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  1. Since Carol said I was free to make one, here goes . So here's that cute Puppy Love Superbowl commercial again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQB7QRyF4p4 Feel free to fill this thread with all kinds of animal adorableness - your own pets are, of course, the most adorable of them all .
  2. This just might be my new favourite crossover.
  3. Got the same experience with teens in tutoring. Just be honest with them, drop that adult claptrap about "the golden years of childhood" (were those people even teenagers once or are their memories that bad?) and the questions start coming.
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    The Language (and travel) Thread

    No, you're correct. It's just that they're proliferating lately and turning up in places where, while appropriate in English, they aren't meant to be in German. Boring Grammar Time: the rule, for names, is to simply add an "s" to the word when denoting a possessive, like, Martinas Computer, with no apostrophe in sight. If the word already ends in s (or something sounding close enough, like z), you don't add a second one (like you'd do in English with names, as in James's car). Instead, you put a lone apostrophe to make it a possessive, like, Klaus' Auto. The combination of apostrophe and s is not something you use when doing things strictly according to grammar. However, (you knew that something like that was coming, right? ) since it's become increasingly common due to English exerting its influence on the language, after the last reform it's now officially allowed in one case, namely when you want to make clear that the possessive in question is the female form and a male form with s exists. So, yes, Andrea's Kiosk is now technically correct despite the joke above, but only if you want to make clear that the place belongs to Andrea and not Andreas. It wouldn't work with, say, Martina, since the male form is Martin.
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    The Political Thread

    A local newspaper compared Boris Johnson's negotiation tactics with the EU to a bank robber storming the cashier's office, putting his gun against his temple and shouting, "I've got a hostage!"
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    The Language (and travel) Thread

    It's like this in German, basically: (gehört means belongs to)
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    Which Sherlock Holmes are you?

    Now I so want to see that.
  8. Welcome to the forum! That's a tricky question there ... I'd go with Rathbone, too, mostly for nose-related reasons.
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    Favourite "Sherlock" Pictures, etc.

    The point, far as I understood it, is that it's kind of a running joke to "confuse" any two complicated words starting with B and C as Benedict Cumberbatch's name (because it's so long or something), like the above, or:
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    The Dress (color perception)

    Nah, I'm saying so because, in a pic with proper lighting and camera, the original dress is quite definitely black and blue: https://www.romanoriginals.co.uk/thedress
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    The Dress (color perception)

    Well, no: https://www.businessinsider.com/the-roman-originals-black-and-blue-dress-2015-2
  12. Caya

    The Dress (color perception)

    Here you go, then: https://www.inverse.com/article/30103-the-dress-black-blue-white-gold-illusion-neuroscience
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    The Political Thread

    Er, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't that supernova exist in the Sherlockverse, only not yet at that time when the picture was supposed to have been painted? And what does that make VBS? A time traveller?
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    "Sherlock" actors we've seen elsewhere

    Let's see if I manage to embed this (if not, follow this link or take it from me that it'll be out on Nov 5 on DVD/BluRay):
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    "Sherlock" actors we've seen elsewhere

    Sorry, the Queen bit is part of the whole package, due to a joke in the original book (about all tapes in cars morphing into Best of Queen after 2 weeks, iirc), and I for one was quite happy that (what remains of) Queen consented to the use of their songs. If it helps, if you're not a fan you won't even notice much of it - like, a brass band playing in the background during one scene on a Sunday, and the tune is "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon", which is among Queen's more obscure songs.
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    "Sherlock" actors we've seen elsewhere

    That's a bit hard to describe if you never read any Pratchett or Gaiman, and "quite British", while accurate, won't help you much, huh? It's a loving tribute to a dearly missed friend, with a lot of attention to the smallest details, very quirky humor and a cast that knocks it out of the park. And the best Queen soundtrack since Flash Gordon (yes, better than Highlander ).
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    "Sherlock" actors we've seen elsewhere

    Ah yes, she even has a not-quite-so-minor role, but I didn't recognize her as I still haven't watched S4, sorry! As for seeing it, afaik it's still only on Amazon Prime (do they still offer free trial months or something?) but I think I read somewhere it's supposed to come to BBC later this year, so presumably it'll be shown elsewhere too at some point.
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    "Sherlock" actors we've seen elsewhere

    Rewatched Good Omens and realized that Mark Gatiss and Benedict Cumberbatch aren't the only Sherlock actors in a minor role there: (that's Jonathan Aris aka Anderson in case the sideburns were throwing you off, which they did for me when watching for the first time)
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    Help with the new look Sherlock Forum!

    Time: Blue Line:
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    The Political Thread

  21. Their instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1bike1world/
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    Help with the new look Sherlock Forum!

    That is in fact odd. Are we talking PC/laptop or cell phone here, VBS?
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