Elementary My Arse

by Ian R Thorpe
Just catching up on weekend TV last night.I’m a fan of the one – hour – later channels but it’s a bugger when the buggers bugger you up by putting on three things you want to watch at the same time. Still we have the the on – demand services online which is just as well because although I was an early adopter of DV recorders, it’s been so long I’ve forgotten how to use ours.

So what we were watching last nigh was Sherlock. What a load of bollocks. I mean WTF was going on?

Must admit I was never a big fan of Sherlock Holmes, smug twat I always thought.

This message of this latest outing for Bendydick and Bilbo Baggins reminded me of a quote from a Terry Pratchett discworld novel I logged years ago (for a news blogger and fiction writer logging this stuff is neither nerdy nor plaigiarism) which sums up my attitude to Sherlock perrfectly.

The character refered to in the quotation is Commander vimes of the Ankh Morpork city watch who is musing on the difference between the old fashioned coppering he grew up with and modetn detective work:

“he distrusted the kind of person who’d take one look at another man and say in a lordly voice to his companion, ‘Ah, my dear sir, I can tell you nothing except that he is a left-handed stonemason who has spent some years in the merchant navy and has recently fallen on hard times,’ and then unroll a lot of supercilious commentary about calluses and stance and the state of a man’s boots, when exactly the same comments could apply to a man who was wearing his old clothes because he’d been doing a spot of home bricklaying for a new barbecue pit, and had been tattooed once when he was drunk and seventeen” (from “Feet Of Clay: (Discworld Novel 19) (Discworld series)” by Terry Pratchett)

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