The idea behind The Office Time Machine is brilliant: it is a video of all the cultural references found in every season of The Office. This tedious task fell on the shoulders of Joe Sabia, as a project to "advocate for copyright reform and highlight the importance of fair use in protecting creators and their art."
The Office is relatable (and hilarious) because it borrows so much from culture, and people get the references. Culture is societys collected knowledge, art, and customs. Its what surrounds us and unites us, and it allows us to collectively laugh at a joke in The Office about Ben Franklin or M. Night Shyamalan. Culture, simply put, is the seasoning in a meal.
By the way: when I went on YouTube to grab the embed code, a warning popped up saying, This video is unlisted. Be considerate and think twice before sharing. I decided to post it anyway, as there isn't enough traffic on this site to fear it would go viral. Additionally, a quick Google search yields that many more popular sites have already posted about it.
|The Porcelain Unicorn|
|Time-Lapse Video of a Mural Creation|
|"Stranded in Space, but not in Time..."|
|Star Wars Uncut is Finished|
|Fun With a Macro Lens|
|“It knows the very contours of my face.”|
|“What if we could create our own miniature sun here on earth?”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|If Sir David Attenborough Restored Vintage Toys|
|“When Life Gives You Lemons.”|
|Recycled Vacuum Lamps|
|Pat the Zombie: A Cruel Adult Spoof of 'Pat the Bunny'|
|Fake Name Generator|
|“The company is losing billions, has essentially no underlying value, and its business could be hammered overnight.”|
|“A two-legged robot created by Agility Robotics, designed to get your delivery from a car to your door.”|