History Comicstrip / Dilbert

15th Jul '16 10:24:27 AM AllenbysEyes88
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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.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Play with and played straight on occasion.

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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.
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]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Play with and played straight on occasion.
12th Jul '16 5:48:28 PM nombretomado
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin]], AlbertEinstein and "Wilt Gandhi."

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin]], AlbertEinstein UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein and "Wilt Gandhi."
20th Jun '16 6:42:23 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* FunWithAcronyms: The PHB's full rank is once given as "'''D'''irector '''O'''f '''P'''roduct '''E'''nhancements".

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* FunWithAcronyms: The PHB's full rank title is once given as "'''D'''irector '''O'''f '''P'''roduct '''E'''nhancements".
20th Jun '16 6:39:59 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* FunWithAcronyms: The PHB's full rank is once given as "'''D'''irector '''O'''f '''P'''roduct '''E'''nhancements".
2nd Jun '16 6:21:14 AM RobTan
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* UnfortunateImplications: In-Universe, the Boss will occasionally make a meaningless, buzzword-y statement, only for the employees to take that statement to its logical conclusion, usually the company being screwed or looking bad. For instance:
-->'''PHB:''' We say bestshore now instead of offshore.\\
'''Dilbert:''' Is that because we never tried to find the best shore until now?\\
'''PHB:''' Of course we tried to find the best shore!\\
'''Dilbert:''' But we never succeeded because we're incompetent?\\
'''PHB:''' ''(shouting)'' All I'm saying is that some countries are better than others!\\
'''Wally:''' ''(beat)'' We're racists?
16th Mar '16 4:08:26 AM morenohijazo
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* ForeignerForADay: In a comic, Dogbert turned Dilbert's house into the [[{{Egopolis}} Republic of Dogbertland]]:
-->'''Dilbert''': I don't remember voting on that.\\
'''Dogbert''': Here's your green card.
4th Mar '16 10:30:11 PM Kalaong
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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.'''
-->Can anyone give me an example of a potential global disaster that the '''general public''' saw coming, ''with at least a ten year warning'', and it actually happened as predicted?
10th Jan '16 10:27:39 AM morenohijazo
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* SuicideDare: PlayedForLaughs in a strip where the boss is showing a new employee around, and asks Dilbert to show her the ropes. [[FateWorseThanDeath Dilbert shows her a noose]]. The last panel after completing Dilbert's tour of working at IncompetenceInc has her readying to hang herself.
7th Jan '16 2:39:16 PM StFan
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* GuestComic: There was [[http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Guest%20Cartoonist a week of them]] in 2003, drawn by [[ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse Lynn Johnston]], [[ComicStrip/GetFuzzy Darby Conley]], [[RoseIsRose Pat Brady]], [[ComicStrip/{{Luann}} Greg Evans]], and [[ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine Stephan Pastis]].

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* GuestComic: There was [[http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Guest%20Cartoonist a week of them]] in 2003, drawn by [[ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse Lynn Johnston]], [[ComicStrip/GetFuzzy Darby Conley]], [[RoseIsRose [[ComicStrip/RoseIsRose Pat Brady]], [[ComicStrip/{{Luann}} Greg Evans]], and [[ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine Stephan Pastis]].
3rd Jan '16 4:33:56 AM Randallw201238
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