Dunno if you saw this Saturday night -- and I did, a sad admission -- but Saturday Night Live's latest "Digital Short," starring The Office's Rainn Wilson as a business exec trying to slash the budget, had a local tie. Granted, it was a very tenuous and accidental local tie -- no doubt, the "Corporate Headquarters" depicted in the opening and closing scenes is merely stock news footage in the NBC files -- but it's there nonetheless. If I am not mistaken, this is the office building in question. Or was, anyway. --Robert Wilonsky
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