Dogbert

Enlarge picture
Dogbert plush toy
Dogbert is Dilbert's anthropomorphic pet dog from the Dilbert comic strip. He is a megalomaniac; one of his dreams is to conquer the world and enslave all humans, and he has achieved this status several times through methods such as hypnosis and masquerading. However, he often quickly relinquishes his post due to boredom, someone foiling his chance, his conviction that people do not deserve to have him as leader due to the ongoing peace that results, or his desire to go nap on a soft pillow.

Despite this dislike for humans, he is known to protect and help Dilbert when he falls victim to sinister motives. For example, he has saved him from Mr. Tidy, the robber-disguised-as-a-cleaning-man, by having Bob the Dinosaur flush Mr. Tidy down the toilet, prevented Dilbert from being executed by Catbert, and rescued Dilbert from the trolls in accounting several times. In the cartoon show, Dogbert tells Dilbert that he fills a special place in his life: Dilbert blocks sunlight when he sits in his chair, eliminating glare from the TV that Dogbert watches.

He often walks in the park with Dilbert, generally stealing the girls Dilbert is trying to attract.

Dogbert has made many ventures into the business world, often as a consultant who hypes new trends to the Pointy-Haired Boss, which he enjoys because of the opportunities for conning and insulting people. In these positions, he typically takes advantage of stupidity and gullibility. For instance, when hired as a consultant to create a new company logo, Dogbert proposed using a piece of paper with a circular stain from his coffee cup as the Brown Ring of Quality, and then charged a large consultancy fee. (The ring may have borne a certain sneaky similarity to the Lucent logo.) He wags his tail when someone falls for one of his schemes.

Dogbert apparently hates opera, as revealed in Always Postpone Meetings with Time Wasting Morons. Once, he was successful in getting it banned.

In one episode of the animated series, Dogbert was a passenger on the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Before the strip was syndicated, Dogbert's name was "Dildog". Editors noted that any printing error obliterating the g in that name would wreak havoc, and the name was changed to Dogbert.

Creator Scott Adams created several strips about Dogbert's origins, including his rivalry with another dog named Bingo. The strips were never syndicated because Adams felt that this would make Dilbert too much of a "cartoonist cartoon."

Alter egos

An alter ego of Dogbert is Saint Dogbert, the patron saint of technology, Dogbert's religious form. Dogbert created this form as a method to eliminate the "demons of stupidity", and he also (sometimes) uses it for tv ads, and for a group that includes "buzzword-spewers", "clueless morons" and "people who press an extra button to do the job" (Ctrl-Alt-F4-Del, instead of Ctrl-Alt-Del, the soft reboot, for example). Saint Dogbert wears a mitre and carries a scepter in his left paw. His right paw heals broken technology, and the scepter exorcises the "demons of stupidity."

Another alter-ego is Nostradogbert, a parody of Nostradamus. Here, he is a psychic, albeit an evil one. For example, he created a chain e-mail curse that, if read and sent to others, would turn both the reader and sender into a dog, but if that letter was not read, the person would die (most people chose the curse over death). In the late 1990's, Nostradogbert briefly became a doomsday prophet so he could "scare gullible people." His logic for saying the world would end in the year 2000 was that "It's biiiiiiiig and rouuuuunnnd." His nemesis is John Stossel.

External links

Dilbert is the eponymous main character of the Dilbert comic strip. He has a rare condition characterized by an extreme intuition about all things mechanical and electrical (and other social ineptitude), an idea that was explored in the animated television episode
..... Click the link for more information.
This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims.
Please help Wikipedia by adding references. See the for details.
This article has been tagged since October 2007.

..... Click the link for more information.
Dilbert (first published April 16, 1989) is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. Dilbert is known for its satirical humor about a white-collar, micromanaged office, featuring the engineer Dilbert as the title character.
..... Click the link for more information.
Megalomania (from the Greek word μεγαλομανία) is a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, genius, or omnipotence - often generally termed as delusions of grandeur.
..... Click the link for more information.
Global Domination may refer to
  • World domination
  • Global Domination (computer game)

..... Click the link for more information.
Hypnosis is a trance-like state that resembles sleep but which is induced by a hypnotist whose suggestions are readily accepted by their subject. [1] Some supposed hypnotic indicators and subjective changes in mental state can be achieved without relaxation or a lengthy
..... Click the link for more information.
Dinosauria *
Owen, 1842

