Dilbert - C or D?

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If any of you have a Salon account, could you do me a favor and head over to the articles by these binarian unibators and provide a link to my explanation of the Men's Rights controversy in its proper context?

difficult listening hour, Friday, 1 April 2011 05:30 (eight years ago) link

I write material for a specific sort of audience. And when the piece on Men's Rights drew too much attention from outside my normal reading circle, it changed the meaning. Communication becomes distorted when you take it out of context, even if you don't change a word of the text. I image that you are dubious about this. It's hard to believe this sort of thing if you don't write for a living and see how often it happens. I'll explain.

(emphasis scott adams')

difficult listening hour, Friday, 1 April 2011 05:32 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Dude has not been helping his case lately.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 April 2011 20:43 (eight years ago) link

hoo boy

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Friday, 15 April 2011 20:50 (eight years ago) link

1. Adams has stated in his blog several times that evolution is a scientific fact. The citation someone gave here is in the context of his blog post explaining that the evidence for evolution smells wrong even if it isn't. That's an interesting point.

His prediction about evolution someday being rethought in scientific terms has to do with whether the arrow of time is an illusion. If time doesn't move forward, things aren't happening the way you think. That's an interesting point too. And it's a far cry from being an evolution denier.

^^^ certified genius I.Q.

jay lenonononono (abanana), Friday, 15 April 2011 20:54 (eight years ago) link

so I guess the only requirement for claiming a genius IQ is smoking a lot of pot?

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Friday, 15 April 2011 20:55 (eight years ago) link

Well, he is in SF and all.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 April 2011 21:17 (eight years ago) link

hahah this guy

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2011 21:30 (eight years ago) link

in fairness, this is the funniest shit he's done in about 15 years

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Friday, 15 April 2011 21:31 (eight years ago) link

this makes me sad :-(

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 18 April 2011 16:00 (eight years ago) link

when i was a kid i read this book of prose fiction scott adams wrote called GOD'S DEBRIS in which a UPS guy delivered a package to an old man's home and the old man gave him this hundred-page-long speech about The Universe, which was mostly elementary einstein-era physics and probability theory with some stoney prognoses mixed in at the end and a whole lot of really odd categorical statements about obvious (like obvious even though i was 15 or whatever) personal resentments along the lines of "when an idiot and a genius disagree, generally the idiot will think the genius is wrong", and the whole thing had this utterly weird air of having been written by a person who'd decided that his respect for and understanding of Science and Rationalism was what separated him from the thick sea of morons who annoyed and obstructed him but did not actually have the intelligence or wit or generosity or even untainted curiosity to be an actual scientist and instead had to write boss jokes for the newspaper.

anyway the high point of this whole online thing is when someone on a reddit thread says that scott adams is dumb and scott adams under his ludwig von mises (lol of course) sockpuppet says:

You're talking about Scott Adams. He's not talking about you. Advantage: Adams.

difficult listening hour, Monday, 18 April 2011 16:31 (eight years ago) link

dilbert is still one of the best daily strips, not that there's much competition.

jay lenonononono (abanana), Monday, 18 April 2011 16:46 (eight years ago) link

Having dug a grave, he digs deeper.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 18 April 2011 20:17 (eight years ago) link

Obviously an alias can be used for evil just as easily as it can be used to clear up simple factual matters. A hammer can be used to build a porch or it can be used to crush your neighbor's skull. Don't hate the tool.

lol

difficult listening hour, Monday, 18 April 2011 20:21 (eight years ago) link

hoo boy

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Monday, 18 April 2011 20:21 (eight years ago) link

Dear Scott Adams,

You are on your own now, you big stupid nerd.

Middle-fingerfully,

DJP

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Monday, 18 April 2011 20:23 (eight years ago) link

I typed a vague rant of betrayal on behalf of teenage me, who mistook Adams' cynicism regarding clueless un-technical managers for some kind of anti-capitalist pro-science sentiment when apparently he was only ever yet another oblivious self-aggrandising jerk with an MBA, but then I remembered that it's already at least 12 years too late to give a shit. So.

