a "hypothetical" and mostly unacknowledged global organization existing to keep wayward and troubled teenagers (read as all teenagers) detained and "occupied" at high school as long as allowed after the official school hours without violating their habeas corpus rights.
D(etention) I(ndustrial) C(omplex) Akin to the Military Industrial Complex or the Prison Industrial Complex.
Boyfriend: "Do you want to get a slice of pizza after school today?"
Girlfriend: "I can't. The DIC is conspiring to keep me late after school in detention for the rest of the week. Just because I dared called Ayn Rand, teacher's favorite fascist writer, a selfish and callous wench!"
Known for cartoons such as "Sonic the Hedgehog," "Inspector Gadget," and "Sabrina: The Animated Series."
Many people did not know this (or just assumed it meant the obvious double entendre`,) but DIC has been confirmed to stand for <b>"Dissemination, Information et Communication."</b>
The company thrives today, and an updated logo which says "The Incredible World of DIC" is their trade dress. Hmm, do I see an innuendo here? ;-)