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1997-10-01
A man with a bad opinion complains about ads on the Internet and thinks it should be free.
Dogbert-Schemes, Internet, corporation, advertisement, capitalism, cardboard tube, Dogbert, complainer

1997-10-02
All the stupid people Dogbert has insulted form a mob and surround the house.
Dogbert-Schemes, revenge, stupid, insult, mob, abuse, water, window, stupid person, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-10-03
The stupid people Dogbert has insulted switch plans from trying to drink all the hose water.
Dogbert-Schemes, revenge, water, hose, lawn, fight, stupid person, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-10-04
Alice wakes up and looks forward to a day of telecommuting without distractions.
Telecommuting, waking, distraction, refrigerator, pickle, talk, bathrobe, kitchen, Alice

1997-10-05
Dilbert tells his Mom he got a promotion -- without a raise or people to report to him.
Professional, promotion, executive, engineer, title, salary, party, business card, responsibility, telephone, party hat, gift, food, music, guest, Dilbert, Dilbert's Mom, Dogbert

1997-10-06
Dilbert's date likes communication but with severe restrictions on the topic.
Dating, communication, sports, computer, self-centred, Greek mythology, restaurant, sex, accomplishment, Dilbert, woman

1997-10-07
Dilbert's date likes talking to Dilbert, but only about herself.
Dating, communication, conversation, self-centred, Gilbert, Dilbert, woman

1997-10-08
Alice enjoys telecommuting but has developed a tendency to snack.
Start of saga: Alice telecommutes and overeats.
Telecommuting, snack, discipline, salad dressing, zesty Italian, bathrobe, telephone, speakerphone, Alice

1997-10-09
Alice doesn't want to return to her cubicle because she enjoys telecommuting.
Telecommuting, eat, wild, cubicle, tranquiliser dart, shoehorn, bathrobe, refrigerator, kitchen, couch, blueprint, weight gain, harpoon, Alice, Boss, Asok

1997-10-10
The Boss surrounds Alice's house to get her back in a cubicle.
Telecommuting, cubicle, bullhorn, free, house, giant cubicle walls, Boss, Alice

1997-10-11
Dilbert ponders on the fact he asks for so little.
Professional, demand, think, Dilbert

1997-10-12
The Boss will be late for a meeting, so Dilbert and Wally try to fill in the time.
Meeting, late, magazine, small talk, pantyhose, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

1997-10-13
Dogbert decides to set up a mutual fund for people too stupid to know all the alternatives.
Start of saga: The Dogbert Mutual Fund
Dogbert-Schemes, investment, mutual fund, index fund, wag, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-10-14
Dogbert explains to a potential investor past performance does not indicate future performance.
Dogbert-Schemes, mutual fund, performance, personal expenses, Dogbert, investor

1997-10-15
Dogbert does a commercial for his mutual fund.
Dogbert-Schemes, mutual fund, monkey, stock, fees, advertisement, television, Dogbert, Boss

1997-10-16
Bob questions Dogbert about the lack of a track record on the mutual fund.
Dogbert-Schemes, mutual fund, intelligence, track record, trust, Bob, Dogbert, investor

1997-10-17
Dogbert writes an earnings report for his mutual fund comparing it to the S&P 500.
Dogbert-Schemes, mutual fund, earnings report, money, S&P 500, assumption, unscrupulous dog, letter, Dilbert, Dogbert, investor

1997-10-18
Dogbert is interviewed because of a report his fund is the highest performer of the decade.
Dogbert-Schemes, mutual fund, talk-show, television, interview, money chatter, television camera, studio, talk show host, Dogbert

1997-10-19
Catbert asks Wally to submit to a random drug test.
Personnel, victim, drug test, random, lucky in love, hair sample, eyebrow, Catbert, Wally

1997-10-20
Dogbert starts selling autographed baseballs.
Start of saga: Dogbert, sports memorabilia dealer
Dogbert-Schemes, sports memorabilia, baseball, Moses, autograph, forgery, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-10-21
A boy is interested in a Babe Ruth-autographed baseball.
Dogbert-Schemes, sports memorabilia, baseball, Babe Ruth, autograph, Honus Wagner, Dogbert, kid

1997-10-22
Dilbert examines a football autographed by Jesus.
Dogbert-Schemes, sports memorabilia, football, Jesus, heal, baseball, baseball hat, Dogbert, Dilbert

1997-10-23
Dogbert has a softball autographed by Martin Luther, but the buyer wants a Martin Luther King, Jr. autograph.
Dogbert-Schemes, sports memorabilia, softball, Martin Luther, autograph, forgery, Dogbert, buyer

1997-10-24
Dogbert advises Dilbert to ask easy questions of the Boss to increase visibility.
Office Politics, visibility, promotion, question, embarrassment, Dogbert, Dilbert, Boss

1997-10-25
Wally says he's been seeing a beautiful woman.
Personal, voyeur, curtains, lawn chair, window, peeping Tom, Wally, Dilbert

1997-10-26
The Boss complains someone in the office has a social life that puts the company at a competitive disadvantage.
Management, social life, competition, multi-level marketing, network, wax fruit, industry average, brochure, Boss, Asok, Dilbert, Alice

1997-10-27
The Boss criticises Alice for her problem-solving techniques and she gets even.
Management, with all due respect, insult, problem, Boss, Alice

1997-10-28
Alice tells Wally how to insult the Boss and get away with it.
Management, insult, with all due respect, intangible benefits, monkey, Alice, Wally

1997-10-29
Wally can't get a raise because he doesn't have ten years of Java coding experience.
Personnel, salary, Java, programming, evil, spinning head, Catbert, Wally

1997-10-30
Catbert tells the Boss about mandatory classes for managers.
Start of saga: The Boss attends management training.
Training, management course, mandatory classes, subordinate, document, time management, Catbert, Boss

1997-10-31
The management trainer says to never be in the same room as a decision.
Training, management course, decision, puppet show, blame, presentation, trainer