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<   No. 986   2005-10-08   >

Comic #986

1 Nigerian Finance Bureaucrat: Finance Minister! Visa and MasterCard just called. They said we have just the expertise they need!
2 Nigerian Finance Minister: This is a proud moment for Nigeria! What do they want?
3 Nigerian Finance Bureaucrat: Their computers crashed and lost all their customer data. They need to verify everyone's credit card numbers!
4 Nigerian Finance Minister: They expect us to trust them with our data?

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I had trouble coming up with a last panel punchline for this one, so asked some people for suggestions. Several said panels 1-3 were funny enough as they were. Others suggested:

4 Nigerian Finance Minister: Is that legal?
or
4 Nigerian Finance Bureaucrat: They'll pay us 10% of their takings as a fee!
4 Nigerian Finance Minister: Why does this sound familiar?
or
4 Nigerian Finance Minister: Hmmm. Tell them sorry, but sharing our data with them is in violation of our privacy policies.
I felt this last one was particularly good, but finally went with the one you see in the comic.
2014-12-23 Rerun commentary:
4 Nigerian Finance Minister: Quick! Send out the mass e-mails!
or
4 Nigerian Finance Minister: Priceless.
or
4 Nigerian Finance Minister: This is a doubly proud moment for Nigeria!
4 Nigerian Finance Minister: Why, Finance Minister?
4 Nigerian Finance Minister: They were running our software!
or
4 Nigerian Finance Minister: ... as the actress said to the bishop.

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