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.)

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Restrooms Back In Times Square For The Holidays

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Restrooms Back In Times Square For The Holidays

For the third year, Charmin has placed 20 deluxe stalls in the heart of this tourist area to make it a little easier for New Yorkers and visitors...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Black Friday Countdown

FRIDAY FUNNY: Black Friday Countdown

The holiday shopping season will kick into gear in just one week, but with such a gloomy economic picture looming, many people are wondering just how much–or how little–goodwill and cheer they can muster by the time Christmas rolls around. Extravagant office parties are being scaled down or even canceled, and Secret Santas may go on hiatus as co-workers struggle to prioritize their holiday spending...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Lost In Space

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Lost In Space

For astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper, gravity got the better of her and her tool bag during yesterday's maintenance mission in...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: New Office Policy As A Result Of The Credit Crunch

FRIDAY FUNNY: New Office Policy As A Result Of The Credit Crunch

This offering is a tongue in cheek look at the drastic measures that could be put into place by the most desperate...Read More...

Weird Wednesday: Fire Protection… “Do You Smell Wasabi?”

Weird Wednesday: Fire Protection… “Do You Smell Wasabi?”

Japanese firm SEEMS Inc. has developed the "Wasabi Fire...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Only In Japan

FRIDAY FUNNY: Only In Japan

Move over, dancing fountains of the Bellagio, there's another water wonder in the...Read More...

BONUS FRIDAY FUNNY: Monk-E-Mail

BONUS FRIDAY FUNNY: Monk-E-Mail

Many people don’t feel particularly funny these days, which is one of the reasons the FacilityBlog Friday Funny tries so hard (sometimes too hard) to give its visitors a reason to keep coming back to work week after week (even if it’s just to check out the Friday Funny on FacilityBlog). Today’s offering comes from our career development partner, CareerBuilder. Make sure to check out TFM Online the...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: A Reptile Walks Into A Bar…

FRIDAY FUNNY: A Reptile Walks Into A Bar…

… And patrons welcome it by taking some photos with it and setting it up at the bar. (That was after taping the mouth and putting it in a box.) Luckily, this crocodile was only about two feet long, so it was fairly easy to contain. This happened last Sunday at the Noonamah Tavern in Noonamah, Australia (population 483). Eventually wildlife officials came to pick the croc and brought it to a farm several miles...Read More...