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    Continuing the OT elegy on winter weather . . .any of you Midwestern gals familiar with Charlie Berens? The pride of Manitowac, Wisconsin is one of my pandemic YouTube discoveries. Here he partners with fellow vlogger and sometime collaborator Dude Dad (Taylor) for one of his funniest videos ever. Head on over to Charlie's channel for more hilarity, including 'Midwestern Christmas Party', 'How to Make a Bloody Mary' and 'Midwest Translator' among others.
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    Not sure why, this makes me lol. Hey, I'm short of money! Didn't realize we can sell this. You can have mine for a dollar! You can do monthly subscription too, I have plenty!
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    Haha I'd love to meet Expeller of Evil! NOOOoOOoOOO Bear NOOOOOOOOO Must be a very majestic belly flop.
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    That sounds like what I get sometimes when I'm badly stressed. It's called spastic colon. The best "treatment" I've found is whatever can calm my nerves, which depends on why they're frazzled at that particular time. So even if you don't know what specific thing is upsetting your dog's insides, it sounds like you're helping to calm him, whether with hugs or with occasional medication. I'm glad that you have each other.
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    And that's just addition! Wait until you get to long division, you'll be amazed at how much you'll long for a calculator....
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    Two years ago, my dog suddenly showed very strange behaviour. He would try to bite at something behind him (tail area? tummy?) He seemed very annoyed and restless. He would try to desperately to sit on my lap, as if want to disappear there, or hid in the corner, licking nervously at anything. It went so bad he would scream and cry as if in pain and unable to walk up just simple small height differences. He cried when I carried him up and down the car. We went to vet multiple times, multiple xray and found nothing. There were gas and stool, we even tried laxative and it only make him miserable and of course messy. Before this he had lighter symptoms like licking, sleepiness and no appetite but only a very short period. We did some organ tests as well, which is very expensive, and the vets couldn't find anything wrong. She suggested it could be OCD, something like when a dog has habit of chasing its tail, but I was very sure he was more likely trying to 'fix' something, maybe a pain. Other vet prescribed him a nerve medication to help him relax, and it seemed to help. He gradually get better. Now he sometimes showed similar symptoms, and what I would do is hugging him, and wrapping him in the blanket, and holding on his tummy area until he calms down. He is no lapdog, but he would let me and even sleep in my arm and in blanket (regardless of weather) for long time during these times. It never goes too badly, and I believe only one occasion I needed to give him just one or two nerve medications. Sometimes I give him medication for gasses. I don't know what to conclude, I believe he had very bad gas trapped in his stomach that resulted in painful contractions, and he tried to 'fix' it by trying to bite at it. Any movements could cause him pain. Now that when he shows slightest symptoms, he would be receptive to snuggling and warm and light massage and it would gone away. I have this problem as human, sensitivity to tummy area and I know how this pain feel like at its extreme, like someone grabbing all the intestines and everything together and squeeze them at both ends on opposite directions like how you would dry a towel, it would come and go, just like what he experienced. So my guess is that is what happened to him. I hope your dog is going to be okay, it sucks that we can't understand what they are going through sometimes.
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    I suspect we're all varying shades of gray, depending on how (and when) you look at us. As for the corpse guy, Molly elaborated a bit more in the unaired pilot [link]: So assuming that he donated his body for scientific purposes (which seems likely -- if it'd been for transplants, he wouldn't likely have gone to the morgue), Sherlock's forensic experiments should qualify as such. (I agree, his family would probably rather not know the specifics, but they'd at least know it was according to his wishes.) Her name is not-Anthea. I assume that even Moftiss will realize that was intended only as an extreme example. (Though yes, I do realize who I'm talking about. Sorry.) Probably not, not really. No more than they really know her. I've "known" some people that, even though I like and respect them, I just don't "get" them AT ALL (nor do they "get" me, as far as I can tell). I think Mary is kinda of like that with Sherlock and John, and vice versa -- ships that pass in the night, despite knowing each other for some time and at close quarters.
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    So if I have no conscience I have you to blame! If someone said to me," why did you do that? How do you sleep at night??? Don't you have conscience at all????!" "No. Carol ate that." Anyway, on the topic, how do you guys feel about the possibility that teeth have genitals?
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    It looks like chincibunnycat. And this is definitely Robinhoocat.
