Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hurts to laugh? Not when it's Dilbert

Worth a look: A Tribune interview today with the comic's creator, Scott Adams, who says "The worse things are, the easier it is to find humor."

In February, dilbert.com handled 1.5 million unique visitors, among the busiest of months in the site's history. Says Adams: "As far as I can tell, I'm having one of the best years I've ever had."

Adams explains it as a "a misery-loves-company situation. People like to know that they are recognized, that their misery is not just in their head. Also, when you have something to laugh at, it allows you to view your situation in its objective absurdity, which gives you perspective."

Tell us what makes you laugh - and what doesn't - during these difficult times.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't make me laugh, but I find this blog really helpful. I don't feel like I'm alone in this bad economy. I usually check two or three times a day to see if there has been a news post. I especially like the personal perspective from you and others in Charlotte. Thanks for working on the this project Peter.

reality-check said...

For those of us who aren't getting multi-million dollar "retention" payouts, Dilbert isn't funny.

It's a training manual.