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1,574 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by birdsong4j

Why did Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear: payment or penance?
some people say it was payment for a hooker, some say it was penance for a friend,


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15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 9/12/02 - 12:48:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it was an accident.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 3:55:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
He went crazy; the stereo-typical artist.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 4:01:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
What would a hooker need with an ear?
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 4:01:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
I mean, what would a hooker do with an ear?
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 4:02:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
He was mental.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 4:02:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
He was insane.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 4:21:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah. I always thought he went crazy over a girl....
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 4:22:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
I thought it was because he was a bit loopy.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 4:23:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
So he would not have to listen to his wife bitch at him for not painting the living room.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 9/19/02 - 5:40:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is a theory that says he suffered from epilepse, and one of the effects of epilepse is hearing strange noises. When you put this in context with the period in which he lived, consider the old adage "If thy eye offend thee, pluck it out - if thy ear offends thee, cut it off".
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/17/02 - 10:32:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
He was going to be reincarnated as Mike Tyson
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/17/02 - 10:52:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
He had been to see a performance of Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar. (Friends Romans Countrymen, lend me your ears)
15 yrs ago - Wednesday 11/13/02 - 11:24:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's a theory he suffered from Meniere's Disease, which is a constant ringing in your ears.
15 yrs ago - Wednesday 11/13/02 - 11:30:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
cuz he was nuts.
15 yrs ago - Wednesday 11/13/02 - 11:45:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yea, I hear ya!
15 yrs ago - Wednesday 11/13/02 - 11:51:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Didn't he have syphallis(sp?) ?? it made him insane..
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 1/7/03 - 3:47:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
I thought he went crazy because his wife or girlfriend left him...or something like that anyway.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 2/8/03 - 9:08:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
I always heard he cut it off and shipped it to a woman he was in love with... to show his devotion...
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 2/8/03 - 9:54:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
The most recent idea I've heard is that he had just imbibed a lot of Absinthe and it made him a bit mad.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 2/8/03 - 10:02:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
He was trying to start a new trend. Unfortunately it was neither the time nor place self mutilation to catch on. Had he tried his bold move in fashion today, it may have gone somewhere. But alas, he was before his time.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 2/8/03 - 10:49:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
he was sort of cooky that way. Wolf boy, that is the grosset picture Ive ever seen.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 2/8/03 - 1:20:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree. I hate peicings, hair dye and tatoos, this picture demonstrates in the extreme how gross such an style is and can be. Think about it, people are getting more and more tatoos, peicings, and way too many people die their hair. Imagine if people like this guy became more common...
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 7/10/03 - 12:50:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Um what the hell kind of payment would that be? If I boinked some guy and he was like whoops I have no money hows about my ear? I'd be like no, hows about some other body part.
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 7/10/03 - 12:51:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
He gave it to a hooker, but not as payment for anything. Just out of craziness.
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 7/10/03 - 12:56:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
van gogh didnt have syphilois that was hitler van gogh was one of the greatest artists who ever lived even if he did cut of a part of his body i think he deserves some credit

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