Yeah. People did speculate before S3 that Sherlock’s work was like Altamont’s during the hiatus.…
There was kind of Von Bork, or at least I felt like Magnussen’s anti-English speech was meant to be…
finalproblem: Omg now when I think of it, I’m pretty sure that ~Mycroft’s Laptop~ (who carries sensitive intel on a laptop anyway?) is full of research and studies about bees. #MagnumOpus
cosmoglaut: Yeah, I was all over the Altamont!Lock theories before S3 too, alas, there was no goatee. :P
That highlighted part. So perfect. Why. Why could they not use the perfect opportunity? *moans* *pulls hair* (I know I know, they don’t stick to canon faithfully and all that. Butbutbut! Sam speaks, “We may yet.”)
I refuse to believe that Sherlock’s undercover work before “he came back from the dead” is BBC’s nod to Altamont. I mean, there was no ‘Practical Handbook of Bee Culture’ whatsoever, and there was no Von Bork.
There was kind of Von Bork, or at least I felt like Magnussen’s anti-English speech was meant to be Van-Bork-esque.
But a series in which they named episodes after The Empty House and His Last Bow and we got no mention of Sigerson or Altamont? It just feels wrong.
Yeah. People did speculate before S3 that Sherlock’s work was like Altamont’s during the hiatus. But..phbbtt..nothing came out of it. I still think that given that the specter of Moriarty is back, we are likely to get more insight about the hiatus as Sherlock could go over all that he had done/not done while figuring out how Moriarty could be back. (I’m feeling a bit like Samwise Gamgee. We may yet [get those references], Mr Frodo. We may.)
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Episode 68: Sherlock Holmes on Radio, Part 1
Sherlock Holmes has a rich history on radio, beginning in the 1930s and running clear through to the 2010s. From William Gillette to Basil Rathbone, Cedric Hardwicke to John Gielgud, and Carlton Hobbs to Roger Rees.
But there is one production that stands heads and shoulders above the rest. The BBC Radio 4 series starring Clive Merrison and Michael Williams managed to do what no other production had done before it: to dramatize all 60 Sherlock Holmes with the same principal cast members.
The head writer behind the project was Bert Coules, and Bert is our guest for a very special two-part series examining the history of Sherlock Holmes on the radio, with a particular focus on the BBC series. In this interview you’ll not only hear Bert’s origins with Sherlock Holmes, but you’ll also be treated to excerpts from some of the productions throughout the 20th century.
And for those of you paying attention, there is a money quote about Nigel Bruce buried within.
In addition to our conversation with Bert, we also get to some very important housekeeping, including announcing the winners of the Tom Richmond print and pen from Episode 65.
Our Gas-Lamp this episode comes to us courtesy of Bert Coules himself, from the original edition of 221 BBC: Writing for the World’s Only Complete Dramatized Canon and Beyond, as we read the Introduction. The updated and revised edition (via the link) is available now from Wessex Press.
- Other Sherlock Holmes podcasts: The Baker Street Babes, The Three Patch Podcast
- Burt’s appearance on The Country Squire Podcast
- Calvin and Hobbes reimagined as Cumberbatch and Freeman (courtesy of Tom Trager)
- The unofficial BBC Radio series website, maintained by Bert Coules.
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In various schools in Uganda, and some other parts of Africa, children as young as five are punished for speaking African languages, indigenous languages and mother tongues at school. The modes of punishment differ. The most common one in Uganda is wearing a dirty sack until you meet someone else speaking their mother tongue and then you pass the sack on to them. In some schools, there are specific pupils and students tasked with compiling lists of fellow pupils and students speaking mother tongues. This list is then handed over to a teacher responsible for punishing these language rule-breakers. According to Gilbert Kaburu, some schools have aprons that read: “Shame on me, I was speaking vernacular” handed over to an offender of the No Vernacular rule, who then is tasked with finding the next culprit to give the apron. Most of the punishments, in their symbolism emphasise the uselessness of the African languages.
Commenting on a photo of two children in Uganda wearing dirty sacks as punishment for speaking their mother tongues, Zimbabwean writer, Tendai Huchu says:
“That sums up our self loathing and inferiority complex. Junot Diaz once said we do a better job of enforcing white supremacy ourselves than white supremacists ever could. I should add, notice how the punishment consists of wearing sack-cloth. The image is telling. You are rags if you speak your own language.”
Halima Hosh, agreeing with Tendai Huchu opines:
“It’s outrageous. What a slave mentality that a colonial language is considered higher or better/more worth than their own local language. Unbelievable. Do the Europeans learn any African language in school? No. Why not? Because we are not proud of our heritage, not proud of our languages, not proud of Black African history. These teachers need to be fired.
This is a serious problem. Read the entire article here: http://thisisafrica.me/schools-punishing-children-speaking-african-languages/ (via linglife)
Languages don’t generally become endangered because people just don’t really feel like speaking them anymore: it’s often much more brutal. And similar methods for repressing indigenous languages happen all over the world: this reminded me of a memorable quote from a man in Alaska “Whenever I speak Tlingit, I can still taste the soap.”
Source : linglife
It’s like the whole page doesn’t actually load, so bits of functionality…don’t. I just assumed they added some new bloat to the back end so the interface would work less smoothly. As they do.
spiritcc a réagi à votre billet :Why is tumblr not letting me read the “Read More”s…
oh hey, i have the same shit now. also when you try to reply, a simple answer box shows up and then it jumps to a seperate link with the actual fanmail box
people-are-fond a réagi à votre billet :Why is tumblr not letting me read the “Read More”s…
I just checked what spiritcc said, and yup, there is that weird reply-jump-to-new-link thingie. I suspect it’s what recentlyfolded said, some functionality isn’t loading. I find that on my dash as well some of the times. I sincerely hope it’s a bug, not a feature. (This phrase is about as frightening as the blue-screen-of-death once was. Or is.)
Why is tumblr not letting me read the “Read More”s in my inbox? When I click the link, it just goes back to the top. This has been happening for at least a week (if I’m not mistaken). Just me or anyone else too has experienced this?