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October 13, 2009

German, early 19th century


The winds of memory (?) waft me back to 1998, a year I was in London and would have had no difficulty borrowing £12,000 for Young Girl in Profile in Renaissance Dress.

Art experts believe a new Leonardo da Vinci portrait may have been discovered - thanks to a fingerprint. The painting, titled Young Girl in Profile in Renaissance Dress, recently sold for a mere £12,000 ($19,000). It was billed at a Christie's sale in 1998 as 'German, early 19th century'.

Now a growing number of leading art experts agree that it is almost certainly by Leonardo da Vinci and could be worth about £100 million.

I am sorry to say "Kill Hitler as a baby" has lost pole position in my hypothetical time travel itinerary with "Step on prehistoric butterfly" falling to third place.

Update: Mr. Ash via email. Touché!

At least you weren't the one who sold it for 12,000 quid, or the equivalent thereof. I'd have to kill myself if I were that person.

And besides, everyone kills Hitler on their first trip:

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 13, 2009 08:17 AM


So, here's my screenplay:

A Chris Farley type, not a Tom Cruise type, goes back in time to assasinate a man whom the Elite agree will be responsible for all the bad that is going to occur in the future.

At every turn, our hero finds different ways to fail. Think Peter Sellers. Prat falls, and the like. After 13 attempts, our hero follows target and finds out that the man is actually his father and that his mother was easy. (Slut.)

So, if you travel back in time, could you kill your own father?

Posted by: OregonGuy [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 13, 2009 10:31 AM