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Bones
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Title card
Genre Police procedural
Comedy-drama
Created by Hart Hanson
Starring Emily Deschanel
David Boreanaz
Michaela Conlin
Tamara Taylor
T. J. Thyne
John Francis Daley
Eric Millegan
Theme music composer The Crystal Method
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 98 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Hart Hanson
Barry Josephson
Stephen Nathan
Ian Toynton
Running time 43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original run September 13, 2005 (2005-09-13) – present
External links
Official website
Bones is an American crime drama television series that premiered on the Fox Network on September 13, 2005. The show is based on forensic science, with each episode focusing on an FBI case file concerning the mystery behind human remains brought by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth to the forensic anthropology team of Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan. Emily Deschanel stars in the title role, along with David Boreanaz as Special Agent Seeley Booth. The rest of the cast includes Michaela Conlin, T. J. Thyne, Eric Millegan, Tamara Taylor and John Francis Daley.
Created by Hart Hanson, the series is very loosely based on the life of forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs[1], who is a producer on the show. Its title character, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, is named after Temperance Brennan, the protagonist of Reichs' crime novel series. Bones is a joint production by Josephson Entertainment, Far Field Productions and 20th Century Fox Television.[2]
The fifth season premiered on September 17, 2009. The series has also been renewed through its sixth season.[3][4]

Contents

Series overview

The show begins in the year 2005, and tells the story of a series of case files, solved weekly, by the unlikely alliance of Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan's forensic anthropology team at the Jeffersonian Institute (a thinly veiled allusion to the Smithsonian Institution) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth. By examining the human remains of the murder victims, Dr. Brennan and her team provide scientific expertise and an outsider's perspective to the world of criminal investigation to the FBI. In addition to the murder cases featured in each episode, the series explores the backgrounds and relationships of the major characters including the developing friendship and possibly romantic relationship between Brennan and Booth. The series has dark comedic undertones.

Cast and characters

Bones cast. From left: Tamara Taylor, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, John Francis Daley.
  • Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Season 1–present) – is a forensic anthropologist working at the renowned Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C., as well as a best-selling crime novelist. Her intellectual brilliance enables her to do groundbreaking work, but her lack of social skills provides most of the show's lighthearted humor.
  • David Boreanaz as Seeley Joseph Booth (Season 1–present) – Brennan aids FBI Special Agent Booth in his investigations involving human remains that cannot be identified without Brennan's skills in forensic anthropology. In contrast to the other main characters, Booth has limited knowledge of science and is often used to provide a layman's translation of the scientific jargon-filled dialogue. He also provides the dichotomy between science and emotion, as in one episode when Bones comments to Cam, "He can read people like you read pathology reports and I read bones." Booth is known for his ability to guess people's motives or "posit a scenario," something that is a constant frustration and struggle to Brennan. He is a former US Army Rangers sniper with at least 52 confirmed kills, and has an intense dislike of clowns. It's revealed in the Season Five episode "The Proof in the Pudding" that he's a descendant of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of 16th US President Abraham Lincoln.
  • Michaela Conlin as Angela Pearly Gates Montenegro (Season 1–present) – A forensic artist at the Jeffersonian Institute and is Dr. Brennan's best friend. Angela is Dr. Brennan's team specialist in craniofacial reconstruction and can generate holograms using her 3-dimensional graphics program (The Angelator) to simulate various scenarios of a crime. She is open, friendly and caring, and constantly tries to draw Dr. Brennan out of the lab.
  • Eric Millegan as Dr. Zackary Uriah Addy (Season 1–3; recurring afterward) – Is introduced as Dr. Brennan's graduate student and assistant at the Jeffersonian Institute at the start of the series. In the second season, he receives his doctorate in Forensic Anthropology and mechanical engineering and becomes a professional forensic anthropologist. Zack is closer to the stereotypical geek than anyone else on the team. Although well-meaning, helpful and friendly, when a situation calls for social interaction or intuition, he is often lost. During the course of events leading up to the death of Howard Epps, Zack was almost killed when he unwittingly triggered a pressure sensor tied to a bomb affixed to the headless body of Caroline Epps, only to be saved by Booth. He is extremely intelligent; in episode 11 it is said that his IQ is significantly above 163 (which is already a genius level). He is also Hodgins' best friend, and lives in the upper part of Hodgins' garage. Zack was removed from his position on Dr. Brennan's team during the Gormogon episodes. Zack is also known as "Zacharoni", "Z-Man", and is "King of the Lab". In "The Pain in the Heart" episode, Dr. Saroyan's trophy recognizing Zack as "King of the Lab" is revealed.
  • T. J. Thyne as Dr. Jack Stanley Hodgins (Season 1–present) – An entomologist and is also an expert on spores and minerals, but conspiracy theories are his hobby. He is one of the more normal persons in the group, and helps teach Zack how to be socially normal. His family is extremely wealthy and are major sponsors of the Jeffersonian Institution; Hodgins wishes for this status to remain concealed from his bosses because he doesn't want to be seen as a superior.
  • Jonathan Adams as Dr. Daniel Goodman (Season 1) – A former archaeologist turned administrator, who is also the director of the Jeffersonian Institute. He is a loving husband and father to a pair of five-year-old twin girls. His way of working leads Hodgins to think of him as subjective and long winded, and lacking the qualities of a pure scientist, although the antagonism between the two develops into a friendly rivalry as the series progresses. He has not made any appearances beyond the first season. As of Episode 23 "The Titan on the Tracks" Dr. Goodman is said to be on a sabbatical.
  • Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille Saroyan (Season 2–present) – Is the Head of the Forensic Division at Jeffersonian Institute. She was introduced in the first episode of the second season after being hired by Dr. Goodman while Dr. Brennan was on vacation. She was born in The Bronx and was a coroner in New York before taking up the position at the Jeffersonian. At the beginning of the second season, she and Dr. Brennan have an uneasy working relationship due to her being Dr. Brennan's superior and their different work styles. Dr. Saroyan had a romantic relationship with Booth prior to her joining the Jeffersonian, as well as a short relationship after.
  • John Francis Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets (Season 3–present) – A psychologist assigned to Booth and Brennan after Booth arrests her father; the FBI feels the potential conflict between them may affect their working relationship. The character made his first appearance in the fourth episode of third season and his portrayer, John Francis Daley, became a main cast member from the ninth episode, "The Santa in the Slush", onwards.

Production

Conception

The concept of Bones was developed during the latter part of the pitching season of 2004 when 20th Century Fox approached series creator Hart Hanson with an idea for a forensics show. Hanson was asked to meet with executive producer Barry Josephson, who had purchased the rights to produce a documentary on the forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs. Although Hanson was reluctant about being involved in making a police procedural, he signed on and wrote the pilot episode after having an intensive meeting with Josephson about the show.[5] As the show is based on the works of Reichs, the writers constantly involve her in the process of producing the episodes' storylines.
In order to make Bones a unique crime drama in the midst of the multiple procedural dramas that already populated network television like the Law & Order and CSI franchises, Hanson decided to infuse the show with as much dark humor and character development as possible.[6] Another element conceived for the show was the "Angelator", a holographic projector whose use is to replace flashbacks that are often used by other procedural shows. In addition to their expositional purposes, the holographic images, which are created by visual effects, brought a unique visual style to the show that the producers were looking for.[7]

Casting

David Boreanaz was the first actor to be cast in Bones. Series creator Hart Hanson described the actors who had auditioned for the role of Seeley Booth as "pretty boy waifs" and immediately responded when the head of the studio, Dana Walden, suggested Boreanaz for the role.[1] Boreanaz was offered the role but was unenthusiastic about getting involved after a difficult meeting with executive producers Barry Josephson and Hart Hanson, even though he thought the script was well written. However, after the producers contacted him again to convince him to accept the role, Boreanaz agreed to sign on and was cast as Seeley Booth.[7][8]
Emily Deschanel was cast in the role of Temperance Brennan just before production began on the Bones pilot.[1] After Deschanel finished the film Glory Road, the film's producer Jerry Bruckheimer recommended that she audition for Bones.[9] Deschanel impressed Hart Hanson at her audition with her assertiveness. In a tense moment in the audition scene, David Boreanaz stepped closer to Deschanel. Deschanel held her ground rather than retreating. Hanson remarked that, in such a situation, "90% of actors would take a step back".[10] Deschanel was subsequently cast in the role.
In Season 4, Eric Millegan (who played Zack Addy) was replaced by a succession of lab assistants. One — Scott Starett (played by Michael Badalucco, formerly of The Practice) — is much older than the typical grad student.[11] Marisa Coughlan guest-starred in a few midseason episodes as FBI agent Payton Perotta, who was brought to the Jeffersonian as a temporary substitute for Booth when he was incapacitated.[12]

Filming

Most of Bones is filmed in Los Angeles, California, despite the fact that the show is mainly set in Washington, D.C., where the fictional Jeffersonian Institute is located. The interiors of the Jeffersonian Institute were specially built on a large soundstage at the 20th Century Fox lot in Century City, Los Angeles, California.[13] The two-part fourth season premiere was filmed on location in London, United Kingdom.

Opening title sequence

The title sequence of Bones is usually shown near the beginning of the episode. Accompanied by the show's theme music, composed and performed by The Crystal Method, the sequence provides the credits of the show. Each episode usually begins with a cold open, which sets up the plot of the episode and can last from three to ten minutes before the title sequence is shown. The title sequence varies from season to season. The first season's title sequence mostly consists of scenes from the first five episodes of the series while the second season's title sequence is made up of scenes from the first season and early episodes of the second. The opening credits in the title sequence include the regular cast members of the respective seasons.

Music

The soundtrack album titled Bones Original Television Soundtrack, produced by Maria Alonte McCoy and Billy Gottlieb, was released in 2008.[14] It contains 13 songs recorded by popular artists for the show.

Broadcast and release

Episodes

American ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Bones.
Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.
Season Episodes Timeslot (EST) Original airing Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Season premiere Season finale TV season
1st 22 Tuesday 8:00 pm (2005)
Wednesday 8:00 pm (2006)
September 13, 2005 May 17, 2006 2005–06 #60[15] 8.90[15]
2nd 21 Wednesday 8:00 pm August 30, 2006 May 16, 2007 2006–07 #50[15] 9.40[15]
3rd 15 Tuesday 8:00 pm (2007)
Monday 8:00 pm (2008)
September 25, 2007 May 19, 2008 2007–08 #51[16] 8.9[16]
4th 26 Wednesday 8:00 pm (2008)
Thursday 8:00 pm (2009)
September 3, 2008 May 14, 2009 2008–09 #32[17] 10.74[17]
5th 22 Thursday 8:00 pm September 17, 2009 May 20, 2010 2009–10 TBR 10.40
6th TBA TBA TBA TBA 2010–11 N/A N/A
The series premiere of Bones attracted an average of 10.0 million viewers with 6.7% household share and 11% household rating. It was the highest number of viewers Fox has received for a primetime Thursday-night drama series premiere since 24 premiered in 2001. Bones finished first among the 18 to 49 years old demographic and in total viewers in its Thursday 8:00 pm ET timeslot.[18] New York described the show as "the best drama of the new network season" and a "sexed-up variation of all the CSIs".[19] Regarding the show's procedural structure, Entertainment Weekly notes that Bones has a "pretty standard Crossing Jordan/CSI-style framework" but holds up because of the chemistry between the two lead characters; "that old Sam-and-Diane, Maddie-and-David, Mulder-and-Scully opposites-attract stuff never feels standard when it's done right."[20]
Following the broadcast of the series' third episode, Fox ordered a full season of Bones.[21] It was renewed for a second season after its strong performance in ratings in the timeslot following American Idol and on its own without the American Idol's lead-in audience.[22] Overall, the first season of Bones ranked 60th in viewership among prime-time shows and 53rd among the 18 to 49 year old demographic, with a seasonal average of 8.9 million viewers.[23]
The second season premiere attracted 8.61 million viewers in its Wednesday 8:00 pm timeslot, finishing second among the 18 to 49 years old demographic and first in total viewership with 6.7% household rating and 11% household share.[24] As a lead-in for American Idol, the second season finale of Bones obtained 10.88 million viewers with 3.5% household rating and 11% household share. It tied first in viewership among the 18 to 49 years old demographic with The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular on CBS.[25] In the 2006-07 television season, Bones improved its ranking to 50th place in viewership among prime-time shows with 9.4 million viewers and was ranked 51st among the 18 to 49 year old demographic.
The show improved its ranking during its third season, placing 47th overall. Although, its overall viewership was down from the previous season, averaging 8.9 million, the same as its first season.
The fourth season was its most successful as it improved its ranking once again, placing 32nd overall and had its highest overall viewership, averaging 10 million.

Broadcast history

Bones premiered on September 13, 2005 on the Fox network and was broadcast weekly in the Tuesday 8:00 pm ET timeslot before it was moved to the Wednesday 8:00 pm ET timeslot in 2006. The first season finished on May 17, 2006 with a total of 22 episodes.
The second season premiered on the Fox network on August 30, 2006 and retained its Wednesday 8:00 pm ET timeslot. The second season finale was aired on May 16, 2007, ending its second season with 21 episodes. One episode, "Player Under Pressure", was left unaired, which was originally scheduled to be broadcast as the second season's 19th episode but was pulled by the Fox network in the United States after the Virginia Tech massacre. The plot involved the discovery of the human remains of a college athlete,[26] and eventually aired on April 21, 2008 as apart of the third season.
The third season premiered on September 25, 2007 in its original premiere timeslot, Tuesday 8:00 pm ET. The show went on hiatus on November 27, 2007 due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike and returned on April 14, 2008 in the Monday 8:00 pm ET timeslot.[27] The shortened third season finished on May 19, 2008 with a total of 15 episodes.
The fourth season premiered September 3, 2008 on the Fox network in the Wednesday 8:00 pm ET timeslot with a two-hour episode that was filmed on location in London.[28] Originally scheduled to return from hiatus on January 15, 2009, Bones instead resumed one week later due to being preempted by President Bush's farewell address. As a result, two new episodes, "Double Trouble in the Panhandle" and "Fire in the Ice," were aired back-to-back on January 22, 2009, airing in new timeslot, Thursday 8:00 pm ET. The fourth season finale aired May 14, 2009 with a total of 26 episodes.
The fifth season premiered September 17, 2009 on the Fox network and retained its Thursday 8:00 pm ET timeslot. The fifth season will consist of 22 episodes and finish its season on May 20, 2010. It's the only season of the show to retain the same timeslot over the course of the entire season.
Off-network syndication of Bones began airing the week of October 3-4, 2009.

Online distribution

Fox has released free episodes of Bones and several other primetime series online for viewing on Hulu and its MySpace website, which is owned by the same parent company, News Corporation, that owns Fox. This began on October 3, 2006 but access is restricted to residents from the United States only.[29] Bones is also available on their official website via Fox On Demand, while Canadian viewers may watch recent episodes for free on the GlobalTV website.

Effect

Critical response

USA Today comments that compared to other crime shows, the show "is built on a more traditional and solid foundation: the strength of its characters" and "what sets Tuesday's Bones premiere apart from the procedural pack are stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, as the season's most appealing new crime fighters."[30] On the other hand, Media Life Magazine says that while Bones has "an amazingly clever notion, brilliant even", its "execution doesn't match the conception" and based on its first episode, the show "fails to evolve into a gripping series. In fact, it quickly becomes so derivative of so much else on television — especially, strangely, X-Files — that one might even call it bone-headed."[31]

Awards

Bones was nominated in the 2009 Emmy Awards for the episode 'The Hero in the Hold', in the category of Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series.

