Thursday, July 21, 2011


They called you Victor. Maybe it was because they thought you would win every battle you would get involved in, but if they truly believed that, Victor would have been your first name, instead of a second name to be promoted when they tired of calling you Edward, and you just never struck anyone as an Ed. Besides, Ed was a ridiculous talking horse on television, given the soubriquet Mister, which you always heard as mistread, and waited for him to fall down.
Mister Ed seemed wise in comparison to Wilbur, his owner, who was never seen riding the horse. Not that you remember anyway.
Edward Victor. Why didn’t anyone think of calling you Teddy or Ted? Remember how confused you were the first time you saw Ted Kennedy on television and it said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy under his face? That was one of your first connections.

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