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Wanted – Person to Play a Pig in Animal Farm

“Wanted – Person to Play a Pig in Animal Farm”

That was what I saw when I got into the train at 7am last Monday, 26 January 2011 .

Without my first cup of morning coffee, dark sky and cold mist, I thought I was seeing things.

There, stuck in front of the train seat was an advert looking for a person to act in a play for Animal farm:

It says:

Wanted – Person to Play a Pig in Animal Farm

I’m looking for an actor to play Snowball (a Pig) in a forthcoming production of Animal Farm.

If you look like a pig that would be an advantage.

Would all applicants please send a photograph of themselves to me (stage manager) Preston..

(Name and email address were air sprayed for privacy)

I mean I was born in the year of the pig and I love the book Animal Farm by George Orwellย and almost shed a tear for those oppressed farm animals.

I don’t know what to believe. The guy may be serious. I had a good snigger about it that day.

If you think you might fit into the specs, let me know and I’ll send you the email address separately. ๐Ÿ˜‰

To read my review on Animal Farm, clickย here. (If I could find any excuses to lead you back to my old blog posts, I’ll do it. I write better reviews back then. lol … oh and read 1984 too. :D)


About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.


18 thoughts on “Wanted – Person to Play a Pig in Animal Farm

  1. Amazing! So glad you took a picture of this!

    Posted by Steph | February 4, 2011, 5:00 pm
  2. What an interesting sight! I bet it’s legit.

    I loved Animal Farm. I’ve read it at least three times. I may have to read it again soon because the details are slipping a bit.

    Posted by Ti | February 4, 2011, 10:56 pm
    • Ti, you think it’s legit? The part about if you look like a pig that would be an advantage sort of give it off as a possible hoax. I love Animal Farm too. I want to re-read that again! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted by JoV | February 4, 2011, 11:17 pm
  3. Haha…reading this early in the morning here, made me smile! I haven’t read Animal Farm, but now I should. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Posted by Soul Muser | February 5, 2011, 3:15 am
  4. And you weren’t tempted?!

    Posted by Tony | February 5, 2011, 10:54 am
  5. Oh… wow.

    Posted by Biblibio | February 5, 2011, 5:03 pm
  6. I wish my mornings would start with stuff this hilarious! Did you spray your coffee? ;D

    Posted by Bina | February 5, 2011, 5:51 pm
    • Bina, I would spray my coffee if I had one. But I got to get to the next stop before I get my cappuccino from the train station. But it’s so funny and I’m trying to steady my hands to take a good picture of it, but not very good. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Posted by JoV | February 5, 2011, 9:19 pm
  7. LOL, so this is what you were referring to xD This is really funny. Not sure if it’s serious though, bonus if you actually resemble a pig? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Posted by Chinoiseries | February 7, 2011, 7:46 pm
  8. A RIOT !! Thanks for sharing !

    Posted by maphead | February 10, 2011, 4:47 am
  9. That was an interesting ad! Good thing you shared it with us ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I have 1984 on my shelf,it’s still waiting for its turn to be read

    Posted by Novroz | February 25, 2011, 3:11 pm
    • Novroz, I like 1984 a lot and afraid to read another dystopian novel that couldn’t live up to this one. I suppose one day I will try Brave New World by Aldous Huxley or Days of Triffids etc.. but most important of all I like to read a few more books written by Orwell. I think his books are so readable. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Posted by JoV | February 26, 2011, 11:42 am

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0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

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The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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