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Thread #58012   Message #916240
Posted By: Sam L
22-Mar-03 - 07:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
Subject: RE: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
Gargoyle, I hesitate to say this... sometimes you're a little bit rude. You don't get it. With all the effort it takes to change jobs, the odds are pretty much even you'll be going from one frame to another in the same kind of cartoon. You leave when it suits you--it can be like planning a wedding, you want to go just right when you walk out.

It's more useful, if you are in a Dilbert cartoon, to keep it as funny as possible. Much easier when you go part-time. One thing we did was to write a movie based on the job--Best In Show gave us the impression it might actually fly, since our place is also a parade of freaks. And it's fun to cast everyone, develop the script, we got a pretty solid plot together. I need to sort out the notes and tune it up a little one of these days, it has some fresh stylistic devices.

Another toy is to prepare for those things that aren't very funny, but will become funny about the thousandth time around. Start everyone saying a phrase like "that's job security". It may be a little amusing at first, then will get lame, but keep it going, eventually it will be hilarious.