I presume GeorgeH71108 is being ironic with his question - I get you're thinkinf of Roman numerals and all that, but how about XL, being Xtra Large, Xtra Long, type sense?! Please tell me you did get that and you weren't seriously asking about why it's not Q.I.LX?!
p.s. I wish I could meet Stephen Fry for real; I love his mind.
Just about your card shuffle:
You said: 'I'm going to do something that has not been done since the beginning of time'
You then said that the pack was particular sequence for the first time since the beginning of time.
I say random chance could bring up that same sequence on the very next shuffle although the possibilities against it are enormous.