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Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 25, 2023 05:31PM
Hallelujah.

[www.huffpost.com]

Dilbert, last name unknown, was let go this week from several newspapers that had been printing his bland workplace observations on their comics pages, where the pasty office drone has spent his nearly 34-year career.
Publications under the USA Today and Advance Local umbrellas said they were dropping the strip in the wake of creator Scott Adams’ latest incendiary comments, made in a Wednesday livestream.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: DP
Date: February 25, 2023 05:33PM
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: gadje
Date: February 25, 2023 05:37PM
This is so funny. We had a Dilbert calendar for years. yesterday my wife was complaining about Scott Adams' comments and our Son said next year we should get a different calendar. Well, today I said screw this, and ordered a Garfield calendar for 2023 and I tossed the Dilbert.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: bfd
Date: February 25, 2023 05:40PM
Charles Shultz was a genius …

Scott Adams, not so much. Won't really be missed at all. The worst part is that he knows he's going to pay for this racist nonsense with his career and cares not a whit.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 25, 2023 06:08PM
Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 25, 2023 06:22PM
Dude’s been off the ranch for quite a while.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 25, 2023 06:31PM
I wonder if he's always been this angry and toxic, or if some life event pushed him to be the way he is now. It's hard to imagine anyone wanting to spend time in his vicinity.



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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: February 25, 2023 06:44PM
See a big career move for him to Faux “news”. He’s their kinda people.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/2023 06:45PM by DeusxMac.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 25, 2023 07:16PM
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ka jowct
I wonder if he's always been this angry and toxic, or if some life event pushed him to be the way he is now. It's hard to imagine anyone wanting to spend time in his vicinity.

It goes back decades.

As soon as he had an email list, he used it to spew vitriol. There's a reason why United Media doesn't have an online archive of his original email newsletters.

Way back when, I thought he was doing a dumb character. But then he got a blog and it became soooo much worse. (In between posts about his cat.)







Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/2023 07:28PM by Tiangou.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: chopper
Date: February 26, 2023 09:00AM
This isn't political.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 26, 2023 09:56AM
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chopper
This isn't political.

Racial.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: February 26, 2023 12:42PM
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Tiangou
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ka jowct
I wonder if he's always been this angry and toxic, or if some life event pushed him to be the way he is now. It's hard to imagine anyone wanting to spend time in his vicinity.

It goes back decades.

As soon as he had an email list, he used it to spew vitriol. There's a reason why United Media doesn't have an online archive of his original email newsletters.

Way back when, I thought he was doing a dumb character. But then he got a blog and it became soooo much worse. (In between posts about his cat.)

That's why you hire somebody (or a firm) media-savvy enough to write your social media, blog, etc. posts.

As anybody in the biz should know, the only color that matters is...green.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: Numo
Date: February 26, 2023 01:26PM
Over the years I grew tired of Adam’s non-stop cynicism in Dilbert and read it less and less often. The strip is a one-trick pony. It does seem like he’s got some stuff going on inside his mind that he needs to explore.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 26, 2023 04:25PM
Fulbert.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 26, 2023 06:59PM
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Numo
Over the years I grew tired of Adam’s non-stop cynicism in Dilbert and read it less and less often. The strip is a one-trick pony. It does seem like he’s got some stuff going on inside his mind that he needs to explore.

True, but it resonated very well with those in corporate culture.

Especially engineers.

Fortunately, I have never had non-technical supervisors or managers.

It was quite disappointing to discover that Scott really thought the PHB was the comic's hero.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 26, 2023 09:43PM
“ Elon Musk accuses media of racism after newspapers drop 'Dilbert' cartoon”
[www.msn.com]

Birds of a feather.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 26, 2023 09:50PM
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jonny
“ Elon Musk accuses media of racism after newspapers drop 'Dilbert' cartoon”...

I have the utmost sympathy possible for those marginalized white nationalist billionaire white people who lose an insignificant amount of privilege when held to any sort of account for their words and actions and throw tantrums like spoiled infants. We should pay more attention to them and throw money to them.





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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 27, 2023 11:22AM
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: Acer
Date: February 27, 2023 03:26PM
About the time Adams started showing his true colors, I replaced Dilbert with Pearls Before Swine for my daily "observational humor" comic.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 27, 2023 08:11PM
His syndicator dropped him today which effectively ends the distribution of the strip. The publisher of his books has also canceled a forthcoming book of his strips.



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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 27, 2023 08:27PM
Adams is doubling down in his Twitter feed.
Has anyone disagreed with the opinion that got me canceled? I only get this kind of response when I ask. No disagreement yet.
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Re: Dilbert gets fired!
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 28, 2023 05:05PM
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RgrF
Adams is doubling down in his Twitter feed.
Has anyone disagreed with the opinion that got me canceled? I only get this kind of response when I ask. No disagreement yet.

IOW, he blocks anyone who disagrees with him.
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