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‘The Office’ + ‘Jack Ryan’ =

Yes. Yes. Yes! 

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I Want to Eat Dinner & Party. No, Not a Dinner Party

If you work in an office, then leave said office, but then hang out with people from that office, have you actually left the office?

Here’s a visual study guide of sorts to help you answer this question.

And here’s the uninvited, yet always entertaining supplemental material that serves as an assisting resource to the study guide.

If you work in the right office, then the office will never leave you.

And that can be a thoroughly entertaining reality.

If You Can’t Beet Him…

It’s the weekend!

Now, it may be tempting to take this opportunity to act a little differently than we do throughout the workweek. That’s completely normal and a good thing. However, be careful not to completely change who we are…

yeah–scratch that if it’s as hilarious as one of Jim’s pranks. It is quite difficult to beat a flashback from The Office (U.S.) on a Friday.

For all the reasons of why I don’t want to work with a person like Dwight K. Schrute, there just seems to be more reasons for why I really want to work with a person like Dwight K. Schrute. Why? Because concentrating some of my creative energy and resources on epic pranks would be crazy awesome.

Fact.

When it Rainns…

the insight pours.

Why is this interview with Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) important?

First, comedy has been experiencing a revolution during the past couple decades with shows (The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Arrested Development, to name a few) that are focused on everyday, relatable circumstances in real-time. And this brand of humor has (and continues to) connect with audiences in lasting fashion.

What do I mean by lasting?

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development, for example, have endured years-long (yes, plural) hiatuses. And yet, fans return with eagerness and attentive enthusiasm when these shows come back, and not according to any set seasonal schedule. This dedication in fandom, in some part, was the precursor to the Netflix binge-era of staggered, relaxed release dates.

Second, Rainn Wilson’s interview above reminds us of the great humor we can find in seemingly mundane, normal situations. With that comes a charge:

Find comedy wherever you can. On your car ride to work, during lunch, hanging out with friends and family, running errands…

even in the office.