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UPDATE: Congrats to all who played along.
Honorable mention goes to the following entries:
Jonathan Martin = the Penguin

Jim VandeHei and John Harris = Batman and Robin  [in no particular order]
Nancy Grace = Aeon Flux
Mike Allen = Captain America
And the winner of the tickets goes to … Jackson Hamish for this gem: Helen Thomas = Lara Croft
Ever get the feeling there’s more to a reporter than a pen, a pad and slovenly eating habits? Do you suspect your reporter friends might be living double lives? Are you, yourself, a reporter who likes to wear a costume (for crime-fighting purposes)? If so, this contest is for you.
Tonight , the Corcoran Gallery will host reporter-turned-detective Ulrich Boser as he discusses his new book, The Gardner Heist: True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft The books tells the story of how Boser took up the mystery of the theft of dozens of masterpieces from the Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and cracked the case.
In honor of the event, the good folks at the Corcoran have agreed to sponsor a little contest.
Two tickets to tonight’s event (a $40 value) will go to the Famous DC reader who submits the most creative/interesting/hysterical crime-fighting reporter alias (real or imagined). It could be one person (Patrick O’Connor = Banana Man ) or a crime-fighting duo (Woodward and Bernstein = Old Man and Old, Less Successful Man). Just make it fun.
Submit your responses in the tip box below by 3pm.
We’ll inform the winner and post the winning response soon after.
More info on the event:
Thursday, April 2, 2009 – 7:00 PM
Book signing
On March 18, 1990, two men dressed as policemen broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and walked out with a dozen masterpieces. After thousands of leads and a $5 million reward, not one painting has been recovered. Journalist Ulrich Boser took up the search and eventually solved one of the biggest mysteries of the case. On this fascinating evening, Boser discusses his experiences and his new book The Gardner Heist: True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft (Collins, 3/2009). A book signing follows the talk.