Well lookie here — just in time for the dated and annoyingly named “Cyber Monday” (Hello 90s!), Quill.com is now selling paper from a paper company that is actually named Dundler Mifflin, just like the one on The Office, with the same logo and everything. Today, in fact, you can purchase a carton for the bargain basement price of $34.99. So go ahead and buy some if you want to make Ricky Gervais even richer, because you just know he’s getting some kind of cut out of this.
Reports the Wall Street Journal:
Staples’ Quill.com has struck a licensing deal with NBC’s parent company to launch a Dunder Mifflin brand. Priced largely above private-label copy paper, the Dunder Mifflin packages will be emblazoned with slogans such as “Our motto is, ‘Quabity First’ ” and “Get Your Scrant on,” well-known phrases from the comedy series.
Miss u, Mike Scott…
Anyway, as any fan of the show knows, there’s some irony in this: Staples, which owns Quill.com, is one of Dunder Mifflin’s biggest competitors on The Office, in addition to having been Dwight Schrute’s place of employment for a brief time when he was exiled from the company…
And speaking of Dwight, what’s up with 1970s Newt Gingrich looking JUST LIKE DWIGHT SCHRUTE?! Dude totally looks like a maniacal beet farm heir!