FanPost

OT 5/20/10 Heist!

The dread 75!  And I'm off.

Thief or thieves removed 5 painting worth approx. $431 million in Paris.  Reports are of a person entering a window and cutting a lock to gain access to the paintings.  Sounds fairly simple, which is odd.  Nearly half a billion,  probably not black market price but I assume it's the estimated value at auction, to be had by climbing through a window and cutting a lock.  Wow.  BBC link

Being a fan of heist movies, what some of your favorites?  I'm fond of '70's heist movies, and also the word heist.  Such a great word, it's reminiscent of the sound you might make when picking up something heavy.  The sound of escaping air as you tense your muscles and forcefully exhale as you stand from a squat position.  Heist!  Some words are like that, the physical feel of the word as it is spoken resembling in some fashion the act or meaning of the word itself.  Those kind of words just seem to carry more power.  Which is probably why I hate the word moist.   Anyway, slight digression.

Some favorites Oceans 11, The Heist, The Bank Job (original), The Sting  .  Also an interesting related topic, remakes.  Acknowledged or unacknowledged.  There's one in particular of the second type that escapes me at the moment.  Another good genre, escape movies!

Also, is using the jump for OT work better for some people for whatever reasons?  Mobile or something?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Lookout Landing

You must be a member of Lookout Landing to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lookout Landing. You should read them.

Join Lookout Landing

You must be a member of Lookout Landing to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lookout Landing. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker