Tori’s Review: Night Out

This episode was strange.

It was dark, but I don’t mind dark. “Money” was dark, and it is my favorite episode of Season 4. This was just a little strange.

“Night Out” begins with Ryan making a visit to the office to, once again, try and get the employees of Dunder Mifflin, Scranton, to embrace the website. The only people who have embraced it so far are not allowed to live near schools or playgrounds — or are named Creed.

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Tori’s Review: The WGA Strike

One Office Fan’s Completely Biased View of the Strike ( … or how you can help the writers of The Office)

Turn off your televisions and get out a pen; or in support of “new media” — write an email.

The people who bring us The Office each week are picketing outside the set, on a vacant cul-de-sac in the middle of nowhere with no media attention. Why? Because the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers can’t come to an agreement about the amount of money the show’s writers should receive from DVD sales, and/or “new media,” a blanket term for shows that are downloaded or streamed on the Internet.

While new media might not seem like a big of a deal right now, it will be in the future. One day, you’ll park your flying car in the garage, float “Second Life”-style to your couch, and have the biggest urge to watch “The Injury.” In less than a second, your home’s central computer will download it to your 200-inch television.

Your DVD player will be rotting in your attic next to your original limbs.

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Tori’s Review: Local Ad

Michael Scott may have a small mind, but he certainly has big dreams.

In “Local Ad,” Corporate gives Dunder Mifflin Scranton the opportunity to shoot a five second tag for the national ad so customers can put a few faces with the name. Easy enough. I bet the kids over in Utica didn’t have too much trouble getting the job done.

But, one thing Scranton has that other branches don’t — Michael Scott.

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