Another bizarre image we came across recently was an altar picture by Hans Leu the Elder (late 15th C) from the Augustinerkirche in Zurich, now in a special exhibit at the Landesmuseum in Zurich on late Gothic art, showing St. Eligius:
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St. Eligius, as you will recall, was a master blacksmith and proud of his art. One day, a fellow shows up and shows Eligius (then not yet promoted) a new way to shoe a horse: He chops off the horse's leg, allowing Eligius to comfortably shoe the hoof, and once Eligius is done, the fellow pops the leg back on and leaves. Eligius tries this approach with the next horse and is mysteriously unable to re-attach the leg. Eligius realises that the first fellow was God, and He was teaching Eligius a lesson in humility.
No idea what tweaking the woman's nose is about.
Maybe this just resonates with us...
Nihil ergo aliquid restat, quam ut dicamus Unionem Europeam esse irregulare aliquod corpus et monstro simile, siquidem ad regulas scientiae civilis exigatur.