Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel

Dilbert and the Way of the WeaselI really enjoy Soctt Adams’ “Dilbert” cartoon. I have a daily cartoon desktop calendar and I think I have most of his anthologies.

That said, I have to say I find the Dilbert books a bit much for my tastes. What comes across as sardonic wit in a short 3 panel strip weighs much more heavily in paragraph form.

This book may be best taken in really short doses – perhaps as “throne” reading. As it was, I received the audio version as a gift and listened to it straight through over a few days of commuting and Scott came off as being bitter and vindictive rather than as pithy and ingenuous.

Also, I have to say, I think the audio format would benefit from the use of someone other than the author reading it. While it was most interesting to hear what Mr. Adams sounds like, I don’t think he does his own work justice by trying to present it as well. I’m not sure if this would make much difference of my opinion of the content, but it certainly couldn’t hurt.

3 thoughts on “Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel”

  1. Can you refresh my memory? I’m amazed that I don’t recall this. I checked IMDB and they just mention that he had an appearance as “Mr. Adams” but I can find no more info.

  2. Ok, I was wrong, it was episoid 14 of season 4.

    The sceen was as follows: Mr. Garabaldi is no longer part of station security, and has started his own private investigation agency. He is having discussions with people that want to hire him as a private investigator. He finishes with one person and the next person a a “Mr. Adams” played by the dilbert guy. Mr Adams was Garabladi to find his missing cat and dog.

    Now that I’m thinking about it, tomorrow, I’ll try to pull out my tape and watch it again. I remember that as the converstaion when on, Mr Adams started talking about what made his pets special, and came off as a nut-job, but I can’t remember exactly what it was.

    In looking this up, I have found some messages (dated Jan 2007) about JMS working on a new B5 movie. That will be good to see.

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