Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sherlock Holmes Stories

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine they laid down for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend."Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."Watson replied, "I see millions and millions of stars.""What does that tell you?"Watson pondered for a minute."

Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all-powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?"Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke. "It tells me that someone has stolen our tent."

got that from here, though I am pretty sure it was forwarded to me in my email box some years ago...

That said, I really like to read Sherlock Holmes stories.....
used to watch the series on Sunday mornings as a kid with Basil Rathbone. Man, I really liked that guy's name. Silly, huh?

6 comments:

Motherkitty said...

Your comment about watching this series on a Sunday morning just shows how "lenient" we were with you and brother. (I really don't remember this, but it must have made an impression on you.) You should have been cleaning your room or something rather than watching TV. teehee

Very funny and clever joke.

Tomas Dennis said...

During that time frame we had a rotor and an antenna on our roof. We had KET from Madisonville(35)NBC from Paducah,KY. (6), CBS (12) from Cape Girardeau, MO, ABC (7) from Evansville, IND. ABC(3) from Harrisburg,Il. and a fuzzy (14)from somewhere toward the northeast. One of those showed old movies on Sunday mornings. Nothing was clear. Cleaning your room was not a Sunday Morning job. I grew up Christian and I was not in the habit of working on Sundays.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Your post was funny and so were your commenters.

Franny said...

I read the complete Sherlock Holmes stories when I was in grade 6. I was totally addicted, and I still feel a kinship with him and Watson, and I still try to emulate Holmes when I want ppl to think I am a smartypants.
I think this is the year for the re-read.

Tracy said...

Hi Alipurr ~ thank you for visiting my blog! :)

Lisa-Anne said...

Ali I love you! :) That was funny! I stole it for our board. :)
Hugs,
Lisa-Anne