Monday, March 25, 2013

Welcome Back! Why Thank You! Where Were You? Nowhere Special. Shall We Get Back to Business? Yes, Please. Excellent.

In 1990, two men dressed as police officers stole $500 million in art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The thieves were never caught (though police may finally have a suspect), and the daring heist has become the stuff of legend. And I don't say that last part lightly. The theft helped inspire key scenes in The Empress's Tomb!

Want to know more? Of course you do. The magnificent Chart Girl has put together this lovely diagram that will give you all the key details. How are Matt Damon and Ben Affleck involved? Well you'll just have to read it and find out!

Click here for a readable chart! BTW, aren't charts wonderful? (Advance warning: There's a teensy bit of foul language. So avoid if you're not a fan of four letter words.)


Pickles Picasso said...

That is truly something!

ChartGirl is awesome.


42 said...

Thirteen missing pieces of art still at large? How interesting! Though the police better hope a real philanthropist finds the paintings if they expect them to take a reward worth 1% of the actual value.

Quite clever of the thieves too. I always thought that if I was going to commit a crime I'd do it in uniform-just so I was unquestionably trusted.

Selene said...

I have a question
Soooooo if in your book "how to lead a life of crime" was sabotaged
Because you had some suuuuper big secret that they HAD to cover it up.
How did u find it in the first place?

Cleo Li-Schwartz said...

We thought you were dead, Ms. Miller, that the organization which hijacked your book had hijacked you! Please, please, don't do that again. :)

By the way, How to Lead a Life of Crime was amazing, in spite of its being compromised!

Tesha'e Keller said...

so mysterious!lol

Anonymous said...

That's really mysterious makes me wonder