Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Question Time: Ask the Oracle #3
Okay, most of these I can see. Sadly, the question of her continued existence is all too germane (and it's not unkind, I think, at this point to wish her godspeed to a better place, however glamour-diminished a world she'll leave behind). Of course, she is, in fact related, if only by marriage, to the tawdry sisters who wear a pale imitation of her crown of celebritude (she's their step great-grandmother, as nearly as I can make out). And she is, at least in part on her mother's side, what dear Dame Edna calls a "Red Sea pedestrian."
But, really - pregnant? The poor woman was born, even if we credit the latest possible date, in the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Spare her something, for heaven's sake, in what the Enquirer would once have called her "sad last days."