Cross-eyed yet? We’ll give you one more to try. The editors didn’t believe Rockwell’s cockamamie story about having no paintbrush, so he made one out of a squirrel’s tail after chasing it ten miles. However he painted this, he managed to include fifty-seven errors. Some are obvious like the antique dealer’s head on the dolls and the dog’s head on a cat’s body (with a raccoon’s tail). But we’ll be generous and give you some not-so obvious ones: 1) The fountain pen behind the dealer’s ear has a pencil eraser, 2) Titles on books vertical instead of horizontal, 3) No shelf under books, 4) Mona Lisa not only has a halo, she’s facing the wrong way, and 5) Rockwell’s signature not only backwards, but misspelled. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we need a couple of aspirin.
The News of the Week can be read every Friday. Bob Sassone rounds up the week's news in pop culture, books, food, technology, health, and current events, looks back at important moments in history, and gives a preview of upcoming holidays and events.