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2.03 Office Olympics
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Aug 16th 2008 edited

gb, this isn't the right thread I know, but how are you doing today?

Right thread, shmight thread. Thank you for asking, VG. I'm ok. I decided my shitty attitude wasn't helping anything, so I've figured that I'm going to go into work and do what I can/try to do good/all that, and if I'm still unhappy in a couple of weeks, I"ll quit. Because, really, what's the worse that could happen to me at this job? They'll fire me? That is not a worry. So, there you go.

Aug 16th 2008

I'm glad you've come to a decision about that gb. Sometimes, knowing you have an "out" can make a big difference in your attitude and and give you a little peace when you're feeling so uncomfortable. Good for you!

Aug 17th 2008

Thank you kindly, VG.

Dec 9th 2010

olympics

Dec 10th 2010

Tiger and I email each other the animated gif of that whenever we're bored at work.

Dec 10th 2010

That is so cool, lem. Also, hi!

Dec 10th 2010

Yes. lem came back. It's a Christmas miracle! (For anyone counting, that's the third time I've used that phrase in the last 24 hours. What can I say? Christmas is a time where miracles happen.)

Dec 10th 2010

Tiger and I email each other the animated gif of that whenever we're bored at work.

The one you're about to post in the embedded pics thread so we can all share it?

Mar 13th 2011 edited

I'm watching this now. I watched Hot Girl yesterday. I have a lot of words, but they'd be mostly repetitive. I miss the longer intro. And I miss that everyone hated working for the company. And that they kind of hated Michael.

Marjorie!

Mar 13th 2011

And that they kind of hated Michael.

The current effort to rehabilitate him in his final episodes has been pretty disappointing.

Mar 13th 2011

The current effort to rehabilitate him in his final episodes has been pretty disappointing.

And predictable. Did anybody care if David Brent got a happy ending? (Besides his Asian masseuse, that is)

Mar 13th 2011

I did care when David Brent got his happy ending. I was happy for him.

Mar 13th 2011

Same here.

Mar 13th 2011

I did as well, but one of the reasons I cared was because it felt earned and not manipulated.

Mar 13th 2011

It was also comparatively understated. If they'd spent multiple episodes belaboring it, I'd have wanted to press his face in the British version of a Foreman Grill, known over there as a lift, or a lorrie.

Mar 13th 2011

This is the "Phyllis! Coming alive!" episode, isn't it? Remember back when Phyllis was soft-spoken and sweet, instead of a blabby beyotch like she got to be before I quit watching?

Mar 13th 2011

Also: What DO they call a Foreman Grill in the UK?

Mar 13th 2011 edited

I really don't know, but I'm sure it's funny.

I've watched six episodes this weekend and made similar observations about several characters. It's weird, but I miss how some of the characters hadn't been developed. It's like Stanley and Phyllis and a few others just represented vague types that the more important characters stood out against. How about Meredith in "The Alliance"? They couldn't do that episode with what they've made of her since then. She was sympathetic and just plain pathetic. Now she's a cartoon character.

Mar 13th 2011

I guess my point was that David Brent didn't really have a happy ending. Not on the scale they seem to be setting for Michael Scott.

Mar 13th 2011 edited

I did as well, but one of the reasons I cared was because it felt earned and not manipulated.

This. I mean David Brent's redemption was really only meeting a nice woman and managing to restrain himself long enough not to scare her away and to then tell Finchy off when he made his crude remark. It wasn't as if he had really changed that much. Michael, on the other hand, appears destined for a complete makeover.

It's weird, but I miss how some of the characters hadn't been developed. It's like Stanley and Phyllis and a few others just represented vague types that the more important characters stood out against.

I know I wanted to believe that the resolution of the Jim and Pam story wouldn't kill the show, but except for a very few moments since the end of S3, the show hasn't been as compelling for me. Michael and Dwight were the foils that demonstrated the horrors of modern office life, but not characters I really cared about. Everyone else just sort of occupied desk space. Now Stanley is an adulterer, Kevin is retarded, Meredith is something I can't recognize and Angela has been through so many permutations that I defy anyone to explain her personality. They might have been able to expand the show and make these characters stories compelling, but they decided to use them as comic relief instead.

Mar 28th 2011

David Brent's redemption was really only meeting a nice woman and managing to restrain himself long enough not to scare her away and to then tell Finchy off when he made his crude remark.

Michael Scott got a candle-lit engagement to his dream girl, with the entire office cheering him on. That's pretty much the same, right?

Mar 28th 2011

More subtle, actually.

Mar 28th 2011

Yeah, I got it completely wrong. Why did I think they would go over the top?

Dec 1st 2011

Jim: You have what is the national sport of Icelandic paper companies. And I'm blanking on the name, can you help me out Pam?
Pam: Jim, they refer to it as Flonkerton.
Jim: Hum.
Pam: In English, box of paper snowshoe racing.
Jim: Fair enough, but I like Flonkerton.

Pam: The thing about Jim, is when he's excited about something, like the Office Olympics, he gets really into it and he does a really great job. But the problem with Jim is that he works here, so that hardly ever happens.

Jim: So, who will be challenging Kevin in Flonkerton? Anyone?
Phyllis: I'll do it.
Jim: Yes! Phyllis! [claps] Phyllis, just put your foot right through here [lifts strap on box of paper]. Right through the flonk.

Dec 1st 2011

But the problem with Jim is that he works here, so that hardly ever happens.

Now he spends his time giving Andy pep talks about how great a boss he is.

Nov 19th 2013 edited

I just got an email with this subject: this

It's today, at our main office. They'll be playing such classics as:

ID Card Toss
WI/Office Trivia
Rubber band Archery
Paper box relay

Nov 19th 2013

I can't believe Flonkerton isn't an Olympic Sport any more.

Nov 19th 2013

I think it was just re-named.

Nov 19th 2013

I wonder if there'll be, you know, medals.

Nov 19th 2013

Save your gold just in case...

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