Alice cremates Karl, the habitual liar, to try to convince him he's dead.
Character, habitual liar, story, alive, feel terrific, marathon, cremation, bottle, genie, wish, urn, Alice, Karl
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Karl, the habitual liar, claims he's learning salsa dancing in his urn.
Character, cremated, habitual liar, learn, salsa dance, body, focus, urn, bottle, Alice, Karl, dance instructor
Wally is developing stupidity-blocking headphones and demonstrates the prototype.
Project, prototype, product, developing, modified, noise-cancellation, headphones, stupidity, block, bliss, chatter, ordinary, Wally, Boss, Dilbert, Alice
Wally wants a nickname to create the illusion of competence.
Start of saga: Wally wants a nickname
Office Politics, nickname, illusion, competence, The Wizard, Info-Guru, punch, Wally, Dilbert
Wally tells Alice his new nickname is "The Wizard."
Office Politics, nickname, The Wizard, guru, status, The Lizard, small brain, lack of ambition, Wally, Alice
The Boss selects Dilbert to head up a new marketing campaign with no budget.
Start of saga: Marketing campaign with no budget
Project, marketing, campaign, budget, brave, lead, bold, risky, hiding under the table, Boss, Dilbert, Asok, Wally, Alice
Dogbert wants the customer satisfaction survey filled out before he gives tech support.
Tech Support, online, customer satisfaction, survey, help, happy, expect, telephone headset, Dogbert, customer
Dilbert handpicks Wally and Yvonne for his project.
Project, hand-picked, budget, lazy, most work, least effort, hotness, power, disability leave, Dilbert, Dogbert, Wally, Yvonne
Dilbert is still determined even though he has no budget and no staff for his project.
Project, budget, staff, wit, computer, pencil, Dilbert, Boss
The Boss assigns Alice her regular goals and her stretch goals.
Management, stretch goal, achieve, sacrifice, health, personal life, criminal conduct, raise, bonus, budget, salary, ultra-stretchy goal, Boss, Alice
Dogbert has an idea to help Dilbert's unfunded project succeed.
Project, marketing, campaign, resource, free samples, celebrity, free stuff, dead cat, Dilbert, Dogbert, Donald Trump impersonator, Melania Knauss impersonator
Dilbert's marketing campaign was successful, which lowers his respect for people.
Project, marketing, plan, free sample, celebrity, lookalike, worked, decline, respect, intelligence, fine line, hate, Dilbert, Boss, Alice
Asok becomes a member of the "World's Greatest Interns" scam.
Professional, member, World's Greatest Intern, scam, gullible, overpriced, plaque, display, prominent, Asok, Alice
Marketing's plan is to brand a sports stadium with the Company's name.
Marketing, plan, sports stadium, brand, juiced up, steroids, reputation, comparison, rage, marketeer, Wally, Dilbert, Alice, Boss, baseball player
The Boss takes the staff out to a five-star restaurant. Carol has to stay behind and answer phones.
Secretary, entire staff, five-star, restaurant, lunch, food, intoxicate, wine, once-in-a-lifetime, sensation, answer, telephone, Boss, Carol
The Boss is a victim of identity theft.
Personal, police, victim, identity theft, doomed, stranger, underpants, underwear, Boss, Dilbert
Introducing Loopy, the woman who couldn't end a story.
Character, end, story, vacation, coconut, trapped, escape, ejector seat, pursuit chair, picture, traffic, Loopy, Dilbert
Dilbert's vendor says he can't deliver for three months.
Vendor, deliver, part, promise, customer, threaten, Dilbert, Boss, vendor
All Dilbert did was design one microchip, the Boss attended dozens of meetings.
Management, quarter, performance review, design, microchip, comparison, meeting, Dilbert, Boss
Dilbert's doctor prescribes a drug so the doctor can get a date with the drug company's rep.
Health, healthy, prescription, Toxikill, drug, totally hot, lunch, date, side effect, stethoscope, doctor, Dilbert
The Boss consoles his people with the fact that, percentage wise, his raise is smaller than theirs.
Management, feel bad, raise, bigger, mathy, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Wally, Asok
Dogbert tells a tech support customer he must try all possible fixes in every possible combination.
Tech Support, Crashinbox(TM), computer, freeze, possible, fix, combination, guarantee, lazy, customer, Dogbert
Dilbert notices his mother only invites him over when she needs a cable pulled.
Family, dear, cat-5, closet, invite, cable, pulled, bug, salad, Dilbert's Mom, Dilbert
Wally's accomplishment for the month was opening an e-mail attachment.
Work Avoidance, accomplishment, open, file, attachment, e-mail, software, download, viewer, Internet, browser, support, upgrade, operating system, application, hard disk, transfer, Wally, Boss, Dilbert, Alice
Catbert advises the Boss to not give employees "excellent" or "poor" ratings.
Performance Review, rating, rate, excellent, good, poor, ability, motivate, scowl, Catbert, Boss
The Boss explains to Wally he's rating him "good" but not because he is.
Performance Review, policy, fire, hiring freeze, shrink, empire, kill, promise, Boss, Wally
The Boss gives Asok a slight promotion.
Management, slight, promotion, cubicle, larger, shaving, fabric, wally, title, spell, pronounce, different, shaver, razor, Boss, Asok
Tina asks Alice for help with a technical problem.
Start of saga: Tina needs an engineer's help
Office Politics, technical, glitch, problem, humble, condescending, engineer, help, college, drink, beer, English literature, apology, Tina, Alice
Alice tells Tina how to fix her technical problem. Tina doesn't understand Alice's instructions.
Office Politics, local cache mode, MAPI setting, disable, delete, duplicate, messaging subsystem, registry key, understand, simpler, funny, cruel, Alice, Tina
Wally announces the Boss has failed to motivate him.
Management, motivate, fail, co-worker, plotting, sabotage, career, inspirational, Wally, Boss, Dilbert, Alice