There isn't really much point to this thread. It's just a little anecdote I heard this week at work, and has become such a topic of conversation in the office that I've decided to throw it up here for general amusement and further comment.
One of my colleagues (who would prefer to remain anonymous but for the sake of example we'll call him Jim (because that's his name and it's easier than making one up)) was telling us about an incident at his previous job. Apparently, poor Jim had been working hard on a website as part of a major project that was nearing its deadline. Poor Jim came down with tonsillitis due to feeling overworked and run-down, and was signed off by his doctor. However, not wanting to let the team down, Jim continued to work from home - pulling a few late nights and weekends - in order to get the website ready on time.
The project was completed on time. To show their gratitude, the company arranged for a night out for all the staff, as well as a mock-presentation, in which each team member was given a comedy award for something or other. When Jim was called up to the stage to collect his award, he was presented with the Sense of Humour Failure.
His response was to tear it up, throw it onto the floor, and the following day lodge a formal complaint with the management.
Now I'll admit we're all a bit special in my office, but we find this hilarious.
On a serious note, I'm inclined to agree that this seems out of order, especially considering one of the members of the creative team was given the "Least Creative Person" award. It's all very well to give people comedy awards with a little bit of mickey-taking but TBH I think this goes beyond friendly jibing and into personal insults. But we still think it's pretty darned funny to get given a Sense of Humour Failure award and to tear it up and lodge a complaint.
Feel free to give this a "Vapid Thread Award", or give me a "Most Pointless Poster" certificate