DI Lestrade - catcher of murderers, personal chef and general dogsbody to Sherlock, husband to Dr John Watson, fashion icon to Mycroft. Coffee addict.
And this is exactly what I thought of when all the badgerness started. It always gives me a giggle.Snake!
I now have four young children dancing the badger dance shouting badgers badgers badgers! I think you have provided more entertainment for them in 1.14 minutes than I will manage in the rest of the day ;-)Thankyou :-) have a good one yourself :-)Anonybob
That is awesome.When the budgets and projections get too much today I shall mentally start singing "badger, badger, badger".Cheers, Boss
AnonyBob - I feel certain that John will also be really pleased that I posted this after abandoning him with Sherlock...on the bright side, though, I could have posted the 6min version.
My head is full of dancing badgers now...
The number of times I've had to play it has got well past the 6 minute mark already ;-)I'm quite sure you're right about John!!
I'm surprised you didn't link to this one, Lestrade:http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/footy/
Ha! I've not seen that in forever! But what gets stuck in my head is the Harry Potter spin off that went around. "Potter Potter Potter Potter Potter Weasley Weasley! Snaaaaaape Snaaaaaape, oh, its a Snaaaape!"John - when it gets to be too much, just remember that YouTube has a really impressive collection of train crashes. (Staged, mostly, for research.) That might be more interesting than badgers...
WTH? That wasn't anonymous, that was me! (stupid phone posting grumble grumble)
...?Well, that's sure to be stuck in my head while I spend the day schlepping out all the boxes of Passover pots and dishes and flatware and stovetop and all. (Passover starts Fridsy night, so we're turning over the rest of the kitchen this morning and starting the cooking today--we already took care of the oven Saturday night so my mom could start baking on Sunday.)I hope you have a less frustrating day today, L! And have fun (with a bit less falling out of trees), John, Mycroft, and Sherlock. :)
John said if I jump out on him once more shouting Mushroom or Snake then I'm banned from his laptop for a week and first he said he'd be sending me to you to look after but I wanted to come to your office so he changed it but he still says he's going to go in a thing called an isolation tank on your next day off and you can look after me and that would be BRILLIANT and he says he'll let me watch all of the most annoying things he can find that morning first and then we can have the whole day together while he's in a tank! The tank sounds like the most boring thing ever because you can't see or hear or do anything and you're just there so we'd have a much better time than that!
I... think you should give John a break from mushrooms and snakes, kiddo.
I can see where you're coming from John I really can!! (the kids really love it though Greg so I'm not complaining)Sherlock, it would be a shame not to hear from you for a whole week so please give John a break for a bit. :-)Anonybob
Sherlock, you and John have brightened my morning immeasurably. :)What are you and Mycroft and John doing today?L, did you know that according to Wikipedia--which we all know is never wrong--the lyrics are not actually "badgerbadger" but "magic magic"?
L - this is all I have to say to you... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wky5H1xC6-I
I can't help bit think it's you who will suffer from that. Sherlock - have at it!
Who do you think found it? I've already heard it several million times.
Share and share alike... :D
Huh. I resisted watching that for a little while due to fears of having something odd stuck in my head. Clearly a legitimate fear. I shall have to turn on Pandora now. Good luck John. I think you'll need it.
JOHN WATSON YOU ARE EVIL.(I just got over that last year. *twitch* No more Raffi. PLEASE.)Here. This is better. And educational! http://youtu.be/Fg6pXhZxbOI
Lestrade started it!That is better. Now he's googling Magellan.
Kinda makes me want to google Magellan.
Having just got the kids to stop with mushrooms we now have banana phone. Thanks again guys for your help in entertaining my houseful today :-) sorry if anyone else is struggling to get them out of their heads but they've been great here :-)Anonybob
Well if we're playing the blame game, Sal started it, by showing me the badger song.
