Friday nonsense…

Not rearing pigs payout…

I am grateful to a friend of mine, as it happens a good lawyer, who felt that I needed a laugh this morning.

Basically… it is a letter to the Rt. Hon David Miliband MP, Secretary of State, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) from Nigel Johnson-Hill.

Mr Johnson-Hill states in his letter to Miliband that a friend of his was paid £3000 by the Rural Payments Agency for NOT rearing pigs and Mr Johnson-Hill seeks Miliband’s advice on how best to go about getting into the “not rearing pigs business.”

This pdf of the letter…. is well worth a read if you want a laugh this morning.

“F**** sake has another Pope died?

A rather curious question for any lawyer to ask, but this question was asked by one of Scotland’s top Silks recently at a social event.

I quote from The Scotman report:

“Yesterday, (Donald Findlay QC) found himself in the uncomfortable position of repeating his jokes at a disciplinary hearing where he stands accused of bringing the Faculty of Advocates, founded in 1532, into disrepute over his behaviour at a Rangers social club, where he declared, while wafting away smoke: “F*** sake, has another Pope died?”

The full report makes interesting reading. Scotland’s sectarianism is a matter which many take seriously.

And still more… FSI meets “The Office”

RollonFriday (always worth a visit on Fridays for their news) provides the link to a video of an office outing organised by Finers Stephens Innocent.

This is what RollonFriday had to say: “The video reaches David Brent-ian levels of cringe. The managing partner gives his welcome speech from behind what appears to be police tape, two partners dressed in jungle gear dance around to The Lion Sleeps Tonight and staff have their hands immersed in something gooey.”

And here is the video

So… quite a few laughs for a wet Friday morning…. bizarre.  Matt Muttley of Muttley Dastardly LLP feels inspired by this film… a report on their own summer profits party may well follow…

7 thoughts on “Friday nonsense…

  1. The ‘pig letter’ had me in stitches – i too am now thinking of giving up lawyering and going into full time ‘not farming’ – can’t believe I wasted all that time and money getting qualified to do something which could indeed prove to be far less lucrative than not rearing pigs! It has brightened my day… L2B 🙂

  2. I don’t quite know why but the lamb’s bollock had me cringing at my computer with my fingers in my ears and my eyes tightly shut – it was far worse than anything The Office could have dished out. I wonder if they’ve seen a downturn in applicants to work there since showing the video?!

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