TWSS Store At Cafepress
I've been toying with this for a while, since I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested, but what the hell. 

I set up a storefront for TWSS at the website.  For those of you who don't know, cafepress is an online "boutique" shop where people can create their own t-shirts/mugs/hats/etc. using their own images.  Normally, if you want to make a profit, you can mark the prices up HIGHER than the base price... but since the base prices are so high, I am offering these products to listeners of the podcast AT COST.  I repeat-- if you order one of these shirts, neither Ian nor I will be making a penny.

check it out, if you so desire:

Be the first on your block to show your support for TWSS :)

Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

The other big piece of news from this past week has been the big syndication deal NBC has brokered for reruns of THE OFFICE.  This has been pretty much all over the place, but I'll stick with the home-team and quote this article from the SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE:


On Thursday, NBC Universal’s syndication worked out a deal to sell the rerun rights to the Scranton-set comedy to comedy-focused cable station TBS, as well as 10 big-market Fox stations, in a deal worth more than $130 million. TBS also picked up the rights to “The Office’s? Thursday night schedule mate, “My Name is Earl.?

Reruns for the show’s first three seasons will begin airing on TBS and the 10 Fox affiliates this fall.

TBS will pay about $650,000 per “Office? episode, while the 10 Fox stations, which does not include the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre market, will collectively pay $300,000, according to Daily Variety. The deal is unusual in that “The Office? is about two seasons away from the normal syndication period.

In recent years, TBS has devoted most of its programming to comedy, with a powerhouse lineup of sitcom greats that includes “Seinfeld,? “Friends,? “Everybody Loves Raymond? and “Sex and the City.?


Not too shabby.

Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

Fletch, Also?
According to, our pal John Krasinski is in the running to replace Chevy Chase in a new film in the "Fletch" franchise.  To quote the article:


HOLLYWOOD - The Office star John Krasinski is the hot favorite to play Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher in a new adaptation of Gregory McDonald's series of novels.

A number of actors have been considered as successors to Chevy Chase--who played Fletch in three 1980s films--including Jason LeeRyan Reynolds and most recently Joshua Jackson.

But Krasinski admits he is in the running for the role. He tells MTV News, "My name was tossed around a little bit for the role, and it's something that (I might consider).

"I have no idea (if they'll cast me). I've been shooting a movie down in North Carolina, so I've kind of lost touch with who (else) is in the running.

"I read the script, and it is hilarious. It's just one of those things that is so terrifying, to step up and be in a role that was done so perfectly.

"I mean, Chevy Chase not only created that role, but he did it pretty damn well. So (playing that character) is a scary situation. I don't know what's going on with it right now, but I am sure whoever does it will be fantastic. You just have to have some guts to do that."



I don't know if JK can measure up to the genius that is "Chevy," but this certainly can't be worse than "LICENSE TO WED" (I'm sorry... I know I should try and be positive... but... man, is THAT movie going to suck).

Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT

Season 3 DVD News has come up with some information about the Season Three DVD release.  First, the set will retail for $49.99, and will be available on SEPTEMBER 4th.

They also have a big list of extras:

Disc 1 (2 Hours 40 Minutes)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • "The Coup" Commentary with John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Rashida Jones and Angela Kinsey
  • "Initiation" Commentary with BJ Novak, Rainn Wilson and Leslie David Baker

  • Disc 2 (1 Hour 55 Minutes)
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Kevin Cooks Stuff in The Office
    • Excerpts From the 2006 NBC Primetime Preview Hosted by "The Office" Cast
    • Toby Wraparounds
    • Dwight Schrute Music Video
    • Joss Whedon Interview
    • Videos From The Office "Make Your Own Promo" Contest

  • Disc 3 (2 Hours 38 Minutes)
    • Deleted Scenes
    • "Traveling Salesman", "The Return" Commentary with John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Rashida Jones, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker and Editor Dave Rogers
    • "Business School" Commentary with BJ Novak, Rainn Wilson and Writer Brent Forrester

