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FRIDAY FUNNY: Rooftops Are No Place For Blowup Dolls
In Houston, TX, the public will no longer be subjected to inflatable marketing devices. This comes after a recent incident on a shopping center rooftop, when an out-of-control blowup gorilla deflated and caused a fire.
Enjoy this humorous retro look at dangers in the common workplace, courtesy of the Safetycare channel on YouTube.
The engineering mind is a fascinating thing. When an engineer comes on the scene, the most common objects—a stack of pennies, for instance—can be transformed into just about any architectural masterpiece.
While these little tidbits have absolutely nothing to do with facility management, they seemed worthy of Friday Funny posting.
Here's a collection of interesting holiday decorating ideas from around the world.
This little gem has been floating around the Internet this week, but I thought it would be appropriate to share with anyone in the construction/facilities/building profession who may have missed it.
What happens when you incorporate the (sometimes) tedious concept of recycling into one of the most popular, yet controversial programs on television? Check out these clips from the folks who bring you "Family Guy."
Many members of the facility management profession have a natural knack for engineering. For those folks, this humorous list of toolbox items may sound frustratingly familiar...
WorkSafe Victoria has come up with a gruesome campaign to get the point of workplace safety across: The Body-O-Matic vending machine designed to sell spare body parts.
In addition to a mountain of awaiting e-mail, employees returning from vacation often have to deal with pranks executed by (envious?) co-workers who feel a little inconvenience is the perfect way to show someone just how much they care.
As a morale and teamwork building exercise, Halloween at the office efforts can be a great management tool.
Back in 1985, Terry Gilliam directed an offbeat film entitled, "Brazil." Very dark, the film presents both a futurist and retro ("steampunk") interpretation of the absurdity of administrative bureaucracy—one that still holds true today in many ways.
Today's Friday Funny is short and sweet. It's all about fun with out of office messages.
Check out the following "love notes" exchanged between co-workers who have been pushed to extremes as a result of phantom kitchen etiquette violations.
The follow images were sent to me by two different people. They illustrate the creative adaptation of objects once they've reached the end of their original useful life.
In Wales, the message conveyed in a road sign has caused a bit of a scandal in this classic case of taking something far too literally.
I'm just not feeling very funny today. But more than anything, I could use a laugh right about now. So here are some of the top jokes from different parts of the world.
It's the end of Summer '09, and people are starting to get back to reality. Kids are going back to school, manufacturing is gearing up for a tenuous economic recovery, and engineers are doing what they do best--"MacGyver"-ing whatever they can to keep things chugging along.
When the High Line park opened in NYC's Meatpacking District, guests at the adjacent Standard Hotel were inadvertently providing "views" of their own by parading in various stages of undress in front of the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows.
The 3rd annual Chicago CANstruction® Competition successfully raised over 70,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
From the BBC Web Site, published on 16 June 2008 (by way of Peter SJF Bance).
For some employees, knowing they are running late for work does absolutely nothing except stimulate their creative juices in order to make up the latest excuse as to why they are late for work—again.
Long before Obama proposed a Happy Hour Diversity Summit, a local furniture store in High Point, NC area embraced the concept as a way to drum up business during the down economy.
Oh, how true they are...these laws of life are brought to you by Peter SJF Bance.
While this originally circulated as a true story, it is really an Urban Legend that evolved out of a simple three line joke that has been around since the late 1990s.
Can this machine reduce restroom supply orders?
Outgoing students from Sutton Grammar School went to new lengths to pull off a rude, but imaginative joke which was unspotted for years. It was recently discovered by Google Earth.
Cheesecake and wine were part of one criminal's loot.
After checking out this toilet paper awareness campaign in Copenhagen, I am now convinced that Hamlet wasn't the only Dane off his nut. Brace yourself for this... (Warning: photo is a bit gross!)
Happy National Doughnut Day (the first Friday of June each year). Enjoy your free doughnuts while watching the FacilityBlog Friday Funny.