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Friday, October 19, 2007

TAKING A BYTE OUT OF CRIME

A small New Zealand brewer wants his stolen laptop back in a big way. In exchange for the computer's return, Croucher Brewing Co. co-owner Paul Croucher is offering a lifetime supply of free beer.




The laptop contains financial records and label designs for new beers along with business contacts. It is essential for the small business in its "critical stage," Croucher said.

But what exactly is the offer on the table?

Bring back the computer and get "a dozen bottles of beer a month for the rest of their life." The total value of the reward is estimated to be around $19,500.

The microbrewery ships 160 gallons of its three beers ... an English-style pale ale, Czech-style pilsner and a cloudy German wheat beer ... each week.

While there have been many people who have called to say they are looking for the computer since the offer was made, it sounds like cheesy deal.

Maybe brewery owners need to have their beer heads examined.

Then again, because beer makes people do this ...

maybe not.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Pete said...

What a BONEHEAD! Apparently the co-owner of the company was dipping into his own product when his laptop was stolen. He must have been loaded to lose his precious laptop.
Even dumber is leaving all this information on proprietary info on a laptop to begin with.
HERE'S TO YOU MR.BEER SWILLING AUSSIE CEO! CAN'T FIND HIS KEYS,CAN'T FIND HIS KEYBOARD.CAN'T FIND HIS WAY HOME THROUGH THE OUTBACK!
HERE'S TO YOU MR.CEO NEEDING A POUCH JUST LIKE A KANAGAROO.
MR.LOST LAPTOP,WE SALUTE YOU!
DRINK AMERICAN!!!

Fri Oct 19, 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger Guffy said...

12 bottles a month is a lifetime supply?? Not worth looking for the laptop for that pittance

Fri Oct 19, 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous ... pete also said...

99 bottles of beer on the wall,99 bottles of beer. Take one down and pass it around,98 bottles of beer on the wall.
98 bottles of beer on the wall,98 bottles of beer,take one down and pass it around 97 bottles of beer on the wall...etc.etc. You know the rest of the lyrics.

Fri Oct 19, 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous 12-pack a day said...

i agree with guffy. not worth it.

Fri Oct 19, 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Beer apparently also the culprit for his parents conceiving him some drunken night many years ago...

Fri Oct 19, 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

The carpenter's crack is more offensive than his DUI! Book him Dan-O!

Fri Oct 19, 08:59:00 PM  

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