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.)

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...

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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...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Workplace One Liners

These little workplace humor tidbits were originally posted by Lane Olinghouse. Feel free to add your own in the comments section or share over the table at Thanksgiving (or any family dinner, for that...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Some Post-Hurricane Humor

Post Hurricane Sandy, there is no simple way to make things better immediately for those still recovering from the storm, but here are few humorous thoughts to help make the mood a little lighter for facility managers who are struggling with the aftermath of the...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Accentuate The Positive, Eliminate The Negative

One innovative and mobile app enabled device could provide a place for people to relieve themselves outside while turning a nuisance (public urination) into a nutrient for hungry bamboo...Read More...