The 2014 Best Surreptitious Selfies at Others Expense Winner Award (a custom award) goes to… Danette Pawlowski!

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Custom Awards are created, with winners selected, by the nominator. Here’s the nomination for Danette Pawlowski:

Award Name:  Best Surreptitious Selfies at Others Expense Winner
Award Winner: Danette Pawlowski
Submitted by ninja giggler

Danette regularly finds the most amusing of experiences at her work and manages to take an undercover selfie highlighting herself and the incident to share with a small number of friends.  She not only recognizes the humor, but adds to ours with her technological quips.

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The 2014 Best Re-Allocation of Room Designations Award (a custom award) goes to… Beth Slazak!

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Custom Awards are created, with winners selected, by the nominator. Here’s the nomination for Beth Slazak:

Award Name:  Best Re-Allocation of Room Designations
Award Winner: Beth Slazak
Submitted by ninja giggler

At the Doctor’s office where Beth works, they have an employees only bathroom.  In an effort to make it less noticeable to patients, they turned the name plate around so that it no longer read Bathroom, but was just a blank plate.

To stealthily dress it up a bit, Beth printed and cut signs that she tapes over the blank plate.  These include Tardis, Elysian Fields, Nirvana, and the obligatory Narnia, among others.

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The 2013 Comedy = Truth + Pain Award (a custom award) goes to… Wayne Manigo & Mandy Dalton!

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Custom Awards are created, with winners selected, by the nominator. Here’s the nomination for Wayne Manigo & Mandy Dalton:

Award Name: Comedy = Truth + Pain Award
Award Winner: Wayne Manigo & Mandy Dalton
Organization: DC Comedy Writing Group (site)
Submitted by Wayne Manigo

Wayne, a stand-up comedian, and Mandy, a clown, have teamed up to birth of a comedy group where everyone is welcomed. Through trial and error, they developed a formula for helping others succeed in their attempts to add comedy to their lives.

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The 2013 Fake Job Title / Straight Face Award (a custom award) goes to… Beth Slazak!

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Custom Awards are created, with winners selected, by the nominator. Here’s the nomination for Beth Slazak:

Award Name: Fake Job Title / Straight Face Award
Award Winner: Beth Slazak
Organization: (Not Given)
Submitted by IfYouAskIWillTell

Beth works in the medical field, and is required countless times a day to give non HIPA related information out to third parties on the phone.  For security protocol, a name and job title is always requested.  This gets boring, and demeaning, quickly.  On an Anything-Can-Happen Thursday she takes some license with her title of  “Records” or sometimes “Secretary.” They started as random but now relate to what office was talked about that day. Example titles include “Office Ray of Sunshine,” “Zombie Defender,” and “Hope for All Mankind.”

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Legacy of Laughter Award Winner: Joel Goodman

The 2013 Legacy of Laughter Award (a custom award) goes to… Dr. Joel Goodman!

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Custom Awards are created, with winners selected, by the nominator. Here’s the nomination for Joel Goodman:

Award Name: The LOL (Legacy of Laughter) Award
Award Winner: Joel Goodman
Organization: The Humor Project, Inc. (site)
Submitted by JG

Joel has been promoting the value of humor in the workplace since 1968. In fact, Joel is one of only two professional speakers in the world to have presented in all 50 states and on all seven continents. He has spoken at national and state conferences and in-house training programs for schools, human service organizations, corporations, non-profits, government agencies, and professional associations. Lucie Arnaz (Emmy-winning daughter of Lucille Ball) says “No one on the planet could be more deserving of recognition for what they have done for spreading the word on the healing power of laughter than Joel, Margie (his business partner and wife), and The Humor Project.”

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The 2013 International Humor Achievement Award (a custom award) goes to… The Humor Project, Inc!

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Custom Awards are created, with winners selected, by the nominator. Here’s the nomination for The Humor Project, Inc:

Award Name: The International HA (Humor Achievement) Award
Award Winner: The Humor Project, Inc. (site)
Submitted by JG

The Humor Project has sponsored 55 international humor conferences and workshops over the past 36 years that have attracted tens of thousands of people from all 50 states and six continents. In addition to the 50,000 letters the Humor Project receives each year (before “Google” became a verb) and the millions of folks who have visited their web site and applauded their pioneering work, they have their own panel of judges to vouch for the award above:  Steve Allen and Norman Cousins:

  • “I applaud and appreciate Joel Goodman’s pioneering work on the positive power of humor.”  –Steve Allen (stellar comedian, musician, author, and creator and first host of The Tonight Show)
  • “Enthusiastic congratulations on your ground-breaking work.”  –Norman Cousins (one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th Century and pioneer in the humor-health field)

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The 2013 Laughing at Ourselves Award (a custom award) goes to… DC Comedy Writing Group!

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Custom Awards are created, with winners selected, by the nominator. Here’s the nomination for DC Comedy Writing Group:

Award Name: The Laughing At Ourselves Award
Award Winner: DC Comedy Writing Group (site)
Submitted by Wayne Manigo

The Washington DC Comedy Writers Group provides a safe place for those who want to learn more about humor.  During the past two years, members have benefited from weekly meetings, various comedy sessions and workshops.  Frustrations about the workplace, life, and all things in-between become targets of comedy based jokes, articles, and skits.  Meeting are held every Monday, and it’s free to attend.

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Modern Family Award Winner: PhotoBiz

The 2013 Modern Family Award (a custom award) goes to… PhotoBiz!

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Custom Awards are created, with winners selected, by the nominator. Here’s the nomination for PhotoBiz:

Award Name: The Modern Family Award
Award Winner: PhotoBiz (site)
Submitted by Ellemazing

PhotoBiz is a modern company with a very modern and tight-knit corporate culture.

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