry Gary.