a new dawn

Perhaps it’s just me, but the headline below (on the BBC website the other day) conjured some bizarre images.

BBC headline: DNA project 'to make UK world leader'

As I wondered what a “UK world leader” would be like and whose dna the scientists would mix and match, there was one name that kept recurring.

Fortunately, the somewhat depressing image of the UK taking over the world with Churchill at the helm was brightened by a mental soundtrack of Tim Curry singing “I can make you a man.”

(For those who want to know the real story of the UK’s genetic research project, it’s here. As for me, I think I’ll go and re-watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show.)

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2 thoughts on “a new dawn”

  1. We once had a discussion on what Ford Prefect would actually have named himself if he had taken into account the concept of names.
    Our most illustrious leader would seem to be Mohammed Wang. (Mohammed and its variants being most of the Muslim world, and Wang consisting of 7.25% of China, the most numerous surname) – the new John Smith.

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