Friday, January 19, 2007

well, exhuuume me

Readers outside Knoxville may not have access to as much Body Farm news as we do here in the decomposition capital of the world. Or do they? Dr. Bill Bass made national headlines again this week when he was asked to examine the remains of The Big Bopper. The University of Tennessee proudly put out a really good press release about it. I was a little disappointed that the News Sentinel ran the Associated Press version of the story instead of assigning their own reporter. WBIR's Abby Ham read an AP story too.

Maybe this information will be helpful to the listener who sent me the following email:
Do you have any good links to share on the Body Farm or Dr. Bass? My daughter is taking forensic science in high school and she is doing an essay on Dr. Bass and his work.
In other news, I saw a flannel shirt on clearance at Wal-Mart today for only $5. It was black and red, almost exactly like the one Dr. Bass wore to his interview with me a year ago. I resisted the urge to buy it and go all "Single White Female" on my forensic hero.

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Blogger Frank Murphy said...

Here's a little "behind the scenes of my blog" story. I tried to find a non-AP version of the article to link to the words "national headlines." When I couldn't, I settled on linking to the AP story from the newspaper in Mason City, the location of the Big Bopper's fatal plane crash. It turned out to be a good thing. Click on the link and check out the comments posted by the locals at the bottom of the AP story.

Anonymous bean said...

never mind all that, frank. will charlize theron play abby ham in the movie of her life? or the other way around? that is the question.

Anonymous Amy said...

yeah, those locals apparently aren't very smart.. did you see the one about "He examined the baby in 1932? that'd make him like 95.. he's still working?" ? I guess they can't understand that he examined the baby years later.. Will you be buying Dr. Bass's new book? I believe it saw it on the cover of the paper this weekend.

Anonymous Lance said...

This is one of the top 5 blog titles I've seen on here. Rock on!


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