Funniest Dilbert strip I've seen in weeks. Nowhere in the strip is old people mentioned. How can you see this as an attack on the elderly unless you in fact believe old people behave this way? You're only validating what you wish to discredit. Today's strip leaves the reader's imagination to fill in the blanks, and this is the essence of good humor. Don't get angry if you filled in the blanks with something you're uncomfortable with. Scott Adams is a genius.
Like Kravis, I have a landline with nothing on it as well, for the same reasons, and I LOVE the strip. Hilarious! I'm a EE and only got a cell phone a few years ago when I was forced to by the lack of available public phones. All of us EEs are going to burn in hell for the creation of these devices of Satan! :)
But, I do have to expose my nerdiness and point out that percentages add up to 110%. I guess the last category isn't mutually exclusive with the first two, but it sort of leapt off the page at me. I'd call Scott and let him no personally, but my phone does not have long distance. :)
I do agree that the references to "Fiddlesticks" & "Hard candy" fit the stereotype of "old people" and I find it absolutely hilarious! I for one know that when I grow up I will be one of those people who resist any technology they can throw at me. Heck, I might not even leave my house for a whole decade, just to prove my point!
I think it is perfectly alright to make fun of old people unlike other racial groups. Why? Because EVERYONE will someday become old. Not everyone will be Asian, African, American, etc. But we will all be old!!! Sooo I will continue to laugh on!..... besides, all the â€œold peopleâ€ wonâ€™t even see this commentâ€¦ it is on the I-N-T-E-R-N-E-T.