A. Interesting: Professional wrestler Mike Bell, one of the subjects of the 2008 documentary Bigger, Stronger, Faster, which focused on the public image and medical implications of steroid use, died in rehab near the end of 2008. Apparently in addition to long-term steroid use, Mr. Bell was addicted to painkillers and alcohol. Poor guy.
B. The Wikipedia random article button has led me to "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", the upcoming sequel to the 2009 abomination starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Why do you do these things, Hollywood?
C. Mycroft Holmes was, contrary to what I thought, in the original stories.