Dilbert - as we know it - is gone

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Mac Juli, Mar 14, 2023.

  1. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yeah? - Well, a racist rant by the person who created him will do that! No regrets here. I liked Dilbert too, but it's payback. I'll learn to live without him. I retired from a large corporate office, so I guess I can retire from Dilbert EXACTLY the same way. Gone. Forgotten. Like that. No problem.
    https://www.npr.org/2023/02/26/1159580425/newspapers-have-dropped-the-dilbert-comic-strip-after-a-racist-rant-by-its-creat#:~:text=The Washington Post, The Los,carry the syndicated comic strip.
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  3. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    ...still sad. Can't even type the headline correct...
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Heh, I helped you out there.
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  5. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Dilbert was deeply funny twenty years ago. The strip had become bitter in a way that I found unfunny. Maybe Adams has said all he has to say.
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  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I think "Dilbert as we know it" has been gone a long time.

    Adams caught the zeitgeist pretty well for awhile, then blew up to Davis/Schulz levels. But I think he's been coasting for a long time, and I didn't appreciate the things he'd done recently (over the past several years) to push his far-right agenda. He's entitled to it until people bail, of course, but I happened to have been an early deserter. I was still reading "classic" Dilbert up until the day it was pulled, but I can't say I will miss it. More like Garfield than Calvin and Hobbes in that sense.

    But, to be clear, he wasn't "canceled." He was in the business of selling his comics and turned himself into such a stink no one wants to be associated with him. It's the marketplace at work, full force.

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