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Jimski
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Is there any point? They surely won't be able to get away with selling them...
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Johnny Shedd
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They sell them to dodgy underworld types (Bond villains) who then show them off to other criminal masterminds. Oneupmanship and all that.

[ 11.02.2008, 18:00: Message edited by: Johnny Shedd ]

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WornOldMotorbike
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Because it's an incredibly sexy crime. I mean, steal an old lady's purse and you'll get beaten up by other inmates. But nick 'Scream' and your own mother'd toast you at dinner. I think it probably has quite an allure for criminals (and me apparently) as a tough nut of a crime with few real victims and a likely large payoff.
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Femme Folle
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Probably because they've watched too many Bond films.
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Hieronymus Bosch
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Speaking of artworks, what do people have hanging on their walls?

I am in the process of getting a few prints by this guy framed. And my sister recently gave me a print of this as a moving-into-new-house present:

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(For the benefit of those who have no interest in football, there is a story behind that photograph.)

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gerontophile
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they are probably stolen to order, for billionaire megalomaniacs.

Failing that, because they want to, because they want to.

[ 11.02.2008, 18:53: Message edited by: gerontophile ]

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Rogin the Armchair fan
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Drebin, is that the last challenge Maradona evaded from Gentile in '82 before he finally cracked, lamped him, and got sent off (and home) in disgrace?
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Hieronymus Bosch
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No, he kicked a Brazilian in the bollocks in Argentina's next game.

I like the photo because it shows Maradona just managing to escape the grasp of his nemesis for a split-second -- signifying the triumph of inspiration over thuggery, or some such bollocks like that. He was probably hacked down again a few seconds later.

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Go, Diego, Go!
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Rogin the Armchair fan
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On my lounge wall I have signed prints of this :

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and this:

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I bought them both when I was living in London, and had never even heard of Chorley. The artist, or the town; ironically I now live in the latter. For any golf scene officianados, Richard Chorley's your man. My Pebble Beach print is 5 feet wide and cost around £150, ten years ago.

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Villain
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Rog, that bridge in your first pic is insanely old isnt it? Was it moved there or was existing when the land was other than a golf course?
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I blame kids from broken homes, lack of facilities in the communtiy, all that guff.
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Rogin the Armchair fan
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What, for St. Andrews being the home of golf? It is pretty bleak up there, it's true, and unless they can get jobs catering or cleaning in the Halls of Residence for the students, then yeah, I guess caddying for tourists at £60-a-round is pretty much the only career option available.
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Rory Bunk
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While the thrill may not justify the penalty (nor the potential of being the bastard that damages a unique and iconic work), it would be damn cool to slump on the couch having a beer with The Scream leaning up against the wall next to the telly.

Of course, you wouldn't even hang it up or anything. It would be having it as part of your usual clutter which would be cool.

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quote:
What, for St. Andrews being the home of golf?
They stole that decrepit old bridge, and dumped it in the middle of some poor fucker's jumped-up back garden!
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