The Office

  1. Entertainment

    10 Pieces of British Slang I’d Like to See Adopted in America

    I watch a lot of British television. My wife just watched all of Downton Abbey in about a day, and I love Doctor Who so much that we named our daughter Amelia. We're two cultures separated by a common language, but the more British television I watch, the more envious I've become of some of their slang terms, and I'd like to see some of them adopted into American English so I can use them without sounding like a jerk who's just been watching too much BBC.

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  2. Entertainment

    NBC Working on The Office Spin-Off Starring Dwight Schrute

    Deadline reports that NBC is working on a spin-off from The Office featuring resident nutty main character, Dwight Schrute, played by Rainn Wilson, for a potential launch in 2013. With The Office having lost its direction and most of its emotional value even before Steve Carell left the show and took character Michael Scott with him, The Office is still one of NBC's most recognizable shows, so it wouldn't be very surprising to see them try to keep the universe alive in some form another after The Office finally kicks the bucket.

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  3. Entertainment

    The Dunder Mifflin Office as a Counter-Strike: Source Map [Video]

    Have you gotten sick of playing cs_office? Yeah, me too. About six years ago. How about spicing it up a little with cs_theoffice? Yes, that The Office. This video, uploaded by Blitzkrieg1981, shows an uncannily detailed map of the Dunder Mifflin office that has me itching to break out Counter-Strike: Source again. Crazily enough Blitzkrieg1981 says he isn't finished with the map and is looking to recruit someone to take over. Hopefully he can find someone, because I can't think of a CS:S map I'd rather play, besides maybe some good old fashioned fy_pool_day.

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  4. Gaming

    The Craziest Candy-Turned-Video Game Announcement and Cast Pairing You’ll See Today

    Rather than make jokes, I will let the actual news do the comedy for me: Capcom has announced a downloadable game for PC, Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network featuring the Sour Patch Kids, starring Method Man and Creed Bratton of The Office. To reiterate, this is a real game based on the Sour Patch Kids candy, being made by the same people who make Mega Man and Resident Evil, starring a pairing of Method Man and Creed Bratton from The Office. The game is called World Gone Sour.

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  5. Entertainment

    Online Staples Outlet Strikes Deal with NBC to Sell Actual Dunder Mifflin Brand Paper

    Though Michael Scott has left the show, we're stil watching The Office. Whether or not that is because it is on the same channel and around the same time as Parks and Recreation and we may or may not be leaving our televisions on because it is good to have background noise, we can all feel a little giddy when one of Staples' online outlets,, has struck a deal with NBC parent company Comcast to sell actual, real-life Dunder Mifflin paper.

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  6. Weird

    Groundbreaking Research on “That’s What She Said”

    The surprising effectiveness and longevity of the now legendary "that's what she said" joke, recently popularized again with the help of The Office, has done more than provide millions with a knee-jerk response to casual conversation. It has now reached a new level of social significance, by inspiring serious linguistic research. It comes in the form of a research paper called That’s What She Said: Double Entendre Identification, authored by two computer science students, Chloé Kiddon and Yuriy Brun. In their paper, the pair outline their creation of the Double Entendre via Noun Transfer or DEviaNT approach that automatically identifies "that's what she said" (TWSS) jokes. They call their approach "metaphorical analysis," which carries a double-meaning all its own, and is based around weighting certain words as "sexier" than others. The team weighted several "sexy" nouns and verbs, and then ran their algorithm.

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  7. Entertainment

    The Office Writer Mindy Kaling Tweeting Michael Scott Stories We’ll Never See

    As everyone knows, the current season of NBC's The Office will be Steve Carrell's last, and he is supposedly leaving one month before the season finale. This is significant, of course, because he's the "main" character of the show, and whether or not you love him or can't stand even a nanosecond of his screen time, the show most likely won't be the same without him, leading most fans to wonder whether or not the show can even survive. Regardless of the uncertain future, show writer Mindy Kaling, who also plays character Kelly Kapoor, tweeted some fun Michael Scott ideas that were passed on, or could've been in his future had he stayed on the show. Head on past the break to see some of the fun ideas, and to feel sad about the character's departure.

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  8. Gaming

    Billy Joel Coming to Rock Band 3 Out of Pure, Unadulterated Rage

    A lot of musicians over the years haven't lent their music to video games. As time goes on and video games become more of a media mainstay, various musicians stopped being stubborn and realized lending their music to games only widens their potential audience. Well, video games claimed another musical soul in Billy Joel, who will be bringing ten hits to Rock Band 3 starting December 14th. The fun thing about all this, aside from getting to play "Piano Man" on Rock Band 3's keyboard peripheral, is that Billy Joel made the decision out of spite for Entertainment Weekly.

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  9. Entertainment

    Kelly Kapoor Says Dwight Schrute Could Be the Next Michael Scott

    As Steve Carrell continues to insist that he's leaving The Office to the point where we all actually are starting to believe it, a front-runner has emerged to take his place: None other than Rainn Wilson, whom you may know better as Dwight Schrute. Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello got this tasty tidbit from one of the show's stars/producers:

    “I’d love to see Rain Wilson in that position,” says co-executive producer/co-star Mindy Kaling, who snagged a much-deserved Emmy nominee for co-writing last season’s four-star Jim/Pam wedding episode. “Dwight has become so nuanced — you actually care about him now. I think if [we did a good job laying the groundwork] this coming season he would be a fantastic boss. “But that’s my dream,” she adds. “It certainly hasn’t been approved by people that are more powerful than me and who make those kind of decisions.”
    Kaling, who plays Kelly Kapoor on The Office, acknowledged that she'd really prefer not to have Carrell leave at all, but if that's the way of things, this is the best of all possible alternatives.

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