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    I guess that also includes stuffing a detective into her trunk. I'd say Molly could be an example of morally grey without being those you mentioned. I mean, she lets Sherlock beats up a corpse, which is dark depends on how you look at it. His family? Geez, that is traumatic and sick. Sherlock's fan? Haha, that is the moment I fell in love with him. Lady Smallwood? She is portrayed as straight-forward 'good' but she engages Sherlock, knowing full well that he might not use 'properly legal' approach to deal with Magnussen. Who else? Janine. She is definitely morally grey without being too crazy too. Smaller character like Irene's assistant, Mycroft's assistant (NAME!) who certainly know their bosses are shady. And that (NAME! Good god I need rewatch!) Kitty, she is also a good example, snooping in men's room for news, stepping over privacy. Don't do that. Do you know what happens when you do bad things to puppies????? John Wick 1-3. Stay. Away. From. Puppies. And, hi Kat! Late for the discussion, I have to disagree with some of your point about Mary, mainly because you seems to point her up as all positive. I get that you are looking at that side but fully aware and understand the flaws. However, for me, I am very disturbed by 'those flaw'. It is not okay for me that she shot a friend, especially someone who means so much to her husband, and put him to the brink of death. And cold heartedly threatening him again (unlike you, I don't see that as humour at all), lie to both of them, and why it makes her very difficult to redeem, is because there is not much pay off or good reason I could buy about why she needs to go to that length. T6T makes it worse. Does she know John and Sherlock at all? Why she doubt that 'talking' to them would be worse than shooting Sherlock? No I can't fathom that. P.S. I don't hate Mary, I think she ends up being too much of plot device that is carelessly concluded if that makes sense. But if her offspring does anything to a puppyyyyy...... I'd be absolutely monstrous. Anyway, nice to see you around. I am some sort of grumpy member around here, and you probably notice that I love dogs.😊
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    Cześć, Kaśka I think, it's what Mary said to Sherlock - she was ready to do everything to keep her secret from John - and this included killing him. She thinks she is going to meet the man she shot and who may think she wanted to kill him. I think he does. He says something like: "you are such en excellent shooter, so why did you miss me?" It's a hint that he knows, she didn't intended to kill him. Because if she wanted to, she wouldn't miss.
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    https://thenorwoodbuilder.tumblr.com/post/43348143379/about-john-three-continents-watson-but-which This article was posted 8 years ago, but makes a compelling argument for Dr. Watson's Three Continents of womankind being Europe (obviously . . England inclusive, but also the Continent, chiefly France, possibly Italy, too.), Africa and Asia (India & Afghanistan). It was very likely that on Watson's long journey to join his regiment en route to the Battle of Maiwand, that he would have travelled through the Suez Canal to Bombay, or possibly long way 'round the horn of Africa to arrive at the same destination. In that passage about his experience of women on 'many nations and three continents' not showing him any woman to compare with his beloved Mary, who he was meeting for the first time, he is engaging in a touch of male braggadocio, perhaps. He's been struck by the thunderbolt--to be so instantly captivated by the sweet young governess who is Sherlock Holmes's latest client, but he slips that bit about being an homme du monde in at the top just to assure the readers that he, John H. Watson, M.D., is no naif--he's a world-travelled soldier, and he's known his share of womenkind--enough to know that his future bride here is something special. He's not 'settling' for this woman who literally has presented herself on his doorstep-it's kismet! The effect of that phrase is to make him sound quite rakish, but he could easily have been referring to benign interactions with shopkeepers, officers' wives, family friends and so on. I can well imagine the peer pressure that JW would have faced, as a Victorian gentleman of the professions and an *Army* man, to indulge, with his mates, in visiting houses where ladies entertained for money. Before he joined the Army, he was a university and medical student. Opportunities certainly would have been there, and for someone of John's class, it would have been regarded as both a rite of passage and a gentleman's privilege. For the Victorian gent of some means, visiting a madam's establishment was practically socially acceptable--for the men--or at least somewhat indulged by the police. The thriving sex trade is one of the paradoxes of the rigidly prim (on the surface) Victorian age. This is not to say that Dr. Watson indulged himself, but he may have been at least tempted to, or cajoled by friends to join them on their debauches. I prefer to think of Dr. Watson's adventures with women of three continents in a more romantic vein . . though as a medical student and then an Army recruit, his social interactions with ladies would have been fairly restricted. Our doctor is a Romantic soul and I can easily see him forming emotional attachments with local women he may have met socially at mixers for troops, or nurses. He may have been stationed for a stay of months' duration somewhere enroute to Afghanistan, enough time to get to know a local lass or two quite well. On account of this 'three continents' tease, it has been a popular convention among pastichers to give Watson a pre-Mary wife, possibly an American, circa the time of the Jefferson Hope case. That timeline doesn't really work, unless the marriage was so brief the bride died practically at the beginning of the marriage. From the time John moves into Baker Street and gets embroiled in the matter of the Study in Scarlet with his new flatmate to Miss Morstan presenting herself at their door, it's only about 18 months, and during that time, John is still recovering from his war wounds. There was not time for him to assume a wife before shipping out to Afghanistan, either, and he arrives back in London very much a bachelor. So personally I think that Mary was John's first wife, and then he later remarries, much later, in 1902, to the second Mrs. Watson. She can't have been the great love of his life because she doesn't even rate a name; she's a companion for his last years and I guess she's OK with that; at any rate Conan Doyle does not find John's remarriage sufficiently interesting to elaborate upon. Mary Morstan is and remained the One Woman for John. He loved her deeply and truly. But is it realistic to think that John came to his marital bed a virgin? An Army veteran and university/medical man who was by then past 30 years of age? That would indeed be notable if true. I tend to think there were at least one or two girlfriends in John's life before Mary who foiled their chaperones and gave themselves to the exceedingly charming Dr. Watson. But a womanizer? No. John enjoyed the company of women, but generally with clothes on.
