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There are 24 posts tagged: "elementary, my dear Watson!"
- The hooch pooch
- 17 May 2023
An intoxicated driver speeding in Colorado tried to evade DUI charges, by swapping places with his dog in the passenger's seat. Unfortunately for him, the police officer who pulled him over(more…)
was brighter than the average Bearsaw the whole thing, and arrested him.
- Who could have foreseen it?
- 8 May 2023
A tourist boat in India left at least twenty-two of its around fifty passengers dead when it capsized at night. The double-decker boat was twofold over its capacity.(more…)
- No shit guv'nor
- 24 March 2023
In what can only be described as a big-brained moment, the governor of the Bank of England has warned that raising retail prices could drive up the cost of living and would most affect the least wealthy. No fucking shit! This must be why he earns the big bucks, having insight like that. (SMH)(more…)
- You gotta be shittin' me, Sherlock!
- 16 February 2023
Queensland police, investigating the ambush of four of their colleagues at a remote location last December, have declared the attack to be a case of religiously-motivated terrorism.(more…)
- Party animals
- 24 November 2022
According to police in India, rats have eaten hundreds of kilograms of cannabis held as evidence in drug trafficking prosecutions. In 2017, rats were blamed for drinking thousands of litres of confiscated contraband alcohol.(more…)
- Chinese take out
- 23 November 2022
Police in Florida have arrested a man who's wanted for the murder of four Chinese nationals at a cannabis farm in Oklahoma. Authorities have yet to notify the victims' families,(more…)
due to, but have named the suspect as Wu Chen.
a significant language barrier
- Inactive shooter
- 23 November 2022
A gunman has killed(more…)
no more than 10 people—so, less than eleven then—in a Walmart supermarket in Chesapeake, VA. He then turned the gun on himself, and committed suicide.
- 27 July 2022
On 1 December, 1948, the body of a man was found lying against the seawall at Somerton Beach in Adelaide. He was well-dressed, wearing a suit and tie. There was no identification on him, and even the labels in his clothing had been cut out. His belongings included incoherent writings, thought to be in code, and a scrap of paper torn from Rubáiyát of Omár Khayyám, with the Farsi phrase Tamám Shud—(more…)
finished—printed on it.
- Say cheese
- 28 May 2022
In Six unbelievable uses for cheese, BBC Food provides some imaginative, if not flat-out off-the-wall, uses for my favourite dairy product: as car fuel; sporting equipment; sculpture; collateral; a politcal statement; and…crime prevention. Although, in reality, that last one's a bit of a stretch.(more…)
- Careless reading causes confusion
- 19 January 2022
I feel bad for this, but when I misread the byline as(more…)
The resilience of a survivor of five suicide attempts, I couldn't understand why it was newsworthy. It makes a lot more sense when read carefully.
- Ice one, Mrs LPL!
- 22 September 2020
The Lock-Picking Lawyer picks locks. He may also do lawyering stuff in his off-time, dunno.(more…)
- Missiles, target,...?
- 23 August 2020
After initially denying its involvement, Iran has admitted downing a Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines in January.(more…)
- No shit, Byomkesh
- 2 July 2018
According to BBC News, eleven members of an Indian family were found dead in a house in Delhi. Ten of them were hanging from the ceiling and most were blindfolded, gagged, and with their hands tied behind their backs. Apparently,(more…)
police have not ruled out murder.
- Policemen talking bollocks
- 30 May 2017
It's a strange thing, but when policemen talk to the press they use a special bollocks language.(more…)
- The method of Sherlock
- 22 July 2013
The body of a woman has been found in a suitcase in Mill Hill, north-west London. The Metropolitan Police have applied their best brains to the case, and are treating it as murder.(more…)
- Sherlock: the one that got away
- 3 July 2013
James Nichols of Poughkeepsie, NY, died in December of last year, aged 82. When nobody claimed his estate, county officials ordered his house to be cleared out, and last week a contractor found the body of Nichols's wife who went(more…)
missingtwenty seven years ago. The body was found behind a false wall, bound with rope in the foetal position, wrapped in plastic, and with a fatal blow to the head.
- Pas de merde, Sherlock, le deuxième
- 16 May 2013
A man walked into a Paris primary school with a sawn-off shotgun, and proceeded to shoot himself in front of a teacher and children.(more…)
Authorities said he may have had personal issues, according to the BBC.
- An open letter to Google
- 20 April 2013
- Good caption
- 9 November 2012
In an otherwise boring article about Conservative MP Nadine Dorries' unscheduled sojourn to the Australian jungle, this caption struck me as pretty sage advice.(more…)
- Pas de merde, Sherlock
- 6 September 2012
Yet another instalment in my exploration of the crime fighter's rapier mind; this time from France.(more…)
- No shit, Sherlock: We got braynz
- 29 August 2012
According to the BBC, after his assassination Leon Trotsky's brain(more…)
proved unusually heavy.
- No shit, Sherlock: Sherlock returns
- 17 August 2012
From the gruesome files, a woman's head has been found in a park in Mississauga, Ontario. The previous day, a severed human foot, with painted toenails, was also found. It's not yet confirmed that they belonged to the same body, but that appears to be the working hypothesis.(more…)
- No shit Tex
- 19 February 2010
A disgruntled pilot got into his monoprop and flew it into the IRS building in Austin, TX. So far, a human tragedy and a two-fingers to the tax man. But this comment from a local eyewitless had me in awe of deductive reasoning, Texas style:(more…)
- No shit Sherlock
- 25 September 2009
Police investigating a woman's body found in a suitcase left in a dried-up pond on Kent farmland are treating the death as(more…)
suspicious. Because natural deaths so often end up with bodies in suitcases? (confused)