This is a bit strange for me to write, but I think it’s important to mention.
A couple weeks ago I realized that with my first baby coming soon my time was going to become quite scarce. With Candace working fewer hours in this third trimester, I’ve had to increase my own hours. And of course when the baby gets here I plan to be the “World’s Best Dad” and spend plenty of time with the little guy. Because of this, I just knew my work here on LITO would suffer. I certainly don’t want this awesome Office community to dwindle but rather keep growing as it has for the last year. So rather than let the site’s capa be detated, I realized that I better pass off the duites to someone else.
Last week, two great fellas offered to purchase the site and I accepted the offer. Quite literally, selling my Baby LITO will help pay for my Baby Slim. (That’s what we call him right now.) During the last week, we’ve been sending databases and files back and forth. I think most of it has gone unnoticed by the readers, but we’re aware that there are still come hiccups with the forum. Those will be worked out.
So, starting now, I’m passing the duties to them. To be honest, I’m really excited to see what ideas they have in store. I’ve done the best I knew how, but I’m by no means an expert at being a webmaster. These guys really have it together and seem ready to keep it rolling. I’ll let them introduce themselves in a post of their own. They know they’re receiving the best Office community around.
I hope of all of you will give a warm LITO welcome to the new writers. It’d be quite self-serving if I even assumed that you came here for my expertise and opinions on the show. I’m quite aware that news about The Office and thoughts from fellow fans is what keeps everyone coming back. I think those to facets will continue without interruption.
One of our own has taken on an awesome project. Our forum moderator Adam, with the help of others in the forum, has begun transcribing each episode of The Office. Adam has the episodes posted up on a site in a clean and easy to manuever manner.
So if you’re trying to remember “that line” from “that episode” you can head over to OfficeQuotes.us and clear it up. If you’d like to help with the remaining episodes, you can volunteer in this discussion forum.
LITO-ites helping LITO-ites helping LITO-ites. It’s a wonderful Office world.
In my flight back from the East Coast, my sister handed me her copy of Time Magazine with it open to back of the issue. There in front of me was this short interview with Rainn Wilson. I wanted to scan it because I really liked his answer to the fifth question.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Jenna on her blog. But she posted today letting us know what she’s been up to and what to expect tonight:
Shooting the show has been amazing lately. I wish I could tell you all of the great episodes we have in store. Harold Ramis came back and directed our 50th episode. Can you believe it!? We’ve made 50 episodes! Tonight they are airing a “Newpeat”. Basically, it is a repeat but with some added scenes. For example, I think you find out what happened to Andy after he punched the wall. And there is an extra JAM bit as well.
A few weeks back we put the LITO army on a contest to help Jenna win. We didn’t quite make it, but we made a huge difference and we were real close.
Well now, Dwight needs our help and this one looks reachable. We posted about this contest once before, but now Dwight has made it to the Elite Eight and he is losing to House. (I like House, but I like Dwight better.)
I received this tip from LITO reader Lee:
After winning two rounds, Dwight is now losing 755-76 to House, MD…People can vote more than once if they close the browser and the reopen. Thats what the people on the House boards are doing.
This sounds like a worthy cause. You can apply the LITO touch here.
LITO reader Toni wrote in with a good tip. In the episode called “Michael’s Birthday, Michael proclaims, “Oh, fun fact. I share my birthday with Eva Longoria. So I have a perfect icebreaker if I ever meet Teri Hatcher.”
Well a little googling tells us that Eva’s birthday is March 15th…so happy birthday Michael. In celebration, here are the deleted scenes from the birthday episode.
I just got an email from a very observant LITO reader named Tyler:
I dont know if this has been covered or not…but, i noticed that the guitarist for kevins band is the same guitarist on the booze cruz. Im not sure about that rest of the band though.
I think he’s right. Here are the pictures from the Booze Cruise and from the wedding. If it’s not the same guy than they have the exact same hair and they are both left handed guitarists. (I think it’s the same guy.)
Ol’ Kevin was probably doing some recruiting while they were on the cruise.
LITO has the most observant Office fans in the world.
This morning I received this email from LITO reader Jessica:
Hi there. Thanks so much for keeping us updated on all the good Office info! I wanted to let you know that I was flipping through Reader’s Digest yesterday and found a short article that Jenna Fischer wrote about her move from Missouri to L.A. I can’t find the article on the internet yet, but you should check it out; it’s a cute article!
I was going to wait to post about it until I could find a copy to scan for you, but luckily the great tanster at OfficeTally.com has found a copy for us. You can check it out here.
As most of you know, I just returned from a trip to the East Coast. Ironically, I was sent this video from LITO reader Preston while I was in Washington, DC. It is called “The Oval Office.” You’ll understand when you watch it.
I thought it was funny, and it was fun to try and pinpoint the scenes used from the real show. As usual, I ask that you keep your comments tasteful and kind to other readers.