And we have a winner! Terry's comment was chosen on random.org.
Of Sherlock, Terry said: "As to why I love Mr. Holmes, he's the original, brilliant misanthrope.
Before there was Gregory House, almost before there was even Allan
Quatermain, there was Sherlock Holmes."
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Keep sleuthing everyone!