'Dilbert' Mocks Comic Strip Firing
Posted cartoon called bosses 'drunken lemurs'
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 23, 2008 8:54 AM CST
The "Dilbert" cartoon has been mocking office culture since 1989.   (dannysullivan)
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(Newser) – What came first: the comic strip mocking the office, or the office emulating the comic? Both, in the case of one Iowa casino that fired a man for posting a "Dilbert" cartoon comparing management to "drunken lemurs," the Des Moines Register reports. This week, cartoonist Scott Adams is featuring the saga, including the legal battle over unemployment benefits, in his comic.

Adams spares no one–not even the fired employee–in his satire, saying, “I know good comic fodder when I see it.” The casino’s managers reviewed security tapes before discovering Dave Steward did the deed, who they fired for not being a "team player." The casino tried to then block his unemployment benefits, but the judge backed Steward, who says he hopes his next boss will have a sense of humor.