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The Perfect Crime

This made me laugh (a lot). Jack Handey imagines the perfect bank robbery … which relies on just a few dependencies:

  • “Most of the customers in the bank must happen to be wearing Nixon masks, so when we come in wearing our Nixon masks it doesn’t alarm anyone.”
  • “The bank alarm must have mistakenly been set to ‘Quiet.’ Or ‘Ebb tide.'”
  • “Any fingerprints we leave must be erased by the monkeys.”

Check out the full plan.

July 7, 2009