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1997-12-01
The Boss says interns are important to the company like minks to a mink coat.
Start of saga: Asok goes to the Analogy Police
Corporate Services, mink, intern, analogy police, Boss, Asok

1997-12-02
Asok turns to the Analogy Police for the Boss's remarks about minks.
Corporate Services, analogy police, mink, tip, Asok, Phil

1997-12-03
Asok is doubtful of Phil's outfit as an analogy cop.
Fashion, analogy police, casual day, bicycle pants, fright, Asok, Phil

1997-12-04
Phil tells how he was ousted as the ruler of heck.
Corporate Services, analogy police, heck, pitchspoon, non-alcoholic beverage, corporate merger, synergy, pitchspoon, Phil, Asok

1997-12-05
Phil asks Dogbert for help with writing a resume.
Dogbert-Schemes, resume, qualify, patent, coffee, pitchspoon, Phil, Dogbert

1997-12-06
Phil tells Dogbert he'd be good at jobs involving sin, like bingo and budgets.
Professional, career counsellor, resume, marketing, soul, bingo, audit, garment manufacturing, Phil, Dogbert

1997-12-07
Wally says he has pride in the process of his work not the results.
Productivity, status report, process pride, morale, result, Wally, Boss

1997-12-08
Dogbert says when dating, everything a man says will lower a woman's opinion of him.
Start of saga: Dilbert grunts and agrees with his date
Dating, opinion, compliment, log, negative trends, ear, analyse, pattern, trend, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-12-09
Dilbert does nothing but grunt and agree with his date.
Dating, grunt, coach, date-alyser, cubicle, microscope, Dilbert, Dilbert's date

1997-12-10
Dilbert's grunting and agreeing leads his date to say he's a perfect conversationalist.
Dating, grunt, coach, conversation, trap, restaurant, wine, Dilbert, Dilbert's date

1997-12-11
Dilbert's date says sooner or later, a man will ruin the magic by talking.
Dating, opinion, time bomb, engineer, kiss, tongue, magic, Dilbert, Dilbert's date

1997-12-12
Asok wants to go home early because he's finished his work.
Leadership, intern, exempt, desperation, document, Asok, Boss

1997-12-13
Alice tells Asok they'll probably have to work all night to finish a presentation.
Project, presentation, inefficiency, procrastination, martyr, reincarnation, Alice, Asok

1997-12-14
Bruce, the new guy, has no office, computer or phone, but gets a collar that gives him shocks.
Corporate Services, cubicle, overcrowding, telephone, computer, shock collar, office, dog collar, Boss, Bruce, Alice, Dilbert

1997-12-15
The Boss has hired some contract employees from North Elbonia to help on Dilbert's military project.
Start of saga: North Elbonians work on Dilbert's top-secret military project.
Project, North Elbonia, contract employee, military, secret, top secret, totalitarian, Boss, Dilbert

1997-12-16
Dilbert complains about the North Elbonian contract workers on the top-secret military project.
Project, North Elbonia, military, treason, execution, legal department, top secret, Dilbert, Boss

1997-12-17
Dilbert talks to the company lawyer about the communist contract workers on the top-secret military project.
Project, North Elbonia, military, treason, execute, secret, Dilbert, lawyer

1997-12-18
The North Elbonians tell Dilbert about their agreement not to take technology secrets back to their country.
Project, North Elbonia, non-disclosure agreement, secret, North Elbonian, Dilbert

1997-12-19
Dilbert reports the North Elbonians have stolen military secrets for their homeland.
Project, North Elbonia, stolen technology, laser, secret, contractor, military, team building, Dilbert, Boss, Alice

1997-12-20
Dogbert recommends Tina the technical writer create a manual for the North Elbonian's laser.
Project, North Elbonia, user manual, laser, Helen Reddy, secret, feminism, Dilbert, Dogbert, North Elbonian

1997-12-21
Wally returns from training and tells the Boss the knowledge is forgotten but the binder is permanent.
Training, binder, knowledge, cubicle, funding, budget, Wally, Boss, Dilbert

1997-12-22
Dan the Illogical Scientist brags to Dilbert he's much smarter.
Science, illogical, invention, ego, brag, Dan the Illogical Scientist, Dilbert

1997-12-23
Dan the Illogical Scientist says Alice's idea won't work because some ideas don't work.
Science, illogical, idea, religion, report, laptop computer, Dan the Illogical Scientist, Alice

1997-12-24
Dan the Illogical Scientist says he can prove the software Asok is writing will never work.
Science, illogical, software, can't be done, electric shock, Dan the Illogical Scientist, Asok

1997-12-25
Asok tells Wally he is Asok's role model.
Professional, role model, philosophy, spine, frustration, lunch, Asok, Wally

1997-12-26
Asok continues to learn from his role model: telling people he's dead.
Professional, role model, time management, planning session, Asok, Wally, Alice

1997-12-27
Wally, Asok's role model, teaches the art of sarcasm.
Professional, sarcasm, art, discipline, insubordination, shareholder, Wally, Asok, Boss

1997-12-28
Dilbert makes soup and improvises on a few ingredients.
Personal, food, cook, soup, gazpacho, French, kitchen, cook, sea salt, corn starch, flour, marjoram, butter, cheese, egg, Dilbert, Dogbert

1997-12-29
Ratbert visualises universes within photons and thinks "Nobel Prize."
Science, photon, universe, Nobel Prize, Ratbert, Dilbert

1997-12-30
Ratbert discusses theoretical physics with the Garbageman and thinks his skull will explode.
Science, photon, universe, mass, probability, brain is full, tarpaulin, trashcan, Ratbert, Garbageman, Dogbert

1997-12-31
Ratbert makes notes of the Garbageman's thoughts on theoretical physics.
Science, gravity, matter, consciousness, universe, trashcan, probability, Garbageman, Ratbert