The Office is a delightful, brilliant series. We know, Ricky Gervais did it first and, some still insist, raggedly, that he did it best. I will agree to disagree, but only because those people are too far away for me to punch in the neck. (Not that I'm suggesting Mr. Gervais is anything but a mental luminary whose brilliance could contend with Aristotle and Andy Kaufman at the same moment. Ricky Gervais deserves all the accolades in the world. But the Americanized The Office is its own creature, now, and almost shouldn't be compared to the BBC version anymore. For instance, BBC: where's YOUR Ed-Helmsian character, YOUR Andy? ExACTly. /Point.)
Meanwhile, allow me to discourse, if you will, for a moment, on the worthiness of our officially-licensed The Office Horseboat T-shirt design. Dwight Schrute, the originator of Horseboat, a mastermind idea if ever there was one, deserves plaudits to the max for such an invention. For, as he says, when introducing it, "Horse. Boat. A canoe built around a horse so you can go from riding to water travel without slowing down. Horse boat!" CANNOT. LOSE.
(I would kill to see the design implemented IRL.)
For the time being, however, we shall simply have to enjoy the Horseboat image emblazoned on a nice, cozy cotton t-shirt. And you know what? It makes me feel like taking up yachting. (The kind of yacht that would support a small stable in its belly, that is. And maybe an ice cream fountain. And possibly a teeny hotel for the jockies. Who would also have to be amphibious in order to fulfill the ultimate Horseboat fantasy.
Did that just get really kinky?