This painting has much in common with many of the Mapie responses. It is awesome!
It seems a pity, therefore, to once again lower the tone. But lowering the tone as an antidote to piety is de rigeur here, and is in no way intended to disparage Van Gogh's genius, or the earnest efforts of fellow bloggers.
There once was an artist called Vince
who was short of two ounces of mince.
So he sliced off his ear
marinaded in beer
and he hasn't heard anything since.