My mother-in-law forwarded me the following email this afternoon. I figured that some of my readers will appreciate its corny humor:
"A thief in Paris decided to steal some paintings from the Louvre.
After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van.
However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas.
When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied, 'Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings:
I had no Monet
To buy Degas
To make the Van Gogh.'
See if you have De Gaulle to send this to someone else.
I sent it to you because I figured I had nothing Toulouse."
*Could we make this joke longer? Can you add any more puns using artists' names (or major French historical figures) from the 19th century?