I agree with HelmetHead.
Not only am I against changing the text, but it was better before they changed it.
With “boredom,” it’s a perfect example of the existential ennui this whole removing Garfield idea was supposed to be bringing to the forefront. Changed to noise, it’s just an irritatingly dumb gag. It makes no point and has no relation to the original. It’s just lame.
Did the person who invented this strip let someone else take over for a while while he went on vacation? Becaue whoever did this seems to be working at cross purposes to the whole endeavor. If you really think you’re that clever, make up your own strips. Submit new dialog to the Dilbert website or something.
This strip is supposed to be different from every other amateurish fan mash-up because it strips away the veneer of jocularity to reveal the deep loneliness and misery that was already there. But rather than removing an obstacle that obscures the inherent emptiness of John’s life, this revision adds something that obscures the inherent emptiness and makes it a random gag, and a bad one at that. Very disappointing.