Sharp suits for Sean’s Accountants
|Your secrets are safe with
me, Mr Bond
It's not often that accountants make the showbiz news for
anything other than a tax avoidance scandal, but a quirky
payment method by James Bond star Sean Connery caught Tax
Meg Simmonds, an archivist for Eon Productions, revealed in
July that there are "virtually no" Bond costumes from the
1960s. She said this is because Connery, who played the iconic
spy from 1962 to 1967, and again in 1971 and 1983, kept most of
his suits for himself.
For keepsakes? For nostalgia? Well, not quite.
In an auction for the coat that Connery wore in Dr
No, Simmonds found out that the vendor was in fact
Connery's accountant, leading several news outlets to conclude
that 007 was paying his accountant in sharp suits.
The Connery family has made the news on tax issues on more
than one occasion, so it's unlikely that this small revelation
will leave them shaken… or stirred.
Bishop bangs bag burglar
team get ready for a day guarding the office
A soon-to-be partner at Big 4 firm PwC took down an alleged
burglar – while dressed as a bishop.
Max Lixingstone-Learmouth was taking part in a world-record
attempt relay race when he heard someone shout "stop that man"
at a suspected handbag thief, who he chased down over 100
metres before pinning him against a wall with his crosier.
"It's not your day if you've been run down by a bishop,"
Livingston-Learmouth told the man, who must have felt that God
was not quite on his side that day.
Tax Relief recommends that next time he finds
himself being chased down by a member of the clergy he runs in
a straight line, rather than diagonally.
Eels, badger hair and anvils are off the American menu
Wile E Coyote will feel his chances of catching the Road
Runner are getting even worse if a new round of 10% US tariffs
on Chinese imports are imposed as planned in September.
The list includes a range of bizarre products including,
unfortunately for the hapless cartoon character, anvils.
Here are some of the more interesting items on the list:
- Badger hair for shaving brushes
- Human hair
- Manure spreaders
- Bovine semen
- Live eels, carp and other fish
- Shark fins
- Baseball gloves
- Anvils and portable forges
- Magnifying glasses