Friday Funny Articles

Each week, FacilityBlog features one article (at least!) that takes 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. (Articles from the Weird Wednesday feature are also found here.)

FRIDAY FUNNY: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Hotel????

Guests at Treehotel, which offers rooms incorporated into their natural surroundings, may need more than the most accurate satellite system to find their rooms in the... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Napo to the Rescue!

Napo films feature characters in the world of work, faced with safety issues. Using a cartoon style and wordless language, they blend education, cultural neutrality, and... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Funny Side of Architecture

What happens when the activities of a madcap group of overworked, frustrated architects is chronicled in the form of an old fashioned black and white comic strip? The result is a clever Web offering called Architexts. While originally created for the amusement of architectural professionals, some facility managers (and others in related fields) may also find it... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Shark Attacks In Downtown Silver Spring!

The Silver Spring, MD-based headquarters building of the Discovery Channel has experienced an upgrade in honor of its "Shark Week" programming—the structure was transformed into a gigantic... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Sleep In, Or Ship Out

The 120 room Travelodge has been built from 86 high strength steel containers which were constructed and fitted with the hotel room's fixture and fittings in Shenzen, China. Transported to England by boat, they were then put on a truck and fitted together like giant Lego... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Music To The Feet!

In 2009, Volkwagen launched a campaign it called "the fun theory" to encourage members of the creative community to invent practical, enjoyable, and easy ways for people to change themselves for the... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Little Did They Know…

No joke, in this board game from the 1970s called Offshore Oil Strike, each player has hazards like fire, blow-out, broken pipes, and much more to deal with in order to be declared the big winner.... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Furniture In Bloom

It's a table! No, it's a display case! It's a science project! No, it's all of the above (and so much... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: What's The Latest Buzz Around IAQ?

The retro-technology, called "biomonitoring," uses live honeybees to gauge air pollution levels from jet exhaust and ground transportation vehicles used in and around the facilities. The honey is taken from these bees is then tested for... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: What It Might Be Like To Work For Nintendo

Working at a place like Nintendo sounds like a fun job for anyone who enjoys the gaming experience. But in reality, it's still a job, just like any other--especially in terms of facility management... [...]