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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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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 eco-club. The London party spot features a dance floor designed to harness the energy of dancers. This is based on a principle called piezoelectricity. This approach uses crystals or other materials […]

Friday Funny: Dance Club In London Powered By Patrons

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.

Weird Wednesday: Plant Yourself A New Facility

An international firm comprised of scientists, horticulturists, and designers is going back to its roots—literally—in its quest to create structures that are truly "one with nature."

Friday Funny: Shiver Me Timbers, It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day!

While software piracy is no joke, here's a brief video that seems especially fitting when technology automates tasks previously handled manually by employees.

Friday Funny: Your Workspace Reveals Your Politics

According to a story from LiveScience.com Senior Writer Jenna Bryner, cubicle or office decor says a lot about the left or right leaning tendencies of employees.

Friday Funny: Management Mumbo Jumbo

While politicians are the true pros when it comes to Orwellian manipulation of language, representatives from big business are building a laughable linguistic stockpile of their own.

FRIDAY FUNNY: But Can Your Table Do This?

Who's ready to stop playing Giant Land in Super Mario Brothers 3 and start living it?

Weird Wednesday: Used Mattress Design Competition

Fms with an excess of used mattresses can now transform this massive burden on the waste stream into something positive, thanks to a design competition sponsored by Architecture for Humanity and Rubicon National Social Innovations.

Friday Funny: Government Employee Evaluations Mock Poor Performance

Today's Friday Funny is an ironic (and sometimes politically tinged) overview of humorous performance evaluations for federal workers.

Friday Funny: First Industrial Safety Rap Song Created

Employees mix industrial safety and rap music.

Weird Wednesday: "As Seen On TV"

A real life Simpsons house from the long running show of the same name.

Friday Funny: Server In A Bottle

A bottle of Ballantine's Scotch Whisky acts as a proper housing.

Friday Funny: Another Toilet Story

At the beginning of the tourist season, a major new attraction was grabbing headlines at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State. What was it? You guessed it...a toilet

FRIDAY FUNNY: Murphy’s Law…At Work

Murphy's law is defined by the statement, "if anything can go wrong, it will." The following examples illustrate how the same definition can be applied to things that go wrong in the workplace.

Weird Wednesdays: Strange Bedfellows Serving Up Sabretts At Stadiums Across The Country

Watch out lunch lady, the Cowboys and Yankees are aiming for your hairnet and meatloaf.

Friday Funny: A Quick Cartoon

Back in the early days of FacilityBlog, we offered a Friday Funny Cartoon with a caption contest. Some of our cartoons still get numerous...

Weird Wednesday: Posh Pet Properties

Extravagant pet homes will by famous architects will be auctioned on EBay; money raised will go to the non-profit Animal Medical Center in New York City.

Friday Funny: Would You Wear This To Work?

An office related costume can get everyone's attention more than a mask and a cape.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Engineering As Infographic

This Friday Funny comes from John Haydon, social media consultant and astute observer. Infographics are extremely popular these days, and Haydon has come up with this one to sum up what he calls "The Ultimate Flowchart For Engineers." Since many facility management professionals have engineering instincts at the very least (many actually have formal engineering training and/or work as licensed engineers), this seemed like an appropriate item.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Johnny CAN Read, And Engineers Prove It

This feel good story explains how local engineering firms have sponsored reading/mentoring projects as part of the Engineering Better Readers program developed by the Engineers' Leadership Foundation.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Pros and Cons of Wandering WiFi

If you've been too busy to follow the hype around SXSW, you may have missed the story about one creative agency's marketing experiment undertaken during the event: homeless hotspots.

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.

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