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“I should erect an obvious dummy” [EMPT] 

One of the challenges of running this biweekly comic strip (something we've been doing every other Sunday since February 2017) is coming up with relevant and entertaining commentary to preface each strip.

We secretly think that the Baker Street Elementary crew deliberately tries to stump us, which makes us try even harder.

In this case, if Watson assessed our knowledge of engineering like he assessed Sherlock Holmes's knowledge of various topics in A Study in Scarlet, it would fall somewhere between "nil" and "feeble."

However, our appreciation for puns, witticisms, and wordplay would be on the "profound" level. As such, we developed a few altnernate titles for this particular strip, including:

  • The Problem of More Bridge
  • The Engineer's Dumb (imagine our surprise when we discovered it had already been used!)
  • The Nor-Would Builder
  • Knowledge of Engineering — Practical (Joking)

Perhaps our readers have suggestions for some pun-laden titles? Leave them in a comment below if you do.

Meanwhile, the boys at Baker Street Elementary befuddle their physics and mathematics tutors...

Baker Street Elementary follows the original adventures of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, as they and their friends work through the issues of elementary school in Victorian London. An archive of all previous episodes can be viewed at www.bakerstreetelementary.org.