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10 Awful Things Made Awesome By Adding Benedict Cumberbatch

We're celebrating the British prophet's 37th birthday, but really, he is the gift that keeps on giving. Here are some solid examples of how our hero makes life better.

1. Watching CNN

2. Dry Breakfasts

3. Working Out

4. Doing the Dishes

5. Sitting in Bumper-to-Bumper Traffic

6. Getting Dumped

A shoulder to cry on, a song to warm your heart. Breakups made fun.

7. Drinking Alone

This isn't actually an awful thing, but sipping a fine wine or scotch with Mr. Cumberbatch is infinitely better than doing so with any other partner.

8. Homework

Let Sherlock, whose brain is an endless warehouse of knowledge both relevant and esoteric, tutor you. Soon enough, you'll be asking for extra assignments.

9. Bathtime

Listen to the man. Listen good.