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    No, if the size of the pool is around as far as we could see. Yes, if the pool is much bigger than shown in picture. No, if the pool is much bigger than shown in picture, but there are multiple other bears who do belly flops simultaneously.
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    Yes to this. No worries, in here, many times we disagree with others quite a bit but certainly welcome other's pov. It's been years and I still argue with Arcadia about Magnussen. Can you believe she said it's okay for him to pee in that fireplace?? (Wait.. no that? Oh okay, something about Sherlock killing him, but close enough. ) To me, a movie or a book should be able to explain themselves independently. There are times when I like movie adaptation because I have read the books and everything makes sense, but then I look back and imagining not knowing the book, and there are many many important things that are missing, characters that are misunderstood because the movie fails to deliver a stand alone and relying on audience's knowledge on books. Also, there are many many ways of interpretations, and if they come from various sources and multiple ways of thinking and views, and all considered, it could blur the presentation of that particular series. Sherlock is quite an unique example, as it comes from a source that exists since looong time ago, had been interpreted and recreated countless times across various platforms, style, each with their own. Now added with complication of internet culture and modern times, it could go to the spectrum between holistic and a mess. (Johnlock, cough) So, for me personally, I love to see it from BBC's Sherlock point of view at its own. And by itself, my point of Mary could actually be sum up as simple as this. Mary shoots her friend and lies to her husband to protect herself. It is so selfish in my eyes. Yes, she wants a happy life free of baggage, but how selfish it is to achieve that by sheltering her husband from the truth and shoots his friend, the one she knows very well whose(?) death devastates John. Now, the surgical stuff. Imo, noone could ever surely predict the physic and mental of another mortal being. And we were shown it's not a piece of cake for Sherlock to survive it, not at all. Even taking that chance is not right with me. Wait how come it's not simple, I thought I could explain that in one sentence. Oh well. Regardless how complicated Mary character and way of thinking, which I don't disagree, to me, she is selfish. You never harm a friend for your own purpose. (especially for something that doesn't last. Seriously, Sherlock is a proven well-known detective with Mycroft the british goverment as big brother. How many Magnussen she needs to kill to keep that secret?)
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    https://thenorwoodbuilder.tumblr.com/post/61994044448/sherlock-holmes-and-love-yes-youve-read I don’t know if there’s anything worthwhile here? The stories do touch on the subject of love but of course it’s other people’s love and Holmes comments are hardly in depth. He rarely lets the mask slip. The Three Garrideb’s one is probably the most famous. There’s also The Empty House where Holmes returns and meets Watson. I think Brett and Hardwick played it perfectly with Watson still feeling wounded that Holmes trusted Mycroft with his secret but not him. At least he didn’t punch him like Martin Freeman.🙂
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    Ehmmm... have you tempted to point out wrestler, sportsman or others around his age and says, "See?? You could do that too." I have been tempted to whisper this to my aunt in funerals when she whisper to me once,"You are next." upon seeing pregnant relatives. Fortunately I live abroad and avoid any family events after that outside my sibling's marriages.
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    That may well do the trick. A lot of problems will resolve themselves, given a little time. If not, though, maybe a second opinion is in order, hopefully from your regular vet. I assume the emergency vet checked for splinters, rocks between toes, etc.? Meanwhile, give him lots of love. And don't forget to take care of yourself too.