Other media

Aside from the television broadcast of Bones, its characters and concepts have also been produced in print, on the internet and in short videos for mobile phones.
Currently, there are two print books related to the series, one a novel and the other an official guide. Buried Deep (ISBN 1-4165-2461-4), written by Max Allan Collins, was published by Pocket Star on February 28, 2006. The book is based on the characters in the television series rather than the characters created by Kathy Reichs, who had inspired the concept of Bones. Its plot focuses on Dr. Temperance Brennan and Special Agent Seeley Booth's investigation into the skeletal remains left on the steps of a federal building and its connection with a Chicago mob family. Bones: The Official Companion: Seasons 1 & 2 (ISBN 1-8457-6539-7) is written by Paul Ruditis and published by Titan Books, released on October 16, 2007. The book includes cast and crew interviews, episode guides and a background detail on real-life forensics.[32]
Fox has made extensive use of the internet to promote Bones. Prior to the broadcast of the second season episode "The Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House", profiles of the characters involved in the episode were put up on their own MySpace web page. The blog entries of the characters were created to give insight into the potential suspects to be featured in the episode. In the episode, Brennan and her team uses clues from these web pages, which the viewers can also access.[33]
A spin-off series consisting of 26 two-minute episodes, called Bones: Skeleton Crew, was produced by Fox and launched through a partnership with Sprint Nextel in conjunction with MasterCard's sponsorship. It was released to Sprint TV subscribers in November 2006 and released on the official website of Bones on December 4, 2006. The episodes do not feature the show's main cast; its plot revolves around three Jeffersonian Institute lab technicians who use their skills to solve a mystery.[34][35]
Bonus content was posted by Fox on Bones' official site during the third season, which include short videos featuring Booth and Brennan waiting to see Dr. Sweets.

DVD releases

DVD Name Discs Episodes Release Date
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Season 1 4 6 6 22 22 22 November 28, 2006[36] October 30, 2006[37] January 11, 2007
Season 2 6 6 6 21 21 21 September 11, 2007[38] October 15, 2007[39] December 3, 2008
Season 3 5 5 4 15+4 15+4 15 November 18, 2008[40] November 17, 2008[41] March 4, 2009
Season 4 6 7 7 22 26 26 October 6, 2009[42] October 26, 2009[43] October 28, 2009

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.Bones (2005–) is a crime drama television series on the FOX Network, inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist, Kathy Reichs.^ An investigative drama inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and best-selling novelist Kathy Reichs.
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^ Inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, Bones is, way better than its skeleton.
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^ In fact, her role in Bones has been inspired from Kathy Reich’s real life.
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Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan has an uncanny ability to read clues left behind in a victim's bones. .Consequently, law enforcement calls her in to assist with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned, or destroyed that the standard identification methods are useless.^ Consequently, law enforcement calls her in to assist with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned, or destroyed that the standard identification methods are useless.
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^ When the human remains are badly burned, decomposed or destroyed, when traditional identification methods are in vain, FBI needs Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan’s help.
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Contents

Season 1

Pilot [1.1]

Brennan: Angela, nothing Pete and I ever did was messy.
.Angela: Then you were not doing the right thing.^ Every time I start thinking they'll do the right thing, I get squashed by them doing the wrong thing, so I'll take 'none of the above' for $0.02.
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.Brennan: [looking at the screen] What exactly am I supposed to be squinting at?^ Q: How are you going to bring Caroline into the episode, since Brennan and the squints met her on-screen earlier in the series?
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.Booth: It’s like pornography; you'll know it when you see it.^ I'll help you know where to stay and what to do.
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^ And I know you’ll hate me if I treat you like the latter.
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^ I know you'll be there..
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Goodman: I do not view you as property, Dr. Brennan. .You are one of the Jeffersonian's most valuable assets.^ Just as most doors can only open one way, you can only bend your arms and legs in one direction.
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^ If you do choose to take Fosamax or one of its relatives, follow these instructions to get the most benefit and the least side effect!
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^ The third choice, the Build Skeleton tool, is the one you will most likely use to construct your bone structures for your characters.

Zack: An asset is, by definition, property.
Goodman: What's the rule, Mr. Addy?
Zack: You only converse with PhDs. .You do realize I'm halfway through two doctorates.^ Well, realize that if you were to receive the very same information in a personal consult with me it would take at least two hours and you would pay $330 of my time.
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^ Not sure how I was included with some real celebrity readers, but did my best to stumble through my book “Reading is good for you because…”.

^ It is important to remember that your consultation is a two-way process and any extra information you can share with your doctor about your symptoms may help them with their diagnosis.

Two halves make a whole, so mathematically speaking...
Goodman: Go polish a bone, Mr. Addy.

Booth: What are you trying to do?
Brennan: Blackmail you.
Booth: Blackmail a federal agent?
Brennan: Yes.
.Booth: I don't like it.^ I don’t even care that Booth has amenesia, unless he forgets the dream and the dream never happened, like I wish I could do.
  • 'Bones' season finale recap: Zzzzzzz...WHOA?! | EW.com 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Brennan: I'm fairly certain you're not supposed to.^ Bones (TV series) - Wikiquote Bones (2005–) is a crime drama television series on the 2.2 The Mother and Child in the Bay [2.2] 2.3 The Boy in the Brennan: You're welcome.
  • ANCIENT ALIEN CHILD BONES 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.nanotruck.de [Source type: General]

^ Zack's brilliance to rival Brennan and his peers And, if you're a fan of the show, I'm sure if you think about it you'll be able to add to the list.
  • Bones: The Pain in the Heart (season finale) - VIDEO - TV Squad 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.tvsquad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've read _Friday_ fairly recently and I think you're basically right about her pregnancy.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Booth: Fine. You're in.

.Brennan: What if Booth is right?^ Think Zack, Booth, Brennan & Game Theory Brennan: I did the right thing Booth: I know.
  • Bones - Boxxet 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.What if I'm only good with bones and lousy with people?^ Bone was trapped in the woods until spring and then he found his friends but their was about to be a crazy battle between the good people and creatures against the evil creatures.
  • Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville (Paperback) by Jeff Smith - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

.Angela: People like you.^ You do NOT comprehend WHY people from especially places like MIT, DESPISE html etc.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you're a person who is female, and the overwhelming majority of examples of people who get to do interesting things are people who are not like you, it is neither hard nor stupid to conclude that people like you are not meant to do interesting things.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Look…the time of passive retirement is at an end, people like you and me are looking to be active for the rest of our lives!
  • Strong Bones Forever | Bone Loss | Osteopenia | Reverse Osteoporosis News| Osteoporosis Prevention | Bone Health 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC strongbonesforever.com [Source type: General]

.Brennan: I don't care if men like me.^ If men and women don't talk even vaguely like they would in real life, just mouth words to carry the plot, then they become interchangeable.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ If women produce movies that are uninteresting to men, or even portray men negatively, most men simply don't care.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Stephen @ 73: If women produce movies that are uninteresting to men, or even portray men negatively, most men simply don't care.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Angela: Okay, interesting jump from "people" to "men," but I'm sure it means nothing.
Brennan: I hate psychology. My most meaningful relationships are with dead people.

The Man in the S.U.V. [1.2]

.Zack: If Smokey here had access to the president, why would he attack a café?^ And why would the President's wife hint to an unknown reporter that her child may have been murdered?
  • Denise Crosby filmograpghy 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.stack.nl [Source type: General]

^ Am I way off here or would he be your choice for Zack's replacement?
  • Posts from the Bones Category at TV Squad 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.tvsquad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: "Smokey"?
Zack: It's how I deal with stress.
Hodgins: Targeting everyday places causes panic. People stay home, the economy is crippled. It's Terrorism 101, man.

.Booth: We're dealing with someone here who devalues an entire culture: terrorizing people by using God to justify mass murder.^ While you're revisiting elements you stick in your novels, can you do away with the trope of two people falling in love and uniting to deal with the problems facing the characters?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Show this to people who share the same interests as you, and if they use Matoumba, their own votes will fine recommandations to you.
  • Front news - Matoumba 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.matoumba.com [Source type: General]

^ And they particularly lack when it comes to people who are female, doing interesting and exciting things, and having any companions in adventure who are also female and who get to deal with them.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

.Brennan: You're making it personal.^ Bones (TV series) - Wikiquote Bones (2005–) is a crime drama television series on the 2.2 The Mother and Child in the Bay [2.2] 2.3 The Boy in the Brennan: You're welcome.
  • ANCIENT ALIEN CHILD BONES 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.nanotruck.de [Source type: General]

^ All you have to do is either send a friend to www.myspace.com/mamrecordsstreetteam when you send them make sure the person state that in the comment block when they request the added.
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^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

That doesn't help.
Booth: It is personal, Bones. .All of us die a little bit on one like this.^ Regardless of whether or not you read comic books at all, if you have a pulse and you can read, you'll like this one.
  • Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville (Paperback) by Jeff Smith - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ Within the compact bone are many layers of cancellous (say: kan -sell-us) bone, which looks a bit like a sponge.
  • Your Bones 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC kidshealth.org [Source type: General]

^ Other than the one Thomas the Tank Engine bit, it's all Harry Potter, all the time.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Booth: Okay, what's so funny?
.Brennan: I just never figured you being in a relationship.^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BONES You two bitches were just meat, never had any idea smarter than getting yourself a little more.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Booth: Why? .Do you think something's wrong with me?^ We also got to see something so different which will make you think twice before even dreaming to live in the suburbs.
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^ You know I was thinking about something similar while on the sitting on the bus the other day, hearing the conversations going on all around me.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Brennan: Not wrong. .You just have alpha male attributes usually associated with a solitary existence.^ As you will see, the different structural organizations at this level are usually associated with either a specific age, species, or both.

Booth: What, me? You're solitary.
Brennan: No, no, I'm private.

Angela: Please, she's been sleeping alone for months! She has enough pent-up sexual energy to power a small Midwestern city.

.Brennan: We'll find out who killed him, Booth.^ Brennan often finds herself teamed with Special Agent Seeley Booth, a former Army sniper who mistrusts science and scientists when it comes to solving crimes.
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^ Brennan and Booth clash professionally and personally, but so far the chemistry between them has only played out in a fictionalized account in Brennan's latest mystery novel.
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^ Other funny moments also accompanied like Booth asking Brennan to hang around with him to relax Parker’s anxiety.
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We've got Hamid's body. You can always count on the dead.

The Boy in the Tree [1.3]

Zack: She said "Take a hint." .But when I asked "What hint?," Naomi said if she told me what hint, that it wouldn't be a hint any more, it would be a statement.^ After this, she was praised for her beautiful voice and asked, if she would like to pursue a career as a singer, she said that she really isn’t in the mood for that.
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^ I forgive everyone from the show who lied and said it wouldn’t be a dream — although would they really have been spoiling it if they had been honest with us?
  • 'Bones' season finale recap: Zzzzzzz...WHOA?! | EW.com 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Booth: Ah, you know, I'm glad we had that little chat about being nice to the locals.^ Afterwards, when she was asked that as she personally knows David Boreanaz , was it difficult to do the sex scene, she said, that it not easy to kiss or to do sex scenes when you know somebody for about four years.
  • Download Bones Episodes | Watch Bones Episodes, Bones Seasons – Download-tvshows.com 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC bones.download-tvshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Robinson Crusoe on Mars , where, if you look beyond the title, you find a neat little movie about being stranded on an alien planet and surviving by one's wits...
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am guilty of being a couch potato for 18 hours straig ...more You need to know something about me.
  • Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville (Paperback) by Jeff Smith - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

Brennan: I don't like sheriffs. .They are elected into office, which means their goal is being re-elected, not finding the truth.^ They're led into a partially built unit where they find the gruesome remains of a man dissolving in a bathtub of household cleaning products.
  • Watch Bones Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures...
  • Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville (Paperback) by Jeff Smith - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ That means we're supposed to believe the explosion allowed Gormogon to physically sneak into the Jeffersonian himself and steal it.
  • Bones: The Pain in the Heart (season finale) - VIDEO - TV Squad 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.tvsquad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Booth: I don't... .I don't like people who think they're better than other people.^ People who watch Bones also like...
  • Watch Bones | Episodes Online Free 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The prognosis is better than for other rhabdomyosarcomas.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The funeral was exceptionally weak (they don't tell us who the suspect is or why he has a gun at a funeral [uh, Booth is dead; what is he going to shoot?!?
  • Bones: The Pain in the Heart (season finale) - VIDEO - TV Squad 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.tvsquad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Brennan: Some people are better than other people.^ As the season progresses, we see her opening up a little more and viewing other people as individuals rather than simply as part of the cultures she's studied.
  • Amazon.com: Bones: The Complete First Season: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, J Thyne: Movies & TV 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Officials at the Johnnie B. Byrd Alzheimer's Institute wish lawmakers will look at some thing other than research dollars.

^ So far, I've not seen a version of Sense & Sensibility OR Pride & Prejudice that I've not liked, altho some have been more true to the books than others.
  • Books to Movies [Archive] - The Laurie R. King Virtual Book Club 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.laurierking.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Booth: Uh, you know what you said right there, that is so un-American.^ Booth: You want it, right?
  • Bones - Boxxet 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know what we’re here for,” she said.

^ Afterwards, when she was asked that as she personally knows David Boreanaz , was it difficult to do the sex scene, she said, that it not easy to kiss or to do sex scenes when you know somebody for about four years.
  • Download Bones Episodes | Watch Bones Episodes, Bones Seasons – Download-tvshows.com 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC bones.download-tvshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All men are created equal; either you believe that or you don't.^ Don't get me wrong, I believe there is a good likelyhood of there being life out there, but I very much don't believe in "the little grey men".

^ You can create sets of sites to block, and then you block them by either/ both of fixed times or time limits*.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If the Add Joint tool is active (button depressed) the newly created joint can be immediately moved as long as you don't release the mouse button.

.Brennan: Some people are smarter than others; there's no use being offended by the fact.^ As the season progresses, we see her opening up a little more and viewing other people as individuals rather than simply as part of the cultures she's studied.
  • Amazon.com: Bones: The Complete First Season: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, J Thyne: Movies & TV 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is also more accurate science wise than some other crime dramas, For example, by not having dna tests done and matched to a suspect in less than a day.
  • Bones at TV.com 11 September 2009 11:53 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You acknowledge and agree that by submitting your material you are not entering into an employment relationship with CNN and that no relationship is created other than licensor/licensee.
  • CNN.com - Send an I-Report 11 September 2009 11:53 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: General]

What are we going to tell Nestor's parents?
.Booth: We tell them that their son was found dead.^ With Booth gun-less, Brennan has to head town to Florida to look into the death of a college student whose body is found inside of a dead alligator.
  • Watch Bones Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A pregnant girl is found dead and leads Booth and Bones to a high school where a group of girls have a pregnancy pact.
  • Watch Bones | Episodes Online Free 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

"We're looking into it. Sorry for your loss," and we are.
Brennan: What?
Booth: Sorry for their loss. It's sad. Try to remember that.
Brennan: Uh, I'm not a sociopath.
.Booth: You're bad with people, okay.^ After all, there are all these cool heroes like me , and some that are like you as long as they're willing to act enough like me and only be close to people like me and maybe have sex with me but be totally okay with all the other heroes being people like me."
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ If you're a person who is female, and the overwhelming majority of examples of people who get to do interesting things are people who are not like you, it is neither hard nor stupid to conclude that people like you are not meant to do interesting things.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ You assume that because they're in a couple that they're already doing something, perhaps not with other people, but at least with each other.

No use being offended by the fact.

.Brennan: You're the least objective person I have ever met.^ Bones (TV series) - Wikiquote Bones (2005–) is a crime drama television series on the 2.2 The Mother and Child in the Bay [2.2] 2.3 The Boy in the Brennan: You're welcome.
  • ANCIENT ALIEN CHILD BONES 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.nanotruck.de [Source type: General]

^ Charlie, personally I think you're being too harsh on yourself.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ If you're a person who is female, and the overwhelming majority of examples of people who get to do interesting things are people who are not like you, it is neither hard nor stupid to conclude that people like you are not meant to do interesting things.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Booth: Thank you.
Brennan: It's not a compliment.

