Off topic: 'The Office,' Shanghai eats, Beowulf and a freaky robot dancer

Like “The Office”? Like knowing the dates of random pop-culture happenings? Then you’ll love “The Office Time Machine.”  Shanghai has some really weird restaurants that will make you long for the normalcy of Hot Dog on a Stick. The long-awaited  J.R.R. Tolkien translation of “Beowulf” will finally be published. Can an overblown movie trilogy be far behind? And this freakish robot exotic dancer (don’t worry, it’s safe for work!) will haunt your dreams.


At top: An image from a previous awful “Beowulf” movie. Photo by Paramount Pictures.

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Mike Murphy is a web producer at the Mercury News, and also writes for Good Morning Silicon Valley and 60-Second Business Break.