McMurdo’s Camp

December 22, 2011

Movie Review Game of Shadows

Filed under: Robert Downey, Sherlock Holmes — Tags: , , — Matilda @ 12:32 am

Added: Review of the new Downey-as-Holmes movie, A Game of Shadows. See Cultural Items, in the sidebar on the right. We are hoping to add a couple more reviews of the same movie in the next week or so.

November 4, 2011

Fort Lauderdale

Filed under: Sherlock Holmes — Matilda @ 9:34 pm

We have added a new location in McMurdo’s Travelogue, Fort Lauderdale. This is a city in Florida, in the USA, never visited by Sherlock Holmes (that we know about). But there is a connection, and a small amount of interesting history linking it up.

April 16, 2011

Why Watson’s View?

Filed under: Sherlock Holmes — Matilda @ 11:09 am

A new Trifling Monograph has been added, short title “Why Watson’s View?”. Full Title: The Importance of Being Watson: The half-hearted need not apply

Margaret Whitmer looks at the portrayal of Holmes and Watson in several modern interpretations and the importance to the original stories of having them presented to the reader by Dr. Watson.

Be sure to check out the photo from the Star Trek version of Holmes and Watson. And yes, maybe Brent Spiner, the actor who played Data, had some unrealized professional potential there. Personally, we would have picked him over Downey any time.

February 4, 2011

February 4, 2011

Filed under: Sherlock Holmes — Matilda @ 2:23 pm

It is the fourth of February in the year 2011. It has been a severe winter, and the snow lies deep on the hillsides, in the valleys, and upon the frozen lakes and streams. The county snow-ploughs have, however, kept the roads open, and life goes on pretty much as usual, but with fewer down-state tourists.

Here, among the lumber-camps of Michigan, we like to pause on this day and drink a toast to one of our own, a man who traveled down to Chicago looking for better opportunities, and from there went on to achieve fame as someone who almost fooled Sherlock Holmes, but not quite. Sadly, he didn’t fool Moriarty either.

To Bertram Edwards !

August 24, 2010

Spirits of Sherlock Holmes

Filed under: Sherlock Holmes — Matilda @ 2:47 pm

Added a new page, Spirits of Sherlock Holmes, an account of the recently-held conference in Minneapolis.  See sidebar on the right, under “Cultural Items”.

April 29, 2010

What? No Sherlock Holmes??

Filed under: Sherlock Holmes — Tags: , — Matilda @ 1:22 pm

This POST has been converted to a permanent article on a page, under the category “Trifling Monographs”. Click on the page in the sidebar on the right.  16 May 10.

December 15, 2009

Lurid Paper-Back with Scantily

Filed under: Sherlock Holmes — Matilda @ 11:26 pm

This POST has been moved to the “PAGES” section, listed in the “Cultural Items” in the grey sidebar on the right.

August 31, 2009

Aggressive Body Parts

Filed under: Sherlock Holmes — Matilda @ 11:21 am

1 Jun 10 Moved this POST into Trifling Monographs. See sidebar upper right.

July 23, 2009

Sherlock Holmes –Tough Guy

Filed under: Sherlock Holmes — Matilda @ 11:19 pm

This article has been re-written to reflect the release of the new movie “Sherlock Holmes”. It has been moved to the section “Trifling Monographs”, located in the sidebar at the upper left. To view, just move up there and click on “Sherlock Holmes – Tough Guy.”

February 21, 2009

Stormy Petrel

Filed under: Sherlock Holmes — Matilda @ 7:08 pm

This article has been moved into the Trifling Monographs section.  We will soon include a better picture of the stormy petrel.

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