One more thing - The Doc was wrong in his prognosis of Asok - "YOUR NOSE GROWS WHENEVER ANYONE LIES DURING A BUSINESS PRESENTATION". Well, the World's Smartest Garbage Man was not presenting anything remotely related to the business that Asok's in :)
Damn...I am so sorry but this one again beats me...
Asok was actually evolving into a 'corporate whistle-blower' (because his nose grows whenever anyone lies). In other words it was a truth. So how come it implies that the World's Smartest Garbage Man was lying?
Um, how is the trash can full after he took a huge bag out of it? Or was he just looking? I know, I'm nitpicking and there's surely a logical explanation for this.
This strip caused my husband to practically erupt in the kitchen this morning, not an uncommon reaction to Dilbert. I don't know what he'd do without it. It's probably my favorite comic (after Peanuts - I'm a major Snoopy fan) ever. I'm an ex IT'er, so these hit close to the funny bone. Of course, Wally's my hero, and I'm still waiting for my Wally Fuel mug...
I laughed so hard at this series. Years ago I worked for a company that did work for the government and we had regular progress meetings. Years later one of the gov reps told me that when I attended the meetings, they would watch me and when the chief engineer or accountant began to lie about the progress made I would scratch my head and the more they lied the more I scratched my head. No one in the company, including me knew about that unintentional signal and the government reps used that as a signal was to what progress was made and never told anyone how they knew.
A comment below made me think. Scott, here's a challenge for you! Can you do a strip featuring BOTH our favorite Garbageman *and* Bob the Dinosaur? Seems to me like their meeting would be most interesting.