You're going to be in trouble now L!!! ;-)
Anonybob - look up the "What kind of cat are you?" song on youtube. They may like that one, too! :D
MAZ!!!! Now I have this stuck in my head!!! (Or if that link doesn't work, this: http://bit.ly/DyPKP )
(Maybe it will get him googling the old West, John. :))
*giggle* I guess it's the day to infect each other with horrible children's songs. (I have loads more where that came from. I just wish I could upload most of them. "Well, Senor Don Gato was a cat, on a high red roof Don Gato sat. He prepared to read a letter where the reading light was better, Twas a love note for Don Gato..." and "Godfrey, the sickly unemployed amateur children's magician, he's got wonders up his sleeeeeve...")
*shakes head* Heh.At least I was able to find a cover that 1) is sung by Arlo Guthrie and not some children's version and 2) is on the Muppet Show, which is a win in itself.Hey, Sherlock, Google the Muppet Show! There's lots of good stuff on that. (No, I mean it. I totally loved that show--so did my dad.)But Maz, that song is Still In My Head!!!! (Of course, it did knock out badgerbadger, so...)
That was from Animaniacs, yes, Maz? That's another show for you to check out, Sherlock. :)
The boys aren't much into tv - especially kids tv. Just the odd documentary.
I watched both those shows as an adult. They only pretended to be for children!(I have to approve...I mostly watch documentaries myself.)
Thanks Maz I will do that once they've finished painting eggs and sticking eyes all over them, how many eyes should an egg have? ;-) I love your boys L. it makes me feel so much better about all the 'weird stuff' (by other people's assessment not mine) my kids choose to watch :-)How's work treating you today? I hope it's a bit less stressful than yesterday :-)
how many eyes should an egg haveOne for each side. :)
My laptop now has the badgers as wallpaper. It's clearly the way to go.
RR: thanks for that link. The muppets was only a kids show if you weren't paying attention. I loved the random chicken in among the cows.
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The muppets was only a kids show if you weren't paying attention.Right? My father was the biggest fan in the family--especially of Statler and Waldorf. :DMaybe you and John would enjoy the clips more, L!
Mycroft chuckles along to the Simpson sometimes. Sherlock doesn't really get it. He's a bit too literal, and not quite wordly enough yet.
I loved the muppets. It's one of those shows that most kids take at face value and the adults get the underlying humor, so everyone can watch it and enjoy it. Also, because I have to throw in my own ear-worm, have some llama song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYWHJwyO5Gs
Oh no...and it plays over and over...
RR the answer apparently is 17 or 13 or 7 or none ;-)Hope you're heading home from a not too stressful day L.Has Sherlock been too busy to talk to us this afternoon John or did he mention mushrooms again? Hope you've had a nice day with the two of them :-)Anonybob
PIP!!!!! (Why did I listen why?)(These all make a Not Good combination in my brain...):D
Anonybob--you now know how many sides there are on an egg.Sort of. ;)
Not as bad a day as yesterday, anyway.Got my marching orders for firearms training. Next week.
Not exactly the description of the day one might have hoped for but better than yesterday is still better I guess :-)Hope you're feeling ok about the training
The training should be interesting, at least.
They wanted me to stay over, said it was residential. I told them where they could stick that idea.
Glad you're having a better day, Lestrade. How are you feeling about the firearms training?Sherlock, Mycroft - did you have a good day today?John - did you successfully manage to stop getting jumped on?
Greg are you actually ok about doing the training? you don't sound too happy about the idea or is it just the idea that they wanted you to be away from your boys?Anonybob
Nameless - more or less? He's still singing the llama song though. It's worse than the badgers for sticking in his head, I think because the lyrics make even less sense. L - ...is it usually residential, or is this something Mrs H came up with just for you?
He's still singing the llama song though. It's worse than the badgers for sticking in his headIt's worse than the badgers for sticking in MY head, I can tell you--I keep noticing I'm singing it to myself, and I most definitely do not intend to be...!If you had gone along with the residential thing, L, you would have found a few stowaways in your luggage. :D
I'm fairly sure John is planning on inflicting some horror on me and leaving me in sole care of the Boy Wonder in revenge.I'm resigned to the training. i think it will be very interesting. I'm less keen on the thought of using it. Or the reason I need it.It's usually residential if you live a certain distance away. A distance set by people in cars, who can't cope with rush hour. On the bike I'll be fine.
Sent the badger song to the daughter, who replied with the Duck song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46QL - not sure what to say that sounds reasonable, just we're with you all the way.
