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Friday Funny

A look at the lighter side of business, either directly or indirectly, as it relates to facility management and commercial real estate. Issues of morale, workplace humor, and comic relief are highlighted here.

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What could be crazier than window blinds that, instead of blocking the rays from the sun, actually capture them to heat a facility? Hmm...maybe that's not so crazy after all.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Cashing In The Rays

FRIDAY FUNNY: Cashing In The Rays

What could be crazier than window blinds that, instead of blocking the rays from the sun, actually capture them to heat a facility? Hmm...maybe that's not so crazy after all.

FRIDAY FUNNY: All Together Now!

In New Orleans, La Quinta Inns and Suites convened the "Largest Human Mattress Domino Drop."

FRIDAY FUNNY: Extra Day, Extra Clean

Take time out of this day to straighten up and de-clutter your workspace.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Good Signs Gone Wrong

Lesson to facility managers: don't be surprised by the silly responses you might get to the signs you post around your buildings and sites. You are not alone.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Workplace Treasure Hunt!

Using common sense repairs, behavioral changes, and technological improvements, companies can increase the energy efficiency of nearly any kind of facility – a manufacturing plant, a retail store, even an office building.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Workout at Work

The more stressful the situation (or position), the more a boss may take it out on employees, so instead of bullying, go take a walk!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Vive La France?

Nothing says family fun like starvation, frozen tundras, and extreme egomania, right?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Essential Cell Phone Etiquette

Do we really need to hear the opening chords of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" while our co-worker is away from his or her desk and that annoying unattended cell phone keeps ringing?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Stink Bug Solutions

These hearty creatures have experienced a recent population explosion, and there are no signs of it tapering off, according to experts. Fortunately, there are new ways to solve the problem.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Laughing Over Quantum Physics

This Friday Funny is an oldie but a goodie based on the "when a tree falls in the woods" conundrum, but with an IT twist.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Holiday Office Party Season

It is possible to enjoy the office holiday party without having regrets the next day. And in this tough employment climate, who really wants to start 2012 searching for a new job?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Hot Tub Data Centers!

Data centers are not the typical backdrop for humor, but a few years back, an ad campaign took a poke at the temperature issues inherent in server rooms packed wall to wall with essential computer technology.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Just A Drop In The Bucket

Xylem has created a fun and challenging new online game called Go H2O GO to help both water management professionals and consumers alike learn how to conserve this precious resource more effectively and efficiently.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

This post was submitted by TFM FM Frequency Charles Carpenter, a facility management professional who is often asked to test his powers of creative thinking.

FRIDAY FUNNY: CANSTRUCTION Returns To NYC!

Every year, architects and engineers compete to see which team can build the most spectacular structure using little more than cans of food. After the competition is over, the cans are donated to a charitable food bank.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Optimizing Your IT Department

This is apparently how IT professionals see tech support calls from their side of the fence.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Zombie Safety Tips For Working Teens

The free Halloween themed online game takes players through a variety of workplaces and risks to illustrate how to work safely and avoid becoming a zombie.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Take A Seat–Literally!

While you may not believe this following story, it's true. A very unusual online store is selling a one of a kind office chair: a pilot's ejector seat.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Speaking The Same Language

How can facility managers find just the right thing to say without ticking anyone off? This little cheat sheet should come in handy.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Faster Than A Speeding Sofa!

For those of us with furniture that just sits around doing nothing, it's time to get cracking on a new record!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Signs Of The Times

Here's another batch of humorous signs that have an unusual way of conveying a message.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Maintenance Worker Swan Song

With unemployment at near record levels, perhaps more young people will give the skilled trades another look.

FRIDAY FUNNY: "La Guerre des Post-It"

Gigantic retro cartoon and video game characters are terrorizing the urban landscape, and employees are spending thousands of hours planning their next visual assault.

FRIDAY FUNNY: “La Guerre des Post-It”

Gigantic retro cartoon and video game characters are terrorizing the urban landscape, and employees are spending thousands of hours planning their next visual assault.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Can You Dig It?

what's happening to all of that expensive construction equipment sitting idle around the stagnant region? One creative company is putting it to good use.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Confusion In Computer Labs

Here are some tongue in cheek tips on how to confuse people at the heart of the IT customer base--computer lab users. (Disclaimer: this is just a joke--FacilityBlog is not recommending that anyone actually do these things.)

FRIDAY FUNNY: Rosie The Robot Meets Her Match!

Charged with keeping the Jetson household neat and tidy, the fictional Rosie has essentially met her modern day match: Dr. R.E. ("robotic environmentalist") Cycler—an educator AND a machine with a true purpose: to explain the ins and outs of recycling.

FRIDAY FUNNY: When HP Tapped MP

In the 1970s and 1980s, HP gained a foothold in the very young personal computer and peripheral business. To spread the message, it tapped the comedic genius of Monty Python's John Cleese, whose product endorsements are humorous indicators of how far technology has come in that time.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Google TiSP WiFi Service Goes With The Flow

Google is actively developing a higher-performance version of TiSP specifically tailored to small and medium-sized businesses, including 24-hour, on-site technical support in the event of backup problems, brownouts, and data wipes.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Thank Your SysAdmin (Not Your Teacher)!

As the last Friday in July, this is officially System Administration Appreciation Day. (Did you even know such a day existed before reading this post?)

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