Promising free beer (to anyone over 19, as is proper) is a really great way to get someone to return something that isn't worth very much money but has sentimental value, like a teddy bear. Only it would be hard to upload the White Album to a teddy bear. Unfortunately, I also don't think this brilliant concept would work for things like laptops or bicycles, since they are worth so many beers. But just knowing the guy who owns them was pretty decent might make a thief feel like more of an asshole, which, as we all know, is the ultimate goal of criminal justice.
(by Shira Danan)