Sole care of Sherlock for a day could be really great if you get the notice you need to plan it :-)I got the feeling when you were talking about it last time that you really would prefer the training didn't have to happen at all and the timing of it all can't have helped. I hope that somehow you can find a way to separate the useful learning from the thought you might need to use it which I can understand is a horrible thought. Getting home to John in the evening will hopefully break up the things for you into something that can just be got out of the way.(I know that all sounds like rubbish I am really sorry you have to do this at all :-( )
SH - that duck may be Sherlock's secret identity. L - How far is it? And how long? And I'm very glad you're not staying over.
You never know, L--you might enjoy the training itself. (I hope you do, anyway.)
It'll be about an hour and half on the bike. And Tues-Fri next week. Brilliant timing. Not like I wanted to spend time with you and the boys anyway, y'know?
Sorry, love. Timing could be better, yeah. Will you get out of it any earlier than you do from work?
And the week after. Or that's what your schedule says. Don't worry, Boss, we'll take up your slack ;)
life's timing sucks sometimes :-( I'm glad you got a lovely weekend away with your boys last weekend but I am really sorry that the good feeling couldn't last longer than this!Is it long days once you are there or will it be a a bit shorter than normal?Hope you're having fun with Sherlock, Mycroft and John this evening (and lots and lots of hugs :-) )
Oh, bollocks, really? I didn't even look, to be honest.Danger - yes, the very shiny silver lining of this is that it's shorter hours, even with the ride, probably. I mean, only a little, but still.
guns! hate them!! you're a braver man than me!!
Wouldn't say I was brave.And the safety aspect will be very good, and sensible.I suppose a part of me is a bit scared of the consequences. The Met don't like spending money on training they don't use. That's all.
You are brave L not just for this either :-)I really hope that nothing comes of this, if you are not happy surely they can't make you ever use the training can they? They need people who are happy to do it don't they?Anonybob
I'm actually glad it's the week after as well. Four days didn't seem like enough. You've had a lot of years training to solve murders, and you're very good at it. It would be ridiculous to push you into doing something else now.
Yeah - as Sherlock gleefully says 'Ignore him! He says we can ignore him if he's grumpy!' (Why did I say that the other day, without thinking about how literally Sherlock takes these things??)
Would it be horribly annoying to say not to borrow trouble? And not just because what John said. It's also--well, they can train anyone to to be safe around guns, and competent in handling guns, but there's a limit to how much training can accomplish, and it's possible you might turn out to not have any particular talent for shooting, you know?
Us not being Sherlock, and not seeing it as an excuse to get away with things, I think you can be sure you will have to ignore us before everyone here manages to ignore you ;-)
Anonybob, if we have permission to ignore him, we can just ignore the bit about ignoring him. (How's that for logic? :D)
If L. really doesn't want to talk about it, or anything else at all tonight then I will happily keep my mouth shut but I find ignoring people really hard :-( especially people who don't seem very happy.Anonybob
Danger - I know. I'm just finding the gloomy side of it. Just call me Eeyore.
Please don't tell Sherlock to call you Eeyore. I'd have some trouble explaining that one at his school. And I know - it's hard not to expect the worst. That way at least you're prepared for it.
Hah, I don't think you'd have trouble - it would be self explanatory! I trust you to keep pinning my tail back on though ;)And yeah, exactly.
I trust you to keep pinning my tail back on thoughJust remember, sometimes it's hard to do a thorough job of...pinning a tail. You might need to attack the problem from several angles or velocities before you find one that gets the job done.
Feel free to ignore the questions that follow ;-)What is the worst? You're a bloody good detective who does his job with commitment and purpose and (mostly) successfully so what are they going to do, surely they aren't going to move you from saving the world are they?Oh and pins and tails should never mix ;-)Anonybob
I'm certain that Doctor Danger is as trustworthy a person as I could have near my tail with a prick. I mean pin.What's the worst? That I have to shoot someone! And no, they wouldn't necessarily move me completely. I don't know. If I understood how the Met worked I'd be a rich and stress-free man ;)
I am sure you can trust Danger near your tail with a prick it was the pin I was worried about ;-)I'd figured the 'having to shoot someone' thing was the worst case, I suppose I just can't see how it really fits into your job and they can't afford to lose you from doing that.Rich and stress free would be lovely but you were stress free at weekend so maybe a bit of remebering the very slow pace of life and lack of concern would do you good. :-)
I don't know. I'm just being down about it all. I'm sure they'll teach me how to be all calm and zen about the whole thing and I'll wonder what I was bothered about.I think John's bee secretly feeding Sherlock caffeine or sugar just before I get home. I can't believe he has as much energy as he does, after an entire day of Badgering John.
