3 May 2011

Important questions...

Sherlock wanted me to put up this as my next poll, so here it is.

Would it be better if dogs were like ants - lived in hills on your lawn, worked together, etc. Or if ants were like dogs - people walked them about on leads and kept them as pets (and they would be super-strong, too, he points out).

Owing to the lack of flexibility on the last poll, I've added the neither option for those of you who likes both ants and dogs just as they are.

And you guys think marriage is a good thing, overwhelmingly. (although some of you obviously added a caveat that my poll was ridiculous, and neither was the answer.)

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

He might enjoy Them!, a wonderful B movie from the 50's.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047573/

annoyedwabbit said...

If ants were the size of dogs they would be vicious, intelligent, hive-mind predators and RULE THE WORLD. Humans would have nothing on dog-sized ants.

Anon Without A Name said...

Dogs the size of ants would be possibly cute, but no use to man nor beast. Ants the size of dogs would, per Annoyedwabbit's comment, be a force to be reckoned with. Think the Roman army with better organisation. Terrifying (especially to those of us who remember the Tom & Jerry cartoons when ant armies would carry off whole picnics, mouse and cat included).

Des said...

Neither is boring. Obviously neither, but ant-sized dogs would be sweet and harmless (and probably soon extinct), dog-sized ants would be TERRIFYING. Think about those thin legs, those eyes, the pincers! Bleh.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Believe me, we went through everything about the pros and cons of each. In the end I had to agree to a poll or he'd never have gone to sleep.

Of course, Sherlock being Sherlock, he's sure he could train up his own ant-army to do his bidding. I'm not so convinced. But with Sherlock you never know.

Lindsay said...

Dogs the size of ants are better- they would be adorable (if too easy to squish). Ants the size of dogs would be HORRIFYING. Hairy legs everywhere. Ants are vicious killing machines, and also I've had it in for them ever since I read The Once and Future King. One of you must have a copy of that around someplace. Perhaps Sherlock would appreciate the section where Wart temporarily becomes an ant, if he is passing through some sort of Ant Phase.

Lawless said...

I LOL'd at

In the end I had to agree to a poll or he'd never have gone to sleep and

Sherlock being Sherlock, he's sure he could train up his own ant-army to do his bidding.

I wouldn't put it past him! But I think it would be more helpful for him to direct his training abilities to the Dogs of War.

At least being around the kids makes life interesting.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

The Dogs of War are entirely under Mycroft's control. I think he's trained them to ask his permission before they obey anyone else.

Nobody tell Danger, but I'm wrecked. Not sure I'm going to survive court in the morning.

Anon Without A Name said...

Nobody tell Danger, but I'm wrecked. Not
sure I'm going to survive court in the
morning.


Yeah, because the best way to recover from a debilitating virus us to work a 14-15 hour day.... I hope you're at least home, fed, andl heading for sleep now? I'm guessing that court is something that it's worth putting other stuff till later tomorrow for, and getting some sleep now (not sure that sentence made any sense at all).

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Am home. Going to read court papers in bed.

And believe me, if there had been a way not to work for so long, I would have been all for it. But some stuff won't wait.

John H. D. Watson said...

That's a surprisingly difficult poll question.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

You get 1000 bonus points for not saying 'I told you so', Danger.

Which have you chosen?

Mycroft said...

Are you still awake?

John H. D. Watson said...

Dogs the size of ants. I came independently to the same conclusion as everyone else. Ants the size of dogs = terrifying.

Lawless said...

If the Dogs of War are off-limits, perhaps Sherlock needs a pet or project of his own that isn't as terrifying to the general populace as ants the size of dogs. I'm with annoyedwabbit on that one.

CAPCHA says "rests." You listening, Lestrade?

Kira said...

I remember a wonderful story about the rabbits of war!! Little bunnies in armour, created by Ares to defend Olympus. Could Sherlock train some?

I love my dog... don't want him any smaller and large ants would be terrifying!

K

Bronwyn said...

Oh yeah, I forgot about the rabbits! Whatever happened to Sherlock's dreams of a giant bunny?
Later gator,
Bronwyn

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Lawless - I am trying, but my sub-conscious doesn't co-operate.

kholly said...

I asked my dog if she wanted to be ant sized but as she's already smaller than most cats she declined. And I have to say I agree as I have a hard enough time now not stepping on her.

Even dog sized ants that are my dog's size would be scary enough. An army of them under Sherlock's control? That's potentially terrifying unless John can guide him toward being a force for good.

Bee said...

I will echo past inquiries, what was the decision after reading that 10 page report on the giant rabbit?

And I think I'm alone on this, but I want to see giant ants! http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7IckL1ZbX-w/TPQ2iFDGC4I/AAAAAAAABFk/qAVvEIzi5Wo/s1600/them_giant_ant.jpg

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Rabbit decision is entirely down to Danger (and Sherlock's mum)

Sorry, Mycroft, I was awake, but reading papers. Right up until I was just asleep, covered in papers, which ended up all over the floor at about 4 am.

In court all morning, but I'll be around this afternoon, if you want me.

ginnyvos said...

*laughs* My sister trained her rabbit to jump over the fences that came with my toy pony stable, walk on a leash, sit up properly, heel, walk after her if she made a certain sound and to come when she called him. If my (admittedly very brilliant, very determined) sister can do that, I have to wonder what Sherlock would do.

I want a pocket dog.

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