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1989-11-01
Siskel and Ebert review Dilbert's life.
Personal, This is Your Life, bore, stupid, theme show, television, remote control, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Dilbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 10

1989-11-02
Dilbert thinks the Great Wall of China is overrated from an engineering perspective.
Science, life's mystery, Great Wall of China, army, dismal flop, tourist attraction, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 11

1989-11-03
Dilbert is disappointed in his terrarium experiment because it should have started its own weather pattern.
Pun, terrarium, experiment, weather patterns, anti-climatic, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 11

1989-11-04
Dogbert thinks it's stupid to base the world economy on gold.
Philosophy, world economy, gold, rock, civilisation, money, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 11

1989-11-05
Dilbert meets Eddy and mistakenly calls him Frank. Eddy does not take it lightly.
Society, greet, forget, embarrassment, name, insult, self-esteem, immune, Eddy, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 12

1989-11-06
Dilbert writes a poem about legs for a woman he just met.
Dating, poem, legs, butt, mutt, Dilbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 13

1989-11-07
A former school bully threatens Dilbert's data diskettes.
Office Politics, lunch money, data, payroll, computer, bully, shop, bookends, Dilbert, ageing school bully

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 13

1989-11-08
Dilbert decides it's time for action to solve world hunger.
Society, world hunger, policy, debate, bumper sticker, action, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 13

1989-11-09
A guy holds the door open for Dilbert to be polite even though Dilbert is slightly out of range.
Office Politics, door, hall, polite, lunge, Dilbert, office worker

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 14

1989-11-10
A guy greets Dilbert in a one-sided conversation.
Personal, greet, small talk, conversation, Dilbert, man

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 14

1989-11-11
Dilbert uses a credit card to pay for dinner but is confused about the paperwork.
Personal, credit card, dinner, dating, paperwork, carbon paper, tablecloth, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 14

1989-11-12
Dilbert spreads his cold.
Health, sneeze, cold, Dilbert's cold, medicine, television news, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 15

1989-11-13
Dilbert reports his mugging to the police and talks to a police artist.
Society, mug, police, artist, sketch, injury, sketchpad, Dilbert, police officer

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 16

1989-11-14
Dogbert tries "affirmations," where he writes his objective fifteen times a day.
Family, write, affirmations, objectives, garden slug, Dilbert will be eaten by a garden slug, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 16

1989-11-15
Dogbert continues with his experiment with "affirmations."
Family, affirmations, garden slug, salt, experiment, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 16

1989-11-16
Dilbert comes upon double doors and wonders which one will open.
Society, hallway, door, fool, open, ventilation, duct, crawlspace, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 17

1989-11-17
Dogbert ponders about nature, and whether whales need to shave.
Note: Title strip for "Shave the Whales" book.
Science, mammal, hair, whale, shave the whales, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 17

1989-11-18
A new engineer is introduced to Dilbert. Dilbert dreads it because he always forgets people's names.
Office Politics, engineer, introduction, forget, name, word association, memory trick, remember the Alamo, Dilbert, Dee Alamo

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 17

1989-11-19
Dilbert runs to be healthy, but feels awful as he's doing it.
Health, jog, run, fitness, exercise, long life, sweats, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 18

1989-11-20
Dilbert reads a newspaper editorial that says congressmen's pay should be increased.
Politics, newspaper, editorial, congress, pay, criminal, underpaid, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 19

1989-11-21
What would Dogbert do if he had everything he wanted?
Society, greed, gloat, possession, perfume, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 19

1989-11-22
Dilbert's ego manifests itself.
Personal, manifest, feed, starve, panic, Dilbert, Dilbert's ego

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 19

1989-11-23
Dilbert tries to order his ego around.
Personal, insecurity, dance, who's in charge, threat, Dilbert, Dilbert's ego

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 20

1989-11-24
Dilbert tries to eat a doughnut but Dogbert shoots it from his hand.
Family, doughnut, slingshot, Wild Kingdom, anger, bait, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 20

1989-11-25
Dilbert wants to use acupuncture to relieve stress.
Health, acupuncture, needle, stress, sarcasm, silly, advice, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 20

1989-11-26
Dogbert believes infinite parallel universes, all slightly different.
Science, universe, belief, Vincent van Gogh, parallel, toenail, accident, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 21

1989-11-27
Dogbert puts a hand over his mouth when he sneezes.
Health, sneeze, manners, hand, run, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 22

1989-11-28
There's informality at the White House.
Politics, White House, informal, international, Gorbachev, Gumby, president, oval office, Dilbert, president

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 22

1989-11-29
Dogbert asks a stupid question.
Family, stupid, question, smart, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 22

1989-11-30
Dogbert wonders what a school for dogs has in common with a television news show "Sixty Minutes."
Pun, dog school, Sixty Minutes, Harry Reasoner, owner, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: Shave the Whales, page: 23