Category Archives: Arts

#9: tell jokes

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Tired of being the butt of stupid lawyer jokes?  How about these classics:

Q: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying?
A: His lips are moving.
Q: What’s the diff between a porcupine and a Mercedes Benz full of lawyers?
A: The porcupine has pricks on the outside.

Get revenge. Please!

Lawyer/Comedian Karen Bergreen insists that being a lawyer helps her as a comedian. She says that writing a joke is similar to writing a legal argument, except “in comedy, you take a set of facts and you come up with a conclusion that’s, hopefully, unexpected or funny.”

Need another joke to get you riled up?
Q: How do you get a group of lawyers to smile for a photo?
A: Just say, “Fees!”

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#8: do magic

Lawyer/magician, Ray Karch points out, “deception is highly prized in both professions.”

Hey…I didn’t say it.

#6: become a lego artist

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Corporate lawyer turned sculptor, Nathan Sawaya, travels the country sharing his work. His medium? LEGO® bricks.

Sawaya’s exhibition, The Art of the Brick, features works constructed from nearly one million Lego pieces. Sawaya created a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge spanning 7 feet and a life-size tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. He even built a sculpture of Stephen Colbert and created a portrait of Keith Olbermann.  Yes, with Legos!

Sawaya’s been a guest on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and David Letterman and has been featured in The Washington Post, Newsday and the Los Angeles Times.  You can’t tell me the law degree didn’t contribute to that! He’s certainly more interesting than the thirty year old guy with no job, who lives with his parents and plays with blocks.

Amazing.

(I’m inspired… thinking Play-Doh®)

photo from brickartist.com