I’m not one to choose the minimum number of pieces of flair

The Wall Street Journal had a fun piece today about the fad of re-enacting the printer-smashing scene from “Office Space.” Above, you see the spoof produced by the Ted Cruz campaign a few months back. Here’s the original.

But the story was accompanied by a short (only five questions) quiz about “Office Space,” and unfortunately, I missed one. When I guessed the minimum number of pieces of flair, I guessed too high.

Which is not a bad thing if you’re an employee of Chotchkie’s. Seriously, what do you think of a person who only does the bare minimum?

But it’s not good if you’re a huge “Office Space” fan.

So if it’s all the same to you, I’d rather not talk about my flair…


5 thoughts on “I’m not one to choose the minimum number of pieces of flair

  1. Kathryn Fenner

    The professor still proudly displays his red stapler, made just like the original, by spray-painting a black one. As the years have passed, he notes that fewer and fewer students recognize the reference.

    Which brings me to the Cruz campaign’s unfortunate resurrection of a rather dated comic reference…..

    1. Brad Warthen Post author

      My impression is that the “Office Space” cult has grown over time — or at least it did for quite a few years. It bombed at the box office, but grew after that.

      And the point of the piece in the WSJ is that shooting videos of smashing printers is a big thing NOW.

      I like that they animated one of the classic WSJ line drawings…


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