(Admittedly I already sort of knew part of this from the final chapter of whichever 90s book where he tells readers to visualise good futures for themselves and write them out 100x daily to make them come true, but I guess a little part of me still wanted that to be some really weird trolling.)

dimension hatris (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:10 (eight years ago) link

oh hahaha I remember that; I thought it was the funniest fucking thing

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:11 (eight years ago) link

doesn't surprise me to find the whole "men's rights" thing was done tongue-in-cheek, I used to read the Dilbert blog from time to time and I know most of what he says on there is not meant to be taken straight. this whole weird thing about him defending himself is bizarre, but he kind of admits on his blog that he doesn't really have much integrity when it comes to public forums. In a way I kind of understand why he did it, his blog is EXACTLY the sort of thing that people can take out of context and use to slam the guy, but explanation or not this whole thing is kind of disturbing

frogbs, Thursday, 21 April 2011 17:45 (eight years ago) link

Was I the only person who was put off by Dilbert from the beginning? The "capitalist servitude is the lolz" attitude just seemed like smokescreen for maintaining the status quo. Pointy-headed bosses will always rule, so put up with it.

Always felt that Dogbert was Adams' way of inserting himself into the strip a la Dave Sim and Viktor Davis.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 21 April 2011 20:38 (eight years ago) link

Adams was equal parts Dogbert/Catbert/Alice/Wally IMO

I just like… I just have to say… (Starts crying) (DJP), Thursday, 21 April 2011 20:51 (eight years ago) link

it is definitely not questioning the status quo. and that's ok because it still has decent jokes.

jay lenonononono (abanana), Thursday, 21 April 2011 21:15 (eight years ago) link

ha that's actually a good point, I don't see how a strip that is basically "my job is soul-crushingly stupid and nothing I do seems to change anything" even comes under consideration as something that could be challenging the status quo

I just like… I just have to say… (Starts crying) (DJP), Thursday, 21 April 2011 21:17 (eight years ago) link

Guess I have a thin-skin when it comes to this, but I also work as a programmer. Too close to home?

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 21 April 2011 23:16 (eight years ago) link

well, I'm also a programmer; I always viewed the strip like the coworker who's always bitching

I just like… I just have to say… (Starts crying) (DJP), Thursday, 21 April 2011 23:21 (eight years ago) link

Was I the only person who was put off by Dilbert from the beginning? The "capitalist servitude is the lolz" attitude just seemed like smokescreen for maintaining the status quo. Pointy-headed bosses will always rule, so put up with it.

There was a whole book written about this 14-years ago.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZD9A4VJXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Its complaints are a little repetitive but on the whole it is a good read.

I took you to an impotent restaurant (Abbbottt), Friday, 22 April 2011 00:30 (eight years ago) link

Admittedly I already sort of knew part of this from the final chapter of whichever 90s book where he tells readers to visualise good futures for themselves and write them out 100x daily to make them come true, but I guess a little part of me still wanted that to be some really weird trolling.

That was the Dilbert Future...I always wondered the same thing. He always is going on and on about pranking people at the office so the whole way I kinda thought he was pulling one over on us, but if you go back and re-read it, everything seems to sincere that it's a little hard to tell. The implications there were just a little too weird to comprehend. But he did manage to "re-wire" his brain and cure his "incurable" spasmodic dysphonia or something, so at least that's pretty impressive.

frogbs, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 13:54 (eight years ago) link

four years pass...

He always is going on and on about pranking people at the office so the whole way I kinda thought he was pulling one over on us, but if you go back and re-read it, everything seems to sincere that it's a little hard to tell. The implications there were just a little too weird to comprehend. But he did manage to "re-wire" his brain and cure his "incurable" spasmodic dysphonia or something, so at least that's pretty impressive.

― frogbs, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:54 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is a good observation. he anticipated internet trolls.

this is a good one:

http://dilbert.com/strip/2015-06-07

F♯ A♯ (∞), Wednesday, 10 June 2015 22:52 (four years ago) link

Is there a way to make a comic strip an ILX board description?

Tarkus Aurelius (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 10 June 2015 23:46 (four years ago) link

Technically yeah, but it breaks mobile ILXing so it's verboten.

WilliamC, Thursday, 11 June 2015 00:45 (four years ago) link

eleven months pass...

