(An article posted by Scott Newbury on rec.arts.drwho):
I was reading the newspaper the other day when I came across an article which I believe covertly announces who the eighth Doctor will be. Below is a transcript of that article:
Chances are, she won't be the fair-skinned, blue-eyed homemaker whose image has appeared on and off over the years on cookbooks, cake and brownie mixes and Hamburger Helper.
"I guess they want to put some fire under her tail," said Lehman Brothers analyst Caroline Levy. "I think it's a great idea to revitalize the brand."
The new face, to be unveiled in February, will be the eighth Betty Crocker since the fictional character was created in 1921.
(minor stuff deleted)
Quaker Oats Co. has given periodic makeovers to Aunt Jemima.
Shocking, eh? The coincidences are amazing...the eighth Betty...to be unveiled in February...a complete "makeover" (a regeneration)... I think that the most chilling part is the last line, which implies that Aunt Jemima is, in fact, a Time Lord.
(for our foreign readers, Betty Crocker is the corporate name for many products such as cake mix, baking ingredients, etc. Betty is usually depicted as a very common middle american housewife in advertising. Aunt Jemima is the brand name for pancake syrup - and she is depicted as a black woman - rather chubby. Originally Aunt Jemima was depicted as a large black "mammy" - kind of like from "Gone With the Wind", but recently she has lost her thick southern accent and is not so chubby.)