Its the pictures that got small...

hang-on-i-need-more-pips:

andreweliam:

sweeeetastea:

This is what it means to age gracefully…

God save the queen

Can we start a petition for science to make sure Julie Andrews never dies

haroldlloyds:

Happy Birthday Rudolph Valentino 
May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926

sherlockspeare:

They are coming…

A Study in (Army) ScarletI utterly love the series Sherlock. There are so many little details that make the whole one of the best, most innovative adaptations of a classical work to a modern setting. Though I wonder if this is why one thing which I think they got wrong grates on me 'like a splinter in my brain'. In the ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ episode where Watson gets to pull rank and play a badass military officer he introduces himself as 'Captain John Watson, Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers'. Now that stuck with me like an annoying drip-drip-drip of water from a leaky faucet. I’m a military geek who does things like memorize the numbers and titles of British regiments for fun. Now the reference to the ‘Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers’ harkens back to an actual Conan-Doyle reference - the ‘historic’ Watson mentions he was attached to the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers in ‘Study in Scarlet’. Now there really was a 5th Northumberland Fusiliers - there were an odd 101-some Regiments of Foot in the British Army throughout its history and each regiment eventually came to be known by a nickname and/or affiliation to a county or shire. The 5th Regiment of Foot became a Fusilier regiment along with the 7th, 20th, 21st, 23rd among others and became associated with the county of Northumberland - hence it became the 5th Regiment of Foot (Northumberland Fusiliers). Now this continued on for a long while until what became known as the amalgamations. As a budget cutting measure, many old regiments were combined, as much as possible with regiments that shared close regional ties (like the Devonshire Regiment which used to be North Devonshire and South Devonshire Regiments individually). The most recent - and arguably the most emotional amalgamation - occurred in 2004 where the last existing Scottish regiments - The Royal Scots Borderers - an amalgamation of the Royal Scots (1st Regiment of Foot - technically the oldest regiment in the world, so old they were nicknamed ‘Pontius Pilates Bodyguards’) and the Kings own Scottish Borderers; The Royal Highland Fusiliers (itself an amalgamation of the historic Royal Scots Fusiliers and Highland Light Infantry); The Black Watch; The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; and The Highlanders (an amalgamation of the Cameron, Seaforth and Gordon Highlanders), were amalgamated to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland. There was an emotionally charged campaign to ‘Save the Scottish Regiments’ but in the end, the Ministry of Defense got its way. Now this is where Captain John Watson runs into problems. The 5th Northumberland Fusiliers hasn’t been the that since April 23, 1968. That’s when four historic English fusilier regiments - the 5th, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (to use the modern title, they hadn’t been called the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers since Queen Victoria’s day), 6th, The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers (which didn’t become fusiliers till 1963!), 7th, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) and 20th, The Lancashire Fusiliers - were amalgamated into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. So when Watson introduced himself at Baskerville he should have said, 'Captain John Watson, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.' The soldier on duty would have had to have been pretty dense or been, like Rip Van Winkle, asleep since the Victorian Era, for Watson to have gotten away with this. It would have been like an American officer introducing himself as a member of the 1st Maryland Regiment rather than the 175th Infantry Regiment (1st Maryland and 5th Maryland Regiments). Yes I know, it’s a ridiculously small quibble but when you have a show that gets so much right and stylishly so, something like this just sticks out like a sore thumb.

A Study in (Army) Scarlet

I utterly love the series Sherlock. There are so many little details that make the whole one of the best, most innovative adaptations of a classical work to a modern setting. Though I wonder if this is why one thing which I think they got wrong grates on me 'like a splinter in my brain'.

In the ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ episode where Watson gets to pull rank and play a badass military officer he introduces himself as 'Captain John Watson, Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers'. Now that stuck with me like an annoying drip-drip-drip of water from a leaky faucet. I’m a military geek who does things like memorize the numbers and titles of British regiments for fun. Now the reference to the ‘Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers’ harkens back to an actual Conan-Doyle reference - the ‘historic’ Watson mentions he was attached to the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers in ‘Study in Scarlet’. Now there really was a 5th Northumberland Fusiliers - there were an odd 101-some Regiments of Foot in the British Army throughout its history and each regiment eventually came to be known by a nickname and/or affiliation to a county or shire. The 5th Regiment of Foot became a Fusilier regiment along with the 7th, 20th, 21st, 23rd among others and became associated with the county of Northumberland - hence it became the 5th Regiment of Foot (Northumberland Fusiliers). Now this continued on for a long while until what became known as the amalgamations.

As a budget cutting measure, many old regiments were combined, as much as possible with regiments that shared close regional ties (like the Devonshire Regiment which used to be North Devonshire and South Devonshire Regiments individually). The most recent - and arguably the most emotional amalgamation - occurred in 2004 where the last existing Scottish regiments - The Royal Scots Borderers - an amalgamation of the Royal Scots (1st Regiment of Foot - technically the oldest regiment in the world, so old they were nicknamed ‘Pontius Pilates Bodyguards’) and the Kings own Scottish Borderers; The Royal Highland Fusiliers (itself an amalgamation of the historic Royal Scots Fusiliers and Highland Light Infantry); The Black Watch; The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; and The Highlanders (an amalgamation of the Cameron, Seaforth and Gordon Highlanders), were amalgamated to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland. There was an emotionally charged campaign to ‘Save the Scottish Regiments’ but in the end, the Ministry of Defense got its way.

Now this is where Captain John Watson runs into problems. The 5th Northumberland Fusiliers hasn’t been the that since April 23, 1968. That’s when four historic English fusilier regiments - the 5th, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (to use the modern title, they hadn’t been called the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers since Queen Victoria’s day), 6th, The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers (which didn’t become fusiliers till 1963!), 7th, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) and 20th, The Lancashire Fusiliers - were amalgamated into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. So when Watson introduced himself at Baskerville he should have said, 'Captain John Watson, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.' The soldier on duty would have had to have been pretty dense or been, like Rip Van Winkle, asleep since the Victorian Era, for Watson to have gotten away with this. It would have been like an American officer introducing himself as a member of the 1st Maryland Regiment rather than the 175th Infantry Regiment (1st Maryland and 5th Maryland Regiments).

Yes I know, it’s a ridiculously small quibble but when you have a show that gets so much right and stylishly so, something like this just sticks out like a sore thumb.

lokiismycopilot:

themadgirlinabluebox:

foolcariad:

ivyblossom:

hobbitinacrown:

I just wanted to point out Benedict’s phone answering dance, now documented in two very different films.

phone answering dance

It’s just that the on hold music is always George Clinton, for some reason.

Lol

Well I dance too while answering the phone. Is it really that odd?

It’s due to posts like this one that I will never be able to wholly break with Tumblr.

lokiismycopilot:

Whereas if [a British film did] any bit of business in America, if the film did some decent bit of business, then Hollywood would take it and they’d remake it…

One of the funniest people on the planet, IMHO.

So would they call it, THE DEEP BLUE SEA… OF EXPLODING OVARIES?

A Study in Pink: Lestrade 1:1

Am I the only person who thinks that Greg Lestrade looks like Jason Statham with a bit more weight and a lot more hair?

oh my friend, my friend forgive me, that I live and you are gone