Zack: I had sex with Naomi in Paleontology.
Angela: You mean, actually in Paleontology?
Zack: No, at her place. .I thought it went great, but I could be wrong, because apparently what I think is wild and kinky is basic.^ But [the head of the loony bin] is someone who we could use more, and I thought, perfect, because [Malina] plays pretty smart and he plays pretty appealing.
  • Searching Bones - Examining the Fox hit, Bones – people, murder, mystery 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.searchingbones.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It really made you go back and forth in thought: it could be Sweets, but Hodgins seems to be more of a candidate because of his interest in secret societies.
  • Bones: The Pain in the Heart (season finale) - VIDEO - TV Squad 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.tvsquad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That thought from the report's conclusion should be remembered everywhere: Things that everybody thinks he knows only because he has learned the words that say it, are poisons to progress.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.And since she never called me back, I'm wondering if it's because I lack imagination in the sack.^ (I'm also wondering what Shrub gives his guests that they don't know about, since they seem to come back with opinions that they didn't go in with.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Angela: You know what, Zack? I’m thinking this is more of a guy-guy conversation.

The Man in the Bear [1.4]

Brennan: Residual cross section striae.
Booth: Hmm... .Just because you say it in that definitive tone doesn't mean it means anything to me.^ Anything you say.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What do you mean nothing pertinent to say?

^ It is important to point out that many cancer patients have bone pain from certain types of chemotherapy, and that just because the patient has bone or joint pain does not mean that he or she has metastatic bone disease.
  • Your Orthopaedic Connection: Metastatic Bone Disease 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC orthoinfo.aaos.org [Source type: Academic]


.Booth: You're a smart ass, you know that?^ There's also the rationale that the world is a seamy and unseemly place, and if you're going to be the 'big boy' on the block, you better know what's going on.
  • The Order of Skull & Bones 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You never know what you're gonna get" - Forrest Gump 1994.

^ If you tell yourself you're only going to LJ for 1/2 hour, and next thing you know it's 2 hours later, this program is for you.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: Objectively I'd say I'm very smart, although it has nothing to do with my ass.

.Hodgins: All I am saying is, why cut somebody into pieces?^ This is a piece of dried bone cut into a wafer with a diamond saw.

^ We'll hear why one political science professor says voters are angry at lawmakers about program cuts and taxes.

Zack: Pack'em up tighter; maybe, say, in a suitcase.
Hodgins: How did a bear open a suitcase?
.Zach: I saw a documentary once where a bear got into a car and drove away.^ I saw him cut some muhfucker's tongue once with that razor of his...dropped it right into that jar of dill pickles they used to have on the counter in the bar.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Hodgins: That was not a documentary. It was a cartoon.

.Sherman: Did you ever hear of the bone gatherers, collecting bones so that the dead can make their journey to the next world?^ When did you make the move to L.A.?

^ November 30, 2005: Did You Hear the One About the Haunted Cancer Clinic?
  • Bones Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To use more prayers and to make them last longer, you should bury bones which are dropped by many monsters throughout RuneScape.

Brennan: Not even sure I believe in the next world.
.Sherman: Doesn't matter what you believe in.^ There's a blaze of light in every word It doesn't matter which you heard The holy or the broken Hallelujah .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You're a bone gatherer.^ When you re-wet The Bone, loose contaminants will settle to the bottom of the bucket and stay there.
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^ When you're done selecting vertices or wish to select another bone disable the selection tool.

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That's a good thing, helping the spirits move on.
Brennan: Thank you. It's probably the best job description I will ever get.

.Angela: Did you work all night?^ I didn't work all my life to get out of this neighborhood for you to move right back in!
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why did you care that we were there of all places?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now you all have read abotu what insane hours he's been working for the past month and a half or so.

Hodgins: Yes, I shaved the truffle.
Angela: Is that anything like spanking the monkey?
Hodgins: I found boring dust.
Angela: Is there any other kind?
Hodgins: Boring dust is produced by beetles, which means the tree the truffle grew on was infested.
Zack: That's not going to impress Toni.
Hodgins: That's not why I did it. I did it to serve justice and capture a murderous cannibal.
Angela: That'll impress the hot courier.
Hodgins: I am back in the game.

A Boy In a Bush [1.5]

Cop: You mind if I make an observation?
Brennan: No, of course not.
.Cop: In your book, the cops come off as very one-dimensional.^ Jennifer 02-12-2009, 12:31 AM I think one of the thorniest issues concerning the making of a good movie is when you get your inspiration from a good book.
  • Books to Movies [Archive] - The Laurie R. King Virtual Book Club 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.laurierking.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cut off will be on Friday, however, you can come out on Saturday between 2 PM and 6 PM to register and pick up your packet at the same time.

^ (And Charlie, I'm sure your books come out better than many authors' - if the Laundry ones don't pass maybe that's because of the originals you're playing with?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Why is that?
.Brennan: You mean two-dimensional.^ But if by 'tourist' you mean someone who shows up with a camera, two 6-packs, enough money for tickets, and an expectation they can buy supplies inside?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Zack: One-dimensionality exists only in theory as a mathematical value.
Cop: O-kay. .Really looking forward to your next book.^ That's also why I don't remember how good or bad the book was, besides this being the days when I was discovering real SF and so everything looked great.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Heh, It's going to be fun hunting through your future books looking scene that passes the bechdel test.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ This book is only the first volume of nine, so maybe there is a bit more to look forward to (Book Two is about the Cow Race, which is intriguing enough, I guess).
  • Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville (Paperback) by Jeff Smith - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]


Dr. Goodman: When I said you should think of this invitation as a summons, I understated it. It's a subpoena, a Grand Jury subpoena. Ignore it at your own peril.
.Brennan: You're not going to fire us if we don't go.^ Go places you're not meant to be -- that's what you get.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!"

^ "Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!"

Dr. Goodman: No, not fire you, but I can move your parking spots to Lot M. Enjoy the shuttle ride.
Zach: The shuttle smells like feet.

Zach: These are the smallest remains I've ever worked on.
.Brennan: That's a valid observation, Zach, but it's not helpful to the investigation.^ Brennan reunites with her brother, whom Booth brings to Washington, D.C. to help in the investigation.
  • Watch Bones : Online episodes for free 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

Zach: Sorry, Dr. Brennan.
Brennan: I was at Waco. Branch Davidian compound. .I helped identify children who had been killed in the fire, seventeen of them.^ And when he climbs in, we reverse and reveal who the older cop is: LUPOVICH, the cop who helped kill Bones.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Zach: So you're saying I'll get used to it?^ When I get around to reading them I'll let you know what I think :) You have the books that were used (loosely) to make the TV show.
  • Books to Movies [Archive] - The Laurie R. King Virtual Book Club 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.laurierking.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lawmakers in the House and Senate say they're fairly sure they'll be able to enact some meaningful reforms.

^ "Trabeculum" isn't a dictionary word, though you'll hear is used as a singular.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Brennan: No, I'm saying you will never get used to it.^ As for used things on Amazon, I've never had a problem, but you are buying from individuals, not the company, so there's probably less recourse if there is one.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The one there's no help for is when you get your first look at Lethe's Bramble, shake your head, and say "No, Statice limonium.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Others say the there's no connection and that homelessness - wherever you are - is dangerous.

We're primates, social creatures. It's coded into our DNA to protect our young, even from each other.
Zach: So I'm always going to feel terrible?
Brennan: What helps me is to pull back emotionally. Just... put your heart in a box.
Zach: I'm not good with metaphor, Dr. Brennan.
Brennan: Focus on the details.
Zach: Details, yeah. I can do that.

Brennan: I'm afraid Angela might quit.
.Booth: I'm amazed she stuck it out this long.^ It doesn't take long for Brennan to figure out "Cam" is a little too familiar with Booth and that they share something of a past.
  • Watch Bones Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: Why?
Booth: Well, because she's human. .I'm sorry, Bones, it's just that, you know, Angela didn't get the same training the rest of you got on Planet Vulcan.^ JEREMIAH Or you didn't know what to do with it.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Particularly when you can play back photos from the card on the same screen just fine.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You also know that unmineralized bone is called OSTEOID, which is mostly densely-woven type I collagen, with some vitamin K dependent calcium-binding proteins mixed in.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Brennan: Do you remember me, Sean?
.Sean Cook: You're the museum lady, the one who's so smart.^ If you're a person who is female, and the overwhelming majority of examples of people who get to do interesting things are people who are not like you, it is neither hard nor stupid to conclude that people like you are not meant to do interesting things.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ A particularly fun game, if you're a real geek, is to spontaneously fic about the turning points where the Earth you're reading about or watching diverged from Earth One.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cooks who'd roast a Sucking-pig, Purchase one not over big; Coarse ones are not worth a fig; So a young one buy.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: Yeah, I'm pretty smart.
Attorney: [sarcastically] And modest.
Booth: Oh, believe me, she is being modest.

The Man in the Wall [1.6]

.Angela: TGIF? You've heard of that?^ If you've not heard from me in a week, post me again.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SONIC ID: Wrestling school (2008-07-04) You've heard of the school of hard knocks?

^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Brennan: Yeah, it's some kind of acronym, but my inbox is full.^ The kind that brought her four offshore accounts full of untraceable cash by the time she reached my age.

Angela: We know that's not true.
.Brennan: A student needs help identifying some remains, and there's a TV show that needs research.^ And there was backlash from students, showing concern about the influence "Bones" was having over Yale finances and the favoritism shown to "Bonesmen."
  • The Order of Skull & Bones 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Research reveals that Amy had a bone graft, leading Booth and Brennan to find the origin of the bone graft which helps to prove that Amy is the victim of a crime.
  • Watch Bones Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Brennan is called to identify the remains and help return them to their final resting pace.
  • Watch Bones Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Not that they listen.
Angela: We're going.
Brennan: I really should catalog that skull. It's in the museum's exhibit on the French Revolution.
.Angela: Yeah, Pepe le Pew is more important than booze and boys.^ Per Dr. Unni, stage is more important than histologic subtype .

^ Diagnosis and Assessment Important to the Diver Rheumatology is mainly a clinical specialty, still depending more on the skills of history-taking and examination than on special investigations.
  • Bone and Joint Problems 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.scuba-doc.com [Source type: Academic]

Brennan: I don't think that's his name.

Angela: We are so gonna tear it up tonight!
Brennan: That's slang, right?
Angela: Right.

Brennan: Do you ever go on vacation?
.Zack: I take my vacation when you take your vacation.^ If so, do put photos up on your LJ. (And when you do, remember to set your name up here so that clicking on it takes us to your place.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I send my most challenging questions to the medical student pathology interest group, minus the name, but with your E-mail where you can receive a reply.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If all it takes to be female is a pronoun, you'll love Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand!
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Brennan: What do you do?
.Zack: Go back home to Michigan, see the family.^ I just want to go back and see why I missed it.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After that, half the family headed for home (school-going kids and whatnot) and the rest of us headed back to The Retreat for another lovely night.

^ Varen got home from work around 21h15 and left again (to go back to work after a pleading phone call) at around 21h30.

I have three brothers and four sisters.
Brennan: Do you enjoy that?
Zack: God, no. I made the mistake of telling them I work with corpses and skeletons. They think I'm a freak.
Brennan: Then why do you go?
.Zack: They're my family...^ I just checked the guide on my recorder; it looks like they're only showing Masters of SF at 10 PM on Saturday.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "They're using my script from 2000, and they want me to polish it up a bit," Neil told me.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

They love me.

Hall: I've been investigated for years. .Why do you think they never got me on anything?^ As far as the "You keep playin' when you oughta not bet" line, I doubt he was thinking anything like that when he wrote it, but I bet it occurred to him after.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At dinner I asked my kids why they like them so much and they just seem to think they are hilarious.
  • Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville (Paperback) by Jeff Smith - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ You may think the company is weak, but below the surface it’s still strong enough to take anything you can dish out for a good, long time.

.Booth: Because you’re so smart?^ You assume that because they're in a couple that they're already doing something, perhaps not with other people, but at least with each other.

^ Because you’re marrying into the family.” .

Hall: Because Terrence Baskin is my past. I'm one hundred percent clean now. .This is my life now.^ It was something I wanted to cross off my “life list” or what has more recently been popularized as a “bucket list”, and since I had now completed it, I didn’t feel there was a need to do it again.

This and my record label, not crystal meth... not gang-banging.
.Brennan: Yet much of the iconic quality of urban music lies in the perceived or actual rivalry between the principal artists.^ She imbues Brennan with a cooly detached yet vulnerable and lonely quality that intrigues and endears her to the fans.
  • Amazon.com: Bones: The Complete First Season: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, J Thyne: Movies & TV 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Song Lyrics Top100lyrics Ask Lyrics All The Lyrics Guitar Chords Song Lyrics Music Journal Song Lyrics Urban Lyrics Lyrics Registry Tabs Database Lyrics Top 10 artists .
  • Artists starting with "B", from Sweetslyrics.com - the best online lyrics resource 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.sweetslyrics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hall: Where did you find her?^ But I did find something that might interest you.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Booth: Museum.

Booth: Randall Hall, he’s behind this. Randall Hall, okay? He killed these two people. We know it, he did it. .We just can't touch him and there’s no evidence linking him to the drugs, the cash or either body except for a couple of damn bone dimples.^ Sorry, Marsters just had a guest appearance in Saving Grace; no long-term benefit there.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even though this new version has Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, there's been no promo for it, except for one single ad on TV. .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The great mystery of how osteoblasts and osteoclasts cooperate so that there will be just the right amount of bone is on its way to being solved.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Brennan: I'll keep looking at the remains, maybe find the evidence we need.^ Booth and Brennan are skeptical about checking it out, but are surprised when they find the remains of eleven bodies exactly where the psychic said they'd be.
  • Watch Bones Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why can I always find cool jeans when I'm not looking but as soon as I need a pair urgently, there's nothing for sale.

^ There they find that their victim was a UFO fanatic known for her extensive search for alien life and her "evidence" has even Brennan rethinking human existence.
  • Watch Bones Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Booth: I can't let it stand.
Brennan: What?
Booth: You know what? I'm going to spread the pain. .All right, that's my new motto.^ The bad reviews all seem to agree that it was cheesy, so it sounds like just my thing right now.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up" - Sunset Blvd .

[Booth turns and leaves. Brennan chases behind him.]
Brennan: Wait, I can help spread pain. Wait!

A Man on Death Row [1.7]

.Booth: [filling out a gun permit form with Brennan] Name?^ Once the victim is identified, Booth and Brennan head out to a poor Virigina town to look into who may have wanted the woman dead.
  • Watch Bones Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Meanwhile, Booth tries to comprehend Brennan's romantic life after he finds out she is involved in two relationships.
  • Watch Bones Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Once the victim is identified, Booth and Brennan head out into the field and clues lead them to a cannibalistic society.
  • Watch Bones Online Free - Full Episodes, Latest Seasons, Stream Videos & Clips - Yidio 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.yidio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Brennan: You know my name.^ If anyone else is going to be there and wants one (and hasn't already responded), let me know NOW, preferably by e-mail to the mailto link on my name.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I send my most challenging questions to the medical student pathology interest group, minus the name, but with your E-mail where you can receive a reply.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yes, I know she's my sister but let me tell you, this was a rare occurence.

.Booth: Bones, you are making an official request to the FBI to be allowed to carry a gun.^ Nail, Joint, and Bone Color: These three buttons allow you to choose a color for the three visible elements of a skeleton, the nail, joints, and bones.

^ If the skeleton is dragged completely away from the skin, the skeleton will become detached, allowing you to edit the skin (object) without interference from the bone structure.

^ The Extract Skeleton from IK Object tool allows you to create a skeleton from an existing object with an IK structure by replacing the IK linked polyhedra with bones.

I have to follow protocol.
Brennan: Bureaucratic nonsense.
Booth: Fine, then. We're done here. You wanna get some coffee?
Brennan: My name is Dr. Temperance Brennan.
Booth: Reason for wanting a gun?
Brennan: To shoot people.
Booth: Not a good answer.
Brennan: It's the truth.
Booth: You know what? I'm putting, "Self defense in performance of my duties pursuing suspected felons as contracted out to the FBI."
Brennan: So that I can shoot them.
Booth: Ever been charged with a felony?
Brennan: Charged or convicted?
Booth: Charged.
Brennan: You know I have.
Booth: Name of the arresting officer?
Brennan: You. Special Agent Seeley Booth. You need me to spell that for you?
Booth: I think I can sound it out.

.Angela: You sure you don't wanna come?^ "Why don't you come up sometime and see me?"

