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1996-08-01
Dogbert announces he's been elected Supreme Ruler of Earth.
Dogbert-Schemes, supreme ruler of Earth, vote, election, ruler, caning, Olympics, Dogbert, Dilbert

1996-08-02
Dogbert complains people don't recognise his dominion.
Dogbert-Schemes, supreme ruler of Earth, air, oxygen, passport, Dogbertland, bullhorn, Dogbert, Dilbert

1996-08-03
The Boss tells the group they must be more flexible to survive.
Management, success, change master, job security, workload, flexibility, morale, adaptive, inflation, Boss, Wally, Alice, Dilbert

1996-08-04
The Boss asks Carol to type all of his incoming voice mail messages and print out his e-mail.
Office Politics, voicemail, e-mail, cafeteria, bumblebee costumes, hives, network, pre-chew, engineer, reclusive, dress code, Boss, Carol, Wally, Dilbert

1996-08-05
Tina sends steamy e-mail to her boyfriend.
Start of saga: Tina sends a steamy e-mail to her boyfriend.
Office Politics, e-mail, love letter, steamy, send to all, suggestive, Tina, Dilbert

1996-08-06
Tina wonders if her co-workers are professional enough to ignore her mistake.
Office Politics, e-mail, love letter, professional, career day, monkey of love, torrid, hide, Tina, Wally, kid

1996-08-07
Catbert offers absolution for Tina's message to her boyfriend.
Office Politics, e-mail, petting, belly, resource, boyfriend, Catbert, Tina

1996-08-08
The Boss announces peer performance reviews.
Management, performance review, peer, slander, budget, raise, Boss, Wally, Dilbert

1996-08-09
Dilbert compares peer reviews to the prisoner's dilemma.
Office Politics, performance review, peer, prisoner's dilemma, Victoria's Secret catalogue, coed prison, Dilbert, Alice, Wally

1996-08-10
The Boss describes an unusual interpretation of how employees are key to success.
Management, employee, stock price, fired, incompetence, lie, bar chart, Boss, Alice, Dilbert

1996-08-11
The Boss issues a quality thought of the day.
Management, voicemail, quality thought for the day, dictionary, aardvark, resume, telephone, printer, resume, Boss, Alice, Wally, Dilbert

1996-08-12
Catbert announces layoffs are coming.
Start of saga: Wally is downsized.
Downsizing, layoff, secret, future, Catbert, Wally, Ted

1996-08-13
Wally is invited to participate in the mobility pool.
Downsizing, layoff, mobility pool, dignity, Boss, Wally

1996-08-14
The staff act like vultures with Wally's impending layoff.
Downsizing, layoff, chair, survivor, fist fight, Wally, Ted, co-worker

1996-08-15
Wally seeks advice from Dogbert the career counsellor.
Downsizing, fired, contract, downsize, layoff, parable, Wally, Dogbert

1996-08-16
Dogbert, the career counsellor, devises a plan to save Wally's job.
Downsizing, layoff, quit, video camera, life force, flashlight, camcorder, Dogbert, Wally, Asok

1996-08-17
The Boss tells Wally he won't be downsized.
Downsizing, layoff, smart, quality, downhill, good news, lunch, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Alice

1996-08-18
Dogbert says people are getting stupider every day.
Family, stupid, complex, learn, information, supreme ruler of Earth, opinion, firehose, teacup, Dogbert, Dilbert

1996-08-19
Alice complains she's hit the glass ceiling.
Office Politics, glass ceiling, promotion, play the game, lunch, Alice, Wally, Boss

1996-08-20
Asok brings some space-saving ideas to the Boss.
Office Politics, font, disk space, idea, colon, semicolon, staff meeting, Asok, Dilbert, Boss

1996-08-21
Dilbert invents a new data encryption program called P.H.B.
Technology, data encryption, decode, manager babble, supermodel, pepper spray, kiss, Dilbert, Dogbert

1996-08-22
Asok suggests a solution to Wally's problem.
Office Politics, intern, buffers, memory leak, salary, programming, software development, Asok, Wally

1996-08-23
Asok suggests some improvements to Dilbert's design.
Office Politics, intern, design, award, internapult, Asok, Alice, Dilbert, Wally

1996-08-24
Dogbert wants to reduce the language to grunting and pointing.
Family, grammar, leadership, grunt, obedience school, common usage, point, Dogbert, Dilbert

1996-08-25
The Boss gives instructions on how to act around the senior vice president.
Management, lie, detail, fidget, funding, stock options, chart, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Alice, senior vice president

1996-08-26
Catbert says morale is low because the employees are underpaid.
Management, morale, underpaid, performance review, feedback, straight face, Catbert, Boss

1996-08-27
The Boss announces quarterly performance reviews.
Management, performance review, morale, criticism, comprehension, Boss, Alice

1996-08-28
Dilbert has a solution to the impossible deadline he's working toward.
Management, deadline, solution, time travel, contraception, pamphlet, brochure, Dilbert, Boss

1996-08-29
Dilbert wants to fix a problem promised to a customer by a salesperson.
Family, sales, promise, brain, solution, filter, sweats, Dilbert, Dogbert

1996-08-30
Ratbert starts misinterpreting everything Dilbert says.
Family, misinterpret, change, annoy, therapy, Ratbert, Dilbert

1996-08-31
Ratbert misinterprets everything Dogbert says.
Family, misinterpret, assertive, apology, clothes dryer, annoy, Dogbert, Ratbert