Scott Dikkers


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A United States comedy writer and filmmaker. He was a founding editor of The Onion, and current Vice President Creative Development for the publication. He co-owned The Onion from 1989–2001, and is the publication's longest-serving editor-in-chief, holding the position from 1988–1999 and 2005–2008.

He is the author or co-author of several best-selling humor books. He is also the creator and artist of the comic strip Jim's Journal, which was syndicated to college newspapers from 1987–1997.

He has written and directed several films, including episodes of "The Onion News Network" web videos (2007) and the independent features Spaceman (1997), and Bad Meat (2003), starring Chevy Chase.

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You Are Worthless: Depressi...

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How to Write Funny: Your Se...

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I Went to College, and It W...

4.01 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 1991
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The Pretty Good Jim's Journ...

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Destined for Destiny: The U...

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I Made Some Brownies and Th...

4.17 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1995
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I Got a Job and It Wasn't T...

4.20 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1993
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I Got Married If You Can Be...

4.17 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1996
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I Feel Like a Grown-Up Now:...

4.13 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1998
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“Statistically speaking, there is a 65 percent chance that the love of your life is having an affair. Be very suspicious.”
Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day

“Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.”
Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day

“A true friend is a gift from God. Since God doesn't exist, guess what? Neither do true friends.”
Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day

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