^ If you don't take them all out close together, they'll just keep coming back.
  • Dry Bones - Super Mario Wiki 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.mariowiki.com [Source type: General]

^ (And Charlie, I'm sure your books come out better than many authors' - if the Laundry ones don't pass maybe that's because of the originals you're playing with?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Troy can call a friend.
Brennan: [looking at bones] I've been waiting months for these. It's a partial skeleton from southern France. It's—
.Angela: You know, the whole point of the week is the weekend.^ But you know, we could rewrite a whole Pooh story as Lovecraft would have told it, without actually changing any of the events.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This is not the cabaret, my friend. Life is the cabaret. Come to the cabaret. [Brennan gives her a blank stare.] It's like describing the moon to a mole.

Zach: I can't drive.
.Booth: You’re a genius who can’t drive?^ If you're a person who is female, and the overwhelming majority of examples of people who get to do interesting things are people who are not like you, it is neither hard nor stupid to conclude that people like you are not meant to do interesting things.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Wow, you mean all those male cop/"action hero" shows interspersed with adverts with domestically incompetent males who drive (and fall in love with?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

.Zach: If you knew what I know about structural design, you wouldn’t drive either.^ I didn't know you didn't know about this test!
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Nobody's saying that you have to derail your summer action flick so that two women can chat about stress at the offices, where they got their nails done, and, you know, their feelings .
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Abi@33: "You could, like, you know, ask some women what they talk about.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]


Angela: Look at this guy. He's cuter than a monkey with a puppy.

Brennan: There was doubt. We had an obligation to respect that doubt. .We all share in the death of every human being.^ But I must admit sometimes I'm not sure it's all that good to know what sort of bizarre things can go wrong with Human Beings neurologically.

^ The "scientific method" was being applied to all forms of human endeavor.
  • The Order of Skull & Bones 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Booth: Very poetic.
Brennan: No, very literal. .We all share DNA. When I look at a bone, it's not some artifact that I can separate from myself.^ Shotgun sees himself hesitating, almost risking it all and instead giving in, stabbing Bones -- he can't look away.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Looking for an instant, they all see Bones as the room is engulfed in flames.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They all look in every direction for some glimpse of hope - of a way out.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.It's a part of a person who got here the same way I did.^ Of course canon in that verse is just as bad as the worst fanfic; the show is apparently based in the same part of Washington as "Here Come the Brides."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It should never be easy to take someone's life. I don't care who it is.

The Girl in the Fridge [1.8]

Zack: [excitedly] The Anthropology Journal is publishing our piece on the evolution of the Coronals suture.
Brennan: Worthy interruption.
[Zach offers his fist to Brennan, who looks confused.]
.Zack: You're supposed to bump my fist with yours.^ While you're revisiting elements you stick in your novels, can you do away with the trope of two people falling in love and uniting to deal with the problems facing the characters?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ It's possibly because so much of my musical taste was set by 80s 'alternative', I suppose, so what you hear as "80s production" I just hear as "music"?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you get your sex hormones late (or never -- XXY's for example), you're likely to be tall.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: Why?
Zack: I'm told it's a widely acknowledged gesture of mutual success. [puts his fist down]
.Angela: I love it when you two impersonate earthlings.^ While you're revisiting elements you stick in your novels, can you do away with the trope of two people falling in love and uniting to deal with the problems facing the characters?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]


.Brennan: So why are you here?^ Greg, leaving aside whether anyone actually said that, why are you trying to start that fight AGAIN over here?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BILL Why don't you hang on and I'll see if she's here.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why you’re here, that is.” .

.Michael: George Washington University wants to talk to me about heading their Anthropology department.^ I'm talking about a five-dollar kick in the head that's a quick ticket to heaven.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is hard to feeling able to talk to people about what's swirling in my head, but at least I know I can talk to her.

Brennan: They'd be lucky to get you.
.Michael: I assume they tried you first.^ You assume that because they're in a couple that they're already doing something, perhaps not with other people, but at least with each other.

^ While you're committing to making sure your female characters can pass Bechdel, can you also try to do the same for your characters of color, when they appear?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Brennan: I already had a job.

Brennan: Not tonight. I have a dinner.
Booth:: What? Wow. .I just assumed that the two of you would be eating off an autopsy table.^ Computers on Earth Two respond to standard written English, and if you want to encrypt something, you just have to put it in Klingon font.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You would have used it all fighting him off.

^ Girlfriend (hollering): "You think you can just turn me on and turn me off whenever you feel like it?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Hodgins: Using a refrigerator to hide a body... kinda perfect, isn't it?
Zack: A good way to remove the victim without being detected. The rubber gaskets seal in the odor.
.Angela: Maybe the company should use that in their ads.^ Well, now I certainly know how to spell "weeoow," don't I? Maybe it should be added to the spelling list?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Brennan: How I feel doesn't matter. My job doesn't depend on it.
Levitt: But it's informed by it. Are you as cold and unfeeling as you seem?
Brennan: I see a face on every skull. .I can look at their bones and tell you how they walked, where they hurt.^ How can you tell what something looks like when it's folded?!?

^ They can't hurt you.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By now you have heard of bones and what they do.

Maggie Schilling is real to me. The pain she suffered was real. Her hip was being eaten away by infection from lying on her side. Sure, like Dr. Stires said, the disease could contribute to that if you take it out of context; but you can’t break Maggie Schilling down into little pieces. .She was a whole person who fought to free herself.^ I guess it's weird because I know only one person who's been the whole AA route and I've never asked him about it.

Her wrists were broken from struggling against the handcuffs. The bones in her ankles were ground together because her feet were tied. And her side, her hip and her shoulder were being eaten away by infection. And the more she struggled, the more pain she was in. So they gave her those drugs to keep her quiet. .They gave her so much it killed her.^ Combine that with the slot they finally gave the show and one gets a sense they didn't have much faith in it.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These facts can't be ignored or dismissed because you think I'm boring or obnoxious, because I don't matter.^ I find this thread to be illuminating because the fact that we can all think of books (and even more movies) where women are barely present is quite a contrast to the reverse situation.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ So I think the argument that men don't write about women because they don't know what women talk about is silly.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ I think it's more a matter of raising awareness, and then deciding what you want to do about it.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

What I feel doesn’t matter. Only she matters; only Maggie.

The Man in the Fallout Shelter [1.9]

Angela: It's all so tragic. A cheap wedding ring sewn into his suit. Two tickets to Paris. .It makes you wonder, who was the girl?^ Perhaps she was just deflecting a few uncomfortable moments with her trademark boisterous laugh: the kind of laugh that makes you wonder if she is...

.Can you imagine what it was like for her, waiting and wondering, never knowing what happened?^ PALMER Like you'd know.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Abi@33: "You could, like, you know, ask some women what they talk about.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Weather Warnings to Get More Specific (2007-01-18) The old cliche goes, "If you don't like the weather in Florida - wait five minutes."

Brennan: I don't have to imagine.

.Booth: You don't seem too upset about missing Christmas.^ Aak, you don't understand, I explain, I'm about to go away for 3 weeks, by the time I get back the month will have expired and my warranty will be affected!

^ If it seems as though this is a lot too absorb at first don't worry, you will have a chance to use many of the Build Skeleton panel's tools in the upcoming exercises.

^ I don't know about the readin' but you both can sure 'nuff advise.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Brennan: Indications are that Christ, if he existed, was born in late spring, and the celebration of his birth was shifted to coincide with the pagan rite of the winter solstice so that early Christians weren’t persecuted.
Booth: What are you, like, the Christmas killer?
Brennan: It's the truth.
.Booth: No, it sounds like the truth because it's so rational, right?^ Songs with texture to them, or volume, oh, give me another director who will ask for more sound because sticky-outy voice or no, I have sound.
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^ The bad reviews all seem to agree that it was cheesy, so it sounds like just my thing right now.
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But the... you know, the true truth is you hate .Christmas, so you just spout out all these facts and you ruin it for everyone else.^ Your instructor thinks it is inappropriate for you to spend too much time studying all the differences among these tumors.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bruce Cohen (SpeakerToManagers) ::: (view all by) ::: August 09, 2007, 12:34 AM : Mary Dell where in Hell (and I don't just use that word for the rhyme) do you find these things?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: I ruin the true truth with facts?

Brennan: Anthropologically speaking, gifts are a way of asserting dominance in a group. Now imagine an entire holiday devoted to self-promotion, especially in this materialistic culture. How can you expect me to get behind that? How can you get behind that?
Booth: Wow, that's... that's deep. It’s a very deep pile of crap.
Brennan: You came to me with information this morning, a peace offering. .But it was to make you feel better, not me.^ You'll feel better, I promise.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Proves my point.

Angela: We are going to that Christmas party. We are going to drink eggnog. [to Booth] You are going to kiss me under the mistletoe. On the lips. [to Zack and Hodgins] I might kiss you two on the lips. .[to Brennan] I may even kiss you in a non-lesbian way.^ It is important to remember that your consultation is a two-way process and any extra information you can share with your doctor about your symptoms may help them with their diagnosis.

^ Even positing a war-free world, how would you punish a murderer without harming him in some way?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

But we are going to that party.

.Booth: Okay, could we just stop bringing up the whole Christ myth thing?^ The whole thing could collapse.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I realized suddenly, too, that I couldn’t see how this whole thing would end up.

^ Could just be that things are wearing off, or it could be the long chat I had with my mom yesterday.

.Some people believe it's more than just a myth.^ That's five times more than just two years ago.

^ But Ronald Harrison was remembered for more than just his work as a deputy.

^ Senate Bill 1908 calls for high schools to be graded on more than just their FCAT scores.

Brennan: Well, who besides you?
Dr. Goodman: That would be me, Dr. Brennan. I'm a deacon at my church.
Angela: I do. Christmas and Easter, anyway.
.Hodgins: Although I believe organized religion is just another political movement designed to control the masses, it doesn’t mean God doesn't love me.^ You know, son, just because I gave you a pass on this deal doesn’t mean I won’t take you apart on the next.” .

^ My mom, probably just like yours, reminded me often that talking about religion and politics at the dinner table was inappropriate.

^ Wildlife (2008-08-27) Florida's projected growth doesn't just mean more traffic bottlenecks and strains on our water supply.

.Zack: Hey, I'm a rational empiricist all the way, unless you talk to my mother.^ "My mother thanks you.

^ If all it takes to be female is a pronoun, you'll love Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand!
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ I didn't work all my life to get out of this neighborhood for you to move right back in!
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Then I'm Lutheran.

The Woman at the Airport [1.10]

.Brennan: X-rays, pictures: we're going to do this without touching the actual skeleton as much as possible.^ Then on Tuesday they get told, nope, actually, thanks for all your hard work, but we're moving the go live to 15th December.

Zack: Kid gloves?
Brennan: Latex should be all right... Zack, were you being metaphoric?
Zack: I decided to give it a shot. Which is also metaphoric.

Brennan: I can't go to Los Angeles. I have an Iron Age warrior to authenticate.
Booth: Iron Age warrior? When was the Iron Age?
Brennan: Fifteen hundred years ago.
.Booth: Fresh body bits; just a little more urgent.^ I just felt like I needed to spend a little more time with the album before I started writing, so it should be up by Thursday at the latest.

^ BONES You two bitches were just meat, never had any idea smarter than getting yourself a little more.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ FYI. "the natural world" as mentioned in the above synopsis is actually just some stupid drug :P I was expecting something a little more along the lines of Constantine.

.Brennan: You do realize there are a lot more fresh bodies than there are perfect specimens from the Iron Age?^ There's lots in the article, and even more figures in long tables accompanying it, in the manner of auto-magazine tech evaluations.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Surgery is often more limited for these tumors than for malignancies elsewhere (i.e., you can cut out a lung clean and easy, but not half of somebody's back.
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^ On a branch bone (a bone that has more than two joints linked to it), the portion of the skin that encloses the bone is divided into as many muscles as there are joints.

.Booth: You know, when you say things like that, it's just to bug me, right?^ Just like you always wanted.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PALMER Like you'd know.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nobody's saying that you have to derail your summer action flick so that two women can chat about stress at the offices, where they got their nails done, and, you know, their feelings .
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Dr. Goodman: His bones bear the marks of battle. His weapons are of good quality, well-used. He's old for a warrior. Yet how did he die, Mr. Addy?
Zack: Looks like tuberculosis.
Dr. Goodman: A proud man. Not the ending he would have wanted. Yet he was surrounded by family and friends. A good death.
Hodgins: Oh, please. Now you're describing a scene from Lord of the Rings.

.Kostov: You have the most beautiful bone structure.^ When you load any object with an IK structure, trueSpace converts the IK structure to a bones structure for you automatically.

^ If the skeleton is dragged completely away from the skin, the skeleton will become detached, allowing you to edit the skin (object) without interference from the bone structure.

^ The Extract Skeleton from IK Object tool allows you to create a skeleton from an existing object with an IK structure by replacing the IK linked polyhedra with bones.

Brennan: I can't take credit. It's genetic.

.Zack: This is the type of situation where people say, "Oh, my God."^ OH MY GOD THAT WOULD BE AWESOME shit shit shit shit shit you were a fanboy .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The exception is Ruth saying to Naomi, "Your people will be my people, and your god my god," unless you figure the god in question is a man :-/ .
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ William Daniels / John Adams impersonation) Oh my God!
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hodgins: Pretend you're a person and say it.^ Charlie, personally I think you're being too harsh on yourself.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ If you're a person who is female, and the overwhelming majority of examples of people who get to do interesting things are people who are not like you, it is neither hard nor stupid to conclude that people like you are not meant to do interesting things.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Or the two of you could tell me in person, provided you're still planning to come to Albuquerque for Bubonicon.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Zack: Oh, my God.^ OH MY GOD THAT WOULD BE AWESOME shit shit shit shit shit you were a fanboy .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ William Daniels / John Adams impersonation) Oh my God!
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The Woman in the Car [1.11]

Stacy: Um, Dr. Brennan, your book has sold over three hundred thousand copies. How do you juggle twin careers as a best-selling author and crime-fighting scientist?
.Brennan: Well, I do one, then the other.^ Now if only I could remember the other phrase, the really good one that's a variant of, "Well, I guess we're going to die, then."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Pickering: Didn't I see you on television this morning, Dr. Brennan?
.Brennan: How could I possibly know what you watched on television?^ CINNABAR How do you know?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CINNABAR But how do you know?
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^ But you know, we could rewrite a whole Pooh story as Lovecraft would have told it, without actually changing any of the events.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Pickering: Yes, that was her.
Dr. Goodman: Perhaps you should work your way up to Dr. Brennan.

.Pickering: When was the last time you saw your husband?^ Typical denizen,* not bookworm, so think TV anchor or store clerk, not the folks you've been spending your time with while getting edumacated.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I believe you, about the lips for sure, and I'm willing to take your word that you saw a disrespect of atheism in the show.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Last time I checked, you weren't black.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Angela: My husband?
Pickering: Yes.
Angela: [surprised] Oh. [laughs] Oh. .[chuckles] Wow, you mean that actually took?^ Wow, you mean all those male cop/"action hero" shows interspersed with adverts with domestically incompetent males who drive (and fall in love with?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Really, it didn’t seem legal. We were in Fiji. .You know, there was a fire dance.^ Back in the Clipper-wars days, there was a common story about the NSA/FBI giving Congress the "If you knew what we know...."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's no suspense when you know that Kirk dies from falling off a collapsing platform while defeating Malcolm McDowell...
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You know how those things can be, right?^ CINNABAR How do you know?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CINNABAR But how do you know?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I know how it is, being busy with things.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Pickering: I really don't, Miss Montenegro.

Pickering: What I need to do here is to establish that you are not a threat to the security of this country.
Zack: I'm getting a degree in Forensic Anthropology; I'm halfway through another in Engineering. What are you afraid I will do? Build a race of criminal robots that will destroy the earth?
Pickering: Do you have that kind of fantasy often?
Zack: Very often.
Pickering: Does it concern you that such adolescent thoughts are a sign of emotional retardation?
Zack: I've been told. I'm working on it.
Pickering: Can you understand why that concerns us?
Zack: Not really.

