Anyway, it has a "hilarious" cartoon in it and I want to tell you about it because I think...I THINK...it may be the stupidest cartoon of all time. I wish I could just scan it, but we the common rabble of this company are not entrusted with access to a scanner lest we post pictures of our taints on line all day or something. Anyway, here's what it is.
A badly drawn cartoon man is sitting at a badly drawn cartoon desk in front of a badly drawn cartoon computer. He looks scared (frowny face, bugged-out eyes, shaky motion lines around his head and the the chair). Why is he scared? Because outside his window is a badly drawn thingamabop that looks like a combination of a ghost and an alien. Perhaps it is an alien ghost, or perhaps it is the ghost of an alien. At any rate, is is grinning in a sinister fashion and scaring the computer man. And the caption says:
He must be opening a new x-file.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Where's the joke? What is an x-file? Is this supposed to be a pun? If so, what's the reference? Okay, "The X-Files", aliens, sure, but how does this relate to Excel? Do people call Excel files x-files? Because if so, I've never heard it. Do ghost alien alien ghosts show up every time this schmuck creates a new Excel file? Or am I missing the joke? And why would you make an X-Files pun, if pun yaar be, in 2004? Isn't that a bit dated even for a training newsletter? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?