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An exercise in forcing The Office on people
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Jul 25th 2008 edited

So last night I was hangin with a couple girls I knew from high school. Things were starting to get hot and heavy, and I was about to take one of their bras off, when I decided to put in an episode of The Office instead.

no points for pants, there are so many thoughts running through my head right now.

Wow...just wow.

Jul 25th 2008 edited

Now that's how you start a thread. It's funny that LT was the only one who commented on it, prior to Madge.
Which episodes did you pick, no points for pants? "Ben Franklin" might be a good one, actually. Girls dig historical figures.

Jul 25th 2008 edited

It's fun reading these other people's posts. You down with OPP, yeah you know me!

PurseGirl, you showed your friend the best part?! Why would you do that if you want her to watch the show? Start earlier! Get her invested in JAM!

I'm also of a mind that new viewers have to earn "Casino Night"; the buildup is so crucial to getting the full effect. An occasional Office watcher may be OK for it, but without first getting to know Jim and Pam, I fear that the scene may seem...ordinary to a newcomer, better executed than most such scenes, perhaps, but you have to know what Jim's been through to get him to this point to fully appreciate it.

I agree with that. I like the "having to earn Casino Night" comment but I think people don't get the full impact of the confession if they haven't seen all the previous episodes.

Jul 25th 2008 edited

I agree with that. I like the "having to earn Casino Night" comment but I think people don't get the full impact of the confession if they haven't seen all the previous episodes.

That's right, lim. I actually watched the first 3 episodes of S3 in real time based on a glowing recommendation of the show. So, I saw Jim in Stamford with Karen and Michael and Dwight with no one to stop their havoc and I was meh on the show. Can you believe it? Me either.

Jul 25th 2008

I read the premise four times and I'm still confused. Methinks there really is no points for pants. No girl-on-girl nookie either.

Jul 25th 2008

Living with them through their torturous journey is the reason I'm over invested now. I wouldn't have it any other way though. It's also why I felt such joy at the end of TJ, and during the reveal in FR, and like someone was repeatedly punching me in the stomach when I saw Jim with Karen. It was such a relief to see them happy, like two of your best friends finally overcoming all odds. I've never been that invested before, and it's fun. (albeit a bit scary at first, but you just have to acquiesce.) Especially when you can share it with such great people.

Jul 25th 2008 edited

Methinks there really is no points for pants.

No?

It's also why I felt such joy at the end of TJ, and during the reveal in FR, and like someone was repeatedly punching me in the stomach when I saw Jim with Karen. It was such a relief to see them happy, like two of your best friends finally overcoming all odds. I've never been that invested before, and it's fun. (albeit a bit scary at first, but you just have to acquiesce.) Especially when you can share it with such great people.

VG, it's like we're twins, I assume, from a different mother and, probably, from a different father.

Jul 25th 2008

You're much too nice and well adjusted to have come from my mother. My dad? Way cool, though.

Jul 25th 2008

My mother is the cool one because my dad remarried and lived in the east so we saw him infrequently. Mom raised us and finished grad school before a lot of women did that.

Jul 25th 2008

I had an aunt that was left by her husband about a month after my cousin was born. She put herself through college and grad school, and became a teacher, so I know what you mean. It's amazing.

Jul 25th 2008

My aunt's a nun. She was a missionary in Africa (Uganda, Nigeria) for like 40 years. About five years ago my mom found out she wasn't just a nurse. She actually set up and ran hospitals. My mom only found out after other nuns mentioned it during a visit.

Jul 25th 2008

I had an aunt I was close to, that was this amazing female boxer.

Jul 25th 2008

Those are both amazing stories. I've always been so impressed with what nuns accomplish in their lives, so full of purpose and giving their lives over to serve others. It's seems like it's what every person aspires to if they didn't let their own lives get in the way.

Wow, a female boxer? That's interesting.

Jul 25th 2008

Wow, a female boxer? That's interesting.

Yes, I think it would make a great movie.

Jul 25th 2008 edited

What was she like?

Jul 25th 2008

I had an aunt I was close to, that was this amazing female boxer.

Why do you have to one-up me like that?

Jul 25th 2008

She did, and it wasn't easy.

Jul 25th 2008

Why do you have to one-up me like that?

It happens so rarely, so just shut up and let me enjoy it.

Jul 25th 2008

shuts it

Jul 30th 2008

You guys who were incredulous at the opening post in this thread, do realize that he was quoting Michael from The Dundies, right?

Jul 30th 2008 edited

Well, of course.

shaking my head "no" like Kelly

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