Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday Thirteen



13 Things I Learned From Watching CSI, Bones, & Dexter

1. You have to cut the yellow Police tape with a scissors. You can't tear it with your fingers.

2. Maggots don't taste very good... but it depends on who you ask.



3. Swabbing people's mouths for DNA is NOT an interesting job.

4. There is no typical crime scene, no typical body of evidence and no typical investigative approach.

5. There should be no sneezing in the vicinity of white powder.

6. Not all white powder is cocaine.




7. If the defendant does not take the stand, he's probably guilty.

8. The first thing a CSI does when he/she arrives at a crime scene is an initial walkthrough.

9. Detectives interview witnesses and consult with CSI technicians. They shouldn't play with the initial physical evidence.

10. What goes on in the lab or the Jefferson Institution (Bones) is called forensic science.



11. It's better to look at a crime scene in the dark with a flashlight because you can see better in the concentrated light.

12. Fingerprints are run through Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS, which utilizes the FBI database) for comparison against hundreds of millions of prints.

13. GSR is Gun Shot Residue; the Unsub is the Unidentified Subject

14. BONUS: Never trust a blood-spatter analyst.



theteach


24 comments:

crazy working mom said...

Those are some of my favorite shows! :)

Great list.

Happy TT.

Mo said...

Don't forget - if the sky is oranger than Horatio's hair, you've got to take a drink.

Oh, wait, you weren't turning crime scene TV into a drinking game, were you...

Great post!

SandyCarlson said...

Way cool, Mary. Gotcha on 14.

For The People said...

I love that show! I know a little of that stuff. Been a cop for 15 years. Thanks for stopping by my place! Hope you have a great week!

pussreboots said...

Funny list. Happy TT.

Carletta said...

That's why I watch that show! :)
Great post.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

LOL at #5!!!

My T13 is about dorky things I say to my children.

ellecul said...

i love csi and bones!
cool list you have here.

happy TT =)

Roger said...

Good show Mary. Hey I don't know if ya know but the Creative Photography contest list closed yesterday.

Its on the post but I don't think some people read it.

Ivanhoe said...

You killing me, teach :o) Great observations! Cannot wait for new CSI season to start...Hope there won't be a strike to postpone it.

Soul Pockets said...

Great list. I always wondered why they looked for evidence in the dark.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

You forgot the fact that no matter who dies or where they always look in the BED!

Jane said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those shows (except Dexter...never seen it). I get very upset if I miss an episode!
I am almost hyperventilating waiting for the new season of CSI: Miami. Horatio HAS to live!!!!
I hope you will check out my T13. I posted 13 pics of my precious grand daughter.

Mags said...

Ha ha ha! That's a great TT!! I also learned these things, mainly from CSI though. :)

Lois Grebowski said...

LOL @ Mo... Great list!

Sanni said...

HA! Nicely done - I love watching CSI, Bones and Dexter. Thanks for putting a huge smile on my face (esp. #14).

Sanni

P.S.:Thank you so much for all your kind comments during the pregnancy and on Lily's birth announcement.

Trying to return to "normal" now that my life comes back to "sort of normal", too. *g*

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Not playing this week, but wanted to comment. I did enjoy this show every much. One of the few I liked. Have a great day Teach. Big hug. :)

Peter Plum said...

Thanks for the information. Didn't know there was so much I didn't know!

Happy TT!

Bond said...

bwahahahahaahahaah I loved this one...

Audra Krell said...

I didn't know what an unsub was - thanks! I love the CSI's and have never watched the other show. Don't forget, that if a CSI doesn't know what to do, just say the words "Mr/Mrs. So and So, get that to trace," because they have probably forgotten that vital step.
My list is at www.audrakrell.com

kay said...

I used to watch all those---until I started blogging!

Gattina said...

I am back from holidays since yesterday ! I haven't heard from you although I was blogging with application (hehe) every morning for an hour but for Google Reader I had no time. Just to answer some comments. So here I am and what I like at all CSI is when you look at one during your supper you have the pleasure to see open stomac contents, cut fingers, vomit, popping out eyes, beating hearts out of the body, gallons of blood flooding in all rooms etc etc. It increases your appetite ! Really !!

Travis said...

I've tried to watch some of these CSI shows, but I can't get past the yuck factor.

storyteller said...

I’m using the OSI feed in Google Reader to catch up today … because I’ve hardly done any blog visiting all week. I did play at Small Reflections on Thursday however. This is a nifty idea for T-13. I love #2 best ;--)
Hugs and blessings,