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In the blogosphere, a standard term is "meme." According to Wikipedia, a meme is "a unit of cultural information transmitted from one mind to another." In other words, it's a conversation-starter.

Adam's Blog - a non-Sherlockian blog at that - started a Sherlock Holmes meme, which I'll continue here. The idea is to either post a comment with your responses, or post your answers on your own blog, if you have one, providing a link to this post.

In Chapter 2 of A Study in Scarlet, Dr. Watson atttempts to capture the essence of his new acquaintance for the reader by creating a list that he titles "Sherlock Holmes - his limits."
  1. Knowledge of Literature. -- Nil.
  2. " " Philosophy. -- Nil.
  3. " " Astronomy. -- Nil.
  4. " " Politics. -- Feeble.
  5. " " Botany. -- Variable. Well up in belladonna, opium, and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening.
  6. Knowledge of Geology. -- Practical, but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other. After walks has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in what part of London he had received them.
  7. Knowledge of Chemistry. -- Profound.
  8. " " Anatomy. -- Accurate, but unsystematic
  9. " " Sensational Literature. -- Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century.
  10. Plays the violin well.
  11. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.
  12. Has a good practical knowledge of British law.
So, on with our meme!

1) What is something you know practically nothing about?

Popular music

2) What is something where your knowledge is weak?

Lately, it's got to be U.S. politics. I don't have any interest in following the presidential race, nor do I care to engage in petty party-based bickering.

3) What is something you know just enough about to get by?

Current sports news

4) What is something where you have a profound depth of knowledge?

The Sherlock Holmes Canon and all Sherlockiana; the emerging world of social media / new media and marketing.

5) What is something that you do even though you don't do it well?

Golf


6) What is something you are expert at?

Navigating the streets of Boston by car - and finding a parking space while doing so.

What about you? What are your limits? If you have a blog, please post these questions and link back to this post; if you don't have a blog, I welcome comments.


7 comments:

Stephanie said... June 21, 2007 at 10:54 AM

So, on with our meme!

1) What is something you know practically nothing about?
Professional sports
2) What is something where your knowledge is weak?
Modern art.
3) What is something you know just enough about to get by?
Current affairs
4) What is something where you have a profound depth of knowledge?
Profound depth of knowledge would be an exaggeration, but, Toronto’s history.
5) What is something that you do even though you don't do it well?
Quizzes at Bootmakers of Toronto meetings.

6) What is something you are expert at?
Finding my way around in foreign countries.

sherlock said... June 21, 2007 at 11:43 AM

Ta-da

http://sherlock2040.livejournal.com/107891.html

Anonymous said... June 21, 2007 at 1:04 PM

Personally, this is one feature of the blog that I have no interest in reading and will be skipping any posts related to the concept. It's taking away from, not adding, to the reasons I come here.

Bob B.
www.SolarPons.com
www.HolmesOnScreen.com

Anonymous said... June 21, 2007 at 1:31 PM

1) What is something you know practically nothing about?

Why they sent me down here to study the rest of you

2) What is something where your knowledge is weak?

How to paint the fingernails on my right hand

3) What is something you know just enough about to get by?

What not to say when suddenly awakened by a dear little child who asks me my age and when I’ll be dead

4) What is something where you have a profound depth of knowledge?

Audiophiles and their toys

5) What is something that you do even though you don't do it well?

Get dressed, show up, and look interested

6) What is something you are expert at?

Making chocolate mousse

sherlock said... June 21, 2007 at 6:26 PM

This is for Bob B.

I was slightly shocked whilst looking in the 'Holmes on Screen' section of your website to see little mention of Vasily Livanov & Vitaly Solomin. A quick google search would have brought you a vast amount of information on the excellent (and very close to canon) series that was made in the late 70s - early 80s. There were four 'films' - 'Red on White' (STUD & SPEC), 'Hound of the Baskevilles', Treasures of Agra (SIGN & SCAN), one which I don't now the title in English but was Final Problem, CAM and EMPT. and finally 'The Twentieth Century Approaches' (LAST, Engineers Thumb, Second Stain).

Considering that Vasily Livanov was given an OBE for his performance you could have spelt his name right ;-)

Kevin said... June 22, 2007 at 4:48 AM

I enjoy the blog very much. I posted my own response to the meme:

http://caughtonthebound.blogspot.com

J B Jensen said... June 22, 2007 at 11:05 AM

1) What is something you know practically nothing about?

Skate boarding.


2) What is something where your knowledge is weak?

Modern life.


3) What is something you know just enough about to get by?

Hardboiled Crime Fiction.


4) What is something where you have a profound depth of knowledge?

Johann Sebastian Bach.


5) What is something that you do even though you don't do it well?

Get up in the morning.


6) What is something you are expert at?

Mixing mint juleps.

 
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