Recently, a Parisian burglar nearly got away with stealing several paintings from the Louvre. However, after planning the crime, getting in and out past heavy security, he was captured only two blocks away, when the getaway vehicle ran out of fuel. When asked how he could mastermind such a daring crime, and then make such an obvious error, he replied,

“I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh.”

(When telling this joke I always insert a local museum and newspaper to begin. For example, if I was in New York, I’d start with “I was reading in the times this morning that the Metropolitan was robbed!”)  

Perhaps this was the getaway vehicle?

A few other vans from previous travels.

As seen in Seattle. In Manhattan Seattle

If you’re a big fan of the van (like me), you’ll love Van life Diaries and their Instagram. Check em out for some rad van photos and stories. BTW, I’m thinking about selling my bicycle and getting a van. Thoughts?