A reader caught me using the same joke twice. See today's Dilbert:  http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2009-02-04

Then check out the comic I drew way back on 3/13/95.

I never repeat intentionally, but I often get a nagging feeling that something looks vaguely familiar. That's probably because the human mind is tuned to recognize patterns, and almost everything you see reminds you of something you already saw.

I suppose I'm most prone to repeating a line spoken by Dogbert because his voice is the one that plays in my mind all day. He says the things I am thinking but could never say in polite company. When someone tells me they got a "new position" at work, what I say aloud is "Congratulations!" But what I think in the deepest Dogbert part of my brain is "Grabbing your ankles?"

Okay, that's three times I've used that same joke. Ithink it's out of my system now.

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Feb 4, 2009
I think we should be making fun of a guy who remembers a comic from 1995, and that it might be similar to a comic from two days ago. Perhaps that is why the economy is not being stimulated, he was busy researching that instead of buying something useful, like paper clips.
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Feb 4, 2009
From '95?? Wow. Stalker much?
Feb 4, 2009
How do people catch this sort of thing? Is there a database of Dilbert jokes somewhere that I don't know about? Or do you have enough readers with photographic memory who have been reading for 15 years?
"Hey! I remember this one! March of '95 if I recall correctly"

You could do the exact same joke tomorrow and I probably wouldn't catch it.
Feb 4, 2009
I find it amusing this being the third post on this very topic.
Feb 4, 2009
considering the source of dilbert i think you should be cut a lot of slack. the fact that you survived with a sense of humor and are not in a tower with a high powered rifle speaks volumes. on a side note i resigned from SBC when you ran the "exit interview" 6/2006 where the employee contemplated killing the Pointy haired boss(PTB) it was emailed to me about 30 times.
and now dilbert is looking for a job with the same company after a layoff...as am i .. so i have to ask am i dilbert??
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Feb 4, 2009
When I watch Stephen Colbert I always think he's the real-life version of Dogbert. He wears glasses, has a similar voice and attitude, and even their names are suspiciously similar... You should really be on his show!
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