This needs a name

But for now, I’m calling it “Miriam’s Law of Mystery Stories”:

In any room, no matter how little furnished, there is something that can be fashioned into a weapon in less than 10 minutes.

The wise murderer should modify his behavior accordingly.


  1. McG »

    13 August 2017 · 3:08 pm

    The A-Team always seemed to pick really stupid adversaries who thought nothing of locking up trained soldiers in a tool shed packed with power tools and heavy equipment.

  2. CGHill »

    13 August 2017 · 3:32 pm

    Probably in their contracts.

  3. fillyjonk »

    13 August 2017 · 4:44 pm

    Also, IIRC, no one who ever shot at any member of the A-Team had the slightest clue as to how to aim.

  4. ETat »

    13 August 2017 · 5:07 pm

    Thank you for this post -now I know that Miriam is writing again.
    Oh how I missed her.
    One opportunity after another for her never-made commentary – take Scaramush…Scaramucci…
    Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
    Thunderbolt and lightning,
    Very, very frightening me!

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