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    That's a good distinction. Mary going after Magnussen though ... she says "people like him" are why people like her exist, but she didn't go after him because he was a bad guy ... she went after him because he threatened her personally. Which makes her actions even more morally grey than ever, imo. But I think she was supposed to be morally grey; lord knows Sherlock is, and John too, sometimes. I think that's one of the things that made the show likeable; the characters weren't icons of virtue, and it made them relatable.
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    I'd kinda love, though, if everyone was searching for the Big Bad Mephisto behind Agatha and then it'd turn out, no, there's nothing there, she was the one pulling the strings all along. But I admit I have a fondness for female villains.
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    Loved this callback to "Ant-Man and the Wasp" in episode 4, lol. [Link]
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    I sense a viral video!
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    God dang it!! Why people have to pretend they are so edgy all the time??? Inside the frigging box! You had already won twice!! D*mn my foot!
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    I'm those who in the club that parents should be respected and loved. But, you must be a saint.
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    Gahhhh I seriously had absolutely no idea what was i looking at, raw chicken that died in the middle of electrocution??? Voldemort??? until I read helpful caption that this is a sphinx cat licking itself. I love cats and dogs, but sphinx cat.. they are terrifying tbh, eventhough I heard they are really sweet. This one doesn't need DNA test. See I like those with fur. I know technically, Sphinx has fur. But not like that!
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    Ha, that's true. Asheville, so pretty far from the coast.
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    "WandaVision viewers think Mephisto made a small appearance in episode 7."
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    You would think so, but nope. We may know how to dress for the cold but that doesn't mean we do, lol. We pretty much do it the way you guys do: shorts and t-shirts, even below zero. (I myself have been known to wander outside without a coat in such weather.) And I've never seen a single car with chains on its tires in my life, lol. Every winter, when the snow first makes an appearance, people drive like they've never seen it before, and we end up with 200-car pileups. I think that might be everywhere, lol. Up here we can fluctuate 50+ degrees in a day. I was visiting North Carolina once, where that happened, and Iowa. And just about everyone from every state will claim the same. I think it's just universal weather experience, lol. Maybe it happens more often some places than others, but I donno. I'd have to live in those places to really know.
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    No surprise there! Except for Series 1, they've all debuted in January. So even if they happen to be in secret pre-production right now, with filming scheduled for this summer, we're not likely to see any new episodes till January 2022 at the earliest -- and I'd be surprised if it's that soon, considering that there hasn't been the slightest peep from anyone actually involved.
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    One of the reasons I asked this question is to find how others view this scene. You're welcome to share my post on this forum, just state my name. Yes, 007 is a secret agent as well. However he kills people and his bosses criticise him for it sometimes, but he manages to get out of trouble, it's fiction. That doesn't mean he lacks a moral backbone. In one scene Mycroft picks up the phone (can't remember what episdoe) and says M into the headpiece, so I figured out it's THAT M and Mycroft is kind of his subordinate. I use "kind of" especially to highlight the vaguness of what he actually does. My point was that even in Mary killed somebody it wasn't as if she went on a shooting rampage like in a horror film! The men in Magnussen's office were unconscious for a while and Sherlock didn't seem to have pity for the criminal with five dots on his arm. She knows who to kill, why and when. Notice that when Magnussen is kneeling he says to Sherlock that Mary will kill them both and she's smiling. Why? Because she wanted to kill only one man, she's mocking CAM with that facial expression.
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    Hello again! I hadn't thought about it in quite that way before, but I think you're right, I think he's taunting her to see what kind of reaction he gets. I also think by the time Sherlock "escapes" from the hospital, he's pretty sure Mary didn't intend to kill him, but he's not 100 percent sure. So he's testing her to make sure (in a rather risky way, but he is Sherlock. ) Also maybe he's trying to prove to John that she didn't mean to kill him. "See, John? She's had all kinds of chances to kill me, but she hasn't!" I think my problem is, I don't think "assassin" is usually applied to people who work for the government, is it? 007, for instance, is usually called a secret agent, isn't he? But I've long since decided that Moftiss used the word "assassin" because it sounds more exciting (and morally grey) than "agent." And in the end, I guess they often do the same thing -- kill people.
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    I have a cousin that works at the library but haven't talked with her lately about customer volume. Several people use the website to download ebooks apparently because every time I select a book there's usually a wait list. They are usually pretty quick about getting your books together. The last time I ordered actual books I was called back in about 30 minutes. Our library is located on the outskirts of town with the pick up window around back which also leads to the return box. They want all books left in the drop box where they are collected, sanitized and "quarantined" for several days before being lent out again .
