Thursday, February 24, 2011

It's Philo Farnsworth all over

CSI on February 24, 2011 had several inventorship allusions. In addition to the reference to Philo Farnsworth, there was a reference to standing on my shoulders like vultures, looking for carrion.

The invention? Maybe re-animation of the dead. The episode title: "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead". Howard Hesseman as Dr. Aden. ("He hasn't had this much excitement since Altamont.")

There's a sensory deprivation tank and an allusion to the movie "Altered States." On CSI finding a dead body in the tank, "maybe the tank wasn't his idea."

TTX. Tetrodotoxin. The EMT who misdiagnosed the dead/undead was threatened: "you'll find yourself unemployed." So, there really was not a re-animation but there might be an addition to the ranks of unemployed in Nevada.

There were various other tidbits.

LSD and TTX = voodoo powder. Blazing manic lucidity. Designer drugs: one size does not fit all.

No fighting in the war-room, Dr. Strangelove.

The reckless master killed the wrong-ed squire.

Knowledge demands its payment. It's always nice when someone else picks up the bill for it.

And what rabbit hole has Alice fallen down?


Post a Comment

<< Home