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.

Friday Funny | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Haunted Hospitality

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Happy Happy Birthday Birthday!

On October 22, 1938—75 years ago—something happened that would change the workplace forever.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Future Of Flight…In Retrospect

Back in the 1950s, a team of architects and engineers (including famed industrial designer and creator of the St. Louis Gateway Arch, Eero Saarinen) put together a brief animated film on behalf of Washington International Airport.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Reality Theme Park Puts Kids To Work…And They Like It!

KidZania allows kids between the ages of four to 12 to do what comes naturally to them: role-playing by mimicking traditionally adult activities.

FRIDAY FUNNY: How Germaphobic Are You?

Survey finds some feel they are indispensable and can't miss work when they're sick.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Without Sesame Street, Jim Henson Might Have Ended Up Running Studio 54

Henson had a deep passion for the project and became personally involved in many of the operational details. He designed the furniture, lighting, and flooring—he even worked with architects on the blueprints for his groovy nightclub, Cyclia.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Cats On Guard At The Hermitage

After more than 200 years of service, these hard working cats are being honored in a fashion befitting of their position: an artist has been commissioned to create highly detailed Photoshop portraits of six of the cats, which will be featured in a magazine.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Do Amateur Acting + B-Grade Movie Backdrop = Compelling Crane Safety?

In the Sims Crane Minute, crane experts and safety professionals try to use innovative ways to provide basic education to raise awareness for these issues.

FRIDAY FUNNY: You’re So Vain

If you're an architect in Dubai, you probably think this post is about you, don't you?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Labor Day Follies

This survey was prepared by Harris Interactive© on behalf of CareerBuilder among 2,076 hiring managers and human resource professionals nationwide who were asked to share the most memorable methods candidates have used to stand out from the crowd, and whether their creativity got them hired.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Dolly Parton’s World Is About To Get Bigger

The bigger and better world of Dolly will include more thrills and sweeter dreams.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Sometimes It IS All In A Name

Under normal circumstances, a crime like this wouldn't make national headlines, but these aren't normal circumstances.


A significant building feature has been omitted from this problem plagued Spanish structure, scheduled to open shortly.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Need Coffee? Just Yawn!

Imagine a world where all you had to do to receive a free cup of delicious, steaming hot coffee was to yawn. That's right. Bye bye red eye.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Geek? Jock? Popular? Cliques Are Alive And Well In The Workplace

In a new survey from CareerBuilder, workers rank which departments are smartest and most social, intelligent, attractive—just like high school.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Don’t Laugh! Exercise At Your Desk To Improve Your Health

While it may look silly, simple desk exercises can do a great deal in terms of office worker general health and well being. So get up, walk around, and shape up!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Sweet Spot For Safety Spreads To The Head

With this offering, workers have the option of using a hard hat that not only helps to protect their head, but protects the environment as well. It makes a great snack too! (Only kidding....)

FRIDAY FUNNY: Like Sands Through The Hourglass

An illusionist/scientist who goes by the Internet name of Brusspup has updated the Chladni experiment and posted an impressive video that demonstrates the impact of sound waves.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Anecdotes From Around The Water Cooler

What is the funniest/weirdest/oddest thing that has ever happened in your facility? These are some highlights from Funny Office Stories. Readers are encouraged to share their own!


Siemens Energy has developed a free online game that challenges the user to design a sustainable energy system for a city.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Kids Will Be Kids

With the end of each academic year comes a new wave of student pranks. FacilityBlog has posted about them before, but this is a new one. In fact, in Simi Valley, it's an open and permanently shut case of senioritis at Royal High School. And officials don't see it as a laughing matter.

FRIDAY FUNNY: “Reaping” The Benefits Of Workplace Safety

Here's small taste of the most unusual workplace safety training video ever produced...A Reaper's Guide to OHS. This four minute safety scene can be shown as an icebreaker for any workplace safety training session.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Bring Your Own…Toilet Paper?

Municipalities are getting creative with budgetary matters, but one Missouri town took things a bit too far. In Windsor, officials even started a fundraising campaign to collect money for toilet paper, claiming that budgets had been exceeded.

FRIDAY FUNNY: An Escherian Stairway Exists?

Could Escherian Stairs really be hidden in some ignored corner of the RIT campus? When is a myth no longer a myth? Is it when enough people buy into it to make it true?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Elevating Excel To An Art Form

What will you do when you retire? If you're considering the possibility of creating amazing pieces of art using Excel, well, someone else is already doing it.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Ticket Please!

Here's a little joke about engineers and HR professionals that may have been bouncing around on the web for some time.

FRIDAY FUNNY: National Pretzel Day!

National Pretzel Day is an unofficial food holiday that is celebrated annually on April 26. On this day, fans of these treats pay tribute to pretzels of all kinds.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Earth Day Fables

Johnny Appleseed Arrested? John Henry Jobless? Paul Bunyan Blacklisted? Read on for these modern retellings of classic American fables.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Sliding Into Home, Literally!

For some people, living within the walls of a converted baseball stadium would be the ultimate fantasy. (Talk about your Field of Dreams!) And while baseball isn't for everyone, just think about the pickup baseball games the kids will play.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Who Will Claim “Top Of The Bowl” Bragging Rights For 2013?

Cintas’ annual “Bowl Game” is back—recognizing “top 10 places to go—when you’ve got to go”—as the company kicks off its 12th annual America's Best Restroom contest.

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