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THE REAL DEAL: Today's "Dilbert" is even more satisfying when you realize that when it comes to birthday revelry, the "Scott" is question is apparently the comic avatar of the cartoonist himself. Yes, today is actually Scott Adams's own birthday. Happy 52nd, Scott. Had we known sooner, we woulda baked you an office sheet-cake, Bill Lumbergh-style.
ARMS AND THE MAN: Look closely, because the most curious aspect about "Beetle Bailey" is most certainly the three-armed lawyer. Sure, it's a crowd shot, but the second attorney from the right (second panel) sure appears to have two left arms. I'd crack a Makes-For-Easy-Pickpocketing joke here, but, well, the six lawyers in my family would -- haha -- surely go all class-action on me.
SPEAKING OF BEETLE BAILEY: Looky-here at "Watch Your Head." Cory Thomas is blending Hollywood movie-trailer hyperbole with Well-Known Comic Characters, as today's strip features a Rambo'd-out Beetle (note the downturned bill). I look forward to what's apparently a week's worth of this summer-movie crossover. What mashup could be next? We eagerly await: "The Taking of Peanuts 1-2-3."
PUTTING THE "HOOCH" IN "HOOTCHIE" For all of you who have been anticipating a peek at the "hootchie-mama" with bated breath, today "Curtis" gives us a glimpse. May we move on now, class?
GOOGLE VIRGIN: Hot on the chemical case, Mark Trail -- in today's last panel -- approaches the screen as if he's using Google for the very first time. Awwww. Pretty adventurous for a fella still carrying around camera equipment from 1962.
| June 8, 2009; 8:30 AM ET
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