Monday, May 01, 2006


One of few weekly TV programs that I try to watch is "Bones" on Fox.

DR. TEMPERANCE BRENNAN (Emily Deschanel, who has played in countless movies, "Glory Road", "Cold Mountain", "Spiderman 2" and many more) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institution and writes novels as a sideline (I do so love me a bad-ass female character!).

Law enforcement calls on her to assist with murder investigations when the standard methods of identifying a body are useless – when the remains are badly decomposed, burned or destroyed beyond recognition. Brennan’s special expertise lies in her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones. Brennan often finds herself teamed with Special Agent SEELEY BOOTH (David Boreanaz who played a vampire cursed with a soul in the shows "Angel" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") of the FBI’s Homicide Investigations Unit. Of course there is sexual tension between them on screen, but both ignore it.

Any who, back to my point. Last week's episode showed how Brennon proved that a young girl contracted fatal cancer from a bone graft that was illegally taken from the corpse of a 60-something year old man who died from mesothelioma (lung cancer). Imagine my surprise when I read this news article tonight.
Stolen Body Parts Blamed for Illnesses By ADAM GOLDMAN
Associated Press Writer © 2006 The Associated Press
NEW YORK — At least a dozen people who had routine operations claim they caught deadly viruses and other germs from body parts stolen from corpses in a ghoulish scandal that has sent hundreds of people for tests.

The patients tested positive for germs that cause AIDS, hepatitis or syphilis after receiving tissue transplants, according to their lawyers and court records.

Coincidence? Or did the writers have a jump start on the news? Damn, I love this show, and I don't usually watch TV!

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