Why didn’t Michelangelo paint the Last Supper? And what problems did he encounter when he painted the Sistine Chapel?
Find out in this hilarious story by Geoff Le Pard.
Painting By Heavens
‘Please, call me Mike. And you are?’
‘Of course. How can I help?’ Mike looked over his shoulder at the gods, some of whom were firing balls of fire at the curtains. ‘Take five, people. I need to deal with Ann. Yes, Zeus?’
‘Can I have a discomfort break?’
‘You had one an hour ago.’
‘That was a gratuitous volcano. I’ve a tsunami building pressure in my Azores and if I don’t let it go soon….’
‘Yes, alright. Just don’t lose the toga.’
Zeus exploded up and out of the ceiling in a shower of sparks and sprinkles.
Mike turned back to Ann. ‘Gods, eh? Can’t live with them, can’t… well, anyway. What can I do you for?’
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