Just what was he hiding beneath that floral throw pillow? By the look of boredom on her face as she rummages around down there, she’s probably hoping it’s some kind of snack product.
You may have seen a recent announcement that there are plans to build a Sherlock Holmes theme park in Portsmouth. In the interests of giving this admirable venture the best possible chance of success, I’ve come up with some frankly ridiculous attractions that few Sherlockians will be able to resist…
The world and her costume designer have already seen plenty of pics of Benedict Cumberbatch being admirably silly at the Oscars, but because the Daily Mirror used the event as an excuse to revive my otter meme, I thought I’d put together this mini-tribute. (The otter comes from The Daily Otter, fittingly enough.)
It also serves as convincing evidence that Benedict wasn’t actually trying to detract attention from Bono and his fellow U2vians, but was in fact trying to catch a small chunk of tuna thrown by a considerate onlooker. After all, the Oscar ceremony goes on for a loooong time, so he probably needed all the sushi he could get…
aranelita asked: Hello! First of all (as a Cabin Pressure & Sherlock fan): Your Tumblr is absolutely brilliant!! Second (as an admin of a Cabin Pressure Facebook page): The "otters who look like BC" thing – did you have Cabin Pressure & Ottery St. Mary in mind, when you started this? Ppl. are sometimes wondering on the Facebook page.
Hello and thanks for the compliment! In answer to your question: no, the otters who look like Benedict Cumberbatch were not inspired by Cabin Pressure. Or at least, not primarily.
In fact, the original inspiration for OWLLBC came from seeing this picture, which was when I first realized that otters have an aptitude for sitting or lying with their paws pressed together in a very Sherlocky way. All the subsequent otter/Cumberbatch resemblance jokes sprang from this quirk of nature. However, I was already a Cabin Pressure fan by that point, so the fact that CP already provided a connection between Benedict and otters acted as an encouragement to pursue the joke, even though it wasn’t its origin.
So now you know!
Above, you see a genuine ad from Popular Science (1968), courtesy of newhousebooks. Below is the image that popped into my mind when I first saw it. Perhaps there IS an upside to sexist retro advertising after all?
By the way, if you’d like to suggest a particular shirt design that would make your life (or your chest) a happier place, you’re welcome to do so here. I have a rather long To-Do list, so I can’t promise I’ll get around to it soon, if at all, but I’ll definitely give it future consideration…
~ A Desk-Book of Errors in English Including Notes on Colloquialisms and Slang to be Avoided in Conversation, by Frank H. Vizetelly, 1920
I like the fact that the warning not to use the word “flapdoodle” is in itself flapdoodle. Flapdoodle is in fact a fabulous word, and if it’s good enough for Professor Yaffle, it’s definitely good enough for me.
This week on Mighty Moments In Slash History, we’re turning our attention to femmeslash. Or perhaps it should be called countryslash, because the women above are actually representations of Italy (the brunette on the left) and Germany (the blonde on the right). Yes, surprising as it may seem, romantic relationships between personifications of geographical entities were NOT invented by the Hetalia fandom. Who knew?
Most art critics believe that this painting is not about lady love, but about German art looking towards Italian art for inspiration. Personally, however, I think Germany is whispering “Forget about everyone else, darling, we go together like frankfurters and spaghetti!” while Italy is looking somewhat less keen about the culinary possibilities of their liaison.
Sadly, as we all know, their love was not to be, because there was always something that got in the way. Switzerland, mainly.
I’m currently rather enjoying the BBC’s swashbuckling Sunday night series The Musketeers, so I decided to draw some mini-Musketeers in all their leather-clad glory.
If you pop into my Redbubble store, you can buy them on a t-shirt, card or sticker, or play favourites by purchasing an individual sticker of Porthos, D’Artagnan, Athos or Aramis. All for one and every man for himself…
What this actually is: Lars Mikkelsen playing Dracula on stage in Denmark in 1995. (Photo by Henning Bagger.)
What I’d like to imagine this is: The first take of Charles Augustus Magnussen’s face-licking scene with Lady Smallwood in His Last Vow, just before the director politely asked him to be a TEENSY bit more subtle about it…
Peter Capaldi’s Catwalk [2/2]
#just FYI none of these gifs were made with a straight face
Mr Capaldi is not my primary reason for watching The Musketeers (*coughmeninleathercough*), but frankly, the only way this gif set can be improved is by watching it with this song playing in the background.