Better but Still Sick

Still recovering from whatever I had, and now I’m not sleeping and going crazy from tinnitus. Plus, this sign was slapped up in front of my building.

Is it promo for good Fox (Bones) or bad Fox (Fox Political Propaganda, I mean News, you know fuck it, it’s not really news and I refuse to call it that, the nicest way to refer to it would be Fox Political Opinion and Republican Promotional Show).

The not sleeping thing is putting me over the edge. I’m not going to make a friends party today and I’m trying to think of how I can spend the day without feeling miserable. I’m behind in a lot of work and I think it would make me feel better to get something done, then get some welsh rarebit to go from Tea & Sympathy and watch the movies I’ve downloaded.

Oh!! Speaking of Bones, my favorite show, I screamed one night because the character “Bones” spoke a line from my book The Restless Sleep. I’m pretty sure one of the writers had to have read my book, or maybe I cut and paste that section on my blog? I think I did, actually. Anyway, I wrote a section about cadaver dogs, and I wrote this line:

“In one cold case investigation a cadaver dog found a body that was wrapped in plastic and buried under concrete four years earlier.”

So in one episode Seeley is doubtful that a cadaver dog named Tutti will be able to find a body that’s somewhere under the floor. Bones says he can and:

“Once I saw Tutti find a dead body wrapped in plastic, under concrete, four years later.”

They had to have gotten that from me! The case I was writing about was on obscure case from Queens in the 80’s. (Or was it the early 90’s?) ┬áIt was not big news. Sadly, Queens cases rarely are unless mobsters are involved and this was not a mob case. Although who knows where they heard about it and anyway I’m not complaining, I was proud!

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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11 thoughts on “Better but Still Sick

  1. Good to hear that you are recovering. I thought about re-starting Unbelievable, but I could not. Tomorrow, I have to get on my mark.
    I felt good that you have same opinion with me about Fox, good Fox and bad Fox.
    I and my archaeologist friend both love Bones.(I am ex-archaeologist, too) When we found it out, we also agreed that we know many “Bones” ourselves. Fox is not providing the newest season in Japan and I am still watching season 4. Aren’t they mean?
    Hope you all feel better tomorrow.
    Oh, I am planning to put Akihabara photos No.1 to my blog.

  2. Oh, my, you were quoted in Bones. That is just the coolest thing ever. I think you should demand a chance to visit their set and spend the day with Booth. Or maybe he can just stop in after filming promo shots on your street. Think positive!

    I hope you feel better. Due to health issues I’ve spent the last few months off my regular sleep schedule too and it is making me BATTY, so I feel for you. Hoping all is back to better for you pronto.

  3. Stacy, Hope you will soon be feeling better. I haven’t been sick since DH died nearly 4 years ago, and know it’s only a matter of time. Being alone and sick scares me, but I hope I can cope. If not, will have to call in family; being very independent, that would be difficult for me to do.

    Again, warm thoughts for a speedy recovery.

  4. Happy New Year! Glad you’re feeling better.

    I think all of the TV networks are propaganda vehicles for the right or left. It galls me that it is hard to find a news outlet that is not committed to an ideological bias. They want to turn us all into useful idiots.

    You know, the late Robert Anton Wilson said that whenever he got up in the morning he would look in the mirror and ask himself, “Am I a useful idiot yet?”

    This Bones program sounds really good (Sayaka, we’re still reading your blog).

    Stacy, I hope you’re completely recovered soon and in the pink.

    And an additional Happy New Year to Stacy’s posters.

  5. Maybe that promo shoot is for FX tv and not Fox- FX has some great shows like Damages. Last season a lot of shooting was done around NY including my sister-in-law’s sister’s house in Roslyn.

  6. I love a good shoot, so I’m hoping. I’m really hoping against hope for a Bones promo. Sayaka, that is terrible that you haven’t seen the latest season — it will show soon, no? I saw and loved the Akihabara photos!

    CR, I’m putting it on my resume (kidding). I hope you’re feeling back to normal soon, especially sleep-wise.

    Greg, they’re all biased. I’m watching the BBC now, but one of them has to be the worst and it really is Fox. This is not a statement against republicans, but Fox.

    Thank you all for the well wishes, I am feeling better. Except now I’m feeling tired again.

  7. Actually, we have completely turned off the TV. It is no longer hooked up. We watch DVDs of our selection, but we don’t even have a capacity to turn on regular programming.

    So I’m not a fan of Fox. And I’ll go so far as to say that Fox has the most overt and conspicuous and blatant bias.

    However, when I see sins of omission like the ACORN scandal, for example, I realize that one can be very biased simply by omitting or minimizing a story. It was weeks before the major news outlets got around to showing absolutely devastating evidence on tape that the Internet and Fox had already been reporting.

    As for me, I have been deeply enough involved in the political process to hold them all in pretty low regard. Right now I am reading Primordial Truth and Postmodern Theology by David Ray Griffin and Huston Smith, C.G Jung’s Pshychology of Religion and Synchroicity by Robert Asis, The Cambridge Platonists by C.A. Patrides, The Myth of Freedom by Chogyam Trungpa (I knew a girl he slept with at the Austin dharma datu back when he was going thru every female follower he could get his hands on), and Black Money by Ross MacDonald. I’m too tied up to watch TV now.

    I thought Peggy Noonan had a pretty good column the other day on the various failures in respect to American institutions the past year. I hope 2010 will be a better year for all us, personally and nationally.

  8. Christ you are well read!! I’m impressed. I’m reading The Botany of Desire.

    There are so many failures. That piece in the Times about the group studying the death penalty quitting was so upsetting I couldn’t finish reading it.

  9. I’ve heard The Botany of Desire is a very interesting book.

    The article is disturbing, to say the least.

    We’re suffering from apparatchik disease. Regrettably, apparatchiks tend to gravitate to positions in government. Then you begin to get the apparatchik sickness: endless bureaus and bureaucracies, riddled with amgibuity, indecision, and lack of direction. It’s Kafkaesque.

    It has been said that the left distrusted big business and the right distrusted big government. I distrust both. The plutocrats and socialists constantly shake hands on deals. The plutocrats do it for the profits and the socialists do it for the taxes.

    Anyway, I don’t know anyone on the right or left who is satisfied with our present situation.

  10. Just catching up on your blog. Sorry about all the illness, yours and your cats. That’s no fun.

    I thought I had seen every episode of “Bones” but I don’t recall one with cadaver dogs. I saw the one with Cesar Millan. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled.
    I ‘heart’ the working dog. I raised two puppies for Guide Dogs and am embarrassed that they both flunked. I know it wasn’t my fault, but still.

    Get well!

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