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Basil Rathbone!

Filed under: Literature,Movies,tv — Tags: , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 4:17 am August 2, 2010

Basil Rathbone, by many film critic’s opinion, set the standard for the look and the character of Sherlock Holmes, the fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Ironically, a distant cousin of mine, on my Mother’s side…). So I suppose it is fitting that the interweb is a-buzz with searches and queries about Basil Rathbone. Now before we talk about the newest Sherlock Holmes production to grace the ever-entertaining tradition of the Sherlock Holmes BBC adaptations, let us set aside some misconceptions about the man who is our keyword here:

1. Basil Rathbone is not a Thai dish. Don’t try to order him at restaurants, you’ll look stupid, and

2. Rathbone is not a dirty word, so stop trying to make up jokes about that.

There. Now,