Facebook's New D.C. Office Parties Like it's 1989

New HQ names rooms after '80s and political phrases like 'Carlos Danger Zone.'

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The conference room names at Facebook's new Washington, D.C. headquarters mash political names and terms with 1980s pop culture references.
The conference room names at Facebook's new Washington, D.C. headquarters mash political names and terms with 1980s pop culture references.

Facebook has new headquarters in Washington, D.C., and that office is ready to take the highway to the Carlos Danger Zone.

The social network's Washington staff recently moved into a new, larger office at 1299 Pennsylvania Ave., where they decided to name their conference rooms using a mash-up of wonky political phrases and pop culture references from the 1980s. Jodi Seth, spokesperson for Facebook, says the Carlos Danger Zone conference room is one of the funniest mash-up names, referring to both the sexting alias used by one-time New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, and the theme song to the 1986 film "Top Gun" called "Danger Zone."

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"Something that is unique about Facebook offices is that we vote on a theme for the conference room names and once we decide the theme we vote on room names," Seth says.

Totally radical and wonky examples of office names include "Howard the Lame Duck," and "Risky Official Business," both of which are in reference to similarly named '80s movies. Mash-up conference room names also include musical references, such as "Cloture Club" after the 80's band Culture Club; "Guns n' Rose Garden," and "Whip It."

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