Riff of 2 Dec 17 – Open Source Revisited et. al.


I think that I choose to have no more comments on this subject, except that currently I find myself in a real British Empire mood in general. I got my installation disk for this from one of those Linux periodicals from UK that do boil up in bookstores here, albeit hidden in the back of the display.

Also, I’m back into the classic Sherlock Holmes TV archives. I suspected that I didn’t really grok them on the first go-through, and that was true. What I didn’t even hear was the ‘dry British humor.’ I doubt that the British themselves would consider Sherlock, the way he was portrayed in that series, an example of their much belabored ‘dry humor,’ but I do think that he and Watson, the two of them together, do manage to wander aimlessly into some semblance of it at times.

Watson and LeStrade aren’t exactly dry either. Just look at the two of them together, alternately dripping pious drivel, alligator tears and righteous terror! It is clear to me that Watson was too long in the Afgan desert, and is now making up for lost time.

Watson’s mugging is also quite opaque on the first exposure, but I find that he grows on one. On the tenth exposure, it’s still not exactly ‘dry humor’ I think, but one starts to intuit what was probably his intention. That’s the funny part to me.

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Bhauji’s Vishveshwar

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