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I'm in a photo shoot this afternoon for an upcoming article in Wired. No time for a proper blog entry, but my Google Alert just dredged up a Dilbert-related link that made me laugh out loud. It's cruel. It's juvenile. And yet so clever.

http://caps.fool.com/blogs/viewpost.aspx?bpid=187982&t=01001019292467236494

Dennis Kneale interviewed me recently during a satellite media tour that I did for my Dilbert 2.0 book . I like him. But I laughed anyway.

Speaking of my big-ol'-coffee table book, Dilbert 2.0, the economy is your friend once again. Thanks to a worldwide slump in book sales, especially on the high end, you can scarf up the best work I have ever done for an embarrassingly low price: http://www.amazon.com/Dilbert-2-0-20-Years/dp/0740777351. It makes a good gift because people will assume it cost more. And when they buy their next gift for you, they might try to match what they think you spent on them and you come out ahead. It's like free money.
 
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May 4, 2009
Interesting insight from Amazon - what about considering buying Dilbert 2.0 makes people concerned about personal grooming? Even more so than another Dilbert book!

What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?
95% buy the item featured on this page:
Dilbert 2.0: 20 Years of Dilbert 4.5 out of 5 stars (34)
$49.30

2% buy
Bliss-Philips Bikini Perfect Deluxe HP6378 Spa-At-Home Grooming System 3.8 out of 5 stars (55)
$49.99

1% buy
This Is the Part Where You Pretend to Add Value: A Dilbert Book (Dilbert Book Collections Graphi) 4.8 out of 5 stars (6)
$10.18

1% buy
Panasonic ES8078S Vortex HyrdraClean Wet/Dry Shaving System 4.2 out of 5 stars (111)
$79.95

 
 
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May 4, 2009
Even funnier are the comments to that blog. A couple guys are having a penis contest. If you think the blog itself was juvenile, those guys blow that away.
 
 
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May 1, 2009

Dennis Kneale is on CBNCs midday hump of a show called power lunch. Does anybody power lunch anymore?

I hate Dennis Kneale because he doesnt know his elbow from his exit pie hole when it comes to business, tech, economics or anything approaching compassion or ethics or reality. The closest he has come to trading is investing in Fidelty Magellan. BFD.

Hes is suppossed to be some kind of tech reporter but i cant believe he ever did anything meaningful in the pits there either. He is just one of thousands of "tech" moron writers that were coming out of the woodwork back during the tech boom. I think he gets lots of hate mail because he is always commenting on it. You connect with him , eh?

 
 
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May 1, 2009
This is too funny. As soon as I saw the pick I immediately thought he resembled Beaker. So then when I went on to read the post, I actually laughed out loud. Too funny.
 
 
May 1, 2009
In Canada, your book is currently selling for $59.40, down 34%. Do you think I should buy it now, Scott, or do you think the price will go any lower? Maybe I should wait until after Father's Day to see if my wife will buy it for me. I've only been leaving hints since before Christmas, and before my birthday.

I have never heard of Dennis Kneale before, never seen him, and I've never heard him speak, so I don't feel that I can give a valid opinion of him, however the bloggers opinion is very funny. That's the wonderful thing about blogging, you can type your opinions of various people, whether you love them or hate them, and leave them on the web for people to read and comment on. And it doesn't matter if people agree or disagree, we all have different tastes and opinions, it is the debate that is interesting.

For example, a good friend of my thinks Paris Hilton is the hottest woman to walk the face of the planet, and I can't stand her. He loves anything she has acted in, and I think that she can't act her way out of a wet paper bag, including her night shot home video that flew around the internet a few years ago. I mean, really, I watched about 5 minutes of that and it's probably the best work she's done, she can't act, her voice is like nails on a chalkboard, smart as a bag of rocks, and in my opinion, she is not attractive. We agree to disagree, life goes on.

Ah yes, the internet is a wonderful place.
 
 
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May 1, 2009
Hmmmm...I've never heard of Kneale, but I just noticed the extraordinary resemblance between Beaker and Dilbert. then I remembered his partner Dr. Bunsen Honeydew who suspiciously looks EXACTLY like Wally.

Seriously, check them out here and let Mr. Adams know if you think he owes some royalty checks to Jim Henson's estate:

http://www.squidoo.com/bunsenandbeaker


 
 
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May 1, 2009
I do not know who Dennis Kneale is but the description fit him perfectly, I understood it perfectly but liked the added visuals. Beaker is one of my favorite Muppets and Dilbert is the only comic I read online.

BTW nice plug for your book, but that is the price Amazon has been selling it for since it went on the market.

Tigerfan, I saw the book at my local Borders book store. I tried to negotiate a better price explaining the deal on Amazon, but to no avail. I think I even got free shipping from Amazon. Ordinarily I would prefer to buy at a store but the savings was to hard to resist.
 
 
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May 1, 2009
Gift arbitrage. Nice strategy until someone buys you a Chrysler.
 
 
Apr 30, 2009
I clicked through to the Amazon link, and it had a short video showing Scott draw Dilbert. Fascinating stuff.
My question for Scott is: why do you bother drawing new material any more? Why not simply select images from a huge database of images (which you must already have in your computer) and arrange them on screen as you like?

(Forgive the stupidity of this question - I'm a computer programmer, so I just assume that everyone is constantly looking for ways to make their work more efficient.)
 
 
Apr 30, 2009
It's still cheaper to just steal somebody's paper every day, and cut out that day's dilbert. It takes a while, and is illegal, but It's saved me a lot of money over the years.
 
 
Apr 30, 2009
But at amazon.co.uk they increased the price today by 22 percent. Go figure.
 
 
Apr 30, 2009
I NEVER EVER saw this book in my local bookstores and I frequent many of them often. What is up with that? I much prefer to buy a book in person. Can you get on your distributors?
 
 
 
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