Pickering: Can you tell me what you were doing in Cuba?
.Brennan: Only if you tell me first.^ If you tell yourself you're only going to LJ for 1/2 hour, and next thing you know it's 2 hours later, this program is for you.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is where you would have to define the robot's "owner" to be the population as a whole, and the only way to tell the robot a command is through voting or something.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Pickering: I beg your pardon?
.Brennan: I don't know your security clearance.^ I don't know how to answer your question.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Pickering: Well, what is your security clearance?
Brennan: You should check with the State Department.
Pickering: I'm from the State Department.
Brennan: Then that should make it easy for you.
.Pickering: When you were in Cuba, did you meet with a man called [consults notebook] Juan Guzman?^ JEREMIAH What did you call that dog?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What did you call it?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Brennan: [holds up finger, dials a number from memory] This is Dr. Brennan at the Jeffersonian; you told me to call you if anyone ever asked about...him. [In response to question] Someone from the State Department, an Agent Pickering. [she hands the phone to Pickering]
.Pickering: [picks up phone, annoyed] Pickering.^ He picks up the phone to check.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Yes, yes, I understand. [hands the phone back to Brennan to hang up, looks shocked]
Brennan: Any other questions?
Pickering: No. No, the review has been canceled. .I've been ordered to wait here until someone comes to destroy my notes.^ (Someone who doesn't even know they're rejecting The Petermans ?**) They're not going to get in, not until they've gone back to Reno for supplies.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other than that I'm in a good mood this morning :) I've got on my new skirt (with working order zipper) and I'm feeling upbeat.

^ As I've just noted at my blog I think if you extended point 3 to "fashion" you'd wipe out even more movies than extending it to babies.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

The Superhero in the Alley [1.12]

.Booth: No, you don't have to solve the whole case.^ As I said at bloggirls on Saturday, no one looks after your pets the way you do, because other people just don't have that bond / the same love for them that you do.

Just tell me if I'm looking at a murder. .Maybe, you know, pull a quick I.D.?^ You know, maybe it's just me, but I'm weird about last minute planning.

Brennan: Don't use your charm smile on me.
Booth: What? It's a mark of respect. That's all.

[Booth and Brennan are looking through the room of a teenage murder victim.]
Booth: Unbelievable. .[sighs and goes over to pick up some comic books] This is quite the collection of comic books.^ Daddio picked me up at the airport and we headed to his cousin's house for a visit with some extended family who was visiting from Aus (New Zealand?

^ After debating what I thought was quite an exorbitant fee, I "signed up" last Monday and they promptly collected all my required documentation.

Brennan: Hodgins said that the cellulose mass was a graphic novel. He sent it to Angela for analysis and recovery.
Booth: Sweet.
Brennan: Sweet?
Booth: Ah, he has Batman #127, featuring The Hammer of the Thor. This is worth about three hundred bucks.
Brennan: Booth, are you a nerd?
.Booth: First of all, you mean geek.^ For the sock knitters, the geek knitters, and the geeky sock knitters among us...you must all go look at Cat Bordhi's new sock book immediately.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wow, you mean all those male cop/"action hero" shows interspersed with adverts with domestically incompetent males who drive (and fall in love with?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Todd Larason ::: (view all by) ::: August 15, 2007, 09:19 PM : Tim @743 The stereotypical Eighties production What do you mean by that?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

And no, I'm not, okay? It's quite normal for an American male to read comic books.
.Brennan: I find it hard to believe you have anything in common with Warren Granger.^ Hard to imagine when you are a girl that you could ever do anything important.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

.Booth: Oh, you mean isolated, with an inner secret life?^ CINNABAR You mean as opposed to your life?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

No, okay. .I'd say you were more like Warren.^ Weather Warnings to Get More Specific (2007-01-18) The old cliche goes, "If you don't like the weather in Florida - wait five minutes."

^ I don't want you to think you can just say whatever you like to me simply "because I'm family".


.Goodman: All writers reveal more of themselves than they intend on their page.^ EXT. STREET - SAME They exit the car, looking all around them with more than a touch of paranoia.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Second of all: I haven't read more than about five pages of fan fiction, mainly because the examples I've seen have been very dumb and I start feeling embarrassed.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So, it's probably easier with TV series, just because they ahve more time to work with, and its probably even easier with novels because you can have hundreds and hundreds of pages.
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.Booth: You know, I've gotta tell you, I never bought all that English 101 stuff.^ 'Write what you know' and all that.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ (God knows *I've* never posted anything here that anyone found annoying!
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've never had perfect pitch either, and only my shower knows how badly my singing has deteriorated...
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Sometimes a river is just a river.
Brennan: [to Goodman] With all due respect, my writing, for example, is pure fiction.
Goodman: Dr. Brennan, I fear you reveal much more of your worldview in your writing than you realize.
Brennan: Such as?
Goodman: Such as, archeologists make good administrators because they enjoy tedium.
.Angela: Such as, artists are doomed to a life of loneliness because they are unable to think beyond instant gratification.^ I was amped for this the entire weekend because Varen & I had had such a a blast there last year , but it wasn't nearly as impressive, I didn't think.

^ So I think the argument that men don't write about women because they don't know what women talk about is silly.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ That really hit me, because I had a very active fantasy life going when I was a boy, and I think girls deserve just as much coolness for the imagination as I do.
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.Booth: Such as, you know, FBI guys are hot and Angela here wants to have sex with me.^ You guys know where Illibent is?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BONES Time like this, is that what you really want to know?
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.Brennan: You said before that Warren reminded you of me.^ So I confirm the bank details I'd gotten before and the payment amount (you see, when I called the Embassy, they said visa's cost R245 ...

.You think I'm just like him, that he hid from life by immersing himself in a fantasy world where he fought crime.^ Just like you always wanted.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BILL You think that's really him?
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^ Just be glad I did and you can start life from here instead of down there.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

And I do the same thing, only I don't have superpowers. I... I have science.
Booth: No, Bones. You do fight crime. It's not a fantasy. As far as any normal person is concerned, you do have superpowers.
.Brennan: You're just saying that to me.^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thought it would be interesting to see what people's overall chart looked like rather than just listing what you're listening to at the moment.

Booth: No, I don't do that.
Brennan: Yes, you do. .You lied to Warren Granger's mother to make her feel better.^ You'll feel better, I promise.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: August 08, 2007, 03:09 PM : Car review to make you feel better about your day.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

That seems to be your superpower.

Booth: Well, in your book, your partner's a former Olympic boxer who graduated from Harvard and spoke six different languages. In real life, you got me.
.Brennan: So what you're saying is that reality falls far, far short of the fictional.^ Do those marketing idiots in Hollywood realize what they're saying about themselves ?
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^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While you're revisiting elements you stick in your novels, can you do away with the trope of two people falling in love and uniting to deal with the problems facing the characters?
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Booth: Yeah. Thanks a lot, Bones.

The Woman in the Garden [1.13]

.Brennan: I read a book about improving work relationships.^ Medical Books Excerpts Read excertps from published book sections related to Bone symptoms from the following published medical books for more detailed information about Bone symptoms.
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^ I've read some history books about the Rome in our universe, so the show would have been frustrating for me if I thought it was taking place on Earth One, as it were.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The books I've read most recently that have large amounts of women talking about medicine, physics, politics, etc.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

It's not fair to expect you to tell me everything.
Booth: I appreciate the effort, Bones.

Booth: Great. Now he's ignoring us in two languages.

Hodgins: Typically, gravediggers are necrophiliacs looking for a little action.

Hodgins: Field work. Cool! Do I get a gun?
Brennan: You can't arm Hodgins and not me.
Booth: What is it with you people and guns?

.Booth: You put a hit out on my partner?^ Erm, I mailed you my proof of payment so you really should have it :P Turns out some folks are about as computer savvy as my grandmother (ie.

^ As I've just noted at my blog I think if you extended point 3 to "fashion" you'd wipe out even more movies than extending it to babies.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Ortez: She's not FBI.
.Booth: [punches him in the face, grabs him and points his gun right at his throat] I never said anything about the FBI. She's my partner, see. And if anything happens to her, I will find you and I will kill you.^ You about to find out.
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^ Can you wipe my fucking face?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As far as the "You keep playin' when you oughta not bet" line, I doubt he was thinking anything like that when he wrote it, but I bet it occurred to him after.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I won't think twice. .Come here, look in my eyes.^ Some set pine trees in the air Or some stand around and stare Look out everyone, Here Come the Brides.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Come by any time if you'd like to have a look at my copy.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[pushes barrel of the gun into his mouth and cocks it] Look at my face.^ Jeremiah, or what he's become embedded into the wall, his face stretched, mouth huge and hollow eyes dripping bloody tears.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's the face of the old lady (a puppet, of course) that sticks in my mind, and the clear implication that Jennifer Connelly will look like her before too long.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PATRICK'S POV He turns and looks at the wall -- subtly surging from beneath the surface of the wall he sees flashes of faces and hands, mouths twisted in torment.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

If anything happens to her, I will kill you. .This is between you and me, and nobody sees, nobody knows.^ Nobody's saying that you have to derail your summer action flick so that two women can chat about stress at the offices, where they got their nails done, and, you know, their feelings .
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

The Man in the Fairway [1.14]

Zack: This is the third time in a row we've investigated without Booth. I don't like it.
Brennan: Why? He mostly ignores you.
Zack: Ignoring me is Booth's way of acknowledging my presence. It's a guy thing.

Booth: The FBI doesn't have jurisdiction on a golf course.
.Brennan: Well who does?^ I was hunting for something more to add on Doctor Who, as it does do quite well (at least its current, post-2005 version).
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

.Booth: I don't know, try the PGA. You know, you've done a couple of cases without me and you miss me.^ But don't you know?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't envy you trying to get around.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the case of "Hallelujah," Cohen is the only one I know of who sings the best verses, so people who don't track down the original are missing out regardless of whether they like his vocal stylings.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: Zack misses you, not me.
.Booth: Zack and I don't even talk!^ On the other hand, I'm fairly happy about the female characters as people, even if they don't get much chance to talk with each other.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ If men and women don't talk even vaguely like they would in real life, just mouth words to carry the plot, then they become interchangeable.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

.Brennan: He seems to think it's a male bonding ritual.^ I think it is interesting that, in general (wild generalization here) SF seems to do a fairly good job here but fantasy not so good as it suffers from too many manly quests and male dominated hierarchies.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Booth: Maybe he's right.
Brennan: No it's not.
Booth: Could be.
.Brennan: You told him that so you wouldn't have to talk to him!^ If you have a male POV character, having him shut up occasionally when women are talking can help a lot.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Booth: Well it was nicer than shooting him!

Brennan: Assume the victim was frozen solid when he was fed into the chipper.
Zack: No way!
Booth: [to Brennan] The correct response would be "yes way."
Brennan: Oh. [to Zack] Yes way.

Brennan: I feel like kicking him.
Booth: That's normal after a pursuit. We try not to do that.

.Booth: Hey, you know, your people are my people.^ Nobody's saying that you have to derail your summer action flick so that two women can chat about stress at the offices, where they got their nails done, and, you know, their feelings .
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ While you're revisiting elements you stick in your novels, can you do away with the trope of two people falling in love and uniting to deal with the problems facing the characters?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ I send my most challenging questions to the medical student pathology interest group, minus the name, but with your E-mail where you can receive a reply.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: What? I have people? Hey, I have people.

Two Bodies in the Lab [1.15]

Hodgins:: I'm doing the fecal flotation right now... Wow, don't get to say that a lot.

[Booth is looking at Brennan's music collection.]
Booth:: Tibetan throat singers... Rock on, Bones.

Booth: Did they gather all the evidence from the explosion?
Brennan: Yes.
.Booth: You're sure?^ You sure you're not from around here?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you're going to make up a world, it surely helps the reader if you draw the geography.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: Yes. Booth, I was there. They were very thorough and I was very annoying.

Angela: Let's talk revenge, bloodlust.
Brennan: The cathartic release we are looking for can only be achieved when we successfully gather enough evidence to neutralize the person or persons responsible for putting Booth in the hospital.
Zack: Neutralize can mean either kill or arrest?
Brennan: Yes, it can mean either.

.Hodgins: This conspiracy thing is a lot more intense when you're in the middle of it.^ I'm starting to think that a lot of his music becomes more accessible when other people sing it -- with his own understated versions you have to pay more attention.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you tell yourself you're only going to LJ for 1/2 hour, and next thing you know it's 2 hours later, this program is for you.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (You don't have to be embarrassed about learning things from Robert Graves any more do you?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Woman in the Tunnel [1.16]

.Booth: Bones, I mean, you do realize that you are discussing motive right now?^ I've been meaning to reread His Dark Materials for a while now: would any of you be interested in discussing it over at my livejournal?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As Bill reaches to open it, Bones' POV floats closer - and closer - right up on Bill's back now.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MAURICE Can you take a little extended solo right about now, funk soul brotha?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Psychology, not hard evidence.
Brennan: It won't happen again.

Brennan: You're nervous.
Angela: I'm not nervous. I'm scared. .I don't know how to talk to crazy people unless I'm dating them.^ I don't know how to explain it.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the other hand, I'm fairly happy about the female characters as people, even if they don't get much chance to talk with each other.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ As for the remake's commcercial prospects, yeah, I can see how that could be a problem in this day and age, especially when people don't promote it.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Brennan: Can I just have a gun at least until they get here?
Booth: It's not for shooting rats, it's for psychos with climbing axes.

Booth: Bones, give me your gun. .Take the restraints out of my belt and put 'em on Kyle.^ Unfortunately, these days it's taking all three to get the song out of my head.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[Bones puts her gun in Booth's pants pocket]
Booth: That's not cocked, is it? Because where that's pointed...
Brennan: You're safe.

Booth: Kyle hit the Duke with the candlestick in the crypt.
Goodman: That's very good! Very good. [laughs]
Booth: Right. [laughs]
Brennan: What? What’s the joke?
Booth: Clue?
Brennan: What clue? [Booth and Goodman laugh] What clue?
Booth: Unbelievable, Bones.
Angela: What's funny?
Brennan: I have no idea.

The Skull in the Desert [1.17]

Brennan: It took all of my charm—
Booth: All of your charm? Oh boy—
Brennan: Just to get the sheriff to let me look at the skull. When I asked him to let me send the skull to the Jeffersonian, he told me I am not a cop and I don't have any jurisdiction.
Booth: Which is true. .Okay, look, what do you want me to do?^ BTW, just looked at Wikipedia please, DON'T read the 'Character' section if you want to avoid some very nasty spoilers .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: I want you to get federal on his ass.
Booth: [smiles] Oh!

Booth: I'm touring the hottest places in the universe. Next stop... Hell.

Brennan: Wait outside while I get dressed.
Booth: No. Unh-uh. .The sun's been up for an hour out there.^ So if you're flying out of Tampa International Airport, you'd best be getting there a couple of hours before that flight.

It's already the surface of Mercury. I can stand here, close my eyes, eat my doughnuts. Best I can do. Okay.

[Booth, Bones and Angela are stranded in the desert after the sheriff goes to look for his sister.]
Booth: Did either of you bring any water? [The girls show him their small water bottles.]
Angela: Why?
Bones: Because we are way past where Jesus lost his sandals.

Bones: You will get a second chance. Because nothing in this universe happens just once. Infinity goes in both directions. There's no unique event, no singular moment.

The Man with the Bone [1.18]

.Brennan: Why do the FBI always stick their morgues in the most depressing basement they can find?^ Why can I always find cool jeans when I'm not looking but as soon as I need a pair urgently, there's nothing for sale.

Booth: Don't be such a snob, Bones, okay? Not everyone gets to play in a multi-million dollar lab, you know... with skylights.
.Brennan: It's because as a society we feel the need to hide death away.^ I guess I was just feeling the distance, feeling left out and far away because I'm not really part of it anymore, well other than in spirit that is.

