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skriesberg   3/5/2013 7:25:10 PM
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I knew we should have had a pre-party meeting to determine what to bring, everybody brought balloons and nobody brought the Raspberry Pi

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JeffL_2   3/5/2013 8:41:12 PM
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...and under the old retirement plan we received a lot of complaints from employees that upper management was getting so-called "golden parachutes", or unfairly lucrative deals compared with what the average employee receives, so we came up with this new system which is clearly much more equitable. Any questions?

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seaEE   3/6/2013 5:20:13 AM
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"So we cut the weight of our product by 1/3 at about two pennies additional cost."

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bnowak0   3/6/2013 4:25:29 PM
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A group of engineers putting a box of condoms to use, the only way they know how...

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Stargzer   3/15/2013 7:59:26 PM
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Which explains the blush on the cheek of the lady on the left ...

Model A
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Model A   3/6/2013 5:06:24 PM
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This year, our corporate R&D tax credits from the polititians in Washington are nothing but hot air.

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OmegaMan   3/6/2013 5:34:29 PM
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Bob made his point about shrinking profits and ballooning costs.

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Silverlock   3/8/2013 7:14:06 PM
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"So, to keep this meeting lighthearted, anyone who wishes to speak must first breathe in some helium from his or her balloon."

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plink   3/8/2013 7:20:14 PM
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You simply attach it to the balloon.. and it goes up into the cloud.

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BrainiacV   3/8/2013 7:22:04 PM
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Proofreading e-mails before sending is essential. It should have read "There will be no more clowning around at meetings." The omission of the word, "no" was unfortunate.

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kteam42   3/8/2013 7:22:07 PM
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Even at a party, Bob always has to try and show everyone else up.

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Videobub   3/8/2013 7:24:57 PM
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Levity, levitation. Same difference guys! Either one means a bad joke happens, right?

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Superbk   3/8/2013 7:29:24 PM
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I said the forecast is sunshine and lollipops - not bolloons!

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gizmo.mdk   3/8/2013 7:57:04 PM
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Good Morning Everyone: I called this meeting to inform you all of the bad news. Due to the sequestration cuts, our main source of revenue has been cut. Therefore, we'll all have to stop clowning around and actually produce a real product and do real work for a change. So everyone back to your desks and get crackin'!!!

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Quickbadger   3/8/2013 8:28:57 PM
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Bob was a real veteran of these "Balloon-Storming" meetings.

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Quickbadger   3/8/2013 8:31:08 PM
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Management thought that employee ratings should be more visible to promote peer competition.

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Chuck.Hill   3/8/2013 8:52:56 PM
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Our financial performance didn't support paying out bonuses this year, so we have these great balloons instead!

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Rick_Hille   3/8/2013 8:55:23 PM
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The first "float your idea" session got off to a bad start when it became apparent that nobody thought to bring marker pens

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DavesGarage   3/8/2013 9:58:21 PM
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Jeff asked me to add balloons to my flowchart presentation this afternoon... Did everybody get one? I have plenty.

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David Ashton   3/8/2013 11:53:24 PM
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Bob realised his "Balloons for Bad Ideas" session was not a good idea when he ended up with more balloons than everyone else....

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BrainiacV   3/10/2013 3:38:50 PM
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Bob hoped, maybe this time, the project will get off the ground.

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BrainiacV   3/10/2013 11:44:55 PM
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Bob was hoping the visual aids would illustrate the ballooning costs of the project.

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Denis.Giri   3/11/2013 8:50:54 AM
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Now that everyone has to move around with as many helium balloons as he has subordinates, the CEO doesn't leave the building on windy days anymore

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Walter.Piel_#1   3/11/2013 11:44:02 AM
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HR was going to have to chat with Bob about his side business as a baloon seller.

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NoNIckName_#2   3/11/2013 3:29:34 PM
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The new bonus plan sucks!

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Parreco   3/11/2013 3:40:44 PM
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Well, I'm glad I misunderstood....I thought our boss said we have too many BUFFOONS in the Engineering department!!

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bnowak0   3/11/2013 5:49:26 PM
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Handing out Participation Balloons to the Engineering department is the only way of ensuring they pay attention during HRís Health and Safety reviews.

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NoNIckName_#2   3/11/2013 9:46:27 PM
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Marketing Dept. Training Session: Intermediate hot air blowing

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Model A   3/12/2013 2:50:17 PM
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First Aid CPR is like blowing up a balloon, you blow twice and pump 15 times. Now where did that tire pump go?

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mhrackin   3/12/2013 8:48:33 PM
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Is everyone set to start shooting down the trial balloons with paper clips?

mhrackin
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mhrackin   3/12/2013 8:50:09 PM
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That's the last time I'll schedule a design review immediately after a Marketing meeting!

