The FBI jokes it failed to seize Martin Shkreli's $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album There's no humor like special agent humor.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, known for its poker-faced men in black, engaged in a dry little chuckle at the expense of newly arrested â and released â Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, one of the most hated men on the internet who revels in ticking people off.
Shkreli recently made fresh headlines by purchasing an art piece/rap album from Wu-Tang Clan for $2 million, of which there is only one copy. No one except the purchaser have ever heard the album, and Shkreli said before his arrest that he would never play it for anyone for free unless they served him up sexual favors.
The FBI answered the burning questions about Shkreli's arrest by fending off questions about the album. The unusual move, which read like the special agent version of a wink, drew some fun replies.
@NewYorkFBI You had one job!!
â Felipe Escamilla (@IronFeep) December 17, 2015
.@NewYorkFBI COME ON.
â end comment sections (@tauriqmoosa) December 17, 2015
@onekade thanks for nothing FBI
â Internet killjoy (@B_Meson) December 17, 2015
â The Shepherd (@blindmellojelly) December 17, 2015
GO BACK AND GET THE ALBUM @NewYorkFBI
â Yulebesorry (@mirahwood) December 17, 2015
So you can, uh, confirm that it's still in the residence, presumably under minimal security? Just curious. No reason. @NewYorkFBI
â Tyger HOHOHuckabeatz (@TylerHuckabee) December 17, 2015
@NewYorkFBI TRY HARDER.
â Michael Slavitch (@kerfluffer) December 17, 2015
There were also jokes about Bill Murray making a break for the album; according to the unusual terms of the sale, Murray is the only person allowed to take it away from the purchaser.
Bill Murray you know what to do. RT @NewYorkFBI https://t.co/QsFnfAm6Ir
â Jules Windu (@ThatGuyEdub) December 17, 2015
We're really getting the urge to call Bill Murray.
â RZA! (@RZA) December 11, 2015