This site just passed another milestone at the end of this week with its 100,000th visit! This seems an extraordinary number, both heartening and humbling. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for the support – hope to see you round here again very soon. In the meantime, hope you enjoy this inspired spoof of the hardboiled detective genre from the 1953 musical The Band Wagon starring Fred Astaire as the nimblest PI ever and Cyd Charrise and the most lissome of femme fatales. The hilarious voiceover was written uncredited by Alan Jay Lerner.