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Grand Admiral Thrawn
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Do you guys find him funny? I didn't know until recently that he has some crypto-conservative-persuasion nutty theory. I find him hilarious and have a bellowing laugh with some of the Dilbert panels. Recent Dilbert ones are lackluster. Maybe because I usually tend to hate my jobs and bureaucratic dysfunction (both in private and public sectors).

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Do you find Scott Adams funny?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Yes
70.5% 67
No
23.2% 22
Unsure
9.5% 9
Voters 95
This poll is now closed.   95 answers
Poll created by einsteinidahosu
Closes: Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:00 am
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I said yes, but like most things a better answer would be sometimes.
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Since I apparently stopped reading dilbert close to a decade ago.. I'd have to say "no". But he probably is occasionally so I'll say "unsure".

But really- he was very funny when fresh but then fell into repetition.

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Yes, he's usually quite funny, in his Dilbert cartoons anyway. Like most such things, after a long time they start being more predictable, or the cartoonist recycles ideas, and so less funny. But I think this is true of all long running cartoons (Charlie Brown/Peanuts for example).

I've got a couple of his books, these are quite entertaining as a piss-take on corporations and as a satire on business books. In one though, he ends with what appears to be a serious chapter about affirmations (whereby writing down a goal persistently will make you realise it) - there doesn't seem to be a joke involved, and it is totally out of kilter with the rest of the book, so I think he must believe it. Which means he is a bit whacky, but that doesn't make him not funny. Similarly with his blogs - his ideas are somewhat strange, but you don't have to read them and you can just look at the cartoons, which I do, occasionally.
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I voted no, but there was once one about confusion between unix programmers and eunuch programmers ("Tell the nurse I said never mind") that made me laugh.
Once is a statistical outlier though.
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Love Dilbert, period. Great strip.
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Dilbert is a good strip and it's usually funny.

That's not an endorsement of the person behind Dilbert...
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I haven't found a daily 3 panel newspaper comic strip funny since the 1980s
 
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Altair IV wrote:
I haven't found a daily 3 panel newspaper comic strip funny since the 1980s


Slow reader?
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I find the comic strip Dilbert to be funny (the strips in the '90s were the best), but Scott Adams, and his blog, is not funny.

I voted "yes" on your poll.
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mrspank wrote:
I find the comic strip Dilbert to be funny (the strips in the '90s were the best), but Scott Adams, and his blog, is not funny.

I voted "yes" on your poll.


The one crazy theory he had that I thought was actually really strong was his concept of how jokes work. It's a pretty good guideline.

And you're absolutely right; his blog is a mess.
 
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I have found Dilbert amusing at times (and far too close to reality), but then I've only read it perhaps twice a year.

I had never considered Adams himself until his recent foray into political commentary, and just don't give a shit.
 
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My favorite writing teacher said somethinf that always stuck with me.

Its hard to feel any sympathy for dilbert. If you hate it so much, quit.
 
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Funny in the head.
 
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scifiantihero wrote:
My favorite writing teacher said somethinf that always stuck with me.

Its hard to feel any sympathy for dilbert. If you hate it so much, quit.


The problem with that is the assumption that a new job would fix anything. Moron coworkers who thwart productivity are everywhere. You could change the faces and names, but it would be the same workplace. The reason Dilbert is relatable is because his work place is every workplace.
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scifiantihero wrote:
My favorite writing teacher said somethinf that always stuck with me.

Its hard to feel any sympathy for dilbert. If you hate it so much, quit.


The problem with that is the assumption that a new job would fix anything. Moron coworkers who thwart productivity are everywhere. You could change the faces and names, but it would be the same workplace. The reason Dilbert is relatable is because his work place is every workplace.


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Dilbert has always been funny to me. When I switched jobs 15 years ago and fewer of the situations seemed to have come from my workplace, it got even funnier.
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This is one of my favorites.

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Ed_the_Red wrote:
Altair IV wrote:
I haven't found a daily 3 panel newspaper comic strip funny since the 1980s


Slow reader?


I read one fast today. It still wasn't funny but at least I didn't spend much time on it.

Since I've sold sequential art for a living for the last 23 years, most of the magic is lost on me.
 
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aiabx wrote:
I voted no, but there was once one about confusion between unix programmers and eunuch programmers ("Tell the nurse I said never mind") that made me laugh.
Once is a statistical outlier though.


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I found Dilbert to be more entertaining than The Far Side. In terms of enjoyment as a kid, I think I was more inclined towards Garfield and Dennis the Menace.
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I found Dilbert to be more entertaining than The Far Side. In terms of enjoyment as a kid, I think I was more inclined towards Garfield and Dennis the Menace.


More entertaining than The Far Side? You are causing me physical pain.
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I love Dilbert. I've read all of the strips from the start up through 2001 and am working on finishing the rest. I never read his blog posts. All I have read are the quotes that have been posted on here.





























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and found this one while looking for the above one--

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I never thought Dilbert was funny until I started working in IT. Then I got it.



In my last year in IT, I put in a ticket for the new guy on my team to get a phone. The network admin closed the ticket with the note that the new VoIP system was being installed in a month and until then, the new guy should just use my phone and give people my number if they need to talk to him. Nope.



Now I am out of IT, and have three job roles, one of which is Strategic Planning.

Dilbert is funny because it's true.
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