Conspiracy theorists and Da Vinci Coders alike are jizzing buckets over the news that tiny letters and numbers have been discovered painted into the Mona Lisa's eyes:
"Intrigue is usually focused on her enigmatic smile. But the Mona Lisa was at the centre of a new mystery yesterday after art detectives took a fresh look at the masterpiece – and noticed something in her eyes. Hidden in the dark paint of her pupils are tiny letters and numbers, placed there by the artist Leonardo da Vinci and revealed only now thanks to high-magnification technique."
Secret lover or artist with a gender identity crisis? You decide.
The Mona Lisa, long the focus of intense speculation (Who was this bitch? Why is she smiling? Couldn't he have used a bigger canvas?), has been found to contain, in the left eye, the letters L and V, with some other stuff in the other eye that they can't quite make out-- the number 72, or L and 2, or something. Considering Signore Da Vinci was fond of riddles (leading some to believe that the Mona Lisa is actually the artist in drag), people are of course drooling all over themselves trying to figure out what it means.
Call me crazy, but I can't make out a goddamn thing in the following picture:
Mystery! Excitement! Uh... I'm ready for a nap.
Oh well. I guess I'll just have to figure out other, less important things, like how the hell I'm going to feed myself next month. Whatevs!