ABOUT DUNDERHEAD NATION
What is Dunderhead Nation?
Dunderhead Nation is a Social network made up of devoted fans of the NBC Television Comedy "THE OFFICE". The Office fandom is very vast. This social network is the newest format for Office fans to connect. At present, this particular network is small. But with a vast resource of Office fans throughout the internet fan community, we're sure to grow very quickly. Office fans have many other fan friends of their own to invite. The potential of The Dunderhead Nation Social Network to grow larger is great. The Dunderhead Nation Social Network is your very own corner of the internet where you as an Office fan can join in and connect with the exact people in which you already have so much in common! What do you have in common? Your love for The Office! In similar fashion to Myspace or Facebook, you can make your own personal profile about yourself that everyone can visit. You can share photos, videos, post blogs, make comments, announce events, invite friends, add friends, keep up with friends with IM or chat, an so on! It's like a little "myspace" or "facebook" just for Office fans! So this is the network for you! We can help each other out, and inform each other about the latest Office fan trends, office news, and Office Activities! Share your love of The Office with people that understand you! If you haven't created your own profile, you should start now! This is the place to share Office Love, and show gratitute for others that post their Office Love! Sure you have Office friends on your other social networks, but there might just be some people on facebook or myspace who are not as big of a fan as you are, and may not always appreciate your Office fan posts. But here at Dunderhead Nation, you can relax and rest assured that the people generally look forward to your Office fan posts (such as: Blogs, Photos, Videos, News, Meetings, Fan activities...etc!) Although you talk to your Office fan friends on major social networks now (Twitter, Myspace Facebook..etc), it's a good idea to bring those same friends in here so you can share Office fandom material in much greater volume. Bring your Facebook and Myspace Office fans here! Invite them! We all look forward to it! You'll find that the friend you invited can meet new fans that they will enjoy getting to know, and they will be happy you introduced them to fellow Dunderheads that have things in common with them. You'll find that your friends as well as yourself will gain even more friends in common that your didn't even know you would have!
What is a "Dunderhead"?:
The term "Dunderhead" was coined in 2005 to represent a fan of TV's THE OFFICE. In particular, the NBC Version of The Office's International Television Franchise. Inspired by TV Fans such as the Trekkies of Star Trek whom had their own identity, Office fans were often described by dozens of different inconsistent terms. Taking a cue from the Grateful Dead fans called the Dead Heads, and inspired by The Office's TV fictional name "Dunder Mifflin", the word "Dunderhead" was born! Actually, it was reborn with it's new meaning. Originally defined by the dictionary to mean: "Dunce", the term "Dunderhead" was outfitted with it's new definition to mean: "Office Fan" in 2005 by Dunderhead Nation creator, and long time Office fan blog contributor Gary Dunn (a.k.a. "Bobblehead Gary") of Columbus Georgia USA. Although he and his immediate fan friends used the term often on all of the major blogs and fansites, the term was not accepted easily at first by the Office Fan Community. It wasn't until Angela Kinsey adopted the term that the word "Dunderhead" finally began to gain momentum. Taking her cue from the fans on her myspace who used "Dunderhead" routinely to describe themselves, Angela and her fellow castmates began using the term to greet and describe their fans in early 2006. The word began to stick. Soon, major TV Bloggers, as well as the fans themselves adopted the term. Today, the term "Dunderhead" is the accepted name for Office fans. It is a mocking, jokingly self deprecationg, fun, and endearing term to the fans that use it to describe themselves. You'd have to have that sort of sense of humor in the first place to be an Office fan. Fans understand the double-meaning, and it's humor and yet still love it. Although the term was coined by a fan, and became viral by the actual fandom, today the term "Dunderhead" is also the accepted term used by the television show staff, and NBC UNIVERSAL itself. NBC has even issued "Dunderhead" products for fans. TV Entertainment Shows, Newspapers, Entertainment Blogs, TV News,
Department Stores, Internet Online Shopping Sites etc., all now use "Dunderhead" to describe Office Fans! Not since the "Trekkies" of Star Trek has there been such a tight knit fandom as is the Dunderhead Community. Meetings, Conventions, Trade Shows, Fan Fairs, etc. have all been places where Dunderheads have convened. Now we all have the same type of community to meet, share, explore and LOVE the Office! Right here! On the Dunderhead Nation Social Network! Why not start your own profile today?
Dunderhead Nation is not directly affliliated, nor paid by NBC UNIVERSAL. Dunderhead Nation does not earn profit from NBC's intellectual material in any way. Any funds received are not for profit nor to exploit. Any funds received are for operational expenses of this social network and no funds will be accepted for donation or profit which are affilited with the use of NBC materials. Funds are donated independantly of NBC, and are not for profit. This is a FAN BASED Not-for-profit network of members whom express their gratitude for the television show The Office and members are not permitted to earn funds from use of NBC Material whatsoever. Spammers are not permitted to use this network in any way. This is a network of personal fan "shrines". There are no pais staffers in the Dunderhead Nation Social Network. This is a fan network, and volunteers contribute solely as a labor of love.