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The Office

          The Office! Well not exactly “The” Office, but how I see The Office. This is my archive of useless websites, pictures, video, and interviews pertaining to The Office and all of its glory. The useless archive is a new concept, but it has noteworthy meaning for the future of online archiving. In this archive I plan to show you everything you never wanted to know about The Office, but I wanted someone to know, so hey it looks like that’s you! Good luck, it’s got some pretty weird stuff in it.

          “That’s what she said!” Often quoted in the earlier seasons of the office, this is sort of what I base my archive on. So let’s break the phrase down to see why I have chosen it to base my archive upon. “That’s” is a contraction of “that is.” “That” is used in this phrase as a demonstrative pronoun with a frame of reference not yet known. “Is” is the third-person singular present tense of the verb “to be.” “What” is an interrogative word that is used as a relative pronoun in this case. “She” is a third-person singular personal pronoun which denotes a female. “Said” is a past tense of “say” and “say” means to communicate orally. I feel like Michael Scott trying to be smart. So I basically gave you a lesson in English grammar about “That’s what she said” and I pretty much wasted your time because it literally means nothing in the sense of my archive, however it puts you in a perspective. The perspective being this archive is about oddities. The Office is full of peculiar little moments (like my examination of “That’s what she said”) and I hope to bring those to light.

          This archive will also shed a light on the obsessed and strange fandom caused by such an obsessable and strange show. Yes I made up the word obsessable, but seriously it’s not a word? I’ve found many forms of art and cultural references that other people have found, including some others did not find (guess that includes me in the obsessed and strange category). This archive has everything a geek would enjoy; A combination of The Office and Star Wars, A JavaScript module that can determine if a sentence can be replied to with “That’s what she said,” and for all of you interested in Philosophy, you can pick up a copy of Philosophy and The Office. This archive isn’t just a random bunch of links or pictures, it has a true meaning. That true meaning coming back to some of the words I’ve used so far: Odd, Strange, weird, and peculiar. The Office to me is all of those, and I want you to see that from every perspective.

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