History Comicstrip / Dilbert

8th Jan '17 12:50:26 AM Matchstick
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!!Provides !! ''Dilbert'' contains examples of:
30th Dec '16 3:50:47 PM ZuTheSkunk
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* PlayingGamesAtWork: [[http://dilbert.com/strip/1995-01-22 This]] strip.
-->'''Dilbert:''' ''[[BrilliantButLazy One month to build the product]] and five months to play {{VideoGame/Doom}} on my computer.''
26th Dec '16 9:15:29 PM foxley
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* HumanHeadOnTheWall: One strip had Dilbert and Dogbert visiting a guy who had a bunch of creepy hunting trophies on his wall, they leave when he gets to his (former) neighbors.
22nd Dec '16 11:01:38 AM LinkHero
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** Though the in-universe reason is due to [[http://dilbert.com/strip/2013-09-28/ "rewiring neural pathways"]]
16th Dec '16 1:51:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The PointyHairedBoss and (perhaps) the CEO
** Dilbert also. In earlier strips, he's frustrated by the policies, management and unscrupulous coworkers at IncompetenceInc. Later, he gets GenreSavvy and starts being able to predict exactly why his latest project will fail in advance. Now, he's so adept at this that he's sometimes able to work the system to his advantage.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The PointyHairedBoss and (perhaps) the CEO
CEO.
** Dilbert also. In earlier strips, he's frustrated by the policies, management and unscrupulous coworkers at IncompetenceInc. Later, he gets GenreSavvy and starts being able to predict exactly why his latest project will fail in advance. Now, he's so adept at this that he's sometimes able to work the system to his advantage.
6th Dec '16 12:39:41 PM valozzy
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* BusyBeaver: Subverted with a beaver that Dogbert meets, who happens to be lazy and bought a planner and expected it to do the work for him.
27th Nov '16 5:34:31 PM themisterfree
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For the first couple of years, the strip focused less on office humor and more on Dilbert's personal life; overall, it read like a "{{Garfield}} for Nerds." Then Adams learned the office strips were the most popular, and the rest is history. There was also more political satire in earlier strips, something Adams largely abandoned, on the grounds that he wasn't good at political humor, and that jokes about UsefulNotes/DanQuayle and UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev tend [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece not to age well]].

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For the first couple of years, the strip focused less on office humor and more on Dilbert's personal life; overall, it read like a "{{Garfield}} for Nerds." Then Adams learned the office strips were the most popular, and the rest is history. In addition, the office-based characters didn't start stabilizing into the lineup we know until around 1992 (prior to that Dilbert's co-workers had been largely interchangeable); by 1994 the characters had been set in stone. There was also more political satire in earlier strips, something Adams largely abandoned, on the grounds that he wasn't good at political humor, and that jokes about UsefulNotes/DanQuayle and UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev tend [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece not to age well]].



* EvolutionaryLevels: Aside from the opening animation on the TV show that reenacts the famous depiction of evolution, smart characters are frequently shown to have larger heads and psychic powers. The artwork would suggest that neanderthals still walk among us as well.

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* EvolutionaryLevels: Aside from the opening animation on the TV show that reenacts the famous depiction of evolution, smart characters are frequently shown to have larger heads and and/or psychic powers. The artwork would suggest that neanderthals still walk among us as well.



* ExoticEntree: Dilbert is temporarily transferred to Marketing, which appears to be a 24-7 Toga party. Lunch that day is barbecued unicorn.

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* ExoticEntree: Dilbert is temporarily transferred to Marketing, which appears to be a 24-7 Toga toga party. Lunch that day is barbecued unicorn.



* ExpressiveHair: Dilbert's 'do becomes pointy and jagged when he is under stress.
** When the Pointy-Haired Boss's hair sticks up to emulate devil horns, watch out!

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* ExpressiveHair: Dilbert's 'do becomes pointy and jagged when he is under stress.
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stress, surprised or shocked; the Pointy-Haired Boss's hair sticks up to emulate devil horns, watch out!PHB's horns do a similar thing. To a lesser extent, Dogbert's ears act as this.
21st Nov '16 7:38:13 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* MostAnnoyingSound: [[in-universe]] The company reduces the volume of tech support calls by replacing their hold music with "the sound that balloons make when you rub them."

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* MostAnnoyingSound: [[in-universe]] (InUniverse) The company reduces the volume of tech support calls by replacing their hold music with "the sound that balloons make when you rub them."



* MundaneUtility: In an early strip, Dilbert invents an antigravity chemical, which is marketed as...uh...that is...look, [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1991-02-26/ just read it.]]

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* MundaneUtility: In an early strip, Dilbert invents an antigravity chemical, which is marketed as...uh... uh... that is...is... look, [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1991-02-26/ just read it.]]



* RetCon: Recently, a Dilbert strip has made Asok gay. Which makes some of the early strips having him hit on Alice, make people wonder........To be fair though this is a conscious decision by Scott Adams to protest the Indian law banning people from being born Gay. Yes you heard right, it is now a crime to be BORN GAY IN INDIA.

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* RetCon: Recently, a Dilbert strip has made Asok gay. Which makes some of the early strips having him hit on Alice, make people wonder........wonder... To be fair though this is a conscious decision by Scott Adams to protest the Indian law banning people from being born Gay. Yes you heard right, it is now a crime to be BORN GAY IN INDIA.
19th Aug '16 8:57:54 AM FordPrefect
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* YouCanPanicNow: Though not technically in featured in a given strip, Scott Adams has [[http://blog.dilbert.com/post/102964934001/fact-checking-adams-law-of-slow-moving-disasters noted]] that whenever humanity has become aware of a serious problem years in advance, it has been averted. When the PowersThatBe said, "Panic!", people went out and '''solved the problem.'''

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* YouCanPanicNow: Though not technically in featured in a given any particular strip, Scott Adams has [[http://blog.dilbert.com/post/102964934001/fact-checking-adams-law-of-slow-moving-disasters noted]] that whenever humanity has become aware of a serious problem years in advance, it has been averted. When the PowersThatBe said, "Panic!", people went out and '''solved the problem.'''
19th Aug '16 8:57:09 AM FordPrefect
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* StupidFuturePeople: Series creator Scott Addams speculated the future would involve people doing less and less - as machines do more of the physical labour - and eating more and more readily accessible junk food, and not seeing a correlation between the two things. A series of cartoons shows the Dilbert characters rolling around on the floor of a futuristic house, huge fat blobs with vestigial arms and legs, perfectly happy with this state and not caring about it so long as the Internet provides entertainment and the food supply is uninterrupted.

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* StupidFuturePeople: Series creator Scott Addams Adams speculated the future would involve people doing less and less - as machines do more of the physical labour - and eating more and more readily accessible junk food, and not seeing a correlation between the two things. A series of cartoons shows the Dilbert characters rolling around on the floor of a futuristic house, huge fat blobs with vestigial arms and legs, perfectly happy with this state and not caring about it so long as the Internet provides entertainment and the food supply is uninterrupted.
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