.The people who deal with death are viewed as freaks.^ And they particularly lack when it comes to people who are female, doing interesting and exciting things, and having any companions in adventure who are also female and who get to deal with them.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]


[Booth and Brennan are trying to get everyone's attention]
.Brennan: F.B.I! You're all under arrest!^ Clifton Royston ::: (view all by) ::: August 14, 2007, 03:33 AM : JHW: In that case, you're familiar with The Forbidden Zone , right?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Linkmeister ::: (view all by) ::: August 13, 2007, 02:39 PM : Tania @ #623, you're absolutely right.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Warning: neck and neck with Breaking the Waves and Limbo as movie you really, really don't want to watch if you're feeling at all vulnerable.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[All the workers stop what they're doing and look at her]
.Booth: Come on, Bones, you don't get to say that.^ BONES Don't you worry about a thing.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't want you to think you can just say whatever you like to me simply "because I'm family".

I'm the one with the badge.

Brennan: [to Dr. Goodman] Bones don't just disappear. I thought this was a secure facility. You assured me this was a secure facility. .I could be working at Stanford, you know?^ But you know, we could rewrite a whole Pooh story as Lovecraft would have told it, without actually changing any of the events.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Abi@33: "You could, like, you know, ask some women what they talk about.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ You could, like, you know, ask some women what they talk about.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

This never would've happened at Stanford!
Goodman: We spend three-quarters of a million annually on security!
Brennan: Obviously that's not enough. [Booth comes in] I want my bones! .Did you find my bones?^ Short stature, somewhat fragile bones And if you look hard, you find many "forme fruste" people whose bones are just a bit more fragile (J. Clin.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The same group that reviewed the viruses with negative results also did not find somatic mutations of the known risk-genes in Pagetic bone.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But I did find something that might interest you.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Booth: Ooh, maybe you just want to, you know, chill a little?^ Maybe he just wanted to see us?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Maybe just a little.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Just like you always wanted.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Brennan: Chill?
Booth: Yeah. You know, take a pill?
.Brennan: Listen, dude, my lab was violated, my bones were stolen, so I think I'll remain warm for a little while longer.^ I'll be attending to my anime with this in mind, though lots of series should do well, I think.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ I think I'll suggest that to my wife's agent as the theme for an erotica anthology.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Security Guard: I didn't see the harm.
Brennan: In stealing human remains?
.Security Guard: After 300 years, it's not like he's got a family grieving for him out there.^ Heinlein rant, as much as I cut my teeth on him, he's sorely grieved me for years .
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Participants were asked to map out what the Tampa Bay area will look like in the next 50 years.

^ Last year Taste seemed more spacious and also, I'm sure there were far fewer people - may have just seemed that way cause of it's spread-out-ness.

Goodman: Think of me as a grieving parent.

.Booth: You know, you need a better screening process down at the museum.^ Because, you know, what Hamlet really needs is *more* bloodshed.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This lets you know it's not an osteosarcoma, and likely to be better-behaved.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Goodman: Ironic, given we contract that out to the FBI.

The Man in the Morgue [1.19]

Booth: Voodoo... [laughs] Who's gonna believe that stuff?
Brennan: It's a religion. No crazier than... well, what are you?
Booth: Catholic.
.Brennan: They believe in the same saints you do.^ While you're committing to making sure your female characters can pass Bechdel, can you also try to do the same for your characters of color, when they appear?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ You're right, they're not all the same.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

And prayer. What they call spells, you call miracles. They have priests.
Booth: We don't make zombies.
Brennan: Jesus rose from the dead after three days.
Booth: Jesus is not a zombie! .I shouldn't even have to tell you that.^ Often it's hard to tell you're even looking at tumor microscopically.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Caroline: I am doing you a favor taking this case, Booth. But as the lady cop says, I'm a prosecutor. .And as it stands now, I could try this case in my PJs and still get a conviction.^ Now I wish I had recorded it, I could burn a DVD and ship it to you, thus becoming a member in good standing of the pirate class.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That's something my wife and I are trying to deal with right now.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Brennan: Well, shouldn't you get to know your clients before you make snap judgments?^ Nobody's saying that you have to derail your summer action flick so that two women can chat about stress at the offices, where they got their nails done, and, you know, their feelings .
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Even contributing sentence rewrites about topics you know nothing about in seldom visited pages would up your "trust" score.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PATRICK I bet you didn't even know your bank owned the place.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


Brennan: Why are you nice to me?
Booth: Because. .Because they think they get away with it.^ So I think the argument that men don't write about women because they don't know what women talk about is silly.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ I'm not thrilled about Zarkov's character myself, but I can live with it because I think they've got Dale and Flash just right.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: What?
Booth: They burn their victim. .They blow him up.^ He pulls Cinnabar out with him and they walk up the cellar stairs, step into the dawn, weary, beaten down but not dead.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Looking up, they all stand wavering above him, hungry demons, their voices distorting.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

They toss him in the ocean. They bury him in the desert. They throw 'em to wood chippers. .Sometimes, you know, years go by.^ Then again, it's something like 7 years old...my solution will probably be to poke around on that handy website you linked to and then go to Fry's.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They sometimes sneak out and go on television; what can you do?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know I was thinking about something similar while on the sitting on the bus the other day, hearing the conversations going on all around me.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

They relax. .Then they start living their lives like they didn't do anything wrong.^ Every time I start thinking they'll do the right thing, I get squashed by them doing the wrong thing, so I'll take 'none of the above' for $0.02.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They were given their 30-day notices, not because of anything they did wrong, but because of Florida's economic climate.

.Like they didn't spend somebody else's life in order to get what they got.^ If men and women don't talk even vaguely like they would in real life, just mouth words to carry the plot, then they become interchangeable.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

.They think they're safe from retribution.^ We don't really know what women talk about when we're not around, so we assume they talk about what we would like to think they talk about.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ I can think of three reasons, but they're all pretty damning: .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think a sensible dynasty builder will have a good understanding of her kids' talents and temperaments by the time they're teenagers.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

You make those bastards unsafe. That's why I'm nice to you.
Brennan: I couldn't do that without you, Booth.
Booth: Yeah. So, um, you should be a little nicer to me, huh?
Brennan: I really should.

Booth: And they put a forgetting spell on her!
Brennan: Booth!
Caroline: Hey, I can work with that. This N'awlins, baby.

[The murderer starts chanting voodoo spells. Brennan steps forward and pokes him in the eye.]
.Brennan: I find very few people are scary once they've been poked in the eye.^ They've lost quite a few sales too.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thank heavens a few students registered disagreement, and noted how strong female characters are very interesting and refreshing if they're done well.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ I think it was Timothy Zahn who once suggested that the Enterprise's security people should wear a insigna showing a bull's eye in front of which a duck is sitting.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Graft in the Girl [1.20]

Booth: About a month ago, his daughter, Amy, was diagnosed with cancer. Meso—
Brennan: Mesothelioma. Lung cancer.
Booth: Exactly. So she is not doing so well, so it's a lot easier for us to come to him right now.
Brennan: Huh.
Booth: Huh what?
Brennan: Nothing. It's just — that's an extremely rare form of lung cancer. Odd for someone Amy's age to contract—
Booth: No. No no no. No probing, 'kay? Not to Cullen, not to his family. This will take five minutes. .We go in there, we do the show and tell, we leave him with the case, and then we're outta there.^ If by 'tourist' you mean a person who has never been before, who shows up with all their necessary supplies, but they're still unsure about what they're about to do and what's going to happen- well, everyone on the playa started there.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you tell yourself you're only going to LJ for 1/2 hour, and next thing you know it's 2 hours later, this program is for you.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I want to expand on something you said, but I think it belongs in the "We're not led, we're kept" thread*, so I'm going over there.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Is that clear?
Brennan: I just think it's peculiar—
Booth: No.
Brennan: But I—
Booth: No!

.Booth: How do you listen to this all day?^ You know I was thinking about something similar while on the sitting on the bus the other day, hearing the conversations going on all around me.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: August 08, 2007, 03:09 PM : Car review to make you feel better about your day.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Funny how you can buy lottery tickets anytime of the day or night in that city, but bus pass sales are limited to certain hours.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: I find intelligence soothing.

Booth: She hated the guy. My guess is she got 10 G's stuffed in her mattress back in Trailerville.

Booth: So, is it him?
Brennan: It's him. But here's the kickster—
Booth: Kicker, Bones. Here's the kicker.
Brennan: Oh.

The Soldier in the Grave [1.21]

Goodman: It's difficult knowing Kent will never play again. Makes the war so real.
.Hodgins: Which is odd, because it was all fiction that got us there in the first place.^ I'm reading the quote as "Newt Gingrich says illegal immigrants are dying all over the place because of the efforts to keep them out of the country."
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^ Making sure all your " (ditto or double quote) characters are there, in the right place, and balanced (paired) correctly is another part to watch carefully.
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^ Bruce Cohen (SpeakerToManagers) ::: (view all by) ::: August 05, 2007, 03:21 AM : We watched "Masters of Science Fiction" for the first time (this was the first episode, right?
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.Goodman: So you don't think we should stand up to tyrants?^ "If you don't measure what you value, you end up valuing what you measure."
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^ Wikipedia: "If you don't measure what you value, you end up valuing what you measure."
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^ Do you think that this year's Burning Man will have creatures like that Martian Brain Spider that eventually wound up near the Oakland West BART Station?
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Hodgins: Sure. .I've been waitin' for the press to do that for three years now.^ I should also note that for years now, "three from the Circle, three from the track" is a major earworm for me.
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Brennan: [imitating John Wayne] "Listen, cowboy. Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway."
Booth: What was that? The Duke? That was horrible. That was, like, Jerry Lewis.
Brennan: Was not.

.Brennan: Now you're a mind reader?^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
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^ Now if you're sensitive to noise, that might be a problem.
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^ If you're going to make up a world, it surely helps the reader if you draw the geography.
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Booth: Maybe. .You want me to guess your weight?^ Wanted: Homes for Free Inspections (2007-07-03) Last year, state lawmakers set aside $250 million so you can get your home inspected.

^ I gave you a link to Amazon, but consider buying it at your local comic book store (I know you want to) ...
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Brennan: You do and you could loose a tooth.

Angela: Yeah. Men aren't like us. They're much more fragile and needy. .The fact that they think we're the needy ones is a testament to our superiority.^ We talked about the easement, and the fact that they're going to be putting the lamps on steel poles instead of the wood ones as the wood ones rot.
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^ We don't really know what women talk about when we're not around, so we assume they talk about what we would like to think they talk about.
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^ Certainly passes (for example, I and B discuss the nuclear bomb at length, when they're both women, and that's only one of many).
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Brennan: Yeah. I guess I forgot.

Hodgins: I hate to say conspiracy; but, my peeps, we've got a conspiracy.

The Woman in Limbo [1.22]

Russ Brennan: I call... every year... on your birthday. .You never pick up.^ You gonna have to pick it up yourself.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Brennan: Take a hint.

Angela: Hate is easier to deal with than love, especially disappointed love.

.Russ Brennan: Tempe, that theory explains why Mom never came back for you during those one and a half years before she died!^ But that ain't why I came to see you.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One of those who has come to count on the center is a 69-year-old woman originally from Jamaica.

^ The ones I can think of are Sethra berating her student in "Yendi" and explaining to Norathar why she supported the accuastions against her parents.
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Brennan: What's your excuse, Russ?
.Russ Brennan: You're the one that left me!^ COP That's the one you left behind?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A particularly fun game, if you're a real geek, is to spontaneously fic about the turning points where the Earth you're reading about or watching diverged from Earth One.
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^ You're not the only one wonderign about that.
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You needed someone to blame and you chose me.
Brennan: I was fifteen years old!
Russ Brennan: I was nineteen. My parents were gone. My sister hated my guts. Everyone told me that she'd be better off in foster care.
.Brennan: You didn't even ask me!^ PATRICK I bet you didn't even know your bank owned the place.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Russ Brennan: I tried, Temperance. You wouldn't talk to me. .You still wouldn't talk to me if Mom's bones didn't show up.^ If by 'tourist' you mean a person who has never been before, who shows up with all their necessary supplies, but they're still unsure about what they're about to do and what's going to happen- well, everyone on the playa started there.
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^ INT. ELEVATOR - CONTINUOUS Bones' POV rises straight up as if still in a working elevator.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When osteoblasts are working (growth, healing fractures, bone disease), they produce extra alkaline phosphatase, which shows up in the serum.
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And I kept trying. Every year. Every year on your birthday. .You're the one that gave up.^ A particularly fun game, if you're a real geek, is to spontaneously fic about the turning points where the Earth you're reading about or watching diverged from Earth One.
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^ If you're going to make up a world, it surely helps the reader if you draw the geography.
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^ PEARL You're pretty black to be growing up in Rossmore Park.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You turned your back on me and you made yourself a new family.^ Amazon's suggestion for me today is to upgrade from Adobe Photoshop to the new Adobe Production Suite: "You can order yours for just $779.99...."
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^ Although I guess if you are going to restrict yourself to garments that made only out of knitted squares, rectangles, and triangles, you have to try to make them interesting somehow.
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^ It's a bit like touch typing or riding a bicycle--it seems impossible if you're new to it, but if you stick with it you reach a point where your momentum carries you and it's easy.
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Brennan: Sometimes people need to explain things to me, I guess.
Russ Brennan: You have to let them talk.

Booth: [making a toast] To us.
Russ Brennan: Whoever the hell we are.
Brennan: To what we're becoming.

Season 2

The Titan on the Tracks [2.1]

Cam: Hey, Hodge-Podge, all engines reverse. First we identify beyond a shadow of a doubt. Then we get paranoid.
Hodgins: Cool. As long as paranoia's on the schedule somewhere.

.Cam: You're chattering me to death because you hope I'll forget that you called me a wank-tard.^ In 50% or so of cases, you'll grow nothing, probably because somebody gave an antibiotic already.
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^ Whatever you're looking for on the web, I hope you find it, here or elsewhere.
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^ "We're not promoting it because we don't think it'll do well.
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Hodgins: It's a... made-up word. No meaning.

Cam: If it happens again, I will take action. .And I am from New York, which means that I will take New York action.^ Rudy Guiliani Takes Tough Stance on Iraq (2007-01-23) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani spoke at a fundraiser today in Sarasota.

Am I clear?
Brennan: Not at all.
Zack: I'm from Michigan.
Hodgins: Dr Saroyan means she'll make us watch musical theatre.

.Brennan: Don't you have to read him his rights before you strangle him?^ I've read _Friday_ fairly recently and I think you're basically right about her pregnancy.
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Booth: Yeah, Bones doesn't intimidate.
Cam: Then... what?
.Booth: Have you seen the way she stares at human remains before she makes a decision?^ Type your name here: Address, comma, email, comma, yours: And (optional) your URL here: Write here: Don't make me type all this again (You must preview before posting.
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Cam: Yes.
Booth: You're human remains and... she hasn't made a decision yet.

The Mother and Child in the Bay [2.2]

.Booth: You have kids and we'll talk.^ "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"
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^ If you look, you'll find them in 1/3 of all normal kids.
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Brennan: That's a lot to ask for a little conversation.

Cam: What do you want?
Angela: George Clooney naked on a white sand beach.

Booth: Monkeys are Daddy's favorite! .They're just like people!^ They're just that.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After all, there are all these cool heroes like me , and some that are like you as long as they're willing to act enough like me and only be close to people like me and maybe have sex with me but be totally okay with all the other heroes being people like me."
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^ If you're a person who is female, and the overwhelming majority of examples of people who get to do interesting things are people who are not like you, it is neither hard nor stupid to conclude that people like you are not meant to do interesting things.
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Brennan: Actually, three million base pairs of the genome differ in protein encoding and other functional areas.
Booth: What?
Brennan: The differences between chimps and humans.
.Booth: I'm talking to a four-year-old, Bones.^ Case reports: temporal bone in 32 year old man ( Archives 2003;127:1217 ) .

^ Micro images: spindle cell proliferation with woven bone and osteoblastic rimming ; 10 year old with tibial mass .

