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clayj
Jan 2, 2006, 12:06 PM
OK, I just thought this was really funny...

http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/archive/images/dilbert27326790060102.gif

mkrishnan
Jan 2, 2006, 12:17 PM
Yeah, it was a departure from the recent topic, but I thought it was really funny too. :)

2nyRiggz
Jan 2, 2006, 12:38 PM
that was cool. where do u get it from.


Bless

mkrishnan
Jan 2, 2006, 12:41 PM
Shockingly, dilbert.com :eek: ;) :D

They have archives, so you can see back episodes too: http://dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/index.html

:)

GoCubsGo
Jan 2, 2006, 12:42 PM
I am convinced that Scott Adams works at my company!

clayj
Jan 2, 2006, 12:46 PM
I am convinced that Scott Adams works at my company!Everyone used to think that... although he worked at Pacific Bell as a DSL engineer before Dilbert took off. He confessed right before he finally left his job that he'd stayed on for a few extra years just for new material for the strip. I think they had some layoffs, and he volunteered to be cut.

He does get a lot of idea submissions from people, hence the "he must work at MY company" idea that everyone seems to have.

Lacero
Jan 2, 2006, 12:47 PM
There's a Dilbert Dashboard widget so you can get a fresh serving of Dilbert each and every weekday.


Here's to the Crazy Ones http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35452 (http://www.uriah.com/apple-qt/movies/think-different.mov)

mkrishnan
Jan 2, 2006, 12:51 PM
He does get a lot of idea submissions from people, hence the "he must work at MY company" idea that everyone seems to have.

Plus, it's the whole point of Dilbert that there's a dysfunctional aspect to corporate culture that runs as a common thread throughout many companies. Things like Adams' stories really do happen at lots of companies, whether or not people there are reading them. So lots of people have had the experience of having a pointy-haired boss. I do have to tip my hat, though...he's very good at it! :)

Johnny Rico
Jan 2, 2006, 01:06 PM
Plus, it's the whole point of Dilbert that there's a dysfunctional aspect to corporate culture that runs as a common thread throughout many companies. Things like Adams' stories really do happen at lots of companies, whether or not people there are reading them.
Kind of like everyone who watches the simpsons can come up with a few reasons that springfield is actually in their home state.

clayj
Jan 2, 2006, 01:08 PM
Kind of like everyone who watches the simpsons can come up with a few reasons that springfield is actually in their home state.IIRC, Matt Groening chose the name Springfield because there IS a Springfield in EVERY US state.

EDIT: OK, maybe not EVERY state...

mkrishnan
Jan 2, 2006, 01:21 PM
EDIT: OK, maybe not EVERY state...

Hehehehehehe... :D

clayj
Jan 2, 2006, 01:25 PM
Hehehehehehe... :DThe question is, do you know which state(s) doesn't/don't have a Springfield? I found one... there may be more.

mkrishnan
Jan 2, 2006, 01:28 PM
The question is, do you know which state(s) doesn't/don't have a Springfield? I found one... there may be more.

My first guess was Hawaii, which is apparently correct. But I guess there are actually a rather large number of states -- if Linkety (http://springfield.ftldesign.com/) is correct. :)

PlaceofDis
Jan 2, 2006, 01:33 PM
My first guess was Hawaii, which is apparently correct. But I guess there are actually a rather large number of states -- if Linkety (http://springfield.ftldesign.com/) is correct. :)

i found this (http://www.snpp.com/guides/springfield.list.html#realspringfields)
which suggests the same and attempts an answer to the whole debate.



i love dilbet.

Linam
Jan 2, 2006, 01:36 PM
Hilarious!!!!

mkrishnan
Jan 2, 2006, 01:37 PM
i found this (http://www.snpp.com/guides/springfield.list.html#realspringfields)
which suggests the same and attempts an answer to the whole debate.

Yes, the lists actually appear to match, since your list has 36 states and territories, including one territory (the Virgin Island), and the list I found only included states in their 35.

Johnny Rico
Jan 2, 2006, 02:05 PM
IIRC, Matt Groening chose the name Springfield because there IS a Springfield in EVERY US state.

EDIT: OK, maybe not EVERY state...
Right, but I mean the two are similar in that the Dilbert office environment is ubiquitous in a comparable way to the the way that the simpsons' Springfield is a caricature of a reflection of many towns across the nation.

