Friday Funny: Don’t Be Left in the Dark

Time for our Friday Funny! It’s been a short 4-day work week in the U.S., but it’s still good to look at the calendar on Friday. Let’s celebrate the end of the week with a little humor.

Here’s how it works: We provide the cartoon (drawn by Diane Alber, our favorite data center cartoonist) and you, our readers, submit the captions. We then choose finalists and the readers vote for their favorite funniest suggestion. The winner will receive their caption in a print signed by Diane. Please visit Diane’s website Kip and Gary for more of her data center humor. Congrats to last time’s winner Anthony Parkes of The Schofield Centre, who submitted, “Water cooling is the way forward.”

Below is our “Dark Squirrel” cartoon for the Data Center Knowledge caption contest. Kip and Gary are getting in trouble again!

Diane writes: “I was shocked to hear that squirrels had been a culprit of some major data center outages over the years. So I thought, why not create a comic about it.”

Add your caption that best fits the cartoon below in the comments. You could be a winner!


To see our previous cartoons, visit the Humor section on Data Center Knowledge.

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About the Author

Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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  1. He should use mouses on running wheels to generate clean power instead of squirrels !!

  2. Dude- Put down the coffee cup and grap my tatical assault shot gun in Cabinet 34 Row H

  3. dday

    Who says geeks dont have a night life?

  4. @InsiderThreats

    Inside The White House Data Center, its a challenge controlling the "Secret Squirrels".

  5. Our new four factor authentication security system is not working: something you have; something you know; something you are; and a squirrel.

  6. Frank

    Oh my, I know we go above and beyond for our boss, but pest control was *not* in our job description.

  7. Who hit the EPO switch?

  8. StevieG

    Oh, I thought it was unusual when they said the SQ(uirre)L server was going nuts.

  9. Anthony

    Not Again....

  10. Skip

    "Let's just hope he knows how to fix it when you catch him"

  11. Rick Ross

    Keep it up Gary, he looks tired...

  12. Pablo Leija

    Hopefully with the lighting savings the company hire the expert SQuirreL

  13. AJ

    This is how data center techs eat lunch in Oregon...

  14. Mike S

    I knew I should have used some of that vacation time I squirreled away...

  15. What do you mean he's after my Cage nuts? gulp !

  16. Kevin J

    Who will believe a squirrel hit the EPO? Hey, at least we know the backup light works!