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

The main goal of 2012Architecten is to re-purpose discarded materials in an attempt to divert trash from the waste stream. As architects and designers, they have the talent and creativity to fabricate truly fantastic things, like transforming old refrigerators and washing machines into a mobile ice cream stand!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Cool In So Many Ways

FRIDAY FUNNY: Cool In So Many Ways

The main goal of 2012Architecten is to re-purpose discarded materials in an attempt to divert trash from the waste stream. As architects and designers, they have the talent and creativity to fabricate truly fantastic things, like transforming old refrigerators and washing machines into a mobile ice cream stand!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Going Dutch/Deutsch

A metal strip down the middle of the EBC delineates one country from another, but for the facility management team, the gulf—in two languages—is much broader.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Hands Off My Stapler!

Furniter dealer OFM and Swingline, the makers of the iconic Red Swingline Stapler, have joined forces to launch the "Hands Off My Stapler Contest."

FRIDAY FUNNY: Food Follies

In the workplace, food can be the cause of much controversy. FacilityBlog has dedicated its Friday Funny space on numerous occasions to share tales of culinary indiscretion,

FRIDAY FUNNY: An Uplifting Superhero Story

In one hospital in London, UK, every effort has been made to tap into the restorative and positive powers so often associated with superheros.

FRIDAY FUNNY: You’ve Got To Pee It To Believe It

Earlier this year, Sega announced a bold diversification move; it was branching out into a new niche that had not been previously tapped by the big players in the gaming industry—urinals in public restrooms.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Mulligans On The Mall!

Combine your love for the building arts with a putter, ball, and one-of-a-kind mini-golf course designed by some of the region’s most creative architects, construction firms, urban planners, and designers.


When it comes to practical jokes in the workplace, does the facility manager get involved?


For those looking for some extra stretches, here are a few, courtesy of Jockular, that might help make your horrible day just a bit better (by making you laugh, at least just a little).

FRIDAY FUNNY: Remember To Have Fun!

Having fun, laughing, and feeling good will improve health and performance, accelerate learning and memory, increase confidence and empower you to accomplish even more than you dreamed possible.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Hallmark Moments in the Workplace

The workplace...what hasn't already been said about it (that can be repeated here)? When all else fails, there are Someecards...for times when you care enough to hit send.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Cities From The Creative Comic Book Mind

In a style reminiscent of the 1927 film, "Metropolis," combined with the comic book look of The Adventures of Tintin, the talents of another Belgian comic artist, François Schuiten take make believe urban landscapes to new heights.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Watch Out For The Wild Chair

Approach this chair too quickly, and you won't have a very comfortable seat.

FRIDAY FUNNY: This Is Unacceptable!

A survey conducted by OfficeTeam reveals some interesting reasons people have left their jobs.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Why Workplace Logistics Matter

Sometimes what seemed like a great idea on paper doesn't turn out to be such a great idea in reality.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Following Up On Viral Geekiness

Last week's retro inspired MIT Tetris retrofit met its 21st century counterpart when one UC Berkeley freshman, Derek Low, transformed his dorm room into something as well.

Friday Funny: It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a…SHARK???

This week's Friday Funny is another one from the "you have to see it to believe it" file. The world of weird architecture is...

Bonus Friday Funny: The Saddest Offices in the World Contest Winners (or Losers)

This week's bonus FF post comes courtesy of Wired magazine, which runs an annual Saddest-Cubicle contest. And since Wired caters to the IT audience,...

Weird Wednesday: Finding Neverland Among The Tumbleweeds

While the glitzy enclave once served as a happy retreat for many children (and some adults with overly developed Peter Pan complexes), the scene took on a sinister tone after Jackson's 2005 child molestation trial. The property has been left relatively unattended ever since, as Jackson became more reclusive and found it increasing difficult to maintain the property and pay its operations staff.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Viral Geekiness

So much for the low tech, but creative Post-it note war FacilityBlog covered in 2011. This high tech stunt elevates playful building art to a new level.

Friday Funny: Darwin Award Honorable Mentions

For anyone unfamiliar with the Darwin Awards, this honor has been bestowed upon those members of the human race who have done a great...

Friday Funny: Happy July 4th!

Well, this has nothing to do with facility management, but FacilityBlog can't miss the opportunity to wish visitors a happy July 4th (in the...

Friday Funny: The Mystery Facility

Guess what this is?It's a new prison in Austria!The photographs show the Justice and Detention Center in Leoben, Austria. The building was completed in...

Friday Funny: Sinatra Does Myspace

This Friday Funny is short and sweet, and particularly fitting for those of you who are still not quite sure about what to make...

Friday Funny: Dance Club In London Powered By Patrons

On July 10, Club4 Climate, an environmental group founded by British real estate mogul Andrew Charalambous, opened what it touts as the world's first...

Friday Funny: Men (And Women) At Work–Yeah, Really!

As more and more employees gain Internet access from their desktops, surfing the Web on the job is becoming a serious issue for both...

FRIDAY FUNNY: More Subtle Than Lighting A Match?

For facilities managers tirelessly fighting the never ending restroom complaint battle (and who isn't?), there is a new weapon in development that's designed to address the issue of relentless restroom odor.

Weird Wednesday: Can Pliable Lights Be Therapeutic?

These soft anthropomorphic pillows and warming lamps,"heat, light, and provide company" according to the designer.

Friday Funny: Yo! Engineering Gets Even Cooler

Wanna be cool? Impress your fellow engineers with this hit YouTube rap all about particle physics. Don't forget to share it with your friends!

Friday Funny: Life At Google Is Full Of Giggles

Everyone has heard about working at Google. It's fun! It's wacky! It has sliding boards, pool tables, and unimaginable perks. But in the mind of the facility manager, the fun and flexible environment at Google may be considered slightly nightmarish.

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