Also Llama-ing John. :)(Dammit, Pip, that thing is STILL playing in my head!)
He doesn't need any extra sugar for that, he's just excited to see you! We all are, but Mycroft and I express ourselves with less jumping.
I'm not going to say your allowed to be down because that sounds like I think feeling crap is an ok state and I don't but you are allowed to worry about it, really it only shows you are taking it seriously :-)Sherlock loves having you around, and is excited to see you and given its holidays you might aswell steal every minute you can(and every hug)
I haven't watched any of your videos. You can't expect me to have, after what I posted.Although obviously Sherlock has given me renditions.One day, Danger, I'd love to see you try to express yourself with more jumping than Sherlock... it would be a sight!
I always thought Eeyore was rather cute. But, yeah, I can sympathise - it's no fun having to do something you really don't want to do when you'd been looking forward to having some time with Danger and the boys.
I haven't watched any of your videos. You can't expect me to have, after what I posted ???pogo stick for John's next birthday Greg ;-)
L - I think that's actually impossible for anyone not made with springs in their feet.
AnonyBob - an irritating song to get stuck in your head. And then people retaliated. So I didn't watch any of them, assuming (correctly, it seems) that they would be worse. Self preservation.Danger - tomorrow morning, before work, I'm telling him all about Spring-Heeled Jack. Have a lovely day!
I understand that ;-) it did get very annoying by the end of the day, bedtime for my small people couldn't have come soon enough I just hope they forget about them by tomorrow ;-)don't be evil two days in a row L, make it friday ;-)
I'm never evil.Just making the most of being out of the flat... Anyway, Spring Heeled Jack will be something Sherlock can research. Not just copy.
By research I assume you mean imitate... Can we come round and inflict ourselves on you for lunch again tomorrow?
Evil with a very cheeky smile ;-)You do have to find your own fun when you're away from them I understand that. John won't mind I'm sure (you don't do you John?) he can just think up way to punish you later ;-)
Errr....ask me again tomorrow, but probably.This is all part of your dastardly plan to feed me again, isnt it? Lovely sandwich the other day, with the rocket.
You've seen through me, as usual. There might be a salad involved next time.
Rocket is salad! Well, it's green and leafy, counts in my book. Just ensure there's also bread and cheese or meat. Or both.
If it's in a sandwich, that makes it a component of the sandwich and thus not a salad...
Can I just say sorry for inflicting the llama song on everyone? I had forgotten how it kind of sticks. I hope tomorrow is calmer for everyone!
It really does stick! (It wouldn't be quite as bad if my brain didn't keep trying to make the Ogden Nash poem fit in as lyrics, and I can't really blame you for that part... :D)
The only real worry from any of the songs today is how many people will be woken tonight by dreams of being attacked by many many dancing badgers ;-)
Well, I'm definitely more Eeyore than Tigger, it's a perfectly cromulent way to be :-pI'm all in favour of dastardly plans, especially those that involve feeding people nommy sandwiches, and those involving tails...
Well...you can get me a salad, but trap it between two pieces of bread, and give it some cheese or meat to be friends with?Nameless - sadly I think there's an equation that shows the number of times Badgerlock leaps on John in a day is directly inversely proportional to the amount of 'pin the tail on the Lestrade' John feels able to play that night...
Trapping the Wild Salad, by G. Lestrade...
That's a shame. Perhaps there's some variation that would be less tiring for an overly leapt-upon John? Maybe you could do some tail-pinning, Lestrade? Or play some Blind Man's Buff instead?(OK, the metaphor's getting away from me now; I miss DW...)
