Well, Randy Newman? Let’s hear you write an Oscar-winning song about a dirty sponge.

March 1st, 2011 · 40 comments

Kate in Los Angeles likened this office post-it pile-on to “the Toy Story of the office kitchen — when you’re away, all of the inanimate objects start talking.”

So…Dreamworks, Pixar — let’s talk options, shall we? (“It’s Toy Story meets The Office — a guaranteed hit in all four quadrants!)

related: The paper towels want a voice in where they live, okay?

FILED UNDER: anthropomorphism · Los Angeles · most popular notes of 2011 · saga · smartass · sponges


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  • #1   Canthz_B bang

    FINALLY! They’ve put it in writing!

    I told you those voices in my head were real!!!

    Mar 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   lagne

    I want to work there.

    Mar 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Canthz_B bang

    I’m going to change my scrolling screensaver from “Away from my desk–Be right back” to “Please replace me”.

    Those idiots will probably just promote me again. :roll:

    Mar 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   lupanime bang

    Hey, we have two celebrities in this picture, a worn-out Sponge Bob and the modern version of Alice in Wonderland’s Drink Me

    Mar 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   The Elf

      I fully expect a fourth picture showing a mushroom with a post-it that reads “One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.”

      Or perhaps the mushroom was eaten before the first picture and that’s what prompted the whole scene.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   park rose

      Yes, we definitely know who wears the square pants in this relationship.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   park rose

      Or whose square pants are worn . . .

      Mar 2, 2011 at 9:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   plausibly

    The plot device is that the janitor is quitting and starting work at another building. And the kitchen stuff has to find its way there!

    Mar 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   JetJackson

    Afraid to say that I also work with nutcases like this.

    Mar 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Neeners

      It could be worse, you could work in an office like mine where everyone is TOO serious.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   TKD

      To paraphrase my poker playing grandmother: If you look around the table and can’t spot the nutcase, it is probably you.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   JetJackson

      Oh I know I am a nutcase… I just don’t like having to work with other nutcases. I would prefer they not steal my nutcase thunder.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 11:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Melissa B

    my mom does this too. she writes notes where the toothpaste wants to be and how much things want to be cleaned.

    Mar 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   FeRD bang

      Which is way more effective than just putting-away or cleaning those things, I’m sure!

      Mar 2, 2011 at 12:05 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   GhostWriter bang

      Hold on, Melissa; your Mom writes notes and attaches them to your teeth?

      Mar 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    That water bottle needs to go down to the Employee Assistance Program.

    He’s not four-fifths empty…he’s one-fifth full and needs to know that, own it and move forward with confidence.

    Well, 20% confidence in his worth at least.

    Mar 1, 2011 at 11:04 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   plausibly

      I think if the water bottle started getting frisky with the tea… things might improve? Bro just needs to get laid.

      Mar 1, 2011 at 11:09 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Canthz_B bang

      Needs his “contents” spilt?

      Mar 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   pony girl

    This one is so awesome that it is now my desktop background!

    Mar 1, 2011 at 11:22 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Anonymous

    Somebody had way too much time on their hands!

    Mar 1, 2011 at 11:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Mrs.Beasley bang

    I’m confused as to why the Sharpie is badgering the water bottle about being adopted. Sharpie, what’s your point?

    Mar 2, 2011 at 1:40 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   graham_cracker bang

      I think the Sharpie was actually talking to the Splenda.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 2:51 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Nora

    The sad, empty water bottle… David Tennant
    The angst-ridden Splenda, destined to never be anything more than a replacement… Thora Birch
    The suicidal sponge that just wants to be replaced so it can rest… James Marsters
    The tea, attempting to be a peacemaker while trying to control its own jittery instincts and bergamot aftertaste… Kevin Spacey
    The sharpie, pointing out the uncomfortable truths in the lives of the other supplies to keep itself from looking back at its own past… Owen Wilson
    The cup, too tired of looking for companionship, that just wants to be used… Zooey Deschanel
    The empty Scotch-Brite bag, trying to bring comic relief but never quite fixing the tone of the group… Jack Black

    Mar 2, 2011 at 3:07 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Denise

    I’m confused who the sharpie is talking to….the splenda? Or is he commenting on the sponge conversation (the second one called the first brother)……guess it’s the crazy cousin that no one listens to anyway?

