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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Our Glorious Quizmaster

Paul Herbert, BSI, founder and Official Secretary of the Tankerville Club, a Cincinnati-based scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars, is the author of The Sincerest Form of Flattery, a comprehensive survey of parodies and pastiches written up to that time (1983).

More notoriously, he is also the author of the most insanely difficult Sherlock Holmes quizzes ever produced. He tortures Tankerville Club members with one at every meeting. At the Nov. 18, 2011 session, for example, question number 13 was, "Splendid or magnificent whiskey shojuld make you think of what?"

The answer? "Glorious Scotch," of course.

In homage, long-time member Ed Lear (not the limerick writer) presented Paul at our meeting last Friday with a privately labeled bottle of Glorious Scotch.

It turned out to be tea.

Bob Burr and Philip K. Jones recently edited an entire book of puns called The Punishment of Sherlock Holmes. What's your favorite Sherlockian pun or word play?

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