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Dilbert Creator Responds To One-Star Review on Amazon

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Dilbert creator Scott Adams responded to a negative review of his memoir on Amazon with a sarcastic post.

One Amazon reviewer wrote about Adams’ How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life with this comment: ”it’s pretty sad his first non-Dilbert book is just a rip off of a much better book, Aaron Goldfarb‘s How to Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide.” Check out Adams’ response:

I didn’t know Aaron Goldfarb wrote my memoir before I did. I’m totally embarrassed. I plan to read that guy’s book so I can learn more about my life, especially the college years that are a bit foggy. And once I am finished, apparently I never have to see another book in this genre. And for the record, I totally believe you read my entire book within a few hours of its release, and not just the title.

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Online Petition Urges Scott Adams to Apologize Publicly for Blog Post

Nearly one thousand online readers have signed a petition urging Dilbert creator Scott Adams to apologize publicly for his controversial column about sex scandals.

Here’s more from the petition website: “[Adams] has written a blog insinuating that the act of a man raping a woman is a natural instinct and that society is to blame for these things, not the man who committed the rape …  This is a man who has tremendous influence in pop culture and the very fact that he would post something so outrageously degrading about women in truly frightening. How many men, or worse yet, boys will read this and agree, absorbing the belief that it is in their nature to rape and therefore it should be acceptable?”

Adams column tried to explain why  “powerful men have been behaving badly” recently–discussing a list of behaviors that included “tweeting, raping, cheating, and being offensive.”  His argument that “society has evolved to keep males in a state of continuous unfulfilled urges” generated over one thousand negative votes on his own website.

Scott Adams: ‘Society Has Evolved To Keep Males in a State of Continuous Unfulfilled Urges’

Dilbert creator Scott Adams wrote a blog post reflecting on why  “powerful men have been behaving badly” recently–discussing a list of behaviors that included “tweeting, raping, cheating, and being offensive.”  His controversial argument generated more than 800 negative votes on his own website.

Here’s an excerpt: “society is organized in such a way that the natural instincts of men are shameful and criminal while the natural instincts of women are mostly legal and acceptable … The way society is organized at the moment, we have no choice but to blame men for bad behavior. If we allowed men to act like unrestrained horny animals, all hell would break loose. All I’m saying is that society has evolved to keep males in a state of continuous unfulfilled urges, more commonly known as unhappiness. No one planned it that way. Things just drifted in that direction.”

What do you think? In April, MetaFilter users caught Adams posting anonymously poster on the popular discussion board. Using the screen name Plannedchaos, the cartoonist had defended his work against critics on the site.

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Scott Adams Caught Defending Himself Anonymously on MetaFilter

MetaFilter users exposed Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams as an anonymous poster on the popular discussion board on Friday. Using the screen name Plannedchaos, the cartoonist had defended his work against critics on the site.

UPDATE: Adams has responded in a blog post that actually quotes our headline. An excerpt: “Did you see the reports of my scandalous behavior on the Internet? The headlines say ‘Scott Adams Caught Defending Himself Anonymously on Metafilter!’ … There’s no sheriff on the Internet. It’s like the Wild West. So for the past ten years or so I’ve handled things in the masked vigilante-style whenever the economic stakes are high and there’s a rumor that needs managing.”

On Friday morning he wrote: “I am Scott Adams” on MetaFilter and Gawker confirmed the story with MetaFilter’s founder.  Later Adams followed up with this comment: “I’m sorry I peed in your cesspool. For what it’s worth, the smart people were on to me after the first post. That made it funnier.”

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