Face it, Quality is a tough profession, and sometimes you need a break from the stress. This is where Oxebridge’s free humor documents come in.

EYESORE 9001 was first published in 2004, and has since been downloaded over 250,000 times. It’s a hilarious and biting look at not only the ISO 9001 standard, but the machine behind the creation of such standards. Updated for ISO 9001:2008, you can still download it for free below.

DUMBAS9100 takes on the aviation, space and defense industries, with this parody of the aerospace standard AS9100. For mature readers only (some adult language), you can download it here.

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EYESORE 9001:A Smartass’s Guide to ISO 9001:2008

SECOND EDITION!! New for 2010!


Face it. Working all day on your ISO 9001 program is tough, and sometimes you need a change of pace. Why not spend it reading a book on ISO 9001… one that will make you break out in belly laughs and snort your drink over your keyboard? Besides, the boss will think you’re doing work when he sees you reading something with the number “9000” on the cover!

This original work is only available through Oxebridge.com. Eyesore 9001 Second Edition takes you through the ISO 9001:2008 standard clause-by-clause, translating each dry, pasty bite into a delicious morsel of sarcasm, wit and hilarity. Interspersed with the satire and biting commentary are bits of sage implementation advice, the latter of which must have gotten in there by accident.

If you don’t have a sense of humor — or if you’re one of the people who wrote the original ISO 9001:2000 — you should probably pass on nabbing this gem. The rest of you should stop what you are doing, close the office door, download the document and prepare for some of the funniest commentary on ISO 9001 since Dilbert discovered the “Big Honkin’ Binder.”

The first edition of Eyesore 9000 had over 150,000 downloads, rivaling the number of actual copies of ISO 9001 purchased officially in the US!

For a copy of the first edition, click here.

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NEW! DumbAS9100 – A Smartass’ Guide to AS9100 Rev C


Over ten years ago, Oxebridge sent a blast of humor to the cold, dead Quality profession with the publication of Eyesore 9000, a parody of ISO 9001. (Still available below.)

Now we take on the entire aerospace industry with a satire version of AS9100. With DumbAS9100, you will learn:

  • How to control your equipment, before it becomes self-aware and takes control of you.
  • Why FOD is a lot like soup from a bad deli.
  • How the Sticky Label Industrial Complex is responsible for those annoying calibration requirements.
  • How to make your Quality Manual sound more “aerospacey” with only one word. (Hint: it’s “turtle.”)
  • How drunk were the IAQG guys when they wrote the original AS9100.
  • How you can become a successful drunk like those IAQG guys.

If you’ve just had it with the dull, excruciating slog through AS9100, you deserve to give yourself a treat and read DumbAS9100. Hidden in the humor are some practical solutions for implementing AS9100, as well, which means you can totally defend any time reading it as “critical work-related activities.”

As usual, Oxebridge offers this document totally free. Download it now!

DumbAS9100 (PDF, 1.3Mb)

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