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1989-12-01
A woman turns down Dilbert for a date.
Dating, boring, unattractive, blob, friend, insult, woman, Dilbert

1989-12-02
Dilbert is asked whether an idea will work technically.
Meeting, opinion, idea, technical perspective, babble, consciousness, boring, Dilbert, co-worker

1989-12-03
The Boss is going on vacation and needs a replacement who can lead.
Management, vacation, assignment, responsibility, sock monkey, Dilbert, Boss

1989-12-04
Michael Jackson may get more plastic surgery, Dilbert reads.
Society, Michael Jackson, plastic surgery, elephant man, part, ivory, newspaper, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-05
The Garbageman corrects some calculations he finds in Dilbert's trash.
Note: The Garbageman's first appearance.
Science, equation, garbage, quantum calculation, engineer, Garbageman, Dilbert

1989-12-06
Dogbert introduces himself to the Garbageman.
Science, world's smartest, professional, glamour, Dogbert, Garbageman

1989-12-07
Dogbert has an urge to lick all the stamps in a post office.
Family, urge, post office, stamp, tongue, Dogbert, Dilbert

1989-12-08
Dogbert ponders about being an actor in life.
Society, actor, life, stage, Dustin Hoffman, costume, zipper, philosophy, Dogbert

1989-12-09
Dogbert says God appointed him ruler of Earth.
Dogbert-Schemes, God, ruler, appoint, Dogbert, Dilbert

1989-12-10
Does Dilbert contribute to society? Dogbert responds.
Science, inventor, dweeb, humanity, tube sock of inventors, ambiguity, honesty, gizmo, wisdom, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-11
Dilbert shows Dogbert a hot line to the Kremlin.
Politics, hot line, Kremlin, prototype, Mikhail Gorbachev, finger-paint, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-12
Dogbert insults communism to Mikhail Gorbachev on a prototype hot line.
Politics, hot line, Kremlin, communism, capitalism, missile, Mikhail Gorbachev, Dogbert

1989-12-13
What separates man from animals? The ability to reason and All-Star Wrestling.
Science, reason, animal, all-star wrestling, foot stomp, philosophy, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-14
A skunk enters Dilbert's house but says he is friendly.
Family, invade, threat, tail, spray, scare, strawberry, ice cream, blackmail, Dilbert, skunk

1989-12-15
A skunk forces Dilbert to give him a bowl of ice cream.
Family, threat, ice cream, blackmail, fear, Cats musical, Dilbert, skunk

1989-12-16
Where does dust come from? A television personality wants to know.
Society, dust, phenomenon, astronaut, television, Geraldo Rivera, Dogbert

1989-12-17
Dilbert gets a telephone answering machine and creates a greeting message.
Technology, answering machine, telephone, greeting message, creativity, complex stupidity, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-18
Dilbert phones work to say he won't be in today.
Health, cold, headache, miss work, telephone, bathrobe, Dilbert

1989-12-19
Dilbert was involved in a car accident with a rental car.
Pun, rental car, Hertz, sympathy, car accident, injury, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-20
Dilbert can't make his invention work, so Dogbert suggests using his right-brain.
Science, invention, logical, brain, creativity, cry, emotion, workbench, tool, gizmo, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-21
Dilbert comes up with a list of the world's funniest words.
Science, funny, chainsaw, computer, weasel, prune, Gilligan's Island, joke, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-22
Dogbert advises Dilbert on how to get to sleep.
Health, insomnia, folk remedy, grape jelly, cantaloupe, bathrobe, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-23
Dilbert goes through a toll booth.
Society, toll booth, car, driving, toll-taker, exact change, Dilbert

1989-12-24
Dogbert meets Santa and explains what he wants for Christmas.
Family, elf, Christmas, supreme ruler of Earth, consumer good, GI Joe, Dogbert, Santa, Dilbert

1989-12-25
Dilbert goes for a free hypnosis lesson.
Retail, hypnosis, lesson, catch, post-hypnotic suggestion, brainwash, polka-dot underwear, Dilbert

1989-12-26
Dilbert considers getting a tattoo.
Personal, tattoo, tasteful, suggestion, kick me, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-27
Dogbert offers to help Dilbert clean.
Family, clean, lend a hand, paw, lawyer, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-28
Dan Quayle still puts his pants on one leg at a time, Dilbert says.
Politics, vice president, one leg at a time, pants, confusion, embarrassment, Dilbert, Dan Quayle, Marilyn Quayle

1989-12-29
Dilbert gets rewarded for perfect attendance at his work.
Management, perfect attendance, reward, day off with pay, species, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-30
Bad grammar becomes good grammar over time, Dilbert tells Dogbert.
Science, language, grammar, common usage, intellectual, wisdom, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-12-31
Dogbert shares his new year's resolutions. None of them are good.
Family, party hat, new year's eve, resolution, tolerance, morality, objectives, Dilbert, Dogbert