This just came in from the Associated Press. We thought the nature of this news item seemed appropriate...


Recently a guy in Paris nearly got away with stealing several paintings from the Louvre.  However, after planning the crime, breaking in, evading security, getting out and escaping with the goods, he was captured only two blocks away when his Econoline van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied:


-- brace yourself --


-- this is going to hurt --


"I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh."

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