770. Victoria’s clone

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At last! Deep in the recesses of the British Museum, proof has emerged of what has long been suspected: Queen Victoria was cloned. A photograph was found twixt the pages of an early copy of a book once on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. Clearly the photograph had been used as a book mark. On the back, in Queen Victoria’s own hand, Spare the rodham and spoil the country.

It’s now known that Victoria’s clone is to be regarded as the real Victoria. Historians are considering changing the name of the Victorian Era to something after the clone; something more modern; perhaps something to do with modern communications, such as email. Perhaps the Meme Era. In fact, in honour of herself, the clone is going to recommend the Me Me Me Me Me Era.

29 thoughts on “770. Victoria’s clone

  1. Cynthia Jobin

    And just look at the faces….you can tell that it must have been on the occasion when this photo was first unveiled that Victoria made her famous remark: “We are not amused…”

    [This is ingenious, Bruce. I love it…it will probably become an internet meme. Good thing we no longer have The Index, because you would certainly be listed on it, by the powers that be.]

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      1. Cynthia Jobin

        Back in the 1960’s, when we were reading Sartre and Camus in a French Lit seminar, the prof. (a wonderful old nun with a Ph.D) told us she had written to the Vatican for permission because those existentialists were on the index.

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  2. arlingwoman

    Oh Bruce I gave a little bark of amusement at the picture. Very clever. And HRC has some of the demeanor, though heaven knows she needs armor as well. As for the Index, a few years ago I gave my brother a book that really ticked him off and he told me it was on the index, to which my response was the ‘the RCs still ban books?’ and to start laughing. I have a feeling it’s not called the index, but the list is still out there. The book was a life of St. Paul, I think by Angus Wilson. Goodness, those reprobate C of E folks…

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