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Dunder Mifflin paper actually for sale

Consider it a practical holiday present for the devoted fan of The Office. Quill.com, a subsidiary of Staples, is now selling Dunder Mifflin copy paper. Stock up now through Jan. 31 for $34.99 a carton (that’s 5,000 sheets).

My favorite part of the ad is the tiny print: “No celebrity endorsement implied.” I’m guessing that’s so they don’t have to pay the actors for using their characters’ likenesses, but I’d like to believe it’s because they think there could be someone who’s never heard of The Office who will liken this photo of The Hangover star Ed Helms to that pre-Mad Men Elisabeth Moss Excedrin commercial.

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Is going to the movies on Thanksgiving as much a tradition for you as turkey and awkward family banter?

The best part of Thanksgiving (aside, of course, from all the food… glorious food) are all those little traditions we have. An annual viewing of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving or a blurry-eyed trek (thanks for nothing, tryptophan) to your local mall at the stroke of midnight for Black Friday can be as comforting and important as the meaning of the holiday itself.

For instance, on Thanksgiving, I will inevitably sleep through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade despite my best efforts not to (there were some exceptionally cool balloons this year!), eat until I require a pair of Thanksgiving pants, and head to the movies with my best friend right after we’ve recovered from the desert portion of the holiday glutton-fest. It’s as certain as death and taxes, PopWatchers. READ FULL STORY

Punkin Chunkin 2011: Rooting for Team Chunk Norris, obviously

It’s Thanksgiving, which means the return of Punkin Chunkin, the annual event that finds backyard “engi-nerds” building homemade contraptions to see who can hurl a pumpkin across a cornfield the farthest. MythBusters‘ Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tory Belleci host this year’s TV special, airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET on both Discovery and SCIENCE. If the first time you heard of this kind of competition was on last night’s Modern Family, know that the real event is in its 26th year.

We endorse rookie catapulters Team Chunk Norris, if not for their name, then for the proud father who walks around wearing chain mail, carrying a sword, and saying things like, “$200,000 worth of engineering degrees, and this is what they do” and “I shall slay them if they lose.” Meet the team in the clip below. READ FULL STORY

Black Friday commercials: The best ('Rocky IV') and worst (Rebecca Black)?

The battle of the Black Friday TV commercials has begun. What are the best and worst you’ve seen? As you can tell from the headline, I’m loving that Target has brought back its training montage ad, which allows you to feel superior to others in the room when you ID the song as being from Rocky IV. Kohl’s, on the other hand, has opted to revamp Rebecca Black’s “Friday” with an actress who probably still has the song in her head. Watch below and nominate your own picks!  READ FULL STORY

You'll lose if you try to dress as a winning Charlie Sheen for Halloween. What should you be instead?


Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and even Pinhead have got nothing on this hell-raiser. Just look at him — high on tiger blood, wrath, and headlines, Charlie Sheen is one of the most frightening(ly hilarious?) figures of 2011. So, as hard as it is to resist being Sheen this Halloween (it even rhymes!), you must not impersonate the “winning” walking punchline this holiday. Why? Well, it’s impossible to score when when you choose the most unoriginal costume on Oct. 31. And, in 2011, Sheen will be unoriginal. In fact, according to CNNMoney, the former Two and a Half Men star is the top choice for costumes this year. READ FULL STORY

The 25 most addictive Labor Day TV marathons


Another holiday, another chance to get sucked into a TV marathon. Here are the 25 that stand the best chance of hooking you. Times are when the first and last episodes begin.

• Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Chiller, 12 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET): This includes “Helpless” (2 a.m. ET), “I Only Have Eyes for You” (1 p.m. ET), “Band Candy” (4 p.m. ET), “The Prom” (5 p.m. ET), and “Graduation Day, Part 1 and 2″ (6 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET).

NCIS (USA, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET): This includes the two-part season 5 finale “Judgment Day” (noon and 1 p.m. ET), the season 6 finale “Aliyah” (5 p.m. ET), the Tiva episode “Jetlag” (6 p.m. ET), the Abby and McGee in Mexico hour “Borderland” (7 p.m. ET), and the season 7 finale “Rule Fifty-One” (8 p.m. ET).  READ FULL STORY

Barney's New York invites you to 'Gaga's Workshop' this Christmas

A family trip into the city during the holiday season isn’t complete without a stop to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, the Christmas spectacular at Radio City, and a face-to-face with the man himself at Macy’s. Now Barney’s New York is adding something special for your little monster, be he/she naughty or nice. Beginning in mid-November, the entire fifth floor of the flagship Barney’s New York on Madison Avenue, as well as its window displays, will be converted into Gaga’s Workshop, a special collaboration with the stylish performer. READ FULL STORY

Brian Unger names his 10 favorite TV and film patriots. Top of your list?

As we celebrate the Fourth of July, PopWatch asked Brian Unger, host of History’s How The States Got Their Shapes (Tuesdays, 10 p.m. ET), to list his 10 favorite TV and film patriots. Here they are, in no particular order. Check out his list, then tell us who tops yours:

• Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward & Bernstein, All the President’s Men: To the 18-to-24 year-old, unfamiliar demo — no, they were not a law firm. Armed only with a pen they saved the country from itself.

• Hal Holbrook in All the President’s Men: The Real Deep Throat and a national treasure.

• Martin Sheen as The West Wing‘s President Bartlet: You would never call this president a d–k.  READ FULL STORY

Happy Independence Day! Let 'John Adams' provide the ceremonial reading

To celebrate our nation’s independence, it’s a tradition for local leaders or family members to read aloud the Declaration of Independence, beginning with the famous words, “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

The words still have weight, though it’s sometimes difficult to appreciate the magnitude of their meaning when they’re being read at the family barbecue by your uncle who’s wearing a Kiss the Chef apron. Instead, I recommend re-watching the moment of independence from HBO’s 2008 miniseries, John Adams. As the representatives of the original colonies ponder separation from Great Britain, the political fire-breathing is over and the celebration is a long way’s off. As Adams (Paul Giamatti) tells Thomas Jefferson (Stephen Dillane) in an earlier scene, “We’re about to take a leap in the dark.” READ FULL STORY

This year's must-have Christmas toy in the U.K.? An inflatable, battery-powered Dalek you can actually sit in!!! Dear Santa...

Last Christmas, my nieces gave me what at that time seemed like the best present a Doctor Who fan like myself could ever receive. That’s right, I’m talking about an inflatable Dalek! In fact, the sucker has been sitting outside my office door all year, prompting envious remarks from my co-workers like “What is that ugly thing?” and “Seriously, are you, like, 12?” and “This is definitely represents a massive fire hazard.”


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