You Scream, I Scream, we all Scream for more Scream

From History comes an interesting story: today in history, in 1994 the painting by Edvard Munch “The Scream” was recovered, three months after it was boosted from a museum.

Here is the story from History… watch for the interesting bit…

On May 7, 1994, Norway’s most famous painting, “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, was recovered almost three months after it was stolen from a museum in Oslo. The fragile painting was recovered undamaged at a hotel in Asgardstrand, about 40 miles south of Oslo, police said.

The iconic 1893 painting of a waiflike figure on a bridge was stolen in only 50 seconds during a break-in on February 12, the opening day of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Two thieves broke through a window of the National Gallery, cut a wire holding the painting to the wall and left a note reading “Thousand thanks for the bad security!”

A few days after the theft, a Norwegian anti-abortion group said it could have the painting returned if Norwegian television showed an anti-abortion film. The claim turned out to be false. [...]

Okay… you got me. That was the interesting part.

Every time some loon shoots up a town or office building, I brace myself for the liberal MSM (redundant, actually) to rush to opine – with no evidence – that it was a white male conservative belonging to an organization suspected of domestic terrorist ties (read: the Catholic Church).

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One Response to You Scream, I Scream, we all Scream for more Scream

  1. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Which claim “turned out to be false”? A claim that “a Norwegian anti-abortion group said” this? Or a claim that “it could have the painting returned”?

    Can any reliable Norwegian archivist or whatever illuminate the matter? Was there really an imprudent or dishonest “Norwegian anti-abortion [sic] group” adventitiously involved? If so, who? What is known about them?