tommyD: "All this Dilbert hate. Maybe it's my limited access to newspapers out here in the sticks, but I can't think of another widely-published strip (not obscure web comics) that has done more to skewer American corporate culture than Dilbert.
If you think Adams' strip attacks "women or people who value education" or whatever, you might be reading it wrong."
I’ve been trying for years to reconcile my usually-excellent bullshit filter with the idea that evolution is considered a scientific fact. Why does a well-established scientific fact set off my usually-excellent bullshit filter like a five-alarm fire? It’s the fossil record that has been bugging me the most. It looks like bullshit. Smells like bullshit. Tastes like bullshit. Why isn’t it bullshit? All those scientists can’t be wrong.
If you are new to the Dilbert Blog, I remind you that I don’t believe in Intelligent Design or Creationism or invisible friends of any sort. I just think that evolution looks like a blend of science and bullshit, and have predicted for years that it would be revised in scientific terms in my lifetime. It’s a hunch – nothing more.
By now you are probably thinking that my prediction [about evolution] has nearly zero chance of being right. I'll let you in on an industry secret: You're correct. You know all of those books on the market that predict various economic bubbles, social upheavals, and disasters of all kinds? Most of those authors don't believe their predictions are likely to pan out. They're making calculated bets that in the unlikely event they guessed right, they will become famous. That's worth a fortune in future speaking gigs and book deals.
My contrarian prediction about evolution being debunked in my lifetime was the same sort of bet. It's unlikely that I'll be right. But if I get lucky, I'll be the one person who predicted it. And because of the "in my lifetime" condition, I can't be wrong until I'm too dead to care. This is the sort of thing I do that really, really, really pisses off some people, especially the anti-creationist bearded taint guy.
It's only political if there's someone on the other side of the debate. In this case, no one favors a government deciding which sexual acts among consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes are allowed and which are punishable by jail.
@Scott, "no one favors a government deciding which sexual acts among consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes are allowed" might be true in certain social circles or geographies, but surely you don't believe that this is true for the general population -- it implies terrible ignorance on your part. There are oral sex laws, sodomy laws, laws about scat, laws prohibiting the sale of sex toys, and other, more colorful and bigoted laws. And more to the point, there are people who still defend these laws when people try to have them repealed.
[Are those people hiding with Bigfoot? Still waiting for one of those millions and millions of people you say exist to weigh in. -- Scott]
Isnt it obvious? Those people dont like your blog and dont hang around here. They're in places on the net where they feel they belong. If you actually wanted to find some as opposed to expecting them to come to you it wouldnt be that difficult.
[You know these people exist because...you saw a grainy video of one once? Or was it the partial footprint? -- Scott]
Scottâ€” loved the strip, can't wait to see where you go with it down the line. I wanted to point out however, that the strip I received via email this morning is not the same one that ran in the Chicago Tribune today. I read the newspaper online, so I could not make out the date stamp on the strip they ran, but it was not Dogbert's big announcement about Asok. I was not sure if you were aware of this, if the Trib made a mistake (unlikely) or what was going on.
In any event, have loved your strip for years and appreciate the fun, humor and insight you bring to my inbox each morning. Thanks for doing it.
[Editors have the option of running an older strip when they feel the content of that day's Dilbert is not suitable for their audience. I would imagine it happened a lot today. -- Scott]
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Has the man never heard of Uganda
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