• Apr 30, 2007
We've been covering the auto industry for so long that we hardly bat an eyelash when an automaker does something that, to the rest of the educated world, appears insane. That's just the auto industry, we say, when trying to explain why well-received concepts aren't put into production, or why the best bits of vaporware never seem to materialize. But hey, people tell us we're the press and we'll report on every concept and press release that gets put into circulation because, frankly, we have nothing better to do. Scott Adams, the cartoonist who creates Dilbert, thinks this little game we play with the automakers will induce a grin from his audience. We'll let you be the judge – click the Read link to view Dilbert's latest Sunday strip.
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      • 7 Years Ago
      "I always tell people that if they don't understand the movie Officespace, then they should ask for a promotion because they belong in management."

      Hah! Sadly you're probably right.

      I thought that strip was hilarious. A sad reminder of Ford canning one too many beautiful concepts (Ford Forty Nine, 427 concept)
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Ahhh, anti-Dilbert trolls. They see something that is popular and don't personally enjoy it... but figure they will get attention for being violently different rather than, say, not reading it."

      I assure you, I did not read the comic strip in question before declaring it to be crap.

      I comment on it because it is the topic at hand.

      I couldn't care less if you pay attention to me.

      Capisce?


      "Dilbert is just like "Officespace.""

      Disagree. Officespace is hilarious. Dilbert just blows. Dilbert might not be so bad if the guy wasn't stretching to put out so many damn comics at such a high frequency. Stretching that far easily overcomes either the author's base material, his talent, or both.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dilbert is just like "Officespace."

      I always tell people that if they don't understand the movie Officespace, then they should ask for a promotion because they belong in management.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ahhh, anti-Dilbert trolls. They see something that is popular and don't personally enjoy it... but figure they will get attention for being violently different rather than, say, not reading it.

      I don't think the automotive industry is at fault for the whole "here is our vaporware, here is our production version, lets call the press in on every step" phenomenon. It happens with every manufacturing industry as far as I can tell... it's just that cars are at least $8000, so people spend that much more time to research all their options and news loves have a frenzy to get the "Wait, before you buy /this/ car, did you know that there will be a redesigned model of /that/ car that might look like this?" ad-views.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dilbert has always sucked and always will.

      Talk about the most overpaid comic author of all time, sheesh. I may as well just read Family Circus till my eyeballs fall out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "I assure you, I did not read the comic strip in question before declaring it to be crap.

      I comment on it because it is the topic at hand.

      I couldn't care less if you pay attention to me.

      Capisce?"

      ...S/he said... checking back to see the responses to his/her trolling.

      If you didn't care about getting attention, you wouldn't have bothered to come back and make even sillier replies. I thought the topic at hand was about the auto-industries shenanigans... not what comic authors you personally dis/like.

      In the meantime, good job on admitting you don't even read what you're complaining about. Good luck being taken seriously when you go on and on about things and people you hate while at the same time revealing you don't know squat about them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This, I thought, was very funny. And had a point. Look at all the great concept cars that come out versus the crappy production models we get.

      We got the Sixteen concept, but the watery STS and Escalade instead.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm kind of with jj on this... Dilbert has never had too much appeal to me... ever. And I even work in an office environment. I just don't think it's funny and fail to see how it's so wildly popular with so many people.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "I assure you, I did not read the comic strip in question before declaring it to be crap.

      I comment on it because it is the topic at hand.

      I couldn't care less if you pay attention to me.

      Capisce?"

      ...S/he said... checking back to see the responses to his/her trolling.

      If you didn't care about getting attention, you wouldn't have bothered to come back and make even sillier replies. I thought the topic at hand was about the auto-industries shenanigans... not what comic authors you personally dis/like.

      In the meantime, good job on admitting you don't even read what you're complaining about. Good luck being taken seriously when you go on and on about things and people you hate while at the same time revealing you don't know squat about them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "...S/he said... checking back to see the responses to his/her trolling.

      If you didn't care about getting attention, you wouldn't have bothered to come back and make even sillier replies. I thought the topic at hand was about the auto-industries shenanigans... not what comic authors you personally dis/like.

      In the meantime, good job on admitting you don't even read what you're complaining about. Good luck being taken seriously when you go on and on about things and people you hate while at the same time revealing you don't know squat about them."

      HAH! You're obviously new to this whole "internet" thing so I'll explain a few things -
      1. Trolling is when someone posts messages of no purpose except to rile up others. Seeing that my message has sparked legitimate discussion (see #3), your message is in fact closer definitive trolling than mine.
      2. People check back for responses to their commentary all the time. This does not define a troll.
      3. Trolls are dealt with by not responding. Thus, even if I was trolling, you fail badly for the repeated responses.
      4. Double-posting is a foul.
      5. People are in fact allowed to have different taste than you. It doesn't make them bad people, or even trolls. In fact it's kind of a key characteristic of our species.
      6. Last I checked, the first word of the title of a web page is part of the topic at hand. That's "Dilbert" in this case, making all of my commentary on topic.
      7. Not once did I claim to read the comic strip in question. That doesn't mean I can't have an opinion on its history or author. That's like you commenting on a car you haven't driven yet, based on its manufacturer or looks.
      8. As much as you think you can infer my personal level of care by my crapping all over your posts, you can't.
      9. Your last statement doesn't make an ounce of sense. You're first trying to complain because I am commenting on the comic strip history and author rather than the single strip shown here, and then try to use the fact that I haven't read this single strip to say that I don't know anything about the history or author. What? When you spew nonsensical drivel online, chances are someone will catch on to it, so don't do it in the future.

      Have fun with your newfound internet knowledge, although I fear that any of it will actually sink in.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's the Boss holding, a yellow football with wings?
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