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1989-05-01
Phil makes his last stop of the day to catch Dilbert drinking old milk.
Note: Phil's first appearance.
Family, milk, expiration date, heck, hell, refrigerator, pitchspoon, Phil, Dilbert

1989-05-02
Dilbert and Phil discuss minor infractions, like taking extra ketchup packages.
Family, heck, figure of speech, infraction, McDonald's, ketchup, pitchspoon, Dilbert, Phil

1989-05-03
Dilbert thinks Phil must have an awesome name, being ruler of heck.
Family, heck, Prince of Insufficient Light, name, pitchspoon, Dilbert, Phil

1989-05-04
Dilbert proves attractive, single women exist only in Volkswagen Rabbits and aerobics classes.
Science, mathematical proof, single women, Volkswagen Rabbit, aerobics, Isaac Newton, Vanna White, workbench, calculator, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-05
Dogbert tells Dilbert to see a lawyer before unleashing his invention on mankind.
Law, invention, lawsuit, sue, advice, Dogbert, Dilbert, lawyer

1989-05-06
Dilbert wonders why people are protesting building more roads.
Pun, road, construction, protest, highway, sign, car, Dilbert

1989-05-07
Dilbert and Dogbert visit a fancy restaurant but don't meet the dress code.
Family, restaurant, jacket, embarrassment, beaver hat, clown feet, costume, Dilbert, Dogbert, maitre'd

1989-05-08
Aliens ask Dogbert why dogs eat from dirty bowls while humans use plates.
Society, plate, bowl, poodle, rebellion, France, pencil, alien, Dogbert

1989-05-09
Dogbert writes a business management book, "Managing in a Bureaucracy."
Dogbert-Schemes, book, author, bureaucracy, compromise, lecture circuit, manuscript, Dogbert, Dilbert

1989-05-10
Dogbert writes a chapter on time management.
Note: The title strip of the first Dilbert collection.
Dogbert-Schemes, book, author, chapter, time management, always postpone meetings with time wasting morons, advice, Dogbert, Dilbert

1989-05-11
A sales attendant at Electrode Hut and Dilbert try to outdo each other.
Technology, Electron Hut, electronics, niad pulse converter, anza brush, bluff, gizmo, Dilbert, clerk

1989-05-12
Dogbert explains he and Dilbert will be considered married by common law if they stay together for seven years.
Family, common law, possession, tasteful, insult, Dogbert, Dilbert

1989-05-13
Dilbert thinks it's awkward to walk past a stranger in a hallway.
Office Politics, hallway, etiquette, carpet, stranger, eye contact, injury, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-14
Dilbert gets an itchy nose in the middle of a presentation. He unsuccessfully scratches it with his pointer.
Meeting, presentation, itch, nose, scratch, paramedics, pointer, gizmo, injury, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-15
Dogbert gives his opinion about Dilbert's new poem.
Creativity, poem, Shakespeare, one thousand monkeys, typewriter, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-16
Dogbert doesn't know what other dogs do when they get together.
Family, friend, sniff, run around in circles, Scrabble, Dogbert, Dilbert

1989-05-17
Dilbert asks Dogbert's opinion on his new fashion statement: three pens instead of two.
Fashion, pen, pocket protector, fashion statement, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-18
Dilbert flies a model airplane and Dogbert shoots it down.
Technology, model plane, model missile, air space, violation, remote control, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-19
Dogbert complains about people who use dog expressions like "She's a real dog."
Pun, gripe, pet peeve, in the dog house, dog's life, fireplace, Dogbert, Dilbert

1989-05-20
Dilbert asks Dogbert how he should act when someone shows off a new baby.
Note: Alice's first mention.
Office Politics, baby, precious, bug-ugly, advice, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-21
A woman drops a book titled "Attractive Women's Secret Guide to Avoiding Dilbert."
Dating, attractive woman, sic, decode, mayday, walkie-talkie, Dilbert, woman, Dogbert

1989-05-22
Dogbert has an ad in the paper for "Doctor Dogbert's Seminar on Developing Self-Confidence."
Dogbert-Schemes, self-confidence, seminar, meek people, newspaper, advertisement, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-23
Dilbert tells Dogbert about his imaginary childhood friend.
Family, imaginary friend, run away, snide comment, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-24
Dogbert phones Dilbert to tell him the furniture has been possessed by mischievous spirits.
Pun, furniture, possessed, spirit, Dogbert, Upholsterygeist

1989-05-25
Dilbert exercises the furniture spirits.
Pun, furniture, possessed, spirit, Jane Fonda, exorcist, Dilbert, Upholsterygeist

1989-05-26
Dilbert goes through a door and somebody is behind far enough to make it awkward to hold the door.
Office Politics, door, etiquette, rude, stairway, Dilbert

1989-05-27
Dogbert isn't sure whether Gorbachev really exists.
Pun, Glasnost, Soviet, Gorbachev, coffee, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-28
Dogbert explains to Dilbert how reading can make you go broke.
Dogbert-Schemes, book, read, knowledge is power, power corrupts, advice, Dogbert, Dilbert

1989-05-29
The post office complains to Dilbert about Dogbert attacking mail carriers.
Dogbert-Schemes, mail carrier, post office, tranquiliser dart, migration pattern, homing transmitter, telephone, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-30
Dogbert gives his opinion on Dilbert's new clip-on necktie.
Fashion, tie, clip-on, GQ magazine, sarcasm, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-05-31
A computer simulation shows it's possible to create life from common household chemicals.
Science, computer simulation, create life, household chemical, ethics, religion, Dilbert, Dogbert