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"They kissed. She balked. He fled." Summing up The Office in six words.
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Jan 21st 2008 edited

So I came across this video at Slate.com. The headline: Better than haiku? We here at NA know that haiku is the supreme form of verse, but this is pretty cool too. (Hemingway's --"For sale: baby shoes; never worn." makes me nauseous, by the way.) I've started one thread in my tenure here. This is the second. Pretty momentous, huh?

Anyway, I got the ball rolling with the thread title. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it is this:

  • Take a scene, storyline, character, event or any other aspect of the show and sum it up in six words, preferably but not necessarily in a single, complete sentence.
  • I like the challenge/response format in the "Would you rather..." thread. It keeps things rolling.

Next: Michael has two queens on Casino Night.

Jan 21st 2008 edited

There's an actual contest that I think happens annually where you submit six-word stories. Last year or the year before they were supposed to be autobiographical. I heard a blurb on the radio and never could find it again. I love this challenge!

Six-word story:
Stud Poker: Ace in two holes

Challenge: Drinks at the bar

Jan 21st 2008

A men's magazine I'm not going to link had a blurb in the latest issue about a new book called Not Quite What I was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Famous and Obscure Writers. Here were some examples they gave:

"Well, I thought it was funny." - Stephen Colbert
"Explained Hitler, Shakespeare. Couldn't explain self." - Ron Rosenbaum
"Revenge is living well, without you." - Joyce Carol Oates
"Came, saw, conquered, had second thoughts." - Harold Ramis

My brain isn't working well enough to answer the challenge so it still stands.

Jan 21st 2008

I don't think I could read a whole book of those.

Jan 21st 2008

Maybe five minutes at a time, while doing something else.

Jan 21st 2008

Brown dress, his smile, not enough.

Challenge: The interview with David Wallace.

Jan 21st 2008

One lid, two thoughts, good bye.

(Cheated.)

Challenge: Future Dwight.

Jan 21st 2008

Abstains from coffee on Stanley's behalf.

Challenge: CIA Dwight

Jan 21st 2008

Destroy phone for old friends' sake.

Challenge: Red sweater.

Jan 21st 2008

Like waving a flag at bulls.

(to honor Hemingway)

Challenge stands.

Jan 21st 2008

Like waving a flag at bulls.

KarenM, I love everything about the way you choose to be.

Jan 21st 2008

Challenge: Red sweater.

C'mon mtt, this one has your name written all over it.

Jan 21st 2008

Pam wears red, Northern Attack freaks.

Continue the Red Sweater challenge, or Jim & Dwight go on a sales call.

Jan 21st 2008 edited

Jim & Dwight

"We know service." "Hello, Kelly speaking!"

Red Sweater

"Pam's new look: who needs cleavage?"

(How's that, St,D?

Challenges stand.

Jan 21st 2008

"Pam's new look: who needs cleavage?"

Very, very well done. Oh, and they're real, by the way ;-)

Jan 21st 2008

Very, very well done. Oh, and they're real, by the way ;-)

I never doubted them for a second! And thanks! :-)

Good Lord, is it midnight already? Time for bed.

'night, all! Can't wait to see what clever headlines are on this thread by tomorrow.

Jan 22nd 2008 edited

Here's a dirty one to start the morning, with the red sweater.

Christmas came early. So did we.

Challenge stands, or Andy and Angela's new relationship.

Jan 22nd 2008

Andy and Angela's New Relationship: My Prediction

Angela will not "take a chance".

Oh, and very nice, gb. Nothing like a little dirtiness to start the day.

Same prompt.

Jan 22nd 2008

Red sweater

Red like her lips, we succumb.

Let's keep it going or how about Michael and Ryan.

Jan 22nd 2008 edited

Michael and Ryan

The new Jan's just as hot.

Jan 22nd 2008

Red Sweater: Urban Myth, Needs Investigation.

"Red Sweater" said thrice yields appearance.

Jan 22nd 2008

Pam's sweater makes jaw hit floor.

Next: Red Sweater or Are Jim & Toby friends?

Jan 22nd 2008

Two men, one woman, no contest.

Challenge still stands, because that was kind of lame.

Jan 22nd 2008

that was kind of lame.

False.

Jan 22nd 2008

Are Jim & Toby friends?

Please. Toby has no friends.

Or (more from Michael's perspective)

No friends. No family. Just Toby.

Challenge: Ryan's tenure at corporate, so far.

Jan 22nd 2008

Blackberry. Beard. Pierce Brosnan. Fuck you.

Challenge stands.

Jan 22nd 2008

Smarmy, corporate Ryan. Wunderkind, my ass.

Challenge stands.

Jan 22nd 2008

Beard's no match for Jan's boobs.

Challenge stands.

Jan 22nd 2008

Beard's no match for Jan's boobs.

Challenge stands.

No way man. Nobody can follow that.

Jan 22nd 2008

Well, how about Pam deciding to get the teapot in "Christmas Party"?

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