I miss DW too you can always rely on a pin the tail on the lestallion joke from DW ;-)Anonybob
Night night, gentlemen!
DW, come back!As long as we don't play 'snap' I'll be happy.Poker, maybe? Or Poke 'im, anyway :)
Snap!! My god that would be an embarrassing hospital visit!!! ;-)Pokeim is definitely number one choice ;-) Sleep well L, you to danger :-) and watch out for dancing badgers getting you in your sleep ;-)
I haven't watched any of your videos. You can't expect me to haveHEY! What happened to "I was subjected to it, so you should be too"? :)
I was just watching a show about the elements (NOVA: Hunting the Elements) and I thought Sherlock might be interested in this story about shark repellents: http://bit.ly/Hfku0O
What happened to it? I had more sense, that's what happened!
I think if we should suffer, you should suffer--not that I can do anything about it. (John, however, can, should he so desire... :))
You lot brought about your own suffering.John or Sherlock will doubtless inflict whatever Sherlock's obsession of the day is on me when I get home.
You started it!!! Maybe it will be sharks. :) Or maybe we can find some really REALLY annoying videos...(Please note that it is 2:45 am here, and I am working, because I spent the whole day getting ready for Passover, but my client will not care, so I may be pulling an all-nighter. I am too old to pull all-nighters. Especially on 4 hours of sleep.Feel guilty about my earworm yet? :D)
Everyone clicked on that video of their own free will. My write up with it was hardly glowing recommendation.
We TRUST you! (You still started it.):DGod, I'm tired.
RR - has your time on this blog taught you nothing about trusting the Lestallion? We've all been told very firmly about not googling anything he mentions (I for one have removed the "safe search" option for the very purpose of not googling things) so all videos should be approached with care. And anyway, when I switched on my laptop and saw all the badgers on the wallpaper it made me smile.Oh, and I think I'm mostly Winnie-the-Pooh.What time are you getting off over the Easter weekend, Boss?
Because you know the Met works to the utmost efficiency, I'm off tomorrow, in Sat, off Sun, in Monday and then away to training all week.Sherlock says he wants to 'beat his record' for creme egg eating. I cant bring myself to ask what it currently stands at, but I'm trying to ban creme eggs in Greater London.
SH, I thought the not-googling was only for non-child-safe things--and besides, no googling was required, it's RIGHT HERE!That is the most ridiculous schedule I ever heard of, L--designed, I can only imagine, to get the absolute least possible accomplished. Or maybe the design is to cause the most frustration possible.Easter is Sunday, so you have a bit of time--why not try filling him up on matzoh Friday night/Saturday? The seders are Friday night and Saturday night. Not that I recommend matzoh as a treat--it is, after all, basically, cracker/bread made from flour and water. But it's a cultural experience. :) (Handmade matzoh can taste substantially better than machine made--if it's got stale it helps to stick it in the oven on baking sheets for a few minutes--but I doubt you'd find much of that around at this late date.)
How do they get good people to work for them with Rota's like that?!I hope you have a better day than yesterday (I really hope for a good day but that might be setting hopes too high!) and that you get time to be fed and hugged by your boys at some point :-)John, Sherlock and mycroft - I hope you have a great day with lots of fun and fresh air :-)Anonybob
Somehow I doubt matzoh will beat chocolate. Plus creme eggs have been on sale since Christmas.
Well, obviously not! But it's a change. And it's a novelty--I bet neither Mycroft nor Sherlock have ever had any.
And if they want to combine two holiday traditions...there's such a thing as chocolate matzoh! (There's the kind that's matzoh-shaped chocolate, and the kind that's chocolate-covered matzoh. :) )
They eat cream crackers and water biscuits, which are similar, I think?
I've never heard of either, but according to the all-knowing Wikipedia, cream crackers have yeast, so not like that. And water biscuits look more like what we call Ritz-type crackers than matzoh, but the Wikipedia description sounds more like matzoh -- I just don't know.I wonder what Sherlock would make of eight days without bread, crackers, biscuits, cookies, or really anything made with any kind of grain flour except matzoh! We also can't have rice, corn, legumes...my family's tradition, like that of most Eastern Europeans, is not even to bake with matzoh meal. All "cakes" are made with potato starch. It's an experience!