PlaceofDis
Jan 2, 2006, 02:09 PM
Right, but I mean the two are similar in that the Dilbert office environment is ubiquitous in a comparable way to the the way that the simpsons' Springfield is a caricature of a reflection of many towns across the nation.

i agree. but which is better? the simpsons or dilbert?:D

JDar
Jan 2, 2006, 02:25 PM
I'd have to say The Simpsons. There's something appealing about a whole dysfunctional family compared to a corporate structure.

and let me know if you don't get this. :p

Blue Velvet
Jan 2, 2006, 02:54 PM
I am convinced that Scott Adams works at my company!

No, he most definitely works at ours.

There's a guy in our team who occasionally prints out and puts a pertinent Dilbert strip on the cupboard doors of our floor's kitchen.

The laughter it gets is always tinged with underlying bitterness, resentment and sadness... particularly the ones about supervision, organisational goals and of course, the IT team.

mkrishnan
Jan 2, 2006, 03:01 PM
The laughter it gets is always tinged with underlying bitterness, resentment and sadness... particularly the ones about supervision, organisational goals and of course, the IT team.

*hugs Blue Velvet* :(

Ahhh, yes, corporate laughter tinged with bitterness and resentment. I knew it well. :(

latergator116
Jan 2, 2006, 10:40 PM
The question is, do you know which state(s) doesn't/don't have a Springfield? I found one... there may be more.

Rhode Island. :D

Lacero
Jan 2, 2006, 10:59 PM
The laughter it gets is always tinged with underlying bitterness, resentment and sadness...
http://www3.telus.net/poojja/s/console.gif

That's why we have funny movies, too. ...I'll add more if I can think of them.

Here's to the Crazy Ones http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35452 (http://www.uriah.com/apple-qt/movies/think-different.mov)

clayj
Jan 2, 2006, 11:04 PM
http://www3.telus.net/poojja/s/console.gifSometimes I think we all need some of this.

Kobushi
Jan 2, 2006, 11:16 PM
I've often wanted to plaster the walls of the office with these (http://www.despair.com/viewall.html) Of course, I might have the screensaver ;)

mkrishnan
Jan 3, 2006, 04:02 PM
Mmmm, so Clay, do you too feel that Mr. Adams has followed up on that particularly witty strip with a somewhat mediocre riposte?

http://dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/images/dilbert20366340060103.gif

clayj
Jan 3, 2006, 04:04 PM
Mmmm, so Clay, do you too feel that Mr. Adams has followed up on that particularly witty strip with a somewhat mediocre riposte?

http://dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/images/dilbert20366340060103.gifNo, this is pretty funny. I wanna see where it goes.

mkrishnan
Jan 3, 2006, 04:08 PM
No, this is pretty funny. I wanna see where it goes.

Yeah, I guess it has some potential. :)

clayj
Jan 3, 2006, 04:15 PM
Yeah, I guess it has some potential. :)Since he's on an Oz theme, here are my guesses for who we will meet:

Wally = Cowardly Lion (needs courage)
Alice = Tin Man (needs a heart)
Pointy-Haired Boss = Scarecrow (needs a brain)
Carol (the secretary) = Wicked Witch of the West
Asok = Winged Monkey
The Genius Garbageman = Oz

Just my 2.

mkrishnan
Jan 3, 2006, 04:39 PM
The Genius Garbageman = Oz

Yes, I miss him. Although I <3 Asok. :)

Mmmm, the pointy-haired one would also work as a member of the Lollipop Guild. :D

mkrishnan
Jan 4, 2006, 08:06 AM
Looks like you might be shoooting 1 for 2, sir! Very nice call!

http://dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/images/dilbert20024422760104.gif

clayj
Jan 5, 2006, 12:11 PM
We continue to follow the Yellow Sticky-Note Road...

http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/archive/images/dilbert20061831700105.gif

dops7107
Jan 5, 2006, 12:27 PM
Of course, I might have the screensaver ;)

Gaaaa! Windows only :(

mkrishnan
Jan 5, 2006, 04:58 PM
Gaaaa! Windows only :(

There's a widget, at least, for OS X. I guess it wouldn't be that hard to create a screen saver, esp. if there is already one that can do web-based images... :)

clayj
Jan 6, 2006, 09:08 AM
Perhaps the best one yet so far in this series...

http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/archive/images/dilbert20060146536106.gif

mkrishnan
Jan 6, 2006, 11:36 AM
Hehehehe...yes, that one was nice. :)

clayj
Jan 7, 2006, 03:12 PM
I think I predicted this:

http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/archive/images/dilbert20060112211407.gif