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: Still Crying All The Way To The Bank?

This Friday Funny actually ends the week on a bittersweet note, particularly for those who consider themselves fans of the late great Liberace. After 31 years of operation, the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas will close its doors this Sunday, October 17,... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: That Noise? Oh, That Was Just My Chair…

A German inventor has come up with the Intelli Chair—a chair that emits sounds from seatbacks and cushions to suggest when users should make posture adjustments or take breaks from... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Going Up?

This past week, there were two interesting elevator related news items. The first was a piece examining elevator rider body posture. The second explained the safest way to survive a free fall in an... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Employee Training With Extra Cheese

In the 80s, certain industries went a bit overboard with employee training videos in a desperate attempt to train the largest number of people in the shortest period of time (and at the lowest cost). The results were cringe... [...]

Friday Funny: IKEA Goes To The Cats!

How did the facilities and operations people get 100 curious cats out—from behind walls (with power saws, apparently), exposed ceiling rafters, and all sorts of other unlikely places—in time to open one London area IKEA store to the public the next... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Which Came First? The Dopey Question or the Incomprehensible Answer?

Ever since computers became part of the workplace, users have struggled to keep their machines up and running. So what's a user to do? Call tech support. Easier said than done, as illustrated by this collection of "real" tech support... [...]

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... [...]