  • Disc 4 (2 Hours 22 Minutes)
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Blooper Reel
    • Lazy Scranton Video
    • Excerpt from the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
    • "Safety Training" Commentary with BJ Novak, Mindy Kaling and Director Harold Ramis
    • "Women's Appreciation" Commentary with Jenna Fisher, Angela Kinsey, Kate Flannery and Writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitisky
    • "Beach Game" Commentary with Ed Helms, Brian Baumgartner, Writer Jennifer Celotta and Director Harold Ramis
    • "The Job" Commentary wtih John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rashida Jones, Melora Hardin, Editor David Rogers and Director Ken Kwapis
    Video is Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1), audio is English Dolby Digital 5.1, and subtitles are in English and Spanish.

  • Sounds pretty good to me, although it's being released a lot later than last year's set. I guess it makes sense to release the set as close to the Season Four premier as possible, but I'll be back to work by then with less time to revel in the glory.

    Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

    Hey everyone--

    Sorry for being 'incommunicado' these past two weeks.  I've been going through some big health issues for the last 10 days, and I'm slowly starting to recover (long story short, I had severe abdominal pain after eating and have gone to many doctors appointments, tests, etc., with more to come).

    I also still have one more week of graduate credit classes coming up from June 25-29, but I will be talking to Ian soon about recording the first Season One "Retro" episode.

    Thanks for your patience and understanding.

    Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

    Steve Carell Is Bi... Bi-Coastal, that Is.
    Just saw this at

    "The Office star Steve Carell and his actress wife, Nancy Walls, purchased a four-bedroom house in the seaside South Shore town of Marshfield for $700,000, according to the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds. The Acton-bred Carell stars in Evan Almighty, which opens June 22, and filmed Dan in Real Life in Rhode Island last fall."

    Looking online, Marshfield seems like a pretty darn ritzy place to live.  Guess that "EVAN ALMIGHTY" check must have cleared :)

    Local THE OFFICE fans, keep your eyes open!

    Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

    Clooney Schools Krasinski
    As long time fans of THE OFFICE know, John Krasinski "got game" when it comes to the roundball-- he played in high school, and showed us his mad skills during the season one episode "Basketball."

    He also got taken to school by a man who's old enough to be his father.

    According to LEATHERHEADS co-star George Clooney (age 46), Krasinski (age 27) had been "talking $#it" about how he would "kick [Clooney's] ass" during the entire shoot.  Krasinski was so confident in his abilities that he offered up a wager of $1,000.  Alas. 

    On the last day of shooting, the one-on-one game finally took place, and Clooney ended up winning 11-8.  Said Clooney -- "I was on cloud nine... I was wiping my forehead with $100 bills going, 'Whooo, is it hot in here?"

    Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

    A Few More Crumbs Of Jenna Fischer News
    Just a few new tidbits of information coming out about Jenna's injury and/or recuperation.

    According to Actress Archives, Fischer's back doctor has estimated the recovery time to run about 12 weeks. Plenty of time before the new season begins.  Just don't look for any 'limbo' parties during season four.

    The Edmonton Sun is reporting that the very first doctor on the scene to help Jenna after the unfortunate fall was none other than a certain John Dorian, MD. To quote the article:

    Zach Braff knows how to make an injured person feel better; forget flowers, send them cupcakes.

    The Office's Jenna Fischer was at an NBC bash where she fell and hurt her back.

    "Zach Braff was at the party when I fell," Fischer told USA Today. "And bless his heart, the next day he sent a big tray of cupcakes to my hotel. In those first few days, all my husband and I did for pleasure was watch a Larry Sanders DVD and eat those cupcakes."

    Frequent readers of Fischer's MySpace blog will no doubt be aware of her fascination and/or obsession with cupcakes (she even pimped out a fancy new cupcake carrier). 

    Nicely played, J. Dizzle.

    Category:general -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

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