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As if torn from today's headlines

Eddie Mair | 10:33 UK time, Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Annasee sends this email:

"An American thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from The Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas (petrol). When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied,

'Monsieur, this is the reason I stole the paintings:


I had no Monet..


to buy Degas


to make the Van Gogh


See if you have De Gaulle to send this on to someone else.


I sent it to you because I figured I had nothing Toulouse."


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