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: 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... ...Read More...

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... ...Read More...

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... ...Read More...

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... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Improve Morale Through Cleaner Workplace Banter

Three of the most critical factors that affect morale are lighting, temperature, and noise. And improved morale can lead to higher productivity and lower absenteeism. Find out how you improve morale in your workplace with these few free... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Monty Python’s Architect Sketch

Facility managers should be suspicious of an RFP that includes rotating knives or a mock up with a questionable central pillar... ...Read More...

Friday Funny: Storied Disneyland

The magic of Disney has been experienced by millions of people around the world over the past several... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Paging Dr. Hello Kitty!

Visitors view newborns in the Hello Kitty-designed maternity ward, at the Hau Sheng hospital. (AP Photo Credit/Wally Santana) Back in 2006, Hau Sheng Hospital in Yuanlin, located 95 miles outside of Taipei, latched on to the benevolent cartoon symbol associated with all things cute, pink, and cuddly—Hello Kitty. Visitors of the hospital’s maternity ward (which has now delivered about 2,000 babies since its adoption of the Hello Kitty... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Workshop Tools for “Dirty Jobs”

In the spirit of "Dirty Jobs," this Friday Funny is dedicated to all of those skilled workers who follow the mantra: I'm dirty, and I'm... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Demolition=FAIL

Sometimes, when you're trying to make something better, you actually make it worse. Here are two brief video clips that are textbook examples of demolitions gone wrong. (There are many of these gems online, for those of you who might be... ...Read More...