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1997-05-01
Wally points out the clause that says Wally won't work for a competitor for five years after he leaves.
Management, employment agreement, work for a competitor, termination, Wally, Boss

1997-05-02
Dilbert works with the marketing people to design a new product brochure.
Marketing, brochure, criminal fraud, conscience, jar, Boss, marketing guy, Dilbert

1997-05-03
Dilbert wants to emphasise the unique things in their product for the brochure.
Marketing, brochure, design, recycled paper, unique, higher price, old technology, feature, Dilbert, marketing guy

1997-05-04
Dogbert says the world's first salesman was Noah.
Sales, Noah's Ark, animal, cruise, sales-babble, blame, giraffe, cat, unicorn, shepherd's hook, Dogbert, Noah, bear, Ratbert

1997-05-05
Dilbert says waiting for web pages to load cancels the productivity gains of the information age.
Start of saga: The origins of the World Wide Web are revealed.
Technology, web page, wait, productivity, plot, calculator, society, world wide web, Internet, Dilbert, Dogbert

1997-05-06
Dogbert tells the story of why the web browser was invented.
Technology, web browser, wait, flashback, prank, world wide web, Internet, sweats, trashcan, Dilbert, Dogbert, Garbageman

1997-05-07
Dogbert and the Garbageman decide on a name for their prank.
Technology, web browser, invention, web, computer, world wide web, Garbageman, Dogbert, web guy

1997-05-08
The Garbageman and Dogbert discover their practical joke is out of control.
Technology, web browser, college kid, bushel of money, practical joke, newspaper, money, ear, world wide web, Internet, Garbageman, Dogbert, man

1997-05-09
The Boss asks Wally to start designing a product with no requirements gathered.
Management, product requirements, design, doomed project, newspaper, Boss, Wally

1997-05-10
The Boss presents a survey comparing salaries to the industry average.
Management, industry survey, salary average, textile workers, high technology, teenager, dead people, Boss, Wally, Dilbert

1997-05-11
Carl, the cubicle dwellers' friend, travels from cubicle to cubicle.
Office Politics, cubicle, hard work, coffee cup, job description, Camping Carl, suspenders, belly, Carl, Dilbert, Alice

1997-05-12
Alice turns up the office thermostat.
Office Politics, temperature, thermostat, cactus, cold, warm, polka-dot underwear, shirt, Alice, Wally

1997-05-13
Wally tries to convince Alice to compromise in the thermostat wars.
Office Politics, thermostat, temperature, compromise, sweater, shave back, polka-dot underwear, mirror, shaver, razor, Wally, Dilbert

1997-05-14
Dogbert demonstrates his latest invention, a detector of human stupidity.
Dogbert-Schemes, invention, stupid, interface, divining rod, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-05-15
Alice oversleeps and wears no makeup for her big meeting.
Fashion, oversleep, makeup, task, respect, Newt Gingrich, alarm clock, Alice, Wally, Dilbert, Asok

1997-05-16
Catbert sets company policy for the official company font.
Management, document, official, font, Elbonian font software, consonants, Catbert, Dilbert, Elbonian

1997-05-17
Carol gives Alice the agenda for the next project meeting.
Management, agenda, project meeting, mission statement, paper bag, sane, sanity, temporary, Carol, Alice

1997-05-18
The engineers decide to give the waitress a tip.
Personal, lunch, tip, service, please come again, restaurant, bill, cheque, money, gratuity, etiquette, waitress, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

1997-05-19
The Boss asks Wally to chair the "Fun Committee".
Management, chair, fun committee, employee morale, Internet, personal, Boss, Wally

1997-05-20
Dogbert decides whether Dilbert is stupid or ignorant.
Personal, stupid, ignorance, narrow-minded, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-05-21
Dilbert asks the Boss to choose between two projects.
Management, project, deadline, priority, illusion of thinking, Dilbert, Boss

1997-05-22
Catbert sets company policies on the Internet and chairs.
Management, Internet, non-business purpose, personal thought, company chair, policy, execute, explanation, Catbert

1997-05-23
Wally demonstrates his labour-saving software to Dilbert.
Technology, labour-saving software, software, Wally, Dilbert

1997-05-24
Dogbert becomes a consultant of obvious generalities.
Dogbert-Schemes, consultant, obvious generalities, artist, brilliant, revenue, profit, headache, goatee, Dogbert, man, woman, Dilbert

1997-05-25
Asok feels discouraged about his job and talks to the Boss to get cheered up.
Office Politics, discouraged, pep talk, dead-end job, blood pressure, stock options, leader, Kevorkian, hypertension, Asok, Alice, Wally, Boss, Dilbert

1997-05-26
Dilbert wants the Boss to tell him more about the project.
Start of saga: Dilbert acquires a cloud of doom.
Management, project, doom, knowledge, comfort, cloud of doom, Dilbert, Boss

1997-05-27
Dilbert pleads for everyone's help on the project.
Management, project, cloud of doom, help, lightning, thunder, Dilbert, Wally, Asok

1997-05-28
A woman thinks Dilbert's cloud of doom makes him appear dangerous and sexy.
Personal, danger, sexy, lightning, cloud of doom, party, woman, Dilbert

1997-05-29
Dilbert describes what he wants in a woman.
Personal, cloud of doom, zap, behaviour, pattern recognition, lightning, Dilbert, woman

1997-05-30
Dogbert helps Dilbert get rid of the cloud of doom.
Management, cloud of doom, transfer, clueless, director of special projects, table, strap, new assignment, Dogbert, Boss, Tim

1997-05-31
The Boss confronts Alice about her conversation with the Boss's boss.
Management, conversation, mixed message, status report, approval, Boss, Alice