7 Links for People Who Really Miss the Workplace

Vacations aren't for everyone. Do you miss the tapping of keyboards, or the cozy comfort of your cubicle? Do you long for a bit of break room chatter? Lucky for you, a few websites offer the perfect virtual fixes. Here are a few staples every office junkie should bookmark right now.

1. Authentic desk noises

Virtual Stapler has a gallery of the office essentials and three on-screen versions to choose from. Take a break from clicking and read some stapler poetry.

2. For those packing supply sounds

Picture 194.pngPop as much bubble wrap as you want at Virtual Bubble Wrap.  The site explains the anatomy of a sheet of bubble wrap, and for those with a competitive edge, you can time your popping performance.

3. For the eavesdropping

Think your coworkers say the strangest things? Submit quotable moments and see what office workers everywhere are listening to at Overheard in the Office.

4. For the office buffoonery

Picture 177.pngBefore Ricky Gervais was clowning it up on The Office, comedian Rick Davis was already a professional office prankster. He swallows letter openers, sends endless faxes, creates rubber band illusions and more. Strange as it may be, he might actually get paid to do these tricks.

5. For the rage

Do all the evil things to your desk you only dreamed of in the Cubicle Freakout game. Let all that frustration out, but be sure to turn the speakers down if you are in an actual office.

6. For the passive-aggressive doodling

Cartoonist Shane Johnson illustrates his musings on life in a cubicle. The office humor and materials (post-it notes, envelopes, highlighters, etc.) are authentic.

7. For some Speadsheet Artistry

Picture 164.pngMicrosoft Excel facilitates number and list churning, but it has also been an artistic medium for Danielle Aubert. Let it inspire your own creativity (or procrastination) and maybe you too can exhibit your masterpieces.

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.


Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!

Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.


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