Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just Getting Into The Spirit

9 comments:

Chris Vosburg said...

This about the December movie release?

Scott said...

Actually, judging by the trailer, I think Holmes might already have a little more coke in his bloodstream than he needs.

Anonymous said...

Loverly reference, Scott.

Chris Vosburg said...

Speaking of Holmes, I started rereading the entire canon a couple of months ago, as a result of a news article which said the momormons had banned Sherlock from the library, or whatever momomormons call it, on the basis of anti-momomomormon sentiment expressed in the first story "A Study in Scarlet."

I didn't remember it being quite so bad, so had another look-- gulp, yeah, it is that bad. The Utah-based religion is depicted as a crazy-ass cult worthy of David Koresh.

'Course, I kept reading, and rediscovered the fascination that long ago led to my only failure to return a library book, in 1965 or so (The Complete Sherlock Holmes).

Scott said...

I read somewhere that Conan Doyle was ultimately reconciled with, or to, the LDS, but yeah -- it's a trifle inflammatory. But have you ever seen the 1922 British film Trapped By The Mormons? Based on a book by Winifred Graham, a promising writer who took a sharp detour later in her career, and began churning out polemics warning the flower of English womanhood about the imminent threat of Mormonism.

Chris Vosburg said...

But have you ever seen the 1922 British film Trapped By The Mormons?

Aaaaaaaaah-- no.

As an infidel, one religion looks as silly as another to me, and for every evangelegical sneering at mormonormonism, I can only say:

Sure, buddy, crazy huh, so tell me again about the talking snake in the garden, and don't get me started on your kooky timeline v the evidence of geologic exploration.

Incidentally re your twitterpic: Is that Dr Benton Quest?

Scott said...

Chris: Yes it is. He wasn't my first choice for an avatar, but eventually I had to be honest with myself and admit that I just can't pull off a jeweled turban.

JoeBuddha said...

Mark Twain had some pretty inflammatory things to say about Mormonism as well...

Anntichrist S. Coulter said...

Pick a topic that Twain WASN'T decidedly acerbic and proto-snarky about... that was his GIG, man.

And it ain't like he was fuckin' WRONG, either.