Friday, February 02, 2007

That's What She Said!

Right, so ... last week Jen requested a blog entry on "The Office". I was only too happy to oblige because 1) I love "The Office", and 2) I love it when people suggest blog entries to me, since that's less work on my part.

So all week, I've been planning that today's blog would be about "The Office." But I actually started to get nervous. The show itself is so well-written, how can I even try to write well about it without looking foolish?

After much debate and angst (all taking place when I should be working, of course), I decided to pay homage to the show by listing some of my favorite quotes, as provided by I'm sure once I've posted this and the pressure is off, I'll think of many brilliant things to say about The Office, but until then this will have to do!

Michael Scott: It's simply beyond words. It's incalculacable.

Dwight Schrute: Someone forged medical information, and that's a felony.
Jim Halpert: OK, Whoa, all right 'cause that's a pretty intense accusation. How do you know that they're fake?
Dwight Schrute: [reading from a sheet] Uh, Leprosy, Flesh Eating Bacteria, Hot Dog Fingers, Government Created Killer Nano Robot Infection.

Jim Halpert: Because right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train.

Michael Scott: This is our receptionist, Pam. If you think she's cute now, you should have seen her a couple years ago.

Dwight Schrute: Would I ever leave this company? Look, I'm all about loyalty. In fact, I feel like part of what I'm being paid for here is my loyalty. But if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly, I'm going wherever they value loyalty the most.

Michael Scott: Toby is in HR, which technically means he works for corporate, so he's really not a part of our family. Also, he's divorced, so he's really not a part of his family.

Dwight Schrute: Women are like wolves. If you want a wolf, you have to trap it. You have to snare it. And then you have to tame it. Keep it happy. Care for it. Feed it. Lovingly, the way an animal deserves to be loved. And my animal deserves a lot of loving.


Todd said...

are you actually saying you want suggestions for your blog? sweet.

1 - "fictional sports teams emblazoned on shirts from Gap, Aberwhatever and others...what's the deal with that? should i be rooting for them? what are their records, do they only play other fictional teams?"

2 - "obama: perspective from a red state"

3 - "healthcare for everyone - gee, that sounds great, but what does it mean for shows like ER, Grey's Anatomy, House and Scrubs"

4 - "Friends i like the most"

all great should definitely do all of them.

amy said...

oh oh, my personal favorite office quote is from a couple of weeks ago. I may be paraphrasing:

Michael: I learned that I don't want people to suck up to me because of what I can do for them. I want people to suck up to me because they truly love me.


Amy said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the giant photo of John Krasinski in my RSS reader.

It almost made coming to work worth it!

M. Lubbers said...

Um, should I be offended when I get the most comments about a blog entry that I didn't even write? I know The Office is well-written and all, but come on! Maybe from now on I'll just post a daily quote from the show and be done!

Oh, and John Krasinski is lovely. You're welcome!

Amy said...

Well, you haven't written that much lately, so maybe we had all these pent-up commenting urges and we would have released them this morning no matter what you posted. (Dirty!)

And actually, I was thinking that it was kind of cheating to reuse IMDB quotes as a blog entry, but then I decided that would clear the way for my own blog entry full of trenchant analysis about The Office, postmodern deconstructionist viewpoints, and future implications for workplace dynamics. (Or something — I was just trying to throw some critical jargon in there to fancy it up a bit.)

At any rate, Halpert is now my desktop wallpaper. Cathy's wallpaper is Brian Urlacher. Draw your own conclusions.

cat said...

I'm going to post a comment only because it's the cool thing to do.

I only saw one epi of The Office, last week, by accident. It was percocious and amusing. I don't think I'll set my VCR for it. (I don't get that channel on the tv with a VCR anyway.)

I know a guy who looks kinda like the guy in the picture. He's married though. Brian Urlacher is HAWT. Why I can't randomly walk into his chest at bars, I don't know. I guess I'll have to stick to walking into Joe Montana and Cleveland Browns whose names I don't remember.

M. Lubbers said...

Amy: Posting quotes from The Office was most definitely cheating. I admit that freely. And I have been a slacker on the blog lately, but you can see I'm making up for it today! (My boss is out, in case you're wondering.)

Cat: I know you HAVE to empathize with the workers in that show. If you can't relate to Pam's quote here (inserting your office name where appropriate), you're a liar:

Pam Beesley: [about the office awards the Dundees] You know what they say about a car wreck, where it's so awful you can't look away? The Dundees are like a car wreck that you want to look away from but you have to stare at it because your boss is making you.

Amy said...

Change "The Dundees" to "the office Christmas party," and you're bang on.