Friday Funny Articles

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: Late Again? Try One Of These Excuses!

Traffic is the most common culprit causing tardiness according to 31% of workers. But not all employees blame jammed...Read More...

Chu parodied in Onion story.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Outgoing Energy Secretary Chu Gets Parody Farewell From the ONION

Chu was viewed by many as a formidable foil on several controversial subjects—ranging from climate change to hydraulic fracturing to the viability of nuclear power in a post-Fukushima age. However, few of his critics could anticipate one aspect of Chu's character: his unflappable sense of...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Bovine Boosters Buoy Bowl

On the farm in Michigan, methane gas is being captured before it enters the atmosphere. This action generates registered carbon credits, which Entergy is purchasing to offset greenhouse gas emissions from Super Bowl-related...Read More...

Lady Gaga is pondering the prospect of investing in a Neverland renovation.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Going Gaga Over Neverland

Either the eccentric songstress is purely seeking publicity or she is genuinely enthusiastic over the prospect of taking on a project more massive than Michael Jackson's plastic surgery obsession....or...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Hand Sanitizer To The Rescue!

Nothing about having the flu is particularly funny, but one man's attempt to exploit his germs is certainly weird, if not comical. Last year, Fred Parker of Coolspring Township, OH attempted to hold up a local business in Sharon, PA by threatening to spread an antibiotic resistant staph infection....Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Ditch The Denim—Dust Off The Tux?

Some employees are taking the concept of dressing up to the extreme, sporting top hats and their "Sunday best" on Fridays. For them, the idea is to break the monotony of flip flops and flannel; some West Coast companies also like to do it in order to surprise East Coast guests who may be visiting for a...Read More...

indoor air quality, odors, blueair

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Top 10 Worst Smells

Next time you spray on that new fragrance beware—you may be turning off the very people you want to impress. A new study reveals the top 10 odors that can have a powerful and negative impact on our olfactory...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Can A New Office Chair Help Melt Away The Winter Blahs?

Some workplace experts suggest escaping the office winter blues with bright colors: cheerful shades can help workers beat seasonal...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Infrastructure Gets An Extra Bounce

Is there any new approach to infrastructure that hasn't already been tried? A trampoline! At Russia's Archstoyanie festival, that was the answer delivered by the Estonian architectural studio,...Read More...

Christmas E-Mail, David Petraeus, E-mail Privacy

FRIDAY FUNNY: E-Mail Privacy Measures Protect Infamous Interoffice Exchanges

On Thursday, November 29, 2012 the Senate Judiciary Committee took action to make it more difficult for law enforcement officials to access old e-mails without a warrant. And while privacy advocates are applauding the move, it would be hard to deny the fact that the new law would have put the following fictitious e-mail exchange "off...Read More...