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    Welp, close enough. In other WandaVision news,
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    I assume Holmes means that he himself has had hardly any first-hand experience with women (other than the occasional female client), and Watson has had SOME experience, so that makes him the expert! Watson's experience was presumably of several types: as an army doctor dealing with nurses, as a civilian doctor dealing with patients, as a Londoner dealing with shop assistants and waitresses, as a single man meeting women socially, and later on as a married man. (This would cover both what Holmes was referring to and Watson's own comments.) Watson seems to have been an honorable man (and a Victorian one at that), so I see no reason to assume that his "experience" was ever much more scandalous than that!
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    Good heavens, you're right! Sherlock does have a nasty habit, doesn't he -- taunting people who are holding guns at the time? Come to think of it, I'd put his blabbing to oh, what's his name (Mary's former colleague, in the pool) into a somewhat similar category. Shut up, Sherlock! I agree. She may have been something of a freelancer at times, but that doesn't mean that she'd take just any old job, just for the money.
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    One continent is Asia, the other is Europe. The third could be Africa. As a soldier he'd have to pass through the Suez Canal, opened in 1869 to get to Britian. That was quite a thing! Crossing South Africa took a lot of time. He doesn't seem a Don Juan to me. Oh, I'm Polish and my name is Katarzyna, Catherine in English, so I made it into Kat, although such an abbreviation doesn't exist in Polish. It's my idea.
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    Welcome to the forum, Kat! I know that a lot of people think otherwise, but I agree with you and Arcadia. Here's my somewhat long-winded take on it from a few years back: That "three continents" thing is what's generally offered as proof that Dr. Watson is a womanizer. But the above was my take on it then, and I've seen no reason to change my mind in the interim. As for "our" John, he clearly appreciates women as well, but tends to be awkward around them. No womanizer there either, in my opinion.
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    I was skimming this rather than actually reading, and what I thought I saw was "shopping for organ villain extra"......
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    Was his face partially hidden by the "bundling"?
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    It is "discussions" like this that keep me coming back to this forum. 😄
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    You mean I'm not the only one who does that?!
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    To be perfectly honest, I've never actually seen his third hand. It's presumably hidden by his clothing, so clearly not sprouting from his forehead. Could be either an extra branch from one arm, or else directly attached to his spine. I would ask, but whenever I mention it, he seems embarrassed. However you have the great advantage of NOT being his big sister, so I suspect he would be flattered by your genuine scientific interest and would gladly answer your questions.
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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle may have based the character of Professor James Moriarty on the real-life arch-criminal Jonathan Wild (1682-1725), whose exploits made those of his fictitious counterpart look somewhat unimaginative by comparison. According to Wikipedia, for example: He ran a gang of thieves, kept the stolen goods, and waited for the crime and theft to be announced in the newspapers. At this point, he would claim that his "thief taking agents" (Bounty Hunters) had "found" the stolen merchandise, and he would return it to its rightful owners for a reward (to cover the expenses of running his agents). In some cases, if the stolen items or circumstances allowed for blackmail, he did not wait for the theft to be announced. As well as "recovering" these stolen goods, he would offer the police aid in finding the thieves. The thieves that Wild would help to "discover", however, were rivals or members of his own gang who had refused to cooperate with his taking the majority of the money. In Valley of Fear, Holmes comments on the similarity between Wild and Moriarty [source]: Everything comes in circles—even Professor Moriarty. Jonathan Wild was the hidden force of the London criminals, to whom he sold his brains and his organization on a fifteen per cent. commission. The old wheel turns, and the same spoke comes up. It's all been done before, and will be again. Like Moriarty, Wild ended up dying a violent death, but his end came on the gallows.
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    I thought they changed it because it wasn’t ‘politically correct’ anymore? I doubt logic had much to do with it, it was probably more about feelings.
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    I was never bothered by that, because I’d assumed it was “Man” with a capital ‘M’, which is really just another way of saying mankind or humankind and includes both genders.
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    Just stumbled over this delightful little webcomic: Ensign Sue Must Die! The whole thing can be found here: http://www.claremoseley.com/ensign-sue-must-die/ensign-sue-must-die-01/ .
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    TIL that there was an original Holmes villain named Moffat. https://buckythehydraslayer.tumblr.com/post/21402716577/thesoulgiver-their-names-are-biddle-hayward/amp
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