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(SktNews)   New Euros stolen in bank heist. Robbers wonder "What the hell are these?"   (skynews.co.uk) divider line
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2861 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Dec 2001 at 8:32 PM (18 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2001-12-27 8:35:27 PM  
Did they escape in cooper minis?
 
2001-12-27 8:36:17 PM  
Sounds like a job for Farkwoman!
 
2001-12-27 8:39:48 PM  
Who's minding the mint?
 
2001-12-27 8:41:11 PM  
In other words: Next round's on me!
 
2001-12-27 8:45:47 PM  
Running out of toilet paper?
 
2001-12-27 8:50:51 PM  
I don't blame them. Who the hell would want farking euros anyway?

Korzeniowski -

...nevermind, mind went blank listening to Unforgiven II again.
 
2001-12-27 8:53:19 PM  
Ouroborus: They would have but Benny Hill stopped to pinch a fat woman.
 
2001-12-27 8:58:02 PM  
In a related story, an Italian police spokesman made a bold statement to criminals: "Basements are fair play!"

A new policy regarding searches was recently instituted after bank robbers hid in a basement and eluded officers, only to escape with thousands of Euros.

"In the past, the standing policy was that what people had in their basement was their own business, but this recent robbery has changed our minds", said Giancarlo Abbruzi, of the Polizia di Stato. Officials hope extending searches to basements could raise the percentage of solved cases, but the new policy is not without critics. "Basements are often damp, dark, and contain mildewed boxes of old Foghat albums and school papers - we're looking at a potential health hazard to our officers," cautioned a member of the police union, "Is it really worth the risk?"

US officials are applauding the decision, noting that a recently released tape of Osama bin Laden revealed the alleged terrorist leader to be pale - leading some to conjecture he may have been hiding in a basement recently. Attorney General John Ashcroft noted, "Analysts at the Pentagon think a stiffness in Mr. bin Laden's arm could be caused by extended use of a bean bag chair. I fully support the decision by Italy, and urge all nations to take a close look in their basements."

Officer Abbruzi agrees, stating "It may have been a long time coming, but really, it's just the right thing to do."
 
2001-12-27 9:26:07 PM  
they could've stolen Australian dollars, but my nice lil currency's going through the floor faster than a really fat man walking through my termite-infested house
 
2001-12-27 9:27:42 PM  
Euro is the anti-Christ. BURN THE EURO.
 
2001-12-27 9:41:45 PM  
Flapper: Sounds like it's a good time to vacation in Austrailia! Alice Springs here I come! Gambling! Cheap Roulette!
 
2001-12-27 9:43:01 PM  
Austrailia

There is only one i in it.
 
2001-12-27 9:46:45 PM  
Hey Botsuraku_Hato where in Maine are you, if you don't mind my asking?
 
2001-12-27 9:47:18 PM  
Australia..

Boxer Day... start of annual Syd-Hob Race... go CYCA go!

there was a huge waterspot terrorizing the boats, apparently one or more got rolled and demasted. where is the FARKING link?! i've been trying all day, no decent coverage.

c'mon fark! search! give it up!
 
2001-12-27 9:48:59 PM  
i really couldn't be arsed following that stupid race, too busy watching the cricket, and dousing my lady's backyard with retardants
 
2001-12-27 9:51:09 PM  
mind the spit! and your bird's arse is bigger than all of the pacific!

i could care less, but i read the most worthless book of my life recently... "Knockdown" by some lousy writer. about recent syd-hob where the wind and waves whooped ass. so, somehow i'm still interested.
 
2001-12-27 9:55:06 PM  
bugger that, the races are on
 
2001-12-27 10:12:54 PM  
Yotta, I'm glad someone got the reference
 
2001-12-27 10:18:26 PM  
 
2001-12-27 10:38:58 PM  
 
2001-12-27 10:50:16 PM  
Euro. What a stupid name for a currency. It sounds like it was hatched by a committee of bureaucrats(which is exactly the case). Those things look like they came out of a Crayola crayon box.
 
2001-12-27 11:02:40 PM  
$455,000, job well done, too bad they won't be able to spend them until Jan.1.
 
2001-12-27 11:15:58 PM  
9/10: You'd be surprised how difficult it is to get 12/15 different countries to agree on anything. The euro was known as "ecu", a while back. This was scrapped because it is or resembles the name of a French coin from times passed.
We can't have favoritism, now can we? This also rules out using any name currently in use, like pound, zsloty, peseta or whatever.

Personally, I would have liked "farko" better.
 
2001-12-27 11:21:42 PM  
"They set off an alarm but private security guards failed to find the gang hiding in the basement", officials said.
I don't want to be that security team when the Fecal hits the fan.
 
2001-12-27 11:44:28 PM  
"The gang left behind heavier objects including pictures and silverware, suggesting they had climbed back up the ropes and escaped via the roof, police said."

Or maybe the gang thought money was more valuable than pictures and forks.
 
2001-12-27 11:45:39 PM  
New word for the day: abseiling.

Usage example: A gang of daring bank robbers have escaped with more than half a million euros in cash after abseiling into an Italian bank.
 
2001-12-28 12:05:56 AM  
"Wanna buy an Italian mauser? Never been fired and dropped only once"
 
2001-12-28 12:12:45 PM  
I thought they killed the "Ecu" becaue nobody - well except for the french - could properly pronounce it.
 
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