The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Human or AI translation: you decide

In this article from the Monrovia, Liberia New Republic, the author reports on the discovery of what, here, would be a somewhat minor piece of governmental fraud -- in Detroit, it'd have been a misdemeanor.  Essentially, the perpetrator sent a letter to the biggest taxpayer in his area of irresponsibility, saying that the government had outsourced its tax collection processes, and in the future, would you please send your taxes to me?  Surprisingly, this netted him $325K, more or less, until he was spotted.  All that would be unremarkable, except for what the story says next:

"But as he was cooking the scheme, apparently God was looking down and little he knew he would be caught pant down and his deal exposed ..." 

 You can't make this stuff up.