Tablet fever is sweeping through companies, and no one is safe from its effects, not even the hard-working employees of Dunder Mifflin. Last night's episode of The Office showed the characters hawking their newest product, the Pyramid. A triangular-shaped tablet running on little, if any, battery power and memory, this gadget promises to unleash the mythical power of the pyramids. At least it's a unique design compared to many of the tablets on the market.
Speaking of The Office, I suppose it's no surprise that much of my inspiration for this guide comes from Dunder Mifflin. For all those coworkers who deserve special recognition, why not pick up an armload of Dunde Awards? They come with interchangeable faceplates, so you can always give someone the Whitest Sneakers Award first but change it to the Bushiest Beaver Award behind her back.
For the regional managers on your list, consider some Michael Scott-endorsed desk decor, like this expanding sphere toy. (If you want to send some subtle hints about stress relief, check out these Dunder Mifflin stress balls.)
No matter how crazy your office, just remember: You could be working at the dysfunctional tech company of Douglas Coupland's Microserfs. The book is especially apt for any of your techie friends who might get a kick out of prose punctuated by emoticons and ridiculous acronyms.
And if you know someone in need of some cubicle "flair," consider these Office Space bobbleheads. There's one for Peter, his obnoxious boss Bill Lumbergh, and of course, the stapler-wielding Milton. These just may cure your friends' "case of the Mondays" for good.
In case you missed it, gamemaking company MumboJumbo has secured the rights from NBC to make "The Office" into a video game. Apparently, they plan to "turn 'The Office' into a humorous game in which players have to handle jobs and play pranks at Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch." This will be a "simplistic and low-cost" video game for the likes of Nintendo DS, not Wii or Xbox 360.
I find it baffling that a half-hour comedy show about office life has made its way to the world of video games, but now that it has, what's next? Which of today's popular TV shows would you most like to see adapted for virtual gaming?
So it's Sunday morning, and you're easing into the day by checking out the latest posts here on BuzzSugar. Maybe you're even sipping coffee while wearing a cozy bathrobe. But wouldn't you feel cooler if you had a Dunder Mifflin bathrobe like the one "The Office" crew got from corporate for Christmas last year?
Now all your fantasies of dressing like Michael Scott can come true! The NBC Universal Store — previously best known for the Dwight Schrute bobblehead — is now selling official Dunder Mifflin terrycloth bathrobes, just like Tobey, Kevin & co. wore in "A Benihana Christmas." You can preorder the $65 robes now, and they'll start shipping June 1. Wearing your bedclothes to work like Michael & co. is strictly optional.
Now, onto that clip I mentioned. NBC must have known we were bummed about the repeat this week, because they've released a brief video from the upcoming new episode, "Product Recall." In the video — which I'm guessing is the opening two minutes of the episode — Jim comes to work dressed head-to-toe like Dwight and proceeds to imitate all of his greatest tics and mannerisms. It really is a riot, so to check it out, read more