Saturday, 30 August 2008

Bizarro!!

Dan Piraro is almost pure genius, Butt-kicking almost everything. The first one here is a real favourite of mine.



After the Dark Knight and the Joker.....I think this is not as uncommon as before...


Edit: For those who didn't get the Van Gogh one....
Many think that Van Gogh cut his ear off from depression after his lady love left him. The actual answer, I find on Answerbag.com
In December the two artists (Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin) visited Montpellier and viewed works by Courbet and Delacroix in the Museé Fabre. However, their relationship was deteriorating badly. They quarrelled fiercely about art. Van Gogh felt an increasing fear that Gauguin was going to desert him, and what he described as a situation of "excessive tension" reached a crisis point on December 23, 1888, when Van Gogh stalked Gauguin with a razor and then cut off the lower part of his own left ear, which he wrapped in newspaper and gave to a prostitute named Rachel in the local brothel, asking her to "keep this object carefully."[59] Gauguin left Arles and did not see Van Gogh again. Van Gogh was hospitalised and in a critical state for a few days. He was immediately visited by Theo (whom Gauguin had notified), as well as Madame Ginoux and frequently by Roulin
To be precise, it was the lobe of his left ear which he put into anenvelope and gave to a brothel wench named Rachel with these words: "Guard this object carefully." After he tried to drink a quart of turpentine in his studio, he was sent to the asylum at Saint-Remy on May 7, 1889. The doctors began to treat him with hydrotherapy for acute mania and epilepsy. A precise diagnosis of Van Gogh's illness is still unavailable,despite hundreds of conjectures. We do know a few facts:Van Gogh suffered from syphilis contracted from prostitutes off the docks at Antwerp; there was also a history of mental illness in his family. Some physicians now believe Van Gogh may have had a congenital brain lesion that was aggravated by absinthe.

11 comments:

Raphael said...

funny post there!
though i didn't really understand the van gogh one.

and yes, my dad works at TOO

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

neither did i really get the van gogh one..
loves the first one though, haha! i was imagining a hen tellin me that! lol.

Janani said...

me three........didnt get the van gogh one.....but liked the one abt the dogs.n the pig of course.........

Raz said...

I did get the Van Gogh one for starters, but thanks for the explaining anyway :) I always think his life was quite sad... apparently he didn't sell a single painting until he died, when he became wildly successful.

Brilliant cartoons :)

lemonade said...

these are pretty damn funny! :)

Jack said...

Mystique,

My first visit to your space.Read some of your posts. This one - Nice one, specially Pork and Fur ones. Thanks for giving info on Von Gogh. Liked your maths exam one.

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Take care

. said...

Syphyllis and absinthe. That's the good life.

What is not to "get" about Van Gogh?

Mystique said...

2 ; : funnily, a LOT didn't get van gogh.
sigh.

Mystique said...

aah.
they didn't get the ear thingy.

Espèra said...

What is about famous artists and writers being tortured souls? Edgar Allen Poe apparently did weird stuff near the end of his life too.
And there was a particular violin player who sliced the skin between his fingers so that he could stretch and play better.

Hemanth Potluri said...

:)) nice post...it was really funny..

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