the Office Space cult

January 22nd, 2007

You would think that cults form around something truly exceptional. But sometimes they embrace something exceptionally unexceptional. I first heard about Office Space while reading some geek blog. It just mentioned the title, it didn't comment on it at all. But out of curiosity, I thought I would check out the movie and I liked it.

Office Space describes the plight of three software engineers working for A Big Faceless Corporation. While indeed there aren't a lot of movies about coders, it's curious how popular this one has become. Maybe it's just because it is so plain and simple that people love it. Office workers everywhere seem to identify themselves with it.

Of course, it's no surprise to see frequent references on thedailywtf.com, but now ThinkGeek is selling a Swingline stapler.

Heads up: Jennifer Aniston is her annoying self, but she has a small part and doesn't ruin the movie.

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3 Responses to "the Office Space cult"

  1. erik says:

    I'm still recovering from Antitrust so I'll let this one slide.

  2. ash says:

    Office Space is pretty good, although I was a little surprised by the cult following. I want to check out Idiocracy, the recent film from the same guy who did Office Space. The concept sounds interesting but then again it seems to have slipped by the radar of everyone.

  3. numerodix says:

    erik: Antitrust was great Totally different from this one though, it was a geeky movie, Office Space is anything but.

    ash: Don't bother with Idiocracy .Trust me.