This drawing is over a year old, but I've just stumbled upon it and wanted to share.
A gentle parody on the American pronunciation of Vincent van Gogh's name.* Hearing it pronounced as 'van Go' usually produces the same effect in me as it does hearing apes being called 'monkeys'.
The drawing might have worked with greater immediacy if I'd drawn a modern van instead of a nineteenth century one, but it wouldn't have been as visually interesting. Aside from the fact that getting me to draw something like a modern vehicle -- or any piece of modern machinery -- is just as effective as... well, as persuading me to say 'van Go'...
The caricature of van Gogh was inspired by this Self Portrait (with bandaged ear)
Though, without a horse, I don't expect this van will be goghing
anywhere...*The correct pronunciation is a slightly tricky thing to explain. Briefly, Gogh begins and ends in a guttural 'h'-like sound, much as the Gaelic and German 'ch' does; as in 'loch', or 'Bach' for example.** The 'o' is also closer to 'loch' and not as severe as in 'go'.
**There are further subtleties in the difference between the 'ich-laut' (the palatal fricative), or the 'ach-laut' (velar fricative) of this guttural sound. A detailed explanation. But adopting either will at least come closer to his name.