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Dante Shamest
10-27-2006, 10:37 AM
I've thought about it for a bit, but I still can't get the punchline of today's Dilbert strip (http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/images/dilbert2006114659027.gif).

Anybody knows?

Govtcheez
10-27-2006, 10:42 AM
The punchline is that there aren't any smart people debating.

indigo0086
10-27-2006, 10:47 AM
yeah, he stated that he may not be smart enough to debate, then he starts by looking for smart people, then--Oh my god I've just gone cross-eyed *faints*

Dante Shamest
10-27-2006, 10:52 AM
Heh, forgive my lack of mental aptitude, but I still don't see how the words Ratbert is saying in the last panel, "Okay, I'm in", fit into the strip. IMHO, the comic ended on the 2nd strip.

indigo0086
10-27-2006, 10:58 AM
Have you seen any Heist movies?

Dante Shamest
10-27-2006, 11:12 AM
You mean those hacker movies where they break into some computer and say "Okay, I'm In"?
Yeah, but that would mean, the punchline was really in the 2nd panel, not the 3rd right?

Perspective
10-27-2006, 11:31 AM
"Ok, I'm in [the debate]"... it took ratbert only one panel transition to read everything smart people have said on the internet... ?

Govtcheez
10-27-2006, 12:07 PM
Between the second and third panels, he looks around and realizes there are not smart people on the internet, so he can debate.

SlyMaelstrom
10-27-2006, 01:37 PM
"Ok, I'm in [the debate]"... it took ratbert only one panel transition to read everything smart people have said on the internet... ?I fixed it for you, Perspective.

Perspective
10-27-2006, 01:47 PM
I fixed it for you, Perspective.


But there aren't smart people on the internet, so the clock should only move a couple seconds.

SlyMaelstrom
10-27-2006, 01:48 PM
Well, clearly ratbert's clock is broked... and, really, doesn't that just add to the humor of it all? Besides, everyone who's anyone who's a Dilbert fan knows ratbert uses 56k.

twomers
10-27-2006, 01:52 PM
The hands aren't centered in the middle frame, and the clock's in different positions in the last two frames. Plus, what is he doing looking for smart internet debates (Political discussions anyone, hehe) in work!?!? That'll kill staff moral!

Dante Shamest
10-27-2006, 11:29 PM
I like SlyMaelstrom's version better. :)

maxorator
10-28-2006, 09:22 AM
They had to make the third strip, because they always have 3 strips.
The third one is just to fill some space. :)