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Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, the fictional employer of Dwight Schrute, Pam Beasley, and the rest of the Office gang, is now a real paper company due to a “reverse product placement” deal between NBC and the Staples-owned Get your Scrant on January 2012.

New Bishop of Durham knocking on door at Saturday's ceremony. Image from durham.
New Bishop of Durham knocking on door at Saturday's ceremony. Image from

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