In Art, which is the 18th episode of the Dilbert animated series, Dilbert is attending an art appreciation class by "esteemed art expert" Sister Wanda Beaver at the museum. The following is an abridged transcript of the scene.

Scene 1

Sister (explaining a painting) : "...the artist uses colour to convey his message of being trapped in a career that was a huge mistake. Forced to wear drab clothing, forbidden to explore his intense smouldering urges."

Sister then moves on to another painting leaving Dilbert befuddled.

The first painting

Sister (at the second painting) : "In this floral treatment, we can feel the artist's desire to spring colourfully from his container leaving behind his career that was a huge, huge mistake."

Sister at the second painting

Dogbert : "Hmm, I am also seeing some smouldering urges from the carnation."

Sister : "You are the quick learner Mr.Dogbert. The rendering is indeed packed with erotic imagery."

Dilbert (skeptical) : "What imagery?"

Dogbert : "Oh, it's there."

Sister : "You can't spell 'carnation' without 'carnal'."

Dilbert : "Actually you can't spell 'carnation' with 'carnal'. That would be 'carnaltion'."

Sister : "But you can't spell it without car and cars have backseats, do they not?"

Dilbert : "Not in the 17th century when that was painted."

Sister hits Dilbert with a ruler.

Scene 2

At the end of the episode, at Dogbert's Emporium, Dilbert is talking to Dogbert about art when Sister arrives with some people to show them the "art" which Dogbert is showcasing.

At Dogbert's Emporium

Sister : "Those T-shirts reveal the mystery of truth and beauty themselves. As undergarments for our soul they express our deep longing for tactile stimulation, hidden beneath our starched collars and coarse fabrics."

Sister hits Dilbert with a ruler while moving on.

These scenes left me in splits. I wonder how Scott comes up with such situations :-).

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Posted by Rajat @ 11:00 PM   |  Comments

Doodle - 4

Happy New Year 2007

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Doodle - 3

Ash-Hrithik Kiss

For more details, check out this news report. Greatbong has a good review of the movie here. I presume Emraan (Hashmi) & Mallika (Sherawat) need no introduction. And I am yet to see the movie.

P.S. : I am back after a long hiatus - my 'hectic social life' had taken up most of my spare time ;-).

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Doodle - 2

As promised before, here's my second attempt (this time it is a lame commentary on a lame idea) :-

Take 5

This started with Lal Badshah's post here. I was about to post a comment about the Take 5 picture there when it struck me that I could probably express it better with a picture.

At least, I tried ;-).

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I bought an HP PSC 1410 All-in-One a few months back. Having not made much use of the scanner I decided to put into action something which I had been planning to try out for a long time. The end product of my actions is below (*straight face*).


Here's how it was done :- the basics were sketched by hand and scanned. The scanned image was enhanced and coloured, the text was added and the bounding boxes were put in place. All digital editing was done using GIMP. A convoluted method I admit, but I did try using the mouse to draw. Of course, a Wacom tablet would have been handy here.

P.S. : If you weren't able to figure out what the doodle is all about, please accept my humble apologies - those were meant to be ostriches. The Wikipedia entry for the same should be helpful here.

P.P.S. : I just might post more of these here. (*runs away*)

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