Was The Office's Kevin Malone Actually a Genius? Maybe, According to One Fan Theory

Was Brian Baumgartner's Kevin Malone really as dumb as he seemed on The Office? It depends on who you ask.
Was Brian Baumgartner's Kevin Malone really as dumb as he seemed on The Office? It depends on who you ask.
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The Office is the gift that keeps on giving. Though the workplace comedy, which ran on NBC between 2005 and 2013, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the series has remained extremely relevant today—and fans love that they can watch all nine seasons of the Scranton, Pennsylvania-based series on Netflix (until the end of this year, at least).

Since the show is still so well-loved, fans remain steadfast in their scrutiny of the main characters, as evidenced by the many fan theories that have popped up in the wake of The Office's series finale. One of the more intriguing theories revolves around accountant Kevin Malone, whose oddness is one of the things that makes him so likable. But was Malone as simple-minded as he seemed to be? According to one fan theory coming from Screen Rant, the answer is no. In fact, it proposes that Malone possesses one of the world's greatest minds.

One clue that makes this seem plausible occurs during the "Casino Night" episode, when Kevin shares that he won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the $2500 No-Limit Deuce-Seven Draw in 2002—a game that requires rare concentration, skill, and planning. Kevin has also been shown to be a schemer who thinks on his feet. For instance, he was the first Dunder Mifflin employee to figure out that Jim and Pam were dating, and he fooled Andy and Daryl during a game of Dallas so that he could leave with the cash prize. Perhaps he was concealing his genius the whole time as part of a long con to keep his colleagues in the dark?

If you're looking for some new Dunder Mifflin content to read, a behind-the-scenes book about The Office is available to purchase here. If that's not enough, there are plenty of other fan theories about The Office—including one that details why Michael hates Toby so much.

[h/t Screen Rant]

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Watch the American Psycho Business Card Scene, But With Cats

Cat-rick Bateman and friends in American Psycho.
Cat-rick Bateman and friends in American Psycho.

When it comes to designer suits, ax murders, and social commentary, 2000’s American Psycho has more than enough to spare. What it doesn’t have in abundance is cats. Though one kitten makes a memorable cameo, the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel suffers a regrettable lack of feline breakout moments overall.

As Nerdist reports, a YouTuber called OwlKitty addressed that very niche (and possibly heretofore nonexistent) critique by remaking the business card scene with cat photos. In the original segment, a group of arrogant young investment bankers gather in a conference room to drool over the subtle variations between their business cards. Christian Bale's Patrick Bateman is smugly certain that his new bone-colored card will take the cake, only to be outdone by the “tasteful thickness” of Paul Allen’s (Jared Leto).

In OwlKitty’s version, the hobnobbers brag about their cats, instead. Since most of the dialogue from the film scene revolves around hues, fonts, and watermarks, the YouTuber edited it down to the bare essentials—but cats as cute as these really speak for themselves. Bateman offers an image of his orange tabby, to which Bill Sage’s character responds with a photo of his own tabby freaking out over a toy mouse. After Justin Theroux’s character reveals his white cat (“White,” he explains), the group marvels over the clear winner: a video of Paul Allen’s hefty black cat swishing his tail.

OwlKitty’s artful American Psycho parody is the latest in a long line of cat-centric videos, most of which feature OwlKitty herself. According to her YouTube account, she’s a black cat who lives in Oregon, loves cream cheese, and usually goes by “Lizzy.” Some of her past appearances include clips from Dirty Dancing (1987), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), and The Mandalorian.

[h/t Nerdist]