Well, I haven’t met Mr. Boreanaz, and I don’t intend to, as I’m not one of those crazy people that want to be introduced to those they watch on TV or wants to share a meal with dead folks. The point is, I don’t know that he really is cool, but that smidgen of faith in humanity tells me it’s likely he belongs to the percentage of people on Earth that wants nice things to happen to self and others.
Once I’ve gotten that point out of the way, I will say that I don’t have cable, nor do I want to have cable. Most programming is a tremendous waste of time, and if I spent the $70 a month Time-Warner would want me to shell out for their repetitive transmissions of visual pollution, I’d consider myself a fool.
But I do love Bones.
Back when I got cable hooked up so I could watch the World Cup and cheer for my country’s team until I lost my voice, I caught sight of a new show that had to do with forensic anthropology, which I find fascinating. Say you die, and I really hope you don’t, but let’s imagine you do. I think if you met a foul end by someone’s hand, who then proceeded to hide your mortal coil in a place that made it difficult to find, it’s wonderful that there are people in this world qualified to tell many things about your remains, if they happen to consist mostly (or completely) of your skeleton.
Why is it wonderful? Because then it might be possible to catch the bad guy that hid your body so that the flesh and [what they thought was] all evidence of foul play would disappear. Because ever since I can remember I have always loved it when the bad guy gets it. The bad guy getting his just desserts is the foundation for my childhood fantasy of being either a vampire, or a sniper.
David Boreanaz plays Seeley Booth, who catches these bad guys with the help of a forensic anthropologist, whom he calls “Bones”. When I started watching the show I thought of finding material to create giantess (or shrunken men) collages of both actors, and found that D. B. happens to make for nice photo ops. There’s something about the way he poses and adjusts his body in front of the camera that winds up as Google image search results I have been able to use in several collages.
Obviously that’s his mission in life. 🙄