Saturday, October 07, 2006

Where's Mini Mona?

( Photo caption: "burp!")
The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is by far the most famous painting ever created. It has a great and amazing history. It was unveiled in 1507, stolen in 1911, recovered in 1913 and some idiot even threw acid on it in 1956. Thousands of legends and rumors surround the portrait, all the way from it's really Leonardo in drag, to the rumor that she's not actually smiling but has gas. Now, Newsweek magazine reports that Mona is believed to be pregnant in the painting. Infrared photography leads scholars to believe that Leo painted a gauzy garment over the Mona Lisa's dress -- the fashion for pregnant women in 16th-century Italy. If this is true, then why haven't we ever seen a painting of Mona's kid? Maybe it explains why she seems to be glowing....and possibly gassy. At the time of this blog, Mona was unavailable for comment.

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