Thu, 24 February 2011
I should have done this sooner, but I'm hoping a LATE explanation is still better than NO explanation.
If you've been following the news about what's going on in Wisconsin, you might have seen that we're all kinds of up in arms over a proposed "budget repair bill" which (among other things) will strip the collective bargaining rights from thousands upon thousands of public sector employees. As a public high school teacher, I (needless to say) find myself quite vexed by this prospect, and have spent nearly every free moment these past few weeks engaged in activities and protests aiming to stop this ridiculous partisan bill. Just in case that wasn't clear a moment ago, I'll repeat it-- we're fighting to keep our collective bargaining rights. Every state employee has already agreed to pay their "fair share" in raised costs, but this plan isn't about balancing the budget; It's about busting unions, and that dog just won't hunt.
I'm not asking for your support here, nor do I want to hear any uninformed rants about subjects of which most non-public sector employees have no understanding. I merely offer it as an explanation for why the podcast has trickled to a halt. We have one more episode in the hopper that has already been recorded (The Search), but I cannot guarantee anything beyond that.
For those who have supported the podcast and enjoyed our excessive rambling discussions of a twenty-minute TV show, please know it has been greatly appreciated. We will return if and when we can.
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT
Thu, 10 February 2011
PDA | 2.10.11
d: Greg Daniels
w: Robert Padnick
Michael and Holly's public displays of affection start to make everyone in the office uncomfortable. Jim and Pam have too much champagne during lunch, causing complications when they have to return to work. Andy tags along on a romantic treasure hunt Gabe has made for Erin.
Speak of the devil and he appears! Kevin was wondering if Greg Daniels would rear his head now that Michael is on the way out, and here he is. Will the office "OG" bring back some of the missing magic, or will virgin writer Padnick queer the deal? According to IMDB, this is Padnick's first and ONLY writing credit... but he apparently played someone named "Willie" on the 8th season episode of SEINFELD, "The Foundation." Odd.
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Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm EDT
Thu, 3 February 2011
THE SEARCH | 02.03.11
W: Michael Spiller
D: Brent Forrester
Jim gets an emergency phone call from Helene (Linda Purl), forcing him to leave Michael at a gas station bathroom. This leads Holly, Erin, and Dwight on a search for the whereabouts of Michael. A captioning contest starts in the office over Pam's artwork, which seems to offend Gabe.
Nothing much to say about this one, other than it reminds me of the classic episode of Seinfeld where Kramer is "lost" in NYC and Jerry has to go and find him (cue Daniel Day Lewis in LAST OF THE MOHICANS quote...). Glad to see Gabe mentioned prominently in the episode summary, as he seems to have had little to do for the last few episodes. I'm also kind of rubbing my eyes in disbelief as Andy isn't mentioned ONCE! Can it be? No Andy in the A or B plots? Unthinkable :)
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT
Thu, 3 February 2011
Episode # 110 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin riding the crazy train. Hey Brohombre, coffee's for CLOSERS. When slumping sales lead Andy to promote a small business seminar in the Dunder Mifflin offices, the law de Murphy seems ready to table things before they get started. Can the Office's "B-team" seal the deal after the "A-team" flakes? Meanwhile, Michael's a plant, Jim's a coward, and Pam & Oscar help Erin play Scrabble against Gabe (it's all about the two letter words, baby). You know, since we've been gone, only SOME of you have told me you miss and enjoy the podcast...the rest of you are DEAD to me. Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast. com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.