Orders & Suborders
  • Ornithischia
  • Cerapoda
  • Thyreophora
  • Saurischia

..... Click the link for more information.
Catbert is a fictional cat, and the "evil director of human resources" in the Dilbert comic strip. As with Ratbert, he was not a planned regular, originally introduced (without glasses) for a series involving an attack on Ratbert the optimist.
..... Click the link for more information.
A troll is a fearsome member of a mythical anthropomorph race from Norse mythology. Originally more or less the nordic equivalents of giants, although often smaller in size, the different depictions have come to range from the fiendish giants – similar to the ogres of
..... Click the link for more information.
Accountancy (profession) or accounting (methodology) is the measurement, statement or provision of assurance about financial information primarily used by managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision makers to make resource allocation decisions within companies,
..... Click the link for more information.
A consultant (from the Latin consultare means "to discuss" from which we also derive words such as consul and counsel) is a professional who provides advice in a particular area of expertise such as accountancy, the environment, technology, law, human
..... Click the link for more information.
The Pointy-Haired Boss (often abbreviated to just PHB) is Dilbert's boss in the Dilbert comic strip. He is notable for his gross incompetence and unawareness of his surroundings, yet somehow retains power in the workplace.
..... Click the link for more information.
confidence trick or confidence game, also known as a con, scam, swindle, grift, bunko or flim flam, is an attempt to swindle a person or persons (known as the "mark") which involves gaining his or her confidence.
..... Click the link for more information.
Stupidity is the quality or condition of lacking intelligence, as opposed to being merely ignorant or uneducated. This quality can be attributed to both an individual or a person's actions, words or beliefs, or those of a group.
..... Click the link for more information.
logo (from the Greek λογότυπος = logotipos) is a graphical element, symbol, or icon that, together with its logotype (which is set in a unique typeface or arranged in a particular way) form a trademark or brand.
..... Click the link for more information.
Lucent Technologies, Inc.

Defunct
Founded 1996
Headquarters Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA

Key people Patricia Russo, Chairman, and CEO
Industry Telecommunications
Products See [1]
Revenue $9.
..... Click the link for more information.
Opera is a form of musical and dramatic work in which singers convey the drama.[1] Opera is part of the Western classical music tradition.[2] An opera performance incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery and costumes and
..... Click the link for more information.
Space Shuttle Columbia (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first spaceworthy space shuttle in NASA's orbital fleet. Its first mission, STS-1, lasted from April 12 to April 14, 1981.
..... Click the link for more information.
dildo (or dildoe, a rare alternate spelling) is a sex toy, often explicitly phallic in appearance, intended for bodily interaction during masturbation or sexual intercourse.
..... Click the link for more information.
Scott Raymond Adams (born June 8, 1957) is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several business commentaries, social satires, and experimental philosophy books.
..... Click the link for more information.
An alter ego (Latin, "the other I") is a second self, a second personality or persona within a person. It was coined in the early nineteenth century when schizophrenia was first described by early psychologists.
..... Click the link for more information.
Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism.
If you are prevented from editing this page, and you wish to make a change, please discuss changes on the talk page, request unprotection, log in, or .
..... Click the link for more information.
religion is a set of common beliefs and practices generally held by a group of people, often codified as prayer, ritual, and religious law. Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and mystic experience.
..... Click the link for more information.
Control-Alt-Delete (often abbreviated to Ctrl-Alt-Del) is a computer keyboard command on PC compatible systems that can be used to reboot the computer, and summon the task manager or Windows Security in more recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
..... Click the link for more information.
In computing, booting (booting up) is a bootstrapping process that starts operating systems when the user turns on a computer system. A boot sequence is the set of operations the computer performs when it is switched on that loads an operating system.
..... Click the link for more information.
The MITRE Corporation is a public-interest not-for-profit organization that manages three federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs): one for the Department of Defense (known as the DOD Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence FFRDC), one for the Federal
..... Click the link for more information.
A sceptre or scepter is a symbolic ornamental staff held by a ruling monarch, a prominent item of kingly regalia. It resembles a mace.

Antiquity

A rod or staff has long represented authority.
..... Click the link for more information.
Michel de Nostredame (December 14, 1503 – July 2, 1566), usually Latinized to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous world-wide.
..... Click the link for more information.
John F. Stossel (born 6 March 1947) is a consumer reporter, author and co-anchor for the ABC News show 20/20.[1] Stossel practices advocacy journalism, which has resulted in frequent criticism from organizations that disagree with him.
..... Click the link for more information.
Dilbert (first published April 16, 1989) is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. Dilbert is known for its satirical humor about a white-collar, micromanaged office, featuring the engineer Dilbert as the title character.
..... Click the link for more information.


This article is copied from an article on Wikipedia.org - the free encyclopedia created and edited by online user community. The text was not checked or edited by anyone on our staff. Although the vast majority of the wikipedia encyclopedia articles provide accurate and timely information please do not assume the accuracy of any particular article. This article is distributed under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License.