Nigel Bruce's portrayal of of Dr. Watson on the Sherlock Holmes movies did not fit the original stories: the famous side-kick was less of a bumbler than Bruce's character. However, the actor did such a superb job of making the role his own that it is his personna that likely will be burned into Sherlock fans' memories. Just a wonderful job of acting.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
There was a school sign on the way to work this morning with the Word of the Week: Courage - "the ability to do that which frightens you." That is true some of the time, but sometimes that would be merely a definition of foolishness, if we are wise enough to be frightened by that which is frightful.
I definitely think that governmental regulations get out of hand oftentimes and needlessly stifle the economy and hinder legitimate business enterprises. However, I also know that businessmen, if not restricted, would be utterly self-serving and would do whatever promoted their own interests, no matter how many other people it hurt. Yes, some regulations are necessary.