Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Vantastic News!

Ker-ching! I see a new book has concluded that Van Gogh's ear was wrapped in cloth and given to a prostitute called Rachel after it was chopped off!

According to In Van Gogh's Ear: Paul Gauguin and the Pact of Silence, it was actually Gauguin who removed the lughole in question with a sword during a spot of argy-bargy. Of course, it's a bit of a grey area as to whether this happened during Vince's stint as an English teacher in Ramsgate. But it shouldn't be too hard to establish that there was a prostitute called Rachel hanging around the Cannes of Kent at the time, which would add even more substance to my discovery of the above artifact in the loft here at the old cliff top mansion.

So, if you've got a spare mill burning a hole in your pocket, Gogh up and you could own a piece of the master!

PS: I've been feeling a bit under the weather today due to, er, having overdone it over the BH weekend. So apologies for not responding to or publishing your very interesting emails... I should be back up to speed tomorrow so watch this space!

Ear piece on BBC News website

6 comments:

Lucy Mail said...

Dire ear, if you ask me!

ascu75 aka Don said...

We prefer it when you are under par give the rest of us a sense of achievement ......... Not really hope you are feeling better soon I cant think of any ear ear jokes Oh yes I can why have the elephants got big ears .......cos Noddy wont pay the ransome

Eastcliff Richard said...

Lucy, Don - you're made for each other!

Anonymous said...

Van G: "Careful with that sword G man you could have someone's eye out"

G man "Doh"

Lucy Mail said...

And in between the dire ears, a dire thought. How appropriate!

Anonymous said...

I just realized something!!!!!
The ear looks like a pork scratching :D