Watson, Remember the Siberian North Rail Road

Martin Freeman as John Watson from BBC series Sherlock looking very angry at Sherlock

'Punch me in the face' is just subtext. 'Punch me in the face' is just subtext. Oh, please, say punch me in the face again.


I swear John Watson must have taken Google’s Search Inside Yourself course. Either that or the British army taught him extreme self-discipline. You drug and terrorize me and I’m pretty sure I would punch you in the face.

As for the Siberian North Rail Road, it’s the mnemonic from Search Inside Yourself for derailing an automatic response to triggers (like Sherlock talking). The 5 steps are:

  1. Stop
  2. Breathe
  3. Notice
  4. Reflect
  5. Respond

I’m thinking this might be useful training for fans in anticipation of a possible close encounter…

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