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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.


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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.

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Body-O-Matic, for the Unsafe Workplace

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Nothing Says "I Love You…"

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Everyone Likes a Good Carving

As a morale and teamwork building exercise, Halloween at the office efforts can be a great management tool.

(Creepy) FRIDAY FUNNY: Somewhere In The 20th Century

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: I'm Currently Out Of The Office…

Today's Friday Funny is short and sweet. It's all about fun with out of office messages.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Pushed To Their Limits (Over Foodstuffs)

Check out the following "love notes" exchanged between co-workers who have been pushed to extremes as a result of phantom kitchen etiquette violations.

FRIDAY FUNNY: German Recycling Gets Creative

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.

Friday Funny: More Stupid Signage Stories

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.

Friday Funny: Top Jokes from Around the World

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Engineering Ingenuity

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Don't Look Now

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: 2009 Chicago CANstruction Winners

The 3rd annual Chicago CANstruction® Competition successfully raised over 70,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

FRIDAY FUNNY: When Jargon Turns to Babble

From the BBC Web Site, published on 16 June 2008 (by way of Peter SJF Bance).

FRIDAY FUNNY: You're LATE!

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.

Friday Funny: Racial Harmony For Fun And Profit

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Laws of Life

Oh, how true they are...these laws of life are brought to you by Peter SJF Bance.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Gates vs. GM

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Waste Not, Want Not

Can this machine reduce restroom supply orders?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Year End School Pranks

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.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Discerning Thievery

Cheesecake and wine were part of one criminal's loot.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Butt I Don't Mean To Offend You; I Just Want To Make You More Aware

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!)

Friday Funny: The Ultimate Video Fail

Happy National Doughnut Day (the first Friday of June each year). Enjoy your free doughnuts while watching the FacilityBlog Friday Funny.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Pearls of Wisdom

This offering comes from Peter SJF Bance, author of the Friday Funny mailing list. And while this list isn't specifically facility management oriented, it crosses all boundaries and may provide a few chuckles to those who haven't already seen them.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Work Is Fun!

These three offerings illustrate just how much fun can be had at work. Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!

FRIDAY FUNNY: Cats At Work

Perhaps these cats demonstrating the six phases of work can actually be found at a call center in some far off land....

FRIDAY FUNNY: Suicidal Lunch

Let's cap off this week with a dumb blonde GUY joke! Why not? It's the Friday Funny, after all.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Some More Funny Facilities

Here are some more of the most crazy, crooked buildings from around the world. Not so sure about the cats and mice, but one can only venture to guess what it would be like to live and work on one of these buildings.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Workplace Safety…FAIL

These videos are purely for entertainment purposes; they are not meant to offend. Those of us at FacilityBlog take the issue of workplace safety very seriously.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Am I Annoying You Yet?

Who is the most annoying person in your office? Or is you (heaven forbid)?

FRIDAY FUNNY: Extreme Demolitions

Some of these explosions/implosions are spectacular illustrations of how facility managers feel when frustrated by their buildings.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Murphy’s Lesser Known Laws

Typically, facility managers appreciate the classic Murphy's Laws (which go back as far as 1841, according to Wikipedia, but were formalized in 1877 at a meeting of an engineering society). This week, we have Peter SJF Bance to thank (again) for these lesser known laws from Murphy.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Maine Coffee Shop Tries Stripped Down Marketing Tactic

Less is more, at least for one innovative coffee shop in the small town of Vassalboro, ME. Owner Donald Crabtree has found a way to bolster business and bring in the customers (and job applicants) during this tough economic spike: topless servers.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Employee Happiness Kit

With jobless rates topping 8% around the country, employers are scrambling to find options to pacify staff members left to do the work left behind. Here is a low cost option for facility managers to consider.

Friday Funny: Decoding Cyberjargon

In order to help keep its visitors up with the times, FacilityBlog brings you this glossary of terms that apply to today's techno-times.

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