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People relate to humor that highlights the selfish nature of people and inappropriate solutions to problems. If you have a job, you probably spend some part of each day trying to disguise your selfish motives as win-win scenarios. And your attempts are probably as transparent as Wally's.
Wally is the worst employee of all time, but he's likeable in his own way, so we enjoy seeing him get a win at the expense of the pointy-haired boss. And I think everyone who has a boss also dreams of becoming indispensable. It's easy to relate to Wally's glee in the third panel.
Keeping true to the major theme of Dilbert, this comic highlights the uselessness of management. If you've ever had a boss, this one probably hits home for you. This one works because you never see the pointy-haired boss's reaction, but you can imagine it vividly.
A common humor technique involves juxtaposing something of immense importance with something trivial. In this comic, Wally is comparing his digestive system to Jesus rising from the dead. A dash of spiritual inappropriateness gives it some seasoning.
Dilbert is an American comic strip illustrated by cartoonist Scott Adams.
It was the first comic that focused primarily on satirical office humors (such as the inefficiency of meetings, the uselessness of management, and the absurdity of office politics) a lot of people could relate to.
This comic causes the reader to imagine a funny future in which Wally will only pretend to do the assignment. Humor sometimes works best when one suggests what is coming without showing it. People laugh harder when they need to use their imaginations to complete the joke.
Management-by-slogan usually comes across to employees as ridiculous and condescending. That, in part, is what makes the staff in this comic so uncaring about the boss's house burning down. The ordinary evil of regular people is always funny to me. It's easy to relate to it.
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