For those of you who didn't catch on yet, yesterday's post (April 1, 2007 - that should have been a dead giveaway) was a hoax. While the rumors of Russell Crowe are still rumors, albeit well-publicized ones, the Nicholas Rowe fantasy was purely an invention of the twisted minds here at I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere.
You have to admit that it would be an excellent casting choice, but we'll have to leave Hollywood to its own devices. After all, they keep bankrolling Tom Cruise films...
Thank you for playing along - especially those of you who left comments. We see we only managed to sucker one person ('Anonymous') entirely.
And if you happen to be a student of popular culture, you might be interested to know that April Fool's Day hacks occurred all over the Internet. It's a longstanding tradition at Google, and many people in the blogosphere picked up on it.
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