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2003-07-01
Dogbert shows the Boss some books that have inspired great leaders for centuries.
Leadership, book, inspire, pyramid, pharaoh, naughty, Dogbert, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 24

2003-07-02
Dilbert cautions the Boss not to touch his prototype in case there's an electrical shock. He does anyway.
Science, prototype, touch, shock, electricity, zap, contrary, tool, safety goggles, lab coat, circuit board, gizmo, scorch, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 24

2003-07-03
The Boss announces some company strategies which seem obvious to everyone.
Management, strategy, revenue, product, obvious, idea, eliminate waste, Boss, Dilbert, Wally

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 25

2003-07-04
Alice is annoyed by her cubicle neighbour's constant use of a cell phone.
Office Politics, cell phone, cubicle annoyances, steal, flush, every two minutes, metallic, noise, Alice, Ted

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 25

2003-07-05
Phil is losing at cards to a snowman, so he turns up the thermostat.
Philosophy, heck, winning streak, poker, thermostat, heat, furnace, cold, cell phone, snowman, Phil, Snowball

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 25

2003-07-06
A mother helps Dilbert test a new invention -- a toddler noise cancellation device.
Science, test, invention, telephone, noise cancellation, visual, tantrum, button, gizmo, Dilbert, mother, toddler

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 26

2003-07-07
The Boss asks Carol to print out the company web site and put it in a binder for easy reference.
Management, print, web site, binder, reference, translate, Klingon, dictionary maker, Boss, Carol

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 27

2003-07-08
Dilbert looks for a new job online and discovers an advertisement for his own job.
Professional, bad day, worse, job hunting, online, qualify, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 27

2003-07-09
The Boss asks everyone to report violations of the company's new corporate code of ethics.
Professional, violate, corporate code of ethics, report, ship, product, defective, meeting, lie, Boss, Dilbert, Wally

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 27

2003-07-10
The Boss's wife tells him his children have grown up and moved away.
Family, telephone, working, children, plan, grow up, move away, Boss, Boss's wife

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 28

2003-07-11
Catbert announces no more free soft drinks and no more free coffee and no more free bottled water.
Personnel, policy, free, soft drink, coffee, bottled water, saliva, future, Catbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 28

2003-07-12
Dilbert reports their new e-mail spam blocker is stopping all incoming and outgoing messages.
Technology, e-mail, spam blocker, software, worthless, sentient, demoralise, fear, calendar, Dilbert, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 28

2003-07-13
The Boss asks Dilbert to write up the company's technology strategy. Dilbert doesn't know what that is.
Management, technology strategy, duh, stock, sell, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 29

2003-07-14
A Cluttermeleon lines his cubicle nest with printed debris.
Office Politics, lines his nest, debris, predator, lair, disguise, Cluttermeleon, Boss

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 30

2003-07-15
Tina complains in a twelve-page e-mail about her carpal tunnel syndrome and the lack to time to do any work.
Office Politics, request, e-mail, complaint, description, carpal tunnel, problem, chapter, pain, Dilbert, Tina

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 30

2003-07-16
A business reporter interviews Dilbert about their new product line and how dumb or dynamic it is.
Start of saga: A bad newspaper article about the company's product and a corporate witch hunt
Interview, telephone, Wall Times Post Gazette, interview, story, dumb, dynamic, product, nickname, CEO, Dilbert, business reporter, Dogbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 30

2003-07-17
The Boss complains to Catbert about what an engineer said to a reporter.
Management, engineer, reporter, newspaper, technology, putrid, complaint, witch hunt, Boss, Catbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 31

2003-07-18
The Boss asks Alice if she talked to a reporter about their product. She tells him she did not.
Management, witch hunt, product, reporter, honour, promise, divining rod, Boss, Alice

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 31

2003-07-19
The Boss has narrowed the list to seventeen suspects who might have talked with the reporter.
Management, witch hunt, list, suspect, reporter, e-mail, telephone records, linguistic patterns, punish, Boss, Catbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 31

2003-07-20
Dilbert presents a list of functions that should be outsourced. It is pretty well everything.
Outsourcing, list, presentation, management, sales, marketing, quality control, core competence, raise, strategy, engineer, finance, human resources, customer support, honest, retribution, Dilbert, Boss, Wally

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 32

2003-07-21
The Boss wants to use a medium to contact dead people to work for him.
Personnel, dead people, yap, psychic, television, test, software, medium, punish, Boss, Catbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 33

2003-07-22
Carol notes Dilbert hasn't finished his mandatory six sigma training.
Training, six sigma, mandatory, crash, data, new on this planet, online, Carol, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 33

2003-07-23
Wally gets Dilbert's steel rod bent into a U-shape by giving it to Alice and then taunting her.
Office Politics, steel rod, bend, tweak, steel spike award, highest paid, tool, gizmo, male, sexist, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 33

2003-07-24
Tina went on a date with an unemployed man and called it an unfunded man date.
Pun, dating, unemployed, unfunded man date, laugh, delivery, mandate, Tina

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 34

2003-07-25
The Boss suggests some changes to an irrelevant document.
Management, document, review, suggestion, unnecessary change, irrelevant, happy, dance, whistle, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 34

2003-07-26
Dogbert offers to name a subatomic particle after Dilbert -- for a fee.
Dogbert-Schemes, subatomic particle, satisfied customer, Arthur C. Quark, George Meson, unsigned certificate, bathrobe, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 34

2003-07-27
The Boss asks Dilbert to absorb Ted's function, since Ted was surplussed.
Downsizing, surplus, absorb, function, osmosis, synergy, symbiosis, reality, monkey-brained mistakes, key learning, Boss, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 35

2003-07-28
A new ad campaign is planned, using recently dead people because of budget cuts.
Marketing, ad campaign, artist, sell out, budget cut, dead, decompose, makeup, guitar, bullhorn, goatee, suspenders, television camera, marketing guy, director, Boss, Wally, cameraman

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 36

2003-07-29
A sales guy presents a quote that includes absolutely every expense. Alice wants to make sure there are no hidden costs.
Sales, price quote, expense, Alice side agreement, sign, hidden costs, punch, you freaking weasel, contract, sales guy, Alice

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 36

2003-07-30
The Boss hires a woman who laughs at everything whether it's funny or not.
Office Politics, laugh, funny, hire, impact, morale, cubicle, loud, computer, Boss, laughing woman, Alice

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 36

2003-07-31
Dogbert decides to criticise everything he doesn't understand.
Dogbert-Schemes, criticise, understand, flat tax, Kyoto Treaty, security council, stem cells, bah, ear, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: Don't Stand Where the Comet is Assumed to Strike Oil, page: 37