Monday, December 31, 2007

D.B. Cooper

Today the FBI put out a press release asking -- again -- for the public's help in running down D.B. Cooper, the man who stole $200,000 from a hijacked plane in 1971. (FYI, $200,000 in 1971 is about $1.04M in today's dollars.)

D.B. Cooper fell somewhere around here north of Portland, and if he survived that descent he deserves the money. A young boy found some of his money in 1980.

You'd think maybe the FBI would move on to more pressing cases... but no, the FBI wants you to know they are still going to get Cooper: "Would we still like to get our man? Absolutely." Which would be a disaster for mythologists everywhere.

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