How's work going Greg?What you up to today John? I hope you're having fun :-)I hope you're having a nice time at home mycroft I know you're not always in a talk to the internet mood, which I can understand but I hope you know we hope you have as much fun in your holidays as Sherlock does :-)Anonybob
Work's okay. Nice decomposing body has got me out of the office. Although I think I'll need to shower before meeting the boys. I probably smell.
What does it smell like? The same as the rabbit in the water? Can we come and see you soon?
It smells considerably worse than the canal. Possibly a bit like the rabbit, which I'm glad never made it onto the boat so we could check.You can come and see me about 3ish, if that would be convenient. I'll be back at the office by then. And hopefully showered.
Okay we're leaving now!
I imagine that if you did have time to shower, Sherlick regretted missing the chance to compare! :)
(SherlOck!!! Stupid virtual keyboard...)
I suspect the smell of decomposition is only interesting in the abstract and once you're really smelled it you never want to again. (Even if you're willing to to get your job done, you probably don't really want to.)
Kholly - what I hate is the way it hangs about in your nose/throat for ages, so even when you've changed and washed, you still smell it...and worry.it's you.And Sherlock didn't get the bloated rabbit corpse, so has little to compare it to.
Nice lunch, L?Sherlock, Mycroft, John--What have you been up to today, aside from meeting Lestrade?
The smell is pretty horrible. Have you tried lemons? The acid in the lemon can usually remove the last vestiges of the smell, and also leaves your hair shiny! I hope you all have a good, smell free evening. And hopefully Sherlock won't overdo the creme eggs.
A few years ago when on holiday in the Isle of Wight with the kids when we packed up to go home we found a dead rabbit under the bed. We had wondered what the smell was, but assumed they were having trouble with the drains.
For a number of years, my family spent our summers in the Catskills. One year a group (family? clan) of skunks moved in under our bungalow.They did not smell appreciably worse dead than alive.(That same year we had bats in the roof crawl space *carefully does not call it an attic*, a wasps' nest under the eaves, and chipmunks in the lilac bush ouside the windows. It wasn't a bungalow, it was a nature preserve! The following year I found a summer job in the city.)
Hope you had a nice lunch L and that you have somehow got rid of the smell of bodies. :-)Seems a strange thing to ask knowing about the earlier body but how's the day going? I hope it has been an improvement on yesterday and that you weren't forced to eat too much salad for lunch ;-)Anonybob
Danger can sluice me down with lemon juice later, maybe.
RR - Pesach Sameach for tomorrow, and may I just say NOMNOMNOM for chocolate-covered matzot, in my opinion the only palatable way to eat the stuff, disregarding bubbelehs & matzo brie from matzo meal. I also send you virtual almond macaroons and flourless chocolate cake, because that's what I'm making tomorrow.John, I'm so sorry I missed your birthday! I've been revising, it completely slipped my mind, happy belated, it sounds like it was a lovely weekend :)L - oh decomposing bodies. I suggest Vicks around the nostrils if you have to go back to the scene, some of my friends use it in the dissection room. But for the less squeamish of you, I have a very...interesting...story about a decomposing body, dead of natural causes, don't worry!
Thanks, Jaws, and a Pesach Sameach to you too! My mother has already made 4 of her flourless jelly rolls, and several pans of flourless brownies. They are very yummy, if not very filling! (I've been told by some of the people that ritually prepare Jewish bodies for burial that clove or eucalyptus oil around the nostrils works pretty well, too, which sounds reasonable. :))
The smell doesn't really bother me. Used to it now. Just don't like the idea of smelling of death for everyone else.
Danger can sluice me down with lemon juice later, maybe. Ooh, that sounds like it might sting a bit...
True. But I'd trust him. He's a doctor.Sherlock, want spinach, ricotta, blue cheese and bacon lasagna tonight?John can make a salad.
YES we can have that and he can have the salad.
Sounds good to me, Kiddo. :)
Mycroft, can you check what cheeses we have?John, do you need any more leaves?
There's a blue one, and parmesan, and mozzarella, and brie. I'm going to send you a picture of the look John's giving you.