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Wnderer   3/13/2013 7:35:24 PM
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Bob misunderstood the request for a lecture on the use of baluns.

seaEE
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seaEE   3/14/2013 4:23:55 AM
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The goal was to find new markets. Each employee would be given a helium baloon and a product flyer to release on a windy day.

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NoNIckName_#2   3/14/2013 8:58:18 PM
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You know, I thought it was too good to be true when the sales guy handling static charge generators promised free samples.

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Stargzer   3/15/2013 8:12:39 PM
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During a sudden flashback to the late 1960s, Larry had a strange desire to go up, up, and away to a stoned soul picnic in the 5th Dimension. "Last night, I didn't get to sleep at all," he said.

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Stargzer   3/15/2013 8:20:47 PM
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They all knew that Larry, the Lead Engineer, couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time, but he did manage to keep their attention by wielding baloons and a sharp pointed object during his presentation.

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Stargzer   3/15/2013 8:23:56 PM
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Larry manages to find a way to take the Bored out of his Board Room presentation.

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bwalker970   3/15/2013 8:24:27 PM
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The new incentive for design review participation was working out better than expected.

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Denis.Giri   3/18/2013 8:04:04 AM
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clinical trials banned on baboons

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nannasin28   3/19/2013 7:16:19 AM
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new bonus plan sucks! http://www.hqew.net

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David Ashton   3/19/2013 10:23:22 PM
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The Librarians conference. In the interests of silence, you write your question on your balloon.

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NoNIckName_#2   3/21/2013 2:58:48 PM
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Nick brought party favors to the layoff notification meeting. Didn't go well.

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BrainiacV   3/22/2013 6:14:22 PM
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Ted brought balloons for everyone on the invite list, but forgot most would be teleconferenced in.

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WireMan0   3/22/2013 7:18:24 PM
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I just knew these guys in marketing were a bunch of clowns.

RSOJerry
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RSOJerry   3/22/2013 8:29:23 PM
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Damn cartoonist! I said to add some caption balloons.

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another nickname   3/23/2013 1:47:25 AM
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Phase 1 of project "Doomsday": - let's party like there is no tomorrow.

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TFCSD   3/23/2013 5:59:23 AM
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Customer surveys strongly indicate our current products lack the feature to float more like lead balloons. Using these balloons as a model, marketing has tasked engineering to come up practical solutions to utilize more lead in our next product lines and make them more floatable.

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TFCSD   3/23/2013 6:00:56 AM
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Customer surveys strongly indicate our current products lack the feature to float more like lead balloons. Using these balloons as a model, marketing has tasked engineering to come up with practical solutions to utilize more lead in our next product lines and make them more floatable.

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Don Swaab   3/23/2013 2:19:37 PM
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Good morning, cartoon characters. Here are your caption balloons, containing your dialogue for today's Dilbert comic strip.

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Don Swaab   3/23/2013 2:31:25 PM
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To celebrate your Floating Holiday, you may hold one of these colorful helium ballons, while coming to work as usual.

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Don Swaab   3/23/2013 2:49:38 PM
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That should be spelled "balloons".

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Don Swaab   3/23/2013 2:48:04 PM
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To celebrate your Floating Holiday, you may decorate your cubicle with one of these colorful helium balloons, while coming to work as usual.

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Don Swaab   3/23/2013 6:01:28 PM
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To celebrate your Floating Holiday, you may float one of these colorful helium balloons over your cubicle, while coming to work as usual.

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proleptic   3/26/2013 8:20:13 PM
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With the new edict that design reviews be both exhaustive and brief, all comments will be limited to the time we can talk like squirrels using only the helium in these balloons...

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NoNIckName_#2   3/28/2013 2:53:52 PM
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Wild and crazy directors having fun at a board meeting

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garyv   3/29/2013 5:46:45 PM
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Bob demonstrates his idea for getting around airline restrictions for shipment of hazardous materials.

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denis.vautour_1   3/29/2013 6:52:06 PM
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Due to budget reductions, we have come up with our own in-house design methodology. It's called BML, which stands for Balloon Modelling Language...

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garyv   3/30/2013 1:59:52 AM
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The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition now includes the Handing Out the End of the Project Thank You Balloons process as part of the Hey Let's Party Process Group and the Let's Get Down Knowledge Area.

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garyv   3/30/2013 2:18:09 AM
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Apologies... I've been trying to study for the PMP certification exam, and it's really getting to me. I also took liberties with some Cheryl Crow lyrics, and a couple of glasses of wine.

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garyv   3/30/2013 5:02:27 AM
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Not everyone is a big fan of balloons in the workplace. The same holds true for clowns and the Twister game while we're on the subject.

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NoNIckName_#2   4/1/2013 8:19:33 PM
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I don't think this will ever be as popular as beer Friday!

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Flukee   4/5/2013 6:21:50 PM
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Must be weigh-in day for the company's "Biggest Loser" contest.

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