Sunday, December 28, 2008

Essentials, crack squirrels and The Office

Some of my festive scrawlings:

Our office across the pond

On The Guardian website: a response to the ridiculous, provincialist idea that The Office (US) is inferior to The Office (UK) simply because it's different/American/bigger/isn't suffused with ennui.

A Lower End Spasm Christmas
Some south-London themed musical rarities on the Spasm, courtesy of Essentials, DJ Oneman, and the crack squirrels.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the US Office is now better than the original

6:32 PM  
Blogger John said...

Haven't seen much of the american office since season 2. I personally never had any problem admitting it was funny, because I always thought it was; I probably won't ever rate it above the British one though, because of my personal memories of it.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's better than the UK one, I think. More characters with proper detail, less dependent on sending David Brent to hell for its laughs...Watched a couple of episodes from Season 3 as part of my NY recovery, worked very nicely.

It dipped badly in Season 4, writers' strike and all that, but may have since picked up, according to my North American spies.

In any case, I would like to petition for a ban on the phrase "jump the shark". Shouldn't be hard, as no one ever uses it outside of the Guardian anyway.

5:54 PM  
Blogger John said...


10:51 AM  

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