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The Encyclopedia Brown Encyclopedia. Every Encyclopedia Brown mystery, described and analyzed.
posted by kenko (19 comments total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
 
Aaaand there goes the rest of my night. THANKS KENKO.
posted by Etrigan at 4:44 PM on September 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Actually, kenko is a sockpuppet. It was Bugs Meany that stole the rest of your night.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:16 PM on September 19, 2013 [16 favorites]


Idaville Detective 'Encyclopedia' Brown Found Dead In Library Dumpster
"Detective Brown's death is a great loss," said Idaville Police Commissioner Rupert "Bugs" Meany, a longtime critic of Brown's unorthodox investigative technique who nevertheless appeared to be shaken by the murder. "Thanks to him, Idaville has the highest arrest-to-conviction-due-to-obscure-trivia rate in the nation. I believe I speak for everyone in Idaville when I say that Encyclopedia Brown was truly the greatest sleuth in sneakers."
posted by modernserf at 5:22 PM on September 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


* Normally, I’d say a good lesson in a children’s story is that violence is never the answer. However, after reading all 29 Encyclopedia Brown books and getting to know the dozens of this universe’s character, I’d have to say that over 95% of Idaville residents deserve at least a minor beatdown.

I like the cut of this critic's jib!
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:33 PM on September 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


This thread is incomplete without Adam Cadre's pitch-perfect Wikipedia Brown.
posted by Rory Marinich at 5:35 PM on September 19, 2013 [11 favorites]


Wow these should be a TV show.
posted by Bwithh at 5:45 PM on September 19, 2013


Here I am.
posted by wikipedia brown boy detective at 5:49 PM on September 19, 2013 [8 favorites]


Ok so apparently there was a short lived TV show but it didn't make everything sound crazy and idiotic which isn't what I meant
posted by Bwithh at 5:51 PM on September 19, 2013


This thread is incomplete without Adam Cadre's pitch-perfect Wikipedia Brown.

That was positively lovecraftian.
posted by kafziel at 6:03 PM on September 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh god those top 25 summaries were HILARIOUS.
posted by showbiz_liz at 6:15 PM on September 19, 2013


This is wonderful. Thank you so much.
posted by timsteil at 6:52 PM on September 19, 2013


THIS IS WHY WE HAVE INTERNETS!

I LOVE INTERNETS. SO MUCH.
posted by Harvey Jerkwater at 7:07 PM on September 19, 2013




When I was a kid in the 1970s, I idolized Encyclopedia Brown, so much so that I was going to grow up to create what I called the Bicycle Police. Along with my companions, I was going to bike all around Thousand Oaks, solving mysteries.

And now I'm told that Encyclopedia Brown wasn't the second coming of Sherlock Holmes. My heart is breaking.
posted by happyroach at 9:17 PM on September 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


This is wonderful. Thanks!
posted by Legomancer at 6:35 AM on September 20, 2013


Three things that I carry around in my brain because of Encyclopedia Brown:

1) Every time I see Spruce Street or Walnut Avenue, I read them backwards.

2) The song "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" is rendered funny.

3) Sobol's Two-Minute Mysteries are like bite-sized Encyclopedia Browns. Dr. Haledjian FTW.
posted by not_on_display at 12:51 PM on September 20, 2013


When I was a kid in the 1970s, I idolized Encyclopedia Brown, so much so that I was going to grow up to create what I called the Bicycle Police. Along with my companions, I was going to bike all around Thousand Oaks, solving mysteries.

Childish Gambino beat you to it.
posted by Apocryphon at 2:18 PM on September 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


The one thing that really always puzzled me as a kid (and still does): If this kid is such a genius, why is the letter "n" backwards on his sign? And didn't he make the sign with some kind of printing press? It was fucking bullshit then and it's bullshit now.
posted by Dokterrock at 3:32 PM on September 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


My browser history is getting decidely skewed thanks to all these Encyclopedia Brown links.


More links!
posted by RainyJay at 7:05 AM on September 21, 2013


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