I have a Facebook account and have for quite some time, but I rarely use it. It is the same with Twitter. I am not much for tweeting. I like the invites available on FB and the ways that it can let me know what is going on in my area, but I prefer to write here. So that is what I am about to do.
Everyone and their sister will be writing about Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Ed McMahon. I do not have a lot to say about those last two. Yes, I occasionally watched The Tonight Show with Carson. Yes, I had seen him on Publisher’s Clearinghouse. Yes, I remember him with Dick Clarke. I never had anything really for or against him.
Farrah? She was pretty, but not my style. I was aware of her as the real life wife of the Six Million Dollar Man and wasn’t she on Charlie’s Angels? Meh.
But Michael? Michael I could write about. But I will not. I feel like far too many people are doing that and I do not know if I have anything to add.
Instead, I will just say that I do not know how to feel about the new Sherlock Holmes flick coming out this Christmas. I have been a fan of the character since I was a boy. I read through all of the short stories and the novels, but I have not read most of them recently, so I would not be slavishly devoted to continuity between the film and the literature. On the other hand, I do want continuity of character. Holmes should act like Holmes no matter what medium he is in. The same goes for Watson, Inspector Lestrade, and Mrs. Hudson. Any other characters who might appear were never that major and liberties taken with them will not be as noticeable to my eyes.
I have no fear about Robert Downey Jr.’s acting abilities. I know that he can put forth a brilliant performance. The same goes for Jude Law. I just fear for too much titillation, too many explosions, and not enough mystery.
But take a look and see for yourself …