^ There were four different varieties of Dry Bones in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door during the invasion of the X-Nauts .
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Booth: You want me to what?
Brennan: Stab the body for me. We need to match force with the injuries recorded on the remains.
Booth: Okay, I'm stabbing the body.
Brennan: It's a replica. .We're all going to do it.^ Lila ::: (view all by) ::: August 04, 2007, 10:13 AM : re Greg: "cut it out" = / "go away" .
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.You're just the closest to Kyle Richardson.^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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^ Just when you think they're beat, these guys rise back up and attack again!
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Booth: Okay, you know what? That's great. I'll be there in twenty. .But in the future you just got to ask me differently, Bones, because you know what?^ If you think that's unrealistic, because all the women you know seem to talk about shopping or television or diets, consider what the men you know talk about.
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^ BONES You two bitches were just meat, never had any idea smarter than getting yourself a little more.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you are asked, "What is the most common primary bone cancer producing a mass?", you must ask, "Do we include plasma cell myeloma?"
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Come over to your place to stab a body? That is just freaky.

Angela: We make our lives out of chaos and hope. And love.

The Boy in the Shroud [2.3]

.Hodgins: That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.^ In other words, his Americanized name would be "Joe", right?
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Zack: Romeo and Juliet, Act Two, Scene Two. The quote concerned most aptly describes the central conflict of the play. Which I totally do not understand.

.Zack: I'm not used to bodies looking so much like actual human beings.^ Her answer was that she had men talk like human beings.
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.Cam: [to Hodgins] When it comes to bugs, slime, crud and compost, you're the man.^ Or the two of you could tell me in person, provided you're still planning to come to Albuquerque for Bubonicon.
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Hodgins: I found the murder weapon!
.Angela: Oh, you are good.^ Stephen @72: boy oh boy, you really have a good big load of invisible privilege, don't you?
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.Hodgins: You have no idea.^ On a different note, I have no idea how interested any of you would be in this, but Lee Hazlewood has died.
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Zack: Are you having a moment?

Cam: Not everyone's brain works as fast as yours. I have to mull sometimes. Are... are you familiar with that concept?
Brennan: Yes. .I just always thought that it was a waste of time.^ That's just wasted time.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I just always thought I was supposed to be an alto.
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^ But I just found myself using Safari to waste time instead.
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The Blonde in the Game [2.4]

Brennan: I always wanted a pig.

Hodgins: Hey Angela! You look great today.
Angela: Thanks Hodgie! This is my boho rocker, artist, mid-week, take-a-deep-breath-and-pout look.
Brennan: Hodgie?

.Booth: You know, if you had a pet pig, what would you name him?^ But you know, we could rewrite a whole Pooh story as Lovecraft would have told it, without actually changing any of the events.
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^ Even contributing sentence rewrites about topics you know nothing about in seldom visited pages would up your "trust" score.
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^ Even positing a war-free world, how would you punish a murderer without harming him in some way?
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Brennan: [looking at him as though the answer is obvious] Jasper.

Hodgins: I can't just guess; I have a process!

The Truth in the Lye [2.5]

.Brennan: And if you’re not helpless, then why did you sleep with her?^ If it's completely off topic, why did you bring it up here?
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^ Why did you care that we were there of all places?
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^ Why did you give a shit about the building?
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.Booth: Oh, I really don’t recall saying that I did!^ Stephen @72: boy oh boy, you really have a good big load of invisible privilege, don't you?
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^ You say I took the name in vain Well, I don't even know the name And if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
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Brennan: Well, you didn’t have to. I could hear it in your voice. .I might as well have walked in on you having sex.^ You might have ended up with that mental-imagery combination even without having seen the trailer.
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Booth: Oh, you didn't, and we weren't.
Brennan: It's nothing to be ashamed of, Booth. Humans act upon a hierarchy of needs, and sex is very highly ranked. It's an anthropological inevitability.
Booth: Thank you, Bones. .I really appreciate you boiling me down to your anthropological inevitabilities.^ I'm not really in a position to be your patron, I hope you don't mind.
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^ It is really good soap, and you can do your laundry (hand-washing, anyway) with it, as it says on the label.
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^ If you want to save the time, the movie pretty much boils down to this: .
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Brennan: Sure. Any time.

Angela: Maybe he dissolved himself so there'd be more of him to go around. I'm going to hell, aren't I?

Zack: I'm going on police business.
Hodgins: So proud. .[to Cam] Wait, does he mean out?^ And of course "cut it out" does not mean "go away"!
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In the world?
.Cam: We'll pin our phone number on his shirt.^ If you send me email I'll send you my cell phone number so you can contact me for last minute changes in plan.
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Angela: What you thought were teeth marks, Dr. Saroyan, turned out to be Chinese characters engraved along the side.
Hodgins: What do they say?
.Angela: They say, "What make foolish man think I speak Chinese?"^ There are several female characters with significant speaking roles, but I don't think that they ever talk to each other.
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Hodgins: I thought you were half Chinese!
.Angela: And I think you're half Swedish.^ I think you're right.
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^ I think you're gonna approve.
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^ Charlie, personally I think you're being too harsh on yourself.
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.Let's hear some Swedish!^ I would love to be proven wrong though, so if anybody can give some more reading recommendations like Privatelron above let me hear them!
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The Girl in Suite 2103 [2.6]

Brennan: [to Booth] You seem uncomfortable. Does his size make you self-conscious?
Booth: Bones.
Brennan: It's a condition: skeletal dysplasia. Pseudoachondroplasia or S.E.D. congenita?
Booth: Bones!
Brennan: What?
Radswell: Dr. Brennan, I can see that you're a straightforward person. .And as much as I appreciate that quality, what you're asking me is neither your business nor relevant.^ If you're a person who is female, and the overwhelming majority of examples of people who get to do interesting things are people who are not like you, it is neither hard nor stupid to conclude that people like you are not meant to do interesting things.
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^ Your instructor thinks it is inappropriate for you to spend too much time studying all the differences among these tumors.
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^ While you're revisiting elements you stick in your novels, can you do away with the trope of two people falling in love and uniting to deal with the problems facing the characters?
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Brennan: But it is my business because I’m a forensic anthropologist. .But you’re right, it’s not relevant.^ JEREMIAH (CONT'D) You're right.
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^ Clifton Royston ::: (view all by) ::: August 14, 2007, 03:33 AM : JHW: In that case, you're familiar with The Forbidden Zone , right?
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^ I think you're right.
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Booth: So maybe the bomber got caught by his own explosion.
Brennan: Her own explosion.
Booth: Wait — the bomber was a female?
Brennan: Sciatic arch. Doesn't lie.
Cam: Neither does the vagina.

Hodgins: Oh, I could kiss you.
Angela: That would require permission, which I deny.

Booth: We cheat diplomatic immunity here in DC, we catch a murderer. That's great. .They do it in Upper Kamikazestan and our boys end up on a red-hot spit over a slow fire.^ To someone who grew up in the town where they filmed "Where the Boys Are" it can only mean one thing.

^ Of course they'll end up getting it wrong!
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.Brennan: There's no such place as Kamikazestan.^ For girls, there is no such choice.
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Brennan: Shouldn't we do something?
Booth: You kidding? Hodgins being abducted by men in black? .It's a dream come true.^ Torn between exhilaration at seeing his dream come true and disappointment that Cinnabar's not there to share it.
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The Girl with the Curl [2.7]

Angela: Childhood should be all about swings.
Hodgins: Swings?
.Angela: Yeah, you know, how high can I go?^ CINNABAR How do you know?
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^ CINNABAR But how do you know?
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^ You know I was thinking about something similar while on the sitting on the bus the other day, hearing the conversations going on all around me.
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If I twist the chains, how fast will I spin?
.Hodgins: Or if I try and jump off before the swing stops.^ Hours before the polls closed, Gov. Crist stopped by to make a few comments in support of Amendment One before he jetted off to Miami.

Angela: Exactly.
Hodgins: I miss that feeling.
Angela: Yeah. Me, too.
Brennan: I miss organic chemistry class. Those were good times.
Zack: I miss my first microscope.
Booth: Yeah, and I miss normal people. Can we move on?

.Hodgins: Listen, Angela, we've been dancing around this for months now, like two pieces of neodymium caught in a magnetic field.^ Bill's turntablizing: his hands dance between two competition style direct drive turntables tilted side by side, playing them like an instrument.
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^ PATRICK Like right now, there's actually like hordes of dead people shambling around us?
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^ If I'm listening to two women talking, doesn't it make that 2 women and 1 man, unless I'm doing something creepy like eaves dropping from behind a curtain or something?
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Angela: Is that good?
Hodgins: Yeah. But if the field weakens, they fly apart.

Angela: Hodgins asked me out.
.Brennan: Is that why you’re hiding in here?^ You sure you're not from around here?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cyberfriends: The help you're looking for is probably here.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Greg, leaving aside whether anyone actually said that, why are you trying to start that fight AGAIN over here?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Angela: I'm not hiding. I need advice.
Brennan: What — on a personal matter?
Angela: Yes.
Brennan: From me?
Angela: Yes.
Brennan: But romance is sort of... .This is like me asking you advice on phylogenetic systematics.^ If you ask me about something like this, I will simply invite you to do some tests yourself, perhaps as a high-school science project.
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Angela: Phylogenetic systematics. I have no idea what that is.
Brennan: Exactly.

Brennan: [To a group of nine-year-olds] So yours is a cultural structure predicated in the equation of beauty with power. .You instinctively align yourselves with someone who holds the greatest potential for a societal supremacy.^ The structure was listed almost worthless and had never even had a bid, I thought you'd be pleased to see it sold to someone who wants to improve the neighborhood.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But if by 'tourist' you mean someone who shows up with a camera, two 6-packs, enough money for tickets, and an expectation they can buy supplies inside?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It's a Darwinian pressure you're too young to bear.

Zack: She has very nice, symmetrical buttocks.

The Woman in the Sand [2.8]

.Brennan: Oh, my God, I completely forgot!^ OH MY GOD THAT WOULD BE AWESOME shit shit shit shit shit you were a fanboy .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ William Daniels / John Adams impersonation) Oh my God!
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

You can't be here, Booth. You're a degenerate gambler.
Booth: Former gambler, okay? Not degenerate. I've been through the program, okay? And you know he's on the move!
.Brennan: What if you get a sudden urge to gamble while you're here?^ You sure you're not from around here?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cyberfriends: The help you're looking for is probably here.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Whatever you're looking for on the web, I hope you find it, here or elsewhere.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It's like sending an alcoholic to a distillery. Do you need to sit down?

Brennan: You said I could be a schoolteacher.
Booth: Not the spinster kind who lives with her sister, but, ya know... the hot one who makes the boys crazy.

Booth: [zipping up Brennan's slinky black dress] That's hot.
Angela: Hot? Wait a minute, what's hot?
Brennan: Ah, nothing. Vegas. Vegas... is hot. It's... very hot here.

Brennan: How does anybody actually walk in these things?
Booth: Well, ya know, them boots? They ain't made for walking, sweetheart. [slaps Brennan's butt]
Brennan: [smiles and throws her arm over Booth's shoulder] Okay, that was completely over the top.

Booth: You never told me the second reason why you bet on me.
Brennan: Well, it's silly.
Booth: No, try me.
Brennan: Beginner's luck. .I haven't lost anything since I've been here.^ (God knows *I've* never posted anything here that anyone found annoying!
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

And I... I figured if I bet on you...
Booth: I couldn't lose.
Brennan: Sounds silly, right?
Booth: Sounds familiar. Thanks.
.Brennan: You're welcome.^ You're welcome.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Melissa Mead ::: (view all by) ::: August 05, 2007, 03:31 PM : Re: #354: You're welcome!
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Aliens in a Spaceship [2.9]

Brennan: Do you go to church every Sunday?
Booth: Yes, I do.
Brennan: Can I come with you?
Booth: No, you can't.
Brennan: Why? Might help me understand.
.Booth: I am not gonna help you disrespect God in His own house, okay?^ Good luck on your own searches, and again, if there is any way in which I can help you, please contact me at scalpel_blade@yahoo.com.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If you wanna do some kind of anthropological study, you know, turn on the Religious Channel.^ Abi@33: "You could, like, you know, ask some women what they talk about.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ You also know that unmineralized bone is called OSTEOID, which is mostly densely-woven type I collagen, with some vitamin K dependent calcium-binding proteins mixed in.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You could, like, you know, ask some women what they talk about.
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Booth: God doesn't make mistakes.
Angela: Mmm, I don't know. .Putting testicles on the outside didn't seem like such a great idea.^ The whole family trade series seems like a great start to me.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

[Booth nods in reluctant agreement]

Hodgins: If you haven't figured out the stun gun, then I am this week's King of the Lab, 'cause I found something huge.
Angela: You compete to be King of the Lab?
Hodgins: [embarrassed] No.

Cam: We'll go to a musical.
Booth: Talking and singing and talking and dancing and more singing? .You know, if you want to stop what we're doing, just say so.^ Just like you always wanted.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nobody's saying that you have to derail your summer action flick so that two women can chat about stress at the offices, where they got their nails done, and, you know, their feelings .
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Computers on Earth Two respond to standard written English, and if you want to encrypt something, you just have to put it in Klingon font.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cam: You can fantasize about pulling out your gun and shooting everyone on stage.^ Weaze pulls a gun and shoots Bones.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You about to find out.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nobody's saying that you have to derail your summer action flick so that two women can chat about stress at the offices, where they got their nails done, and, you know, their feelings .
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

.You know you like that.^ PALMER Like you'd know.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Abi@33: "You could, like, you know, ask some women what they talk about.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ You could, like, you know, ask some women what they talk about.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]


.Hodgins: And if we're buried more than four feet deep?^ Bay Area Homeless Agencies Get $7 Million (2007-02-20) Programs helping the homeless get back on their feet in the Tampa Bay area will get more than 7 million dollars from the federal government.

Brennan: Then the concussion will turn our brains to jelly.
Hodgins: Well, then, we can run for Congress. So it's a win-win.

The Headless Witch in the Woods [2.10]

Booth: Cause of death?
Brennan: Well, since I can't find a skull, I'd say... his head got cut off.

Zach: My palms perspired profusely during that film.

.Booth: We're partners, you know, together all the time, all right?^ I think you're right.
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^ You're right.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'Write what you know' and all that.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

You're a woman, and I'm a man. .I never had a relationship like this where we were, like, two guys — except you're not, you know, a guy.^ You guys know where Illibent is?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PALMER Like you'd know.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: No. No, I'm not. Should I feel odd about wanting to hang out with Will?
Booth: No, of course not. .'Cause essentially you're a guy, like me, but not really.^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BILL You people really don't like dogs.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Warning: neck and neck with Breaking the Waves and Limbo as movie you really, really don't want to watch if you're feeling at all vulnerable.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Brennan: That would mean that to me, you are, essentially, a woman.^ I've been meaning to reread His Dark Materials for a while now: would any of you be interested in discussing it over at my livejournal?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I mean, would you say you had fun at a production of Hamlet, or really enjoyed ("got joy from") a production of "Death of a Salesman"?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Yeah, I can see that.
Booth: No, no, no, no. .I'd prefer not to be a woman, if you don't mind.^ I'm not really in a position to be your patron, I hope you don't mind.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: I'm merely trying to follow your reasoning, Booth.

Brennan: I can read bones, not people.
.Booth: Well, you had no trouble seeing through me.^ If you are looking at a section of bone that was made without the bone being decalcified (which is hard to do), you'll see that the osteoid seams aren't well-mineralized.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since it is loaded with osteoclasts, these tumors are entirely lytic, and you will probably see no new reactive bone formation.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Brennan: It's a good thing I like being alone.
.Booth: You know what, Bones?^ BONES Time like this, is that what you really want to know?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

You're not alone. Okay? Come here.
Brennan: Booth...
Booth: Hey, you're my partner. It's a guy-hug. Take it. [They hug in a very non-guy-hug way.]

Judas on a Pole [2.11]

[Zack is defending his dissertation in front of Brennan and other board members. Booth walks in.]
Booth: Hey, Bones, come on. We've got a body. Went up like a Roman candle... Hey, Zack! How's it going?
.Zack: So far they don't like me.^ If men and women don't talk even vaguely like they would in real life, just mouth words to carry the plot, then they become interchangeable.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ We don't really know what women talk about when we're not around, so we assume they talk about what we would like to think they talk about.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ I'd like to know how the heck they got as far as they did without Paramount Pictures legal department popping them like a zit.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Booth: Shocker.

