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2005-08-01
Mordac assigns Dilbert a new password.
Corporate Services, The Da Vinci Code, scenery description, book, password, annoy, Mordac, Dilbert

2005-08-02
Mordac changes Alice's screensaver security to lock up after two seconds of inactivity. Alice responds with a head-bobbing bird.
Corporate Services, screensaver, security, inactivity, keyboard, login, head-bobbing bird, Mordac, Alice

2005-08-03
Dogbert decides to become a suicide negotiator for the police.
Start of saga: Dogbert, the police negotiator
Dogbert-Schemes, negotiator, jumper, suicide, fall, reverse psychology, Dogbert, police officer

2005-08-04
Dogbert negotiates a person's surrender.
Note: Two preliminary versions of this strip were shown on Scott's blog. The first version showed the cop firing his gun. The second version had the middle panel replaced with "bam bam bam bam". The published version was like the first version except the cop was firing a donut instead of a gun.
Dogbert-Schemes, negotiator, cop, police car, bullhorn, doughnut, gun, pistol, shootout, shooting, Dogbert, police officer

2005-08-05
Wally reports he's complying with all of the Boss's policies.
Office Politics, ISO 9000, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEI-5, compliance, pretending to work, Boss, Wally, Dilbert

2005-08-06
Dilbert and Dogbert discuss guilt and karma in a bad doodle.
Philosophy, guilt, defective product, karma, deserve, bad doodle, mushroom, gadget, weird, Dilbert, Dogbert

2005-08-07
Alice learns why it's a bad idea to discuss her raise with co-workers.
Office Politics, raise, humiliating, frustration, percentage, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Carol, Asok, Wally

2005-08-08
The Boss tells Alice he has good news -- she didn't get her promotion. Alice is not amused.
Office Politics, good news, promotion, positivity, management, Boss, Alice, Catbert

2005-08-09
The Boss tells his staff one of them will be running a marathon the next day.
Start of saga: Wally, the marathon runner
Office Politics, good news, bad news, marathon team, corporate, 26 miles, Boss, Dilbert, Alice, Wally

2005-08-10
The Boss selects Wally to run in the corporate marathon.
Health, marathon, corporate, 26 miles, coffee, Boss, Wally

2005-08-11
The Boss calls for honesty in the project postmortem.
Office Politics, postmortem, honest, colossal ineptitude, natural talent, blame, finger pointing, Dilbert, Boss, Asok, Wally, Alice

2005-08-12
Dogbert takes up a new hobby: phishing.
Dogbert-Schemes, hobby, phishing, banking, financial, stealing, social security number, password, gullible, Dilbert, Boss, Dogbert

2005-08-13
Dilbert talks to his date about the office politics of doughnuts.
Dating, restaurant, xeno's doughnut, flower, hard liquor, Dilbert, woman, waitress

2005-08-14
Asok takes the annual employee satisfaction survey for Catbert.
Management, evil wind, benefit, human resources, survey, office politics, Asok, Catbert, Boss

2005-08-15
Ratbert listens to the life story of the world's fastest lawyer.
Law, homeless, wino, world's fastest worker, lawyer, estate plan, will, bill, Ratbert, lawyer, client

2005-08-16
Topper tops the Feature Creep.
Office Politics, competition, keyword search function, foreign language, Friulian, Kataang, Horpa, Wagi, marriage, civil union, Feature Creep, Topper

2005-08-17
Topper tops a customer.
Personality, Iditarod, dogsled race, world's toughest terrain, burn, Topper, customer

2005-08-18
Topper tops Alice about sleep deprivation.
Personality, sleep deprivation, Topper, Alice

2005-08-19
Topper tops the Boss about fishing.
Personality, fish, fishing, dinosaur, dental floss, pull tab, beer can, barbecue sauce, Topper, Boss

2005-08-20
The Boss plans to use a newly-available window-facing cubicle to store printer paper.
Office Politics, cubicle, prestigious, prestige, printer paper, free trip, bleach out, wood chip, Boss, Alice, Dilbert, Asok, Wally

2005-08-21
Dogbert is broadcasting the news on the Dogbert Easy News Channel.
Dogbert-Schemes, television, television camera, pronunciation, top story, telephone, debate, panelist, dumb crook, Dogbert, Dilbert

2005-08-22
The Boss gives Dilbert instructions full of jargon and undefined acronyms.
Management, acronym, initialism, LDC, MRT, URPED, RFIT, NERKED, ORCAT, Boss, Dilbert

2005-08-23
The Boss decides to standardise on a new programming language.
Start of saga: The Boss selects a new programming language
Management, black hole, objective, Boss, Dilbert, Asok, Alice

2005-08-24
The Boss decides to standardise on a new programming methodology in the middle of the project.
Management, coding, programming, moron, standardise, methodology, Boss, Dilbert

2005-08-25
Dilbert reports the results of the Boss changing their coding language and methodology.
Management, coding, programming, language, methodology, timeline, MC Escher, deep-sea submarine, morale, new feature, Boss, Dilbert

2005-08-26
Dilbert deletes the Boss's e-mail thinking it's spam.
Technology, urgent, subject, e-mail, Boss, Dilbert

2005-08-27
Catbert explains his new idea: the stealth layoff.
Personnel, layoff, Boss, Catbert, Wally

2005-08-28
The Boss appoints Dilbert his new Director of Post-Decision Support.
Management, Director of Post-Decision Support, tears of joy, nuclear contract, North Elbonia, fallout, Boss, Dilbert, Dogbert

2005-08-29
Dogbert decides to start a discount religion.
Dogbert-Schemes, religion, tithing, sin, Dilbert, Dogbert

2005-08-30
Carol gets the Boss the least expensive flight available.
Start of saga: Carol gets the Boss the least expensive flight available
Secretary, company policy, travel, flight, connecting flight, layover, prison, ballerina, tutu, police officer, cop, national monument, desecration, jail, Carol, Boss, Elbonian

2005-08-31
The Boss gets upset about the Elbonian Airlines agent making a "joke".
Travel, airline food, cannibal, joke, funny, seating, skull, bone, grass skirt, Boss, Elbonian, cannibal