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The View from Sherlock Peoria
No. 511, April 15, 2012

Down Time

"I've had ups in my life, and I've had downs, but I've learned not to cry over spilled milk."

Jonathan Small
The Sign of the Four

This week's Sherlock Peoria updates were six days late after an attempt to recreate an Alfred Hitchcock camera shot from the movie Spellbound resulted in a laptop with milk dripping out of it. Fortunately, Apple makes some pretty solid laptops, and days of drying out later, it's back in business.

But the laptop isn't the only thing back in business this week. After a one year hiatus, my subscription to The Baker Street Journal got renewed this week. Modernizing the Journal has been compared to turning the Titanic, as its legacy and past glories leave it both slow to change and with a few stubborn fans who consider it so unsinkable that it doesn't have to evolve with the times.

In recent months, The Baker Street Journal has sought out sponsorship of the Baker Street Babes podcast and made a few other moves to give a modern Sherlockian hope for it's future, so I'm giving it another chance. I'm leaving the 2011 issues absent from my shelves to mark the turn, but hope to have a continuing set from 2012 onward . . . if it lives up to its potential.

The times, they are a'changing. As always, I can't wait to see what's next!

Your humble correspondent,
Brad Keefauver

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Past 2012 Columns

January 1, 2012
A League (Out)
Of Her Own

January 8, 2012
Why I Hate PBS

January 15, 2012
'Tis Done

January 22, 2012
The Sherlock Bomb

January 29, 2012
The Bleeding Coolest Thing In Decades

February 5, 2012
And Now A Word For Their Sponsor . . .

February 12, 2012
Out of Bounds

February 19, 2012
The Half Billion Dollar Man

February 26, 2012
Sherlock Gets The Award

March 4 , 2012
Tick . . . tick . . . tick . . .

March 11, 2012
Before and After

March 18, 2012
Was It Worth It?

March 25, 2012
What To Do With Ten Minutes

April 1, 2012
All The Sherlock Holmes Stories

April 8, 2012
Double Feature

April 15, 2012
Down Time