    Mar 2, 2011 at 7:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   The Enclosed Instruction Book bang

    I wonder if they’ll put a sticky note on the counter that says “I’m sick and tired of supporting you guys.”

    Mar 2, 2011 at 7:46 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   clumber

      Then the evangelistic feminist spoon will have to complain about the use of “guys” not being inclusive of her gender.

      (Clumber, a female herself, considers ‘guys’ to be gender-neutral, just for anyone keeping score at home)

      Mar 2, 2011 at 8:10 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Canthz_B bang

      Never could get “gals” to roll off my tongue right. I played with “dolls” for awhile, but that doesn’t work well…and those statements come out really wrong on up to three counts depending on your score on the Lipstein Perversion Scale!

      Mar 2, 2011 at 8:27 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Mary

      CB, you know what a doll is, don’t you? It’s an empty headed plaything. :)

      Mar 7, 2011 at 11:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Stewart Peterson

    What about the post-it notes themselves? Don’t they have feelings? Can’t we just understand their perspective for once?

    Mar 2, 2011 at 8:06 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   dixiechick

      Yeah, the Post-Its ™ are definitely being exploited in this situation. Time for a People’s Revolution for the Post-Its! (Paper cuts only, please, no blood.)

      Mar 2, 2011 at 8:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   The Elf

      They were asking for it.

      Mar 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   ISpy

    My money says this is the kitchen of an ad agency, or the loony bin. Oh wait, those are kind of the same.

    And I just need to say, dixie, I am in awe of your use of the trademark symbol on your post. I can barely find the caps key.

    Mar 2, 2011 at 9:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   berge bang

    It kind of looks like all of them except for maybe the new Scotch Brite package were written by the same person. Which worries me.

    Mar 2, 2011 at 11:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   People Person

    It’s not the sponge talking, it’s the bacteria.

    Mar 2, 2011 at 11:11 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Lauren--NY

      Haha! I love this one. At least people are having some fun at work!

      Mar 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Managed Hosting

    Now that’s what I call a good use of managed time in a work day. Where’s the stapler?

    Mar 2, 2011 at 12:15 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Flip-Flappin'

      I believe you have my stapler.

      Mar 3, 2011 at 8:13 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   I donno

    It should have stopped at “stop fighting” that was hilarious but then it just kept going & wasn’t as funny.

    Mar 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Clumber

      Just a smit like overanalyzing a joke, eh?

      Mar 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   GhostWriter bang

    You wanted a Randy Newman song…

    The Sharpie’s note got no wisdom
    Sharpie’s note got no wisdom
    Sharpie’s note got no wisdom, ya see?

    The old brittle sponge,
    wants to die
    The Scotch Brite one
    Is here to fight
    The tea knows it,
    That pacifying tea!
    Then the cup just tells them,
    “Why don’t you drink me?”

    But I don’t get that Sharpie note,
    …don’t get that Sharpie note,
    …don’t get that Sharpie note.
    It’s weird!

    Sharpie’s note is just the thing
    to analyze…
    it makes me wonder if…
    Is the Pen adopted,
    or the Splenda’s wife??

    The Sharpie’s note got no wisdom
    Sharpie’s note got no wisdom
    Sharpie’s note got no wisdom, ya know?

    I get the Splenda’s point
    He’s a pot calling black,
    …and the Scotch Brite line,
    saying “Just relax”
    There’s a little water-
    of course the jug’s empty!
    are all the fights mended
    by the pacifying tea?
    Now that little yellow Splenda’s
    calling me a fake?
    How much more can I even take??
    Well, I don’t get that Sharpie note,
    …don’t get that Sharpie note,
    …don’t get that Sharpie note.
    It’s weird!

    Mar 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     

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