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  •  Or, maybe, like me... (3+ / 0-)
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    ... you grew up in a non-violent household..., and violence is just a huge turnoff for any reason.  I know "it's only acting," but it's still repugnant.  I don't like violent movies or TV shows, and the American penchant for gratuitous violence in both TV and movies.  I even wondered about Stieg Larsson's trilogy, but I ordered the extended Swedish version of the movies with subtitles, each DVD is three hours (movie versions were half that), and while there are episodes of violence, the director of the movies kept it as short as the books and didn't dwell on the scenes like American movie-makers do (when I've made the mistake of watching a show I didn't expect to be violent - the scenes just seem to go on for-bloody-ever).  The Swedish director more alluded to the violence than dwelt on the graphic crap an American director would.

    The real reason why CSI, Bones, etc., appeal to me is the forensic science behind the stories.  That part fascinates me.  If I were young and starting out again, I think I would go for being a forensic scientist either in law enforcement or a forensic anthropologist.  There's a series in Britain now that I catch on YouTube where the forensic anthropologists solve puzzles involving bones hundreds of years old, some all the way back to the Roman occupation.  If that sort of thing interests you, search for "BBC - History Cold Case" and at least eight shows should pop up.  (That part of the title is all in caps on the YouTube pages, and the rest of the title is in regular-sized fonts.)  The forensics for the study of bog bodies is also fascinating.  My interest in forensics has, of recent years, additionally developed because of my genealogy research, but that takes too long to explain here.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 09:02:00 AM PST

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    •  I can understand and respect the fascination (1+ / 0-)
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      with forensic medicine, but unfortunately there's a situation in my own own life that could potentially involve it (and already has, actually) that I can't get into, that makes this of more than intellectual interest for me.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 09:11:31 AM PST

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