Tuesday 09 February 2010


The kids were home today due to bad weather. They spent a lot of time watching Dilbert again. I explained to Charles that he reminded me most of Dogbert because he was cynical and manipulative. Corwin seems much more like Dilbert to me, a basically trusting soul who tries to do well. Charles is much more comfortable with Machievallian plotting and emotional manipulation. Alice tries it but she’s not nearly as self aware about it.

Charles did ask me what “cynical” and “manipulative” meant but fortunately it doesn’t take long watching Dogbert to see excellent examples of both. I love educational television.

P.S. Everyone agrees that Alice is just like Mom. It’s also funny when something happens in the show and I say “I’ve been there”.

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