Zippy humor

A weekend cartoon.

I usually “get” Zippy cartoons — some people are just baffled by them — but here’s one where I don’t see the point; in particular, I don’t see why it’s called “The Best-Seller Principle”:

Any suggestions from the readership?

5 Responses to “Zippy humor”

  1. Elizabeth Zwicky Says:

    Dilbert.

  2. mark Says:

    Seems like just a swipe at dibert, implying that office humor is a cheap cash-in.

    Which, uhhh, is hard to argue with.

  3. arnoldzwicky Says:

    Ah, Dilbert. Maybe that was just too obvious.

    Zippy fairly often plays with other cartoon characters.

  4. Molly Says:

    One other point of entry to Dilbert is Scott Adams’ spoof The Dilbert Principle, and the book that inspired it, The Peter Principle.

  5. Noelle Says:

    The third guy laughs at “humor” just like the others laughed at “cubicles” and “managers” — seems like it’s saying that “office humor” is as much a part of the bleak, joyless office landscape as anything else, instead of a relief from it. Which is pretty grim.

    That or the poor folks have become such mindless data-entry automatons that all they need is a [insert office humor here] to give the correct response: [chuckle].

    Which is also grim.

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