One of those real life TV forensics shows…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the King Henry the Eighth lookalike twins, Barbara and Buddy Sethwoe. Come on up and plant your wobbling girths on our humble sofa – my word! I do like your hose – I’d love to have a pair of those!… (Henry)
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No, but those ‘real life’ forensic documentary shows are pretty awful when you step back and think about them – people, in their cosy living rooms, sitting watching tales of brutal violence perpetrated by the relatively small number of awful self-centred uncaring thugs in our society, who we see eventually tracked down, and caught, and brought to justice thanks to the cold unemotional logic of science. What with all the drama and bloodletting it’s a bit like a Shakespeare play isn’t it?
I wonder if as society progresses there will be more shows like this, but dealing with just the eye-catching and emotion-triggering violent crime side of it, and they’ll not bother with the science or the justice – I’d bet they’d be just as popular as the current ones, and cheaper to make too… Mind you it seems to be going that way already with shows featuring CCTV footage of drunken people hitting each other in the street and crashing their silly cars into things…
For me they are just something to watch in the evening as I play blues riffs on my guitar – some of the science bits can be interesting though…
I think I’ll occasionally break off from twanging and jot down a few lines from the stern voice over and the utterances of the small-eyed chubby cops relating tonight’s grisly tale…

A gruesome discovery – to help with the investigation – not on our watch! – a break in the case – a disturbing call – explanation – her live-in boyfriend – a red truck – since it was raining that night – a violent crime expert – in very grave danger – they worked feverously – there was no evidence at all – every time we turned over a rock – and decided to execute a warrant – they had tried to wash away trace evidence – it’s where the leads take you! – there was evil lurking all around the neighborhood – time was running out – but for the grace of god – emotions and feelings – a man, in a red truck – on high alert – he tried to flee – but the detectives dig deeper – a romantic relationship? – to rule him in, or rule him out – it strikes a deep chord with them! – it tears open the entire investigation – so far no explanation – and not taking no for an answer – the jury weren’t impressed – it was twenty five to life…

 

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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2 Responses to One of those real life TV forensics shows…

  1. Dana Doran says:

    Good morning your Highness. I’m about to make you somewhat jealous….I’m thinking of moving to Memphis (the self-proclaimed capitol of the blues and home to FedEx.)

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Gosh! Memphis Tennessee!
      One on my favourite Chuck Berry songs – and it of course spawned Memphis Minnie!…
      I did think for a moment it might be Memphis Lower ancient Egypt though…

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