Sunday, October 22, 2006

Coffee is the spice

Interesting Dilbert strips happened last week. It started with this one:

And then continued with this:

Followed by this beauty:

If you're a Dilbert fan, in all probability, you've read this - so what's the big deal, you ask? Chances are that you've also read Frank Herbert's SF/Fantasy masterpiece, Dune. Well, this is why it's interesting - Dilbert's coffee seems to have the strange properties of the melange spice found on Planet Arrakis - Dilbert's prescience and heightened awareness seem unnaturally similar to the effect of the spice on Paul Atreides in Dune. It could be a coincidence, or it could be that Paul Atreides is a descendant (several hundred generations removed, of course) of Dilbert?!

I need some coffee. And something to do on a Sunday evening!!

(This is not my first post on Dilbert's relation to other fictional characters - this was the first.)


Blogger nothing spectacular said...

those are very cool cartoons buddy :-) where is my tub of coffee....

2:37 PM  
Blogger Ravi said...

Why don't mail him at and point out the coincidence? I did once and actually got a reply. And if he writes about it and links your post in the process, your hit count would hit the roof !

1:13 PM  
Blogger The Invizible Man said...

thanks, n-s. your cup of coffee is in the cafeteria, mein freund :)

super tip, ravi, thanks a ton. did mail him... let's see if he responds!

10:16 PM  
Blogger La Belle Dame said...

As usual, Dilbert at his best! There's so much that we learn from him.


8:50 PM  

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