Recently, we received our 1500th submission to the Great Hoover Hunt project, which aims to catalog all of the handwritten notes from longtime Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover in the Bureau’s files. To commemorate the occasion, we put together a collection of some of Hoover’s choicest bureaucratic broadsides, ready to be copy-pasted into your office’s Slack debate over who forgot to pick up more toner.
When someone actually managed to “Reply All”
When someone absolutely nails a presentation they clearly put together last-minute
When your developer keeps adding custom emoji instead of resolving tickets
When someone sets Spotify to Taylor Swift radio despite your explicit prohibition against it
When you’re accused of signing your coworkers up for fundraiser emails
When you’re asked to provide data to back up a proposal
When you finally get the minor CMS tweak you asked for
When someone on your team should really run for governor
When something funny gets posted to a private thread instead of #Random and everyone else is laughing at it
When it turns out they’re all laughing at you
Thanks to everyone who has participated in the project so far, especially Martha Boyd and Paul Galante, who provided the bulk of the submissions. There are still plenty more notes to go through, so if you’d like to help, click on the link below.
Image via FBI.gov