The only downside I can see to the new approach is that it is likely to trigger a race war in the United States. And I would be a top-ten assassination target in that scenario because once you define Trump as Hitler, you also give citizens moral permission to kill him. And obviously it would be okay to kill anyone who actively supports a genocidal dictator, including anyone who wrote about his persuasion skills in positive terms. (I’m called an “apologist” on Twitter, or sometimes just Joseph Goebbels).

0_0

it's getting ott in here / so take off all your clothes (stevie), Monday, 6 June 2016 15:14 (three years ago) link

I mean obvs he is batshit but sometimes it is still a shock to smell the shit of the bat

it's getting ott in here / so take off all your clothes (stevie), Monday, 6 June 2016 15:14 (three years ago) link

top-ten assassination target

I guess he read my diary.

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 6 June 2016 15:20 (three years ago) link

hmmmm - was not aware of his batshit-ness until now :(

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 6 June 2016 15:38 (three years ago) link

Yet another casualty of bouncing his increasingly-bizarre political ideas off the echo chamber of a drafting table for decades on end.

What's Your Definition of a Dirty Baby? (Old Lunch), Monday, 6 June 2016 15:47 (three years ago) link

It must have the same effect as solitary confinement for some.

What's Your Definition of a Dirty Baby? (Old Lunch), Monday, 6 June 2016 15:48 (three years ago) link

eagerly anticipating his "guys, I was just joking and y'all were too stupid to realize it" post when Trump does not win via landslide

frogbs, Monday, 6 June 2016 16:39 (three years ago) link

Nah, dude has been tweaked for years. Rapidly tumbling into Sim territory.

What's Your Definition of a Dirty Baby? (Old Lunch), Monday, 6 June 2016 16:56 (three years ago) link

Yeah, he's been spouting misogynist MRA and evolutionary biology bullshit for a long time now.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 09:59 (three years ago) link

hmm, skimming through his blog it does sound awfully like the ramblings of a somewhat smart high schooler spending too much time on his own

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 7 June 2016 10:25 (three years ago) link

hey dilbert guy, are you cool

http://dilbert.com/strip/2016-06-16

goole, Thursday, 16 June 2016 15:40 (three years ago) link

How many of the married men reading this blog have received those same sweaters as “gifts” from women? Personally, I’ve received about 25 over the years. None from men. I received three of those sweaters so far this year. I throw them away. Nice try.

Many of you can’t talk about this topic without being accused of sexism, losing your jobs, and being cast out of your social groups. But I can talk about it because I endorse Hillary Clinton for president.

rooneyish

le Histoire du Edgy Miley (difficult listening hour), Friday, 24 June 2016 19:15 (three years ago) link

this guy is a psycho

Mordy, Friday, 24 June 2016 19:17 (three years ago) link

as in, andy?

xp yup

goole, Friday, 24 June 2016 19:18 (three years ago) link

funny how the guy who did a comic about how schlubby engineers are really smart and everyone else is really stupid turned out to be a self-satisfied womanhater dickhead

goole, Friday, 24 June 2016 19:20 (three years ago) link

I think question #1 here is "why are you reading Scott Adams' blog?"

volumetric god rays (DJP), Friday, 24 June 2016 19:25 (three years ago) link

he's turned himself into some kind of sage for trump fans this election, it's the weirdest thing

goole, Friday, 24 June 2016 19:31 (three years ago) link

Some amazing replies from Scott fans pic.twitter.com/JvlMZhRSTk

— pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets” (@pixelatedboat) July 29, 2019

El Tomboto, Monday, 29 July 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

probably goes without saying but this WhenHub app is hilariously dumb, it's pretty much exactly the sort of thing that Dilbert was satirizing back in the 90's. 500 features and no clear use case, plus it uses a blockchain for some reason - this "pay to speak to an expert" thing is clearly NOT what the app was designed to do, though it's kinda hilarious that there's a dude offering to chat about football for 20 bucks an hour

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 14:05 (one month ago) link

I retroactively hate that this guy had a guest spot on NewsRadio.

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 19:09 (one month ago) link

(and don't @ me about Rogan)

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 19:11 (one month ago) link


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