Well, there goes the rest of your day.
Someone spent a year and a half (time well spent, in our humble opinions) cataloging every pop culture reference in The Office by the year.
Joe Sabia wanted to advocate for copyright reform, so he created the brilliant project The Office Time Machine. And for that, we thank him. Our bosses, on the other hand, do not, because the rest of our day (week?) will be spent using this amazing site.
It's really simple. Just enter in any year in history, and you'll see every Office clip that references something from that year. So for example, in 1984, you'll see Michael Scott singing along to Huey Lewis and the News or Dwight giving Tetris advice. (For real fun, check out 1892 or the future.)
Check out more about this project, and enjoy the ensuing pleasure of watching (roughly) 1,300 amazing Office moments. Probably in one sitting.
Elliott Bell is The Muse's Director of Marketing. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, but opted for start-ups over 16-hour days as a line cook (for the better hours, of course). Previously, Elliott spent 6 years making Seamless.com into a nationally known brand, and 1 month as a culinary assistant on Iron Chef America. When he isn't Musing, he can be found playing tennis, making chicken stock, or understanding the meaning of rap lyrics on rapgenius.com.More from this Author