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1997-07-01
Ratbert thinks he's more successful than Dilbert, because he's happier than Dilbert.
Family, happiness, goal, success, annoy, Ratbert, Dilbert

1997-07-02
Asok discovers the company does not contain morons, only rebels who think outside the box.
Office Politics, talk funny, moron, clear communication, think outside the box, ego, rebel, Asok, Boss

1997-07-03
Asok tells his Mom he's the new process owner for the benchmarking initiative.
Leadership, process owner, benchmark, cry, telephone, Asok, Wally

1997-07-04
Dogbert, on the phone, asks for complete submission to his will.
Dogbert-Schemes, telemarketing, lord and master, voicemail, telephone, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-07-05
Dogbert tells Ratbert and Bob to phone known idiots to be targets for telemarketing.
Dogbert-Schemes, telemarketing, known idiots, loser, Dogbert, Ratbert

1997-07-06
Wally dreams he becomes smarter just because he wants to.
Personal, work smarter not harder, IQ, Latin, consultant, bed, dream, sleep, wake, Wally, Boss, Dilbert

1997-07-07
While walking in the park, Dilbert complains about books that give away the plot in the title.
Start of saga: Dogbert is a chick magnet in the park
Dating, book title, walk in the park, Old Man and the Sea, Frisbee, chick magnet, sweats, flying disc, Dilbert, Dogbert

1997-07-08
Dilbert asks Dogbert to turn on his charm to attract women.
Dating, walk in the park, chick magnet, tail, wag, dance, work out, sweats, Dilbert, Dogbert, Roxanne

1997-07-09
Roxanne explains why she is attracted to Dogbert.
Dating, walk in the park, chick magnet, exotic dancing, physics, engineer, ear, pretty boy, touch, sweats, Roxanne, Dogbert

1997-07-10
Roxanne says Dilbert is sexy, but she met Dogbert first.
Dating, looks, in touch with feelings, scientific method, sweats, Roxanne, Dilbert

1997-07-11
Dogbert breaks up with Roxanne.
Dating, petting, break up, intelligence, well adjusted, Horned Demons of Ixpah, Dogbert, Roxanne

1997-07-12
Wally gives a black-and-white chart to the Boss, who wants colour instead.
Management, chart, colour, black and white, irrelevant changes, Wally, Boss, Dilbert

1997-07-13
Dogbert hosts the radio show, the "Bad Advice Show."
Dogbert-Schemes, Dogbert's Bad Advice Show, radio host, divorce, stain remover, all-cheese diet, microphone, radio studio, telephone, woodchuck, Dogbert, radio caller, Dilbert

1997-07-14
The Boss asks Alice to put together a presentation for the Boss to give at a trade show.
Management, trade show, presentation, technology, Boss, Alice

1997-07-15
Alice tells the Boss about the trade show presentation she prepared for him.
Management, trade show, presentation, Netscape, compare, Moore's Law, award, Alice, Boss

1997-07-16
Asok waited three weeks to get on the Boss's calendar, but the Boss won't listen.
Management, getting the boss's time, babble, filibuster, ESP, Asok, Boss, Carol

1997-07-17
The Boss reads the mission statement written by ten executives.
Note: Two strips with different punchlines were published that day. "That might have sucked." or "That might have been useless."
Management, alternative version, mission statement, executive, core values, sucked, Boss, Wally, Dilbert

1997-07-18
Dilbert asks how the mission statement will affect his behaviour.
Management, statement of core values, poison the water supply, sarcasm, Dilbert, Boss

1997-07-19
Ratbert says Sandra Bullock knows Kevin Spacey eats bacon.
Family, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, bacon, Ratbert, Dilbert

1997-07-20
Dilbert tells his mother he worked until midnight to work on slides that were never used.
Family, presentation, overtime, PowerPoint, meeting, project, time travel, glass is half full, optimism, Dilbert, Dilbert's Mom

1997-07-21
The first hour if a meeting is taken up by U.B.R.
Meeting, agenda, unfocused boss rambling, crash test dummy, aspirin, Dilbert, Boss, Alice, Wally

1997-07-22
The Boss talks about himself throughout Asok's performance review.
Performance Review, meeting, talk about yourself, Asok, Boss

1997-07-23
Catbert wants to reduce turnover so he can abuse the employees.
Personnel, abuse, employee turnover, job title, convict, resume, felon, Catbert, Wally, Dilbert

1997-07-24
Dilbert complains to the Boss about the new job titles.
Office Politics, job title, demean, influence, director of learned helplessness, Dilbert, Boss, Wally

1997-07-25
Dogbert sets out to swat people who laugh nervously when they talk.
Dogbert-Schemes, flyswatter, hobby, nervous laugh, backpack, knapsack, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-07-26
The Boss highlights the important parts of a magazine article to save people time.
Management, magazine, article, page numbers, highlight, Boss, Alice

1997-07-27
What if Albert Einstein worked in marketing?
Marketing, Albert Einstein, ego, idea, work smarter not harder, atom bomb, Boss, Albert Einstein

1997-07-28
The Boss tells Dilbert their competitor wants to sell their product line.
Start of saga: Dilbert is in charge of integrating a competitors product line with their own
Management, product line, competitor, integration, Boss, Dilbert

1997-07-29
Dilbert asks an engineer from the competition about problems in the product line.
Technology, Engineers' secret code, problem, laugh, binary code, laptop computer, Dilbert, engineer

1997-07-30
Dogbert advises Dilbert how to integrate the two product lines.
Technology, advice, upgrade, buying decision, pure evil, Dilbert, Dogbert

1997-07-31
The Boss tells Wally people will have to share cubicles, due to space constraints.
Productivity, space constraints, cubicle, photocopier, claustrophobia, copy machine, butt, head, Boss, co-worker, Wally