Finally a lawyer who is funny outside of the courtroom.

When Marcel Strigberger tells non lawyers that he is a lawyer and a humourist, the most common response is, “That’s an oxymoron”.

Lawyers are often the butts of crude jokes. There is even a joke about lawyer jokes. It goes, “Lawyers don’t think lawyer jokes are funny and laymen don’t think they’re jokes”

The law and the practice of law are rife with humour. And we all can use humour to break the tensions, to create rapport and simply to maintain our sanity.

Marcel has been effectively using humour in his litigation practice for over 35 years. And he has also published legions of humourous articles in legal and non legal publications. Marcel is also an accomplished speaker. He has addressed lawyers, judges and non legal people, in an entertaining manner, on how to use humour to enhance one’s professional and personal life.

His talks will be of great interest to anyone interested in issues such as civility, burn out or technological overwhelm, or to anyone who simply does not wish to be stuffy and rigid.

Legalhumour.com is a unique site also containing original humourous articles penned by Marcel about lawyers, judges and cases. Marcel also amuses the folks with frequent blogs about news items with a legal twist.

Other ingredients: NO LAWYER JOKES

Insects, Worms, and Other Louses

Nov, 9 2014 8:54 PM
by Marcel Strigberger

    A university in Belgium, has become the first commercial kitchen to serve a creepy crawly feast of worm burgers and worm nuggets. In fact worm products are even finding their way into some supermarkets in Belgium.

    Producers say these delicacies provide us with a wide range of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids.

    Until now, when you say Belgium, you think of chocolates, French fries and Stella.  After reading this story, I am considering now passing on the first two and switching on the third to Heineken.

    If this delicacy gains popularity in these parts, it will probably impact on lawyers’ work.  I mean if some sap buys some worm jam at Bills No Frills and doesn’t like it much, will he sue?

    What will his statement of Claim read like:

        “4. The plaintiff bought a 250 gram jar of Willie the Worm chutney.  Upon tasting it, he noticed that the product contained worms. As a result, he     suffered severe nervous shock...”

     I can think of lawyers who might take on a case like this. I shall however keep my thoughts to myself given the ongoing case of Jian Ghomeshi...never mind.

    And the ass of the week award has to go to the City of Fort Lauderdale, where 90 year old Arnold Abbott was charged for feeding the homeless in public, contrary to a very recent by-law.  The arresting cop said to Abbott, “Drop that plate right now”. If convicted, the good Samaritan can get up to 60 days in jail.

    Fort Lauderdale sees nothing wrong with its actions. In fact its mayor announced that it also intends to proudly twin itself with Sodom and Gomorrah.

    The city’s actions start making the alleged BDSM activities of Jian Ghomeshi look not too bad.

    Bon appetit.

    I practice personal injury and insurance and family law.  Please visit my practice site, www.legalhumour.com.  No insects were harmed in writing this blog.


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