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Friday Funny

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: 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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Workout at Work

The more stressful the situation (or position), the more a boss may take it out on employees, so instead of bullying, go take a walk!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Vive La France?

Nothing says family fun like starvation, frozen tundras, and extreme egomania, right?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Essential Cell Phone Etiquette

Do we really need to hear the opening chords of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" while our co-worker is away from his or her desk and that annoying unattended cell phone keeps ringing?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Stink Bug Solutions

These hearty creatures have experienced a recent population explosion, and there are no signs of it tapering off, according to experts. Fortunately, there are new ways to solve the problem.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Laughing Over Quantum Physics

This Friday Funny is an oldie but a goodie based on the "when a tree falls in the woods" conundrum, but with an IT twist.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Holiday Office Party Season

It is possible to enjoy the office holiday party without having regrets the next day. And in this tough employment climate, who really wants to start 2012 searching for a new job?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Hot Tub Data Centers!

Data centers are not the typical backdrop for humor, but a few years back, an ad campaign took a poke at the temperature issues inherent in server rooms packed wall to wall with essential computer technology.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Just A Drop In The Bucket

Xylem has created a fun and challenging new online game called Go H2O GO to help both water management professionals and consumers alike learn how to conserve this precious resource more effectively and efficiently.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

This post was submitted by TFM FM Frequency Charles Carpenter, a facility management professional who is often asked to test his powers of creative thinking.

FRIDAY FUNNY: CANSTRUCTION Returns To NYC!

Every year, architects and engineers compete to see which team can build the most spectacular structure using little more than cans of food. After the competition is over, the cans are donated to a charitable food bank.

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