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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #220 on: January 29, 2013, 03:33:13 pm »
Maybe so, since several people, upon seeing us, seemed to be struck dumb. Fortunately my friend came equipped with several good Oscar quotes to fill the void. It was one of those situations where we were having more fun than the onlookers, but isn't that always the case? You get out of it what you put into it. The food and entertainment were also good. A quiz was given which I failed miserably, but of course I was just remaining in character (we all know Bosie was a can short of a six-pack).

I also gave a toast to Sir Arthur in limerick form which was well received.  :)
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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #221 on: January 29, 2013, 04:24:05 pm »
I'm glad you had a good time.  :)

Will you share the limerick, please? Are there pictures of you in your dandyish outfit?
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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #222 on: January 29, 2013, 04:37:53 pm »
Ask and ye shall receive!

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A Toast for January 27, 2013
Arise, my friends and raise a full glass
To a man who stands out as the best in his class
A Victorian writer and physician of record
To whom we can all agree to accord
For his insights deep and his intellect vast.

There was never an author who could so expose
The power of deduction to entertain and disclose
The foibles and failures of the unfortunate few
As well as the origin of the mud on their shoe
And the telltale clues on their clothes.

Woe to the criminal with Holmes on his tail
With Doyle as creator there was no way to fail
Through novel, story, memoir, and film
We give our allegiance only to him
Beside Sir Arthur, all others grow pale.

The great man who through thick and thin did toil
Who can conjure up the best villains to foil
That’s why we persist though our Doctor neglects us
From Sherlock we simply cannot be absentious
All praise to the Doctor, The Consummate Author
Without whom we’d most certainly be distraughter
We give laud and honor to the one and only Sir Arthur
Sir Arthur? King Arthur!
Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #223 on: January 29, 2013, 05:28:37 pm »
Sweet! You look like Edwin Drood!

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #224 on: January 29, 2013, 08:05:05 pm »
Ask and ye shall receive!
 


Y'all look great!!!

Epic limerick.  I'm used to the "There was a young lady from Mau..." type of limericks.

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #225 on: January 29, 2013, 09:56:19 pm »
I love the suit! Especially the cravat!  :D

Sweet! You look like Edwin Drood!

Wasn't Edwin Drood murdered?  ???

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #226 on: February 02, 2013, 02:31:26 pm »
I love the suit! Especially the cravat!  :D

Wasn't Edwin Drood murdered?  ???

Hopefully I looked like him before he was murdured!
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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #227 on: February 05, 2013, 11:19:42 am »
Today there is a lot of buzz about Sherlock's "mind palace" that appeared in The Hound of the Baskerville's when he figured out the significance of HOUND and Liberty. Reading about it, it seems quite similar to the houses I encounter in my dreams. We humans love to categorize and cubiclize things, don't we? Did you like the way the mind palace was portrayed, and all the little bits of text that flash on the screen when they're texting or blogging or whatever?
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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #228 on: February 05, 2013, 04:11:53 pm »
Today there is a lot of buzz about Sherlock's "mind palace" that appeared in The Hound of the Baskerville's when he figured out the significance of HOUND and Liberty. Reading about it, it seems quite similar to the houses I encounter in my dreams. We humans love to categorize and cubiclize things, don't we? Did you like the way the mind palace was portrayed, and all the little bits of text that flash on the screen when they're texting or blogging or whatever?

I do, when it's a little bit here and there, but the mind palace was overdone IMO.  It reminded me too much of Tom Hanks' Langdon character in The DaVinci Code.  It also ran afoul of Sherlock's earlier statement that he "thinks better when I talk aloud".  I would have liked to have heard his mental processes, not see him doing strange hand signals in the air to special effects.

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #229 on: February 26, 2013, 03:58:31 pm »
Major SPOILERS ahead...


Okay, I think I've figured out how Sherlock carried out the impossible leap. He had Molly locate a recently dead corpse who fit his general body type and then had her make a mask of his face and apply it to the corpse. He also had her haul the corpse up to the roof of the place where he had arranged the confrontation with Moriarty. And then it was a snap to throw the corpse over the ledge of the roof. What do all the die-hard Sherlock fans think?
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