"Anyone can pull off one awesome office prank, but these guys have invested years in creating the ultimate pranks," said April Kahn, one of the panel's five judges.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 30, 2012
Those wacky corporate goof-offs have done it again. Dirk and Brent, who shot to fame in 2006 with their Cubicle Wars office pranks and revised them four years later, are back on top after having been named Number One on the "Best Ever Office Pranks – Ever" list.
Cubicle Wars is the story of two office drones with so much time on their hands – thanks to their use of enterprise reporting software that does their jobs for them – that they spend their days pranking each other.
"Anyone can pull off one awesome office prank, but these guys have invested years in creating the ultimate pranks," said April Kahn, one of the panel's five judges. "We bestow this title as a Lifetime Achievement Award. It's like Robert Redford winning an award for 'inspiration to independent and innovative filmmakers everywhere' – except Dirk and Brent win theirs for inspiring slackers everywhere."
You can see Dirk and Brent engaged in what is called epic (by them) and petty (by pretty much everyone else) in the accompanying video.
Other pranks on the top 10 list include turning a cubicle into a tanning booth, creating a "Hoff-tile" work environment, and installing a dual (triple?) purpose office chair.
The "Best Ever Office Pranks – Ever" awards are sponsored by enterprise reporting software giant Windward, which coincidentally commissioned the Cubicle Wars videos.
Windward offers business intelligence, enterprise reporting, document generation and Web-based business intelligence solutions. Launched in 2002, Windward is the only full-featured, robust Java and .NET engine to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as a layout tool, putting template design and report and document generation power in the hands of the end user. Any Office user can easily and securely create reports and documents with almost no learning curve. Additionally, OEMs and VARs use Windward’s reporting component.
Windward works by merging any XML, SQL or custom data source—or any combination thereof—with a Microsoft Office report template. It feeds data into the template to create a what-you-see-is-what-you-get report or document that can be generated in DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, PDF, HTML, direct to printer, RTF, XLS, WordML, TXT, and CSV. Windward runs as a standalone application or in an enterprise computing environment. Also unique, Windward implements in hours, offers affordable server-based pricing, and offers “prompt, fantastic” technical support via a 24/7 support forum and support contracts. A free trial of Windward's products is available at http://www.windward.net.
The Windward user group spans 70 countries. User applications include financial statements, inventory reports, product-usage reports, purchase orders, invoices, training certificates, timesheets, and licenses. Other applications include reporting to meet requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, Patriot Act, ARRA, HIPAA, Health Level Seven, Gramm-Leach-Blailey, Basel II, and other U.S. and international acts and accords affecting financial services, real estate, government, and insurance industries and the consultants and integrators serving them.