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David Foster Wallace

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message 1: by Jackie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:35PM) (new)

Jackie (jaclynfre) | 24 comments Mod
Is anyone else amused that the president of Dunder Mifflin is named, David Wallace? Adorable!! Because, coincidentally, John Krasinski (who plays Jim Halpert) has adapted this author's book, "Interviews with Hideous Men" as a movie screenplay.

Has anyone read this book and found it just as excruciating and intimately self-aware, as I did? It's almost as if the author invited you into either one of his yearly physicals (but that may be too clinical so he would have to discuss a medical concern involving one of his most private parts) or a series of painful therapy sessions.

Needless to say, I'm breathlessly awaiting the movie. It will probably open in a place outside of the Midwest--where I reside. This is why, I believe, someone in the Midwest HAS to be behind Netflix--all the missed opportunities and distance between us and any film festival of note.

Wow--that's harsh. Yikes!

message 2: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Wilson | 5 comments That is such a crazy coincidence. I love it! I am now interested in reading the book!

message 3: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (jaclynfre) | 24 comments Mod
I'm considering that the "coincidence" was more like a "nod" to one of Krasinski's favorite authors. What do you think?

If you listen carefully to some of the episodes, you'll hear references to other Office favorite popular culture or insider contacts. In the episode where Michael takes a job as a telemarketer, you hear someone call a certain "Mr. O'Brien." Conan O'Brien has a connection to the show, for instance, during an award show sketch Conan dropped in on the Office. Not to mention, of course, that John Krasinski and Angela Kinsey (and possibly BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling? not sure) interned at his show for awhile. (c;

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Stephanie Wilson | 5 comments Wow! Good call. Also, Conan showed up in the Office episode, "Valentine's Day"...When Michael went into Manhattan for a meeting at corporate, he thought he saw Tina Fey, and when he approached the "fake" Tina Fey, Conan O'Brien walked by, and he missed him.

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Jackie (jaclynfre) | 24 comments Mod
Conan is virtually an honorary member of that cast, at this point. (c; haha!! I forgot about that.

message 6: by Matt (new)

Matt | 2 comments Yo what up Chone?

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