The Old Masters – re-interpreted 55

Extra! Extra! Read all about it. The Royal Family of Qatar has purchased Paul Cézanne’s famous artwork The Card Players for about £160 million – the largest wad of dosh ever laid out on an artwork. And remember, you read it here first…um…well…last, actually; because the sale actually took place back in 2011. For the official report – go here.

However, that is not important because only recently we, at the institute (at enormous effort and practically no expense), have unearthed Paul Cézanne’s actual motivation behind the paintings of card players. In a recent interview with the great grandson of the second cousin, twice removed (and three times escaped) of Cézanne’s paintbrush cleaner, we now learn that the paintings were actually a ghostly warning from beyond the grave, against the risk of buying second-hand playing cards.

"I say, George! I've got a Royal Flush. What've you got?" "Bugger, I've got Mrs Bun the Baker's wife. I'm going to kill that salesman at Cash Crusader's "

“I say, George! I’ve got a Royal Flush. What’ve you got?”
“Bugger! I’ve got Mrs Bun the Baker’s wife. I’m going to kill that Cash Crusader’s salesman.”

About Freud Fission Chips

Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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