Do you have something planned for tomorrow, John? The boss is singing in his office. I think it's 'All I need is you', but he doesn't know half the words.
Grade 3, Mycroft? I'll keep my bike helmet on when I get in.Sal - I know... quite a few of the words. Mainly the chorus.
Sally - if he hogs all of the lasagna tonight, he may find his plans have changed.
3.2, I believe. You should make that cake with jam, too, just in case.
Sherlock did mention an Easter cake. But it seemed less traditional simnel and more sugar-and icing as a raft for chocolate eggs.I got us a colomba, as I didn't think we'd have time to make one.3.2 ... take cover!Danger, you like salad! We like cheese :)
People should have more stomachs like cows so I would have more room for chocolate eggs. Did you know there's a cow somewhere with a window in it so you can see its insides?
Ah, but can cows digest chocolate, Sherlock? :)Did you know there's a cow somewhere with a window in itI assume this is not a living cow, or am I totally wrong? I'd like a look at that either way!
I always assumed the cow you could see inside was an urban legend. Though it is meant to be living. At some vet school in the mid west US I think.
We have two stomachs don't we Sherlock? I've always been told that we have one for healthy food and one for treats ;-)How many chocolate eggs have you managed?Anonybob
A real living cow! I saw a man put his hand inside it on television.
I had two after lunch but John said I couldn't have any more until after dinner and he's mean and should only get salad.
Yes, Sherlock is correct, there's a teaching cow with a window in it's side so you can see into its stomach. and one with a hole, I think.Since I get out of cooking for the crowd this Easter, I have more time to make actual dessert. Molten chocolate lava cakes or floruless chocolate cake with whipped chocolate cream and chocolate eggs?
Both! Lestrade, can you make those?
A real living cow! I saw a man put his hand inside it on television.Holy cow! (Hee! I crack me up. :D)I was able to find photos online and numerous blogs, but no news stories--and with PhotoShop you can't trust pictures!--so I'm glad to have confirmation from both of you, Sherlock and Maz.John isn't actually mean, Sherlock, he's just making sure you don't make yourself sick--if you did, you wouldn't be able to have any more candy for several days, which would be a shame on Easter weekend.Are you going to have any matzoh, to see what it's like?
Two isn't bad Sherlock :-) we have free chocolate day on Easter Sunday where anyone can eat as much of their Easter chocolate as they want :-) after that they have to ask but maybe John and lestrade would go with that ;-)
There are only three of us, Sherlock, and the recipe makes six little molten cakes, or the other makes one large cake. I don't think we'd get through both before they went bad. I think I'll let my six year old decide, though, which one he would rather have. Or just go super easy and make Strawberry Fool.
Sherlock, we have Colomba, and you have eggs. We really don't need more cake!
And I need someone to help me chop this pile of spinach which is taller than Sherlock.
That is a lot of spinach... !
Don't look at me. Lasagna hoarder.
Do any of you know the story of the Little Red Hen? I'd help. :D (My father calls it a Republican parable.)
Problem with spinach is it cooks down to nothing though. Nearly there. Ish. Sherlock is looking at me as if he may require Bob and Midge to write him a hit single...
... Bob and Midge?
Sherlock is looking at me as if he may require Bob and Midge to write him a hit single... What, even after two chocolate eggs earlier on?What's Colomba, Lestrade?
ReRe - Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, wrote the original Band Aid song and organised Live Aid.
Oh, Bob Geldorf! Thanks, Nameless.Oh, ha! *delayed reaction due to extreme lack of sleep*
How are you four spending good friday then? Have you made any plans or have they all gone out the window because John's been forced to eat like a rabbit? ;-)I hope your day was fun with the boys John and that the weather was good for you to be out and about :-)Better day than yesterday Greg? or better because you don't have to go in tomorrow? ;-)Anonybob
If you go to the Tate Modern soon Sherlock, there's a piece of artwork of a cow cut in half down the middle, each piece is in its own window so you can walk between them and see all it's innards :) there's a piece with a whole dead shark in it too :D
I wonder how many sharks have been used in that work so far. And where he gets them from.
