NBA commissioner Adam Silver breezes by accompanied by trailing security.
Then come members of New Zealand’s women’s rugby sevens team, who don’t look like they need security. The angry Atlantic crashes into the sand steps away.
By Christie’s time, at least two conventions had been established. (Holmes, when he is not chasing a criminal, lies on his couch, felled by boredom and cocaine, shooting bullets into the wall of his study.) A second rule was the absolutely central role of ratiocination.
The detective, when he is working, shows almost no emotion.
I mean I have a master’s degree, a great job, my own home and a healthy savings and yet my mother and my aunts still look at me with pity. Apparently, when I was a baby I was all hair and eyes and my then 10 year old, highly impressionable uncle who had just seen the Gremlins (it debuted in theaters that year) immediately nicknamed me after the main Gremlin, Mogwai. And until you get pregnant, your barrenness will always be a topic of conversation. A fundamental fact of our biology is the propagation of the species, so why do you think Aunt Claudia is going to believe you when you tell her you don’t want kids? You need more people because I’m at the kitchen table with your mama and ‘em talking shit about you too.
Listen how do you make any family member stand down on anything? So I answer to it because nothing I could’ve done over the years would’ve made a bit of difference.
And given it’s the Olympics, stuff happens out here.
He then begins questioning the people concerned, one by one. Anyone who has ever seen a Charlie Chan movie, or played Clue, or, indeed, read a detective story of the past half century will recognize this scenario, created by Agatha Christie, the so-called Queen of Crime, in the nineteen-twenties.
Among those gathered, or soon summoned, is a detective, who says that no one should leave, please.
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