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(Toronto Sun)   Priceless Stradivarius violin stolen, $100,000 reward offered. No strings attached   (torontosun.com) divider line 5
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2014-02-01 02:43:49 AM
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It's being delivered to Vault 92 as we speak.

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2014-02-01 01:56:53 AM
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Captain James T. Smirk: I figured as much, given the price and obscurity of the violin, but part of me really hopes they catch some meth-head trying to sell the thing for fifty bucks at a pawn shop in a plaza between a liquor store and check-cashing place. It would just be hilarious when the cops pick up the guy and tell him how much it was actually worth.


What farking meth head targets a concert violinist exiting a concert hall with a taser?

Here's a meth robbery:

Methead:  I need meth.  I have no money.  I need money.
Methhead:  That car has 35 cents in the cupholder.  I can see it through the window.  I CAN SEE IT THROUGH THE WINDOW!
Other Methhead:  That window is dirty, is that 35 cents?  What is that guy doing?
Methhead (breaking window):  THERE'S A BONNIE TYLER CD IN THE GLOVE BOX!  THAT'S WORTH $134!
Other Methhead:  That guy has a Bonnie Tyler CD! I'm going to kill him for the money.
2014-02-01 03:25:12 AM
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Oldiron_79: Weatherkiss: doglover: WraithSama: As a violinist, and as someone who would dearly love to see a Strad played live by someone worthy of it (someday, Joshua Bell...), this theft is really upsetting to me.  There are so few Strads left, and most are either sitting in museums, or the biggest travesty of all, in private collectors' vaults never to be heard and enjoyed as they should be.

Whoever stun gunned Almond and took the violin clearly know what it is and what it's worth, or they were hired by someone who does.  Such a tragedy.

I find it a bit odd no one's figured out how to build a better violin yet.

We have more and better materials these days.

I know some guy named Johnny in Georgia has one made of solid gold.

Wouldnt it be really heavy and sound crummy?


Well, it's mostly for show.

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2014-02-01 03:05:43 AM
1 votes:

doglover: WraithSama: As a violinist, and as someone who would dearly love to see a Strad played live by someone worthy of it (someday, Joshua Bell...), this theft is really upsetting to me.  There are so few Strads left, and most are either sitting in museums, or the biggest travesty of all, in private collectors' vaults never to be heard and enjoyed as they should be.

Whoever stun gunned Almond and took the violin clearly know what it is and what it's worth, or they were hired by someone who does.  Such a tragedy.

I find it a bit odd no one's figured out how to build a better violin yet.

We have more and better materials these days.


I know some guy named Johnny in Georgia has one made of solid gold.
2014-01-31 11:54:01 PM
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The 300-year-old Stradivarius was stolen from violinist Frank Almond on Monday night by thieves who shot the musician with an electric stun gun after he had completed a performance with the instrument in suburban Milwaukee

That violin was stolen by people who knew exactly what it was worth and it's likely on the way to some Russian oligarch's estate at this very moment, because he can pay more than it's worth on the open market "just because."  He'll probably train a siberian bear to play it.
 
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