Pretty much the opposite of those scientists developing shark-repelling fishing hooks, isn't he?I have no problem whatsoever with eating meat and wearing leather--in fact, I think if we kill an animal, we ought to pay it the respect of using as much of it as we can. Likewise with research, just get the most you can from an animal. To use it as a spectacle, however, well...that seems awfully wasteful. If he's an artist, why can't he model a shark or a cow or whatever?
Maybe he gets them when scientists are done with them. At any rate, Sherlock's very excited about it.
What percentage of officers in the met is 20 Greg? Just seen something on the news that they are trying to make sound really bad but 20 sounds a very small number compared to how many you must have.Anonybob
If the exhibit is by Damien Hirst, apparently he pays Australian fishermen to catch and kill them for him, or at least that's how he got his most famous one--twice. NYTimes article here.I think it's fine for Sherlock to see it and I can well imagine he'd be excited by the idea. It's something to talk about after, though, perhaps.
For some reason, I always thought it was the same shark/cow/lamb over the years, they just wheeled them out of storage or whatever but there was a program on about him on channel 4 the other day and I was surprised to see that it's a different one each time :S Not really my cup of tea so far as art goes but I think the cow in particular is interesting from an educational point of view *shrug*
Where is it now? We could go sometime. It's the only way he'll see either a shark or split cow up close.AnonyBob...what have you seen? And do you mean how many officers is twenty per cent of the whole force?
It's at the Tate Modern from the 4th of April til the 9th of September :) Apparently it's his first major UK exhibit or something so it'll probably be really busy for the first month or so :S
The Tate Modern is having a Damien Hirst retrospective--I assume that's the one you mean, Nony Mouse?(There's a split cow, but the shark is in one piece.)
what percentage of the force are 20 officers not how many officers is 20%. 20 officers seemed a very small number to me. Racism investigations apparently but the words 'institution racism' seemed a complete over reaction to 20 officers!!I can believe that Sherlock would be bouncing at the idea of seeing inside a cow, I think me and mine would quite like it too :-)Anonybob
Apparently there's also a room full of live butterflies, a human skull encrusted with diamonds, and flies feeding off a rotting cow's head. And the split cow is a "four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf.
Thanks Nony Mouse, we might plan a trip to see it. He's not really my sort of artist, but Sherlock will doubtless love those bits.AnonyBob - About 0.06, if I understood Mycroft's maths directions correctly. As for the Met being racist...given this is a public blog, I think I should probably not share an opinion.
(Grrr, I swear I'm going to fling my modem out the window in a minute, my internet's being a right pain!)Have you heard about the new exhibit they're showing at the Natural History Museum from this weekend? It's by the same guy who plastinates human bodies except this time it's all animals and stuff, can see all the muscles and tendons :D Looks amazing!! I so wish I could go :(
I wasn't trying to court your opinion Greg, I wouldn't ever want you to say something that might cause you trouble I just thought you would be able to answer the percentage question, even though I guessed Mycroft would have to help ;-)People can draw their own conclusions if they have all the facts but it is a fact that 0.06% doesn't not make an institution. Thank you for putting yourself through the maths for me. :-)Anonybob
No interest in live butterflies, then? (They have an exhibit like that in the American Museum of Natural History every year, and it's lovely. Whether it's art or not. :))
Can see live butterflies in a butterfly house. Decaying heads and bits of animals, not so often.
I saw the Hirst shark and cow a few years ago when the Saatchi gallery put on an exhibit of top modern British artists before it moved out of County Hall. Not my thing, but I liked some of his other stuff (and most of the rest of the exhibition too). It definitely sounds like Sherlock's sort of thing.Mycroft - do you have a preference in art? Is it your sort of thing?
Can see live butterflies in a butterfly house. Decaying heads and bits of animals, not so often.Well, it seems that you can now see both in the same exhibit--something for everyone. Also lots o' dots. :)
I like Constable's clouds and Van Gogh's haystacks.
Constable's clouds are amazing Mycroft I can see why you like them, You can look at them many times and still see something new when you look again :-)Anonybob
Interesting choices, Mycroft--those are two very different artists, with very different impacts.
But they were both trying to get it right. It was important to them.
The commitment to their work was amazing, if only more people had such commitment.Do you draw? produce art of any kind Mycroft?