Booth: Okay, who else knows about this?
Hodgins: Us and you. That's it.
Booth: Let's keep it that way.
Hodgins: I've seen this movie. I get killed on the way home.
Booth: Then don't go home.
Hodgins: [laughs, then stops abruptly] You serious?

.Brennan: I wouldn't let anyone else call you a loser, Russ.^ Apparently there was some worry about this as Depp wouldn't let anyone hear him until his first day on set...
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If anyone in the Fluorosphere has had more recent contact or at least knowledge of them, please let me know, by email if you think it offtopic enough.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.What makes you think you're allowed?^ I think you're gonna approve.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now I'm putting everything I got into this cuz I think we can make it happen, but you gotta put a little in too.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Charlie, personally I think you're being too harsh on yourself.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Russ: I love you, too.

.Brennan: I wish you wouldn't keep letting me hug you when I get scared.^ Books let you get into a character's head and keep you informed of what they're thinking at all times.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Booth: Hey, I get scared and I'll hug you. We'll call it even.

Brennan: I just... .I'm just one of those people who doesn’t get to be in a family.^ Having two female characters that interact with one another elevates those characters beyond tokenism, something that doesn't happen by just looking at competency (as others have suggested in this thread).
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ I'm one of those people who were very unhappy with Babylon 5 after Sinclair got whisked away, but I loved its first year.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I was referring to the ones in all those groups who really believe, for whatever reason.
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That's—
.Booth: [places his finger underneath her chin, lifting her head up] Listen, Bones, hey.^ With one arm, Bones lifts the fat cop up and hooks him to one of the meat hooks above.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.There's more than one kind of family.^ The bad part of this is that at every stage it will have the opportunity to swerve north and hit one or more of the islands dead-on, with no more than a few hours warning.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Std disclaimers: I can see places where this is fine, I can think of books where there are basically no more than 4 'speaking' roles and there is no good way to make more than one female without totally changing the plot etc.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ The two big late-Buffy elements are that there are now a lot of Slayers, rather than just one, and Willow does magic as well as computers.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Man in the Cell [2.12]

Angela: Did you really call me "the heart of the operation"?
Hodgins: Yeah. That's before you called me short.
Angela: Hey, Zack called you short. .I think you're just the right height.^ I think you're right.
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^ You're right.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think you're gonna approve.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Hodgins: Yeah?
Angela: Short men have better leverage.
Zack: I'm feeling uncomfortable.

.Angela: How do you deal with the fear?^ "So how many strong and politically/corporately powerful female protagonists do you encounter who have to deal with children?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Joyce@85: So how many strong and politically/corporately powerful female protagonists do you encounter who have to deal with children?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ So how many strong and politically/corporately powerful female protagonists do you encounter who have to deal with children?
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Brennan: I have this. [takes out huge gun from her purse]
.Angela: Oh, my God!^ OH MY GOD THAT WOULD BE AWESOME shit shit shit shit shit you were a fanboy .
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^ William Daniels / John Adams impersonation) Oh my God!
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That thing is huge. Whoa, wow, that's like movie huge.
[Booth enters.]
Booth: Where the hell did you get that?
Brennan: The mall.
Booth: [incredulously] The mall?
Brennan: Yeah. It's pretty big, right? Bigger than the one you have. [Angela chuckles]
Booth: Excuse me. It's not the size that matters. It's how you use it.
Brennan: Well, I think size is pretty important.
.Booth: The point is that you shouldn't have a gun in the first place.^ (If, of course, you could remember the author's name in the first place, which he usually couldn't.
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Angela: If you do have one, bigger is always better.
.Booth: You're not helping.^ Cyberfriends: The help you're looking for is probably here.
  • BONES AND SOFT TISSUES 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you're going to make up a world, it surely helps the reader if you draw the geography.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Angela: Right. .Yeah, this does seem like a private conversation.^ Uncoiling and rising like smoke in the air: it's a beautiful voice and it does seem to open a window in the air.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


.Booth: You know, people see you with that, the next thing you know everyone in this place is gonna start packing.^ Other people might see other things for them.
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^ You do NOT comprehend WHY people from especially places like MIT, DESPISE html etc.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you're a person who is female, and the overwhelming majority of examples of people who get to do interesting things are people who are not like you, it is neither hard nor stupid to conclude that people like you are not meant to do interesting things.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Brennan: This is America. Get used to it.

Booth: What’s that smell?
Brennan: It’s mold. It grows in the fat creases of morbidly obese people.
Mrs. Epps: What is this about? .Did you bring me here to make fun of me?^ If it's completely off topic, why did you bring it up here?
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Brennan: I merely stated a fact, Mrs. Epps. You need to lose weight. .Obesity also causes diabetes, heart damage, liver failure.^ Also involvement of retroperitoneum, lungs, kidney, hypothalamus / posterior pituitary (causing diabetes insipidus), retroorbital space, heart, skin .

Not to mention the wear it puts on your joints.
Mrs. Epps: I have a glandular condition. A little compassion and understanding, that's what I really need.

Zack: My doctor said most of my injuries didn’t come from the explosion but from being slammed into the floor. .[to Booth.] Apparently you’re extremely strong.^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
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Brennan: [to Booth.] Did you have to be so rough on him?
Booth: It was a bomb. I was being, you know, heroic.

The Girl in the Gator [2.13]


[Booth is trying to listen to an important call, but an ice cream truck is playing loud music nearby]
.Booth: [speaking into his phone] Did you say the Everglades?^ BILL What did you say?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You say I took the name in vain Well, I don't even know the name And if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Look, I can't hear anything because of this INSANE MUSIC!
[Booth takes out his gun and shoots the musical clown head on the ice cream truck three times. The music stops playing. People nearby run and scream. Brennan is shocked.]
Ice cream man: YOU SHOT MY CLOWN!
Booth: [speaking into his phone] Great. Flight number?
Ice cream man: [off screen] Hey! Hey! He shot my clown!
Booth: Okay thanks. [turns to Brennan] Okay, we're all set.
Brennan: [still shocked by what just happened] That... was not good.
[The clown head's nose bursts into flame]

Abby: I thought maybe she'd hooked up.
Brennan: Hooked up? Hooked... up? Oh... with, uh, anyone in particular?
Abby: We met so many guys. You know how it is.
Sullivan: I'm guessing she doesn't.

.Hodgins: I clicked on a pop-up and got caught in a pornado.^ Pops maintains a rigorous touring schedule and WUSF caught up with Lockhart by phone.


.Brennan: You know, anthropologically speaking, you follow a very ancient tradition.^ For this reason, you might like to know that Steiner, Marx and a New Paradigm: Technological Progress as the Way of Following Christ and Concretization of the Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.
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Monte: Okay... entrepreneur?
Brennan: Pimp.

.Booth: Hey, Doc, why is it that every time I answer the phone, you walk away?^ By the way, it seems that every time that movie is on, I almost always catch it at the scene where Alan Rickman explains why angels aren't allowed to get drunk.
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Dr. Wyatt: Why do you answer the phone, knowing it'll make me walk away?

The Man in the Mansion [2.14]

Brennan: Why do you call your psychiatrist "Gordon Gordon"?
Booth: 'Cause that's how he introduces himself. You know, "Hi, I'm Gordon. Gordon Wyatt."
Brennan: Like "James. James Bond."
Booth: "Bond. James Bond." Not "James. James... James"... whatever.

.Angela: For once can you just pretend that you're the girl?^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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^ Teresa, #132: Drop me an e-mail with your mailing address, and I'll send you a couple once we're done with the Two Weeks From Hell.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: Why is everyone so anxious for me to be a girl?

Dr. Wyatt: Why don't we talk about the case you're working on at the moment?
Booth: Why?
Dr. Wyatt: Well, I am trained as a forensic psychologist. I might be able to help.
Booth: Okay, fine, great. I have a dead rich guy, works with at-risk youth, gets brutally murdered after confiscating a couple pounds of heroin from one of his kids.
Dr. Wyatt: Interesting that the first word you used to describe him is "rich."
Booth: Uh, second. The first description was "dead."

Hodgins: It's my letter of resignation.
Brennan: Your science was dead-on perfect. That's all I care about. I don't need your resignation. [to Cam] He didn't actually tamper with evidence!
Cam: Dr. Hodgins endangered a case by hiding his relationship with a suspect.
Hodgins: I'm saving Dr. Saroyan the trouble of firing me.
Brennan: Well, how much trouble is it? "You're fired." That's no trouble at all! I mean, a child could do it.

Caroline: Listen up, you people. The verdict is gonna come down any minute. Maybe we'll win. Maybe we'll lose. .But this I do know, you people have got to get your sand together, you hear me?^ Nobody's saying that you have to derail your summer action flick so that two women can chat about stress at the offices, where they got their nails done, and, you know, their feelings .
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Even contributing sentence rewrites about topics you know nothing about in seldom visited pages would up your "trust" score.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While you're revisiting elements you stick in your novels, can you do away with the trope of two people falling in love and uniting to deal with the problems facing the characters?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Booth and you scientist-android-brainiacs, you got somethin' very special here. But you are losing it. [to Booth] Dropping serial killers off of balconies. And [to Angela] blabbing suspect's names to vengeful fathers. .[to Cam] Cuttin' into heads before their times, gettin' poisoned.^ Books let you get into a character's head and keep you informed of what they're thinking at all times.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

.[to Zack] Gettin' blown up because you go grabbin' things you shouldn't have.^ It's whether or not those good intentions are what controls the story, or whether good people end up committing terrible things because, well, that's what a war really is.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you're going to make up a world, it surely helps the reader if you draw the geography.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only thing close to clever I can come up with right now is "Mi-Go Mango."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[to Hodgins] Taking photographs from frames. [back to Booth] Getting a perfectly good car smashed to bits for NO good reason. [to all] Get it together! Start using your over-sized heads! This is the real world. Now, I know bug man here handed in his resignation. .My official Justice Department recommendation is the following: we win the case, he gets his job back; we lose, Booth shoots him.^ Florida Backing Jobs for Coastal Alabama (2007-02-26) Three Florida elected officials are lobbying a German company to build a steel factory in Alabama.

The Bodies in the Book [2.15]

Cam: Only five days? This is an extreme rate of decomp.
Hodgins: Blue crab season. They'll feed on anything, dead or alive. Vegetation, fish, flesh.
Cam: Ugh. Opportunistic little bastards.

.Sullivan: Well, two hands are better than one, Booth.^ The two big late-Buffy elements are that there are now a lot of Slayers, rather than just one, and Willow does magic as well as computers.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And Sarasota County is trying to make sure this election goes more smoothly than the last major one held two years ago.

^ The Devil Wears Prada , I think (a better movie than one might expect, by the way), and maybe some Austen adaptations.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

.Booth: Well, last time I checked, I had two hands.^ Last time I checked, you weren't black.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, this won't be the last time we'll have an outing, I'm sure.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

See?
Angela: Testosterone spill on Aisle 4.

Hodgins: So, for kicks you read—
Cam: Feminist trash. .You know — woman finds her power, leaves her oppressive husband, discovers freedom and fulfillment with an artist who knows how to cry and make love like an animal.^ CINNABAR How do you know?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You were crying like a baby.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CINNABAR But how do you know?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Hodgins: So, sex books.
Cam: Pretty much, yeah.

.Sullivan: When you can't stop thinking about someone when they're not around, that's not a fling.^ (They're engineers, what do you expect?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think you're right.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think you're gonna approve.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.When you remember their touch just like they were still next to you?^ Just like you always wanted.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My current choir has too many altos and not enough tenors, so they've pressed one of the altos into singing tenor, like you two.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

That's not a fling. If you need to be alone with this, fine... but we both know what we have.

The Boneless Bride in the River [2.16]

Booth: Don't knock therapy, okay? Dr. Wyatt has helped me realize there are certain pressures that build up on the job, and I need creative ways—
Brennan: We do everything together.
Booth: —of dealing with them.
Brennan: What exactly do you have to contend with on the job that I don't?
Booth: You, Bones. You don't have to contend with you.

Brennan: Okay, I want the whole kip and canoodle transported to the Jeffersonian.
Booth: Kit and caboodle.
Brennan: Whatever.

Brennan: No bones, no Bones... I was the second "Bones."
Cam: Oh, very witty.

Cam: So what? You got a part of the groom instead of the bride?
Booth: Bones stole it!
Brennan: Uh, not stole — swapped.
Booth: From an old Chinese lady's mantle.
.Brennan: I brought a bunch of chimpanzee bones and pulled the old ah, switchamacallit.^ Shaking it off, Patrick heads for the old heater, pulling out matches to light the pilot as Bones-shadow stays behind him.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ INT. PEARL'S STOREFRONT - NIGHT Pearl reaches into an old bureau drawer and pulls out an old photo: Jimmy Bones with his arm around her.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jason pulls Palmer through the nearest door and into: INT. JIMMY BONES' OLD PAD - CONTINUOUS The rotted remains of what was once Jimmy Bones' master bedroom.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Booth: Switcheroo.
Cam: Whatchamacallit.
Booth: Two different things.

Zack: Positive ID on both sets of remains. William Chang and Li-Ling Fan.
.Angela: [looking at both skeletons and their pictures] Wow, they kind of go together.^ I'm going to see if I can catch that again and look more closely; I would be disturbed if they meant to say that.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sakura's friendship with Ino fails a bit in part 1 when they become bitter fangirl rivals over Sasuke, but both look to have outgrown this in part 2 of the manga.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Cam: Because they're deceased?
Angela: Yeah. .But more than that, they are exactly the same level of hotness.^ EXT. STREET - SAME They exit the car, looking all around them with more than a touch of paranoia.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But the members may have heard more than they were expecting.

^ I think if we're going to have robotic politicians they can't be owned by anyone (other than perhaps The People), or we're in the same situation we're in with our current lot.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Cam: Which is zero, because they're skeletons.

The Priest in the Churchyard [2.17]

.Booth: I'm not working a whole case with you attacking my beliefs.^ I didn't work all my life to get out of this neighborhood for you to move right back in!
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (I agree with you, for the first reason in my case.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You should have just saddled up with your boyfriend.^ Amazon's suggestion for me today is to upgrade from Adobe Photoshop to the new Adobe Production Suite: "You can order yours for just $779.99...."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even contributing sentence rewrites about topics you know nothing about in seldom visited pages would up your "trust" score.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If so, do put photos up on your LJ. (And when you do, remember to set your name up here so that clicking on it takes us to your place.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Brennan: Your beliefs are of an invisible man who wants to run my personal life.^ I want my life back.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If a woman wants to write a book with all female characters, or a man with males, or a Jewish person with Jews, I don't see the problem.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ The exception is Ruth saying to Naomi, "Your people will be my people, and your god my god," unless you figure the god in question is a man :-/ .
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Zack: Death would have followed quickly caused by cranial cerebral trauma.
Booth: By the way, 90% of the world believes in God!
.Brennan: And at one time most people were certain that the sun revolved around the earth.^ People never take him seriously, but he's one of my favorite musicians of all time, and even though this has been coming for a while now, I'm not sure what to do with myself now.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I still don't understand how most people connect actors with movies and movies with actors, or recognize an actor in one movie from a completely different role in another movie.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most people aren't, even if they do know of the first one.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Booth: [to Zack] You see, I don't think this is about religion at all.^ So I can't see any of you, and I'm feeling all snittified.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is all about you."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If a woman wants to write a book with all female characters, or a man with males, or a Jewish person with Jews, I don't see the problem.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

.[to Brennan] We obviously have issues that are affecting our working relationship and you're afraid to deal with them, so you just lash out at my religion!^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's possibly because so much of my musical taste was set by 80s 'alternative', I suppose, so what you hear as "80s production" I just hear as "music"?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So if you're flying out of Tampa International Airport, you'd best be getting there a couple of hours before that flight.

.Brennan: Can't you just be satisfied that if I'm wrong about God, I'll burn in hell?^ I got just one question: what the hell narcotic were you all on?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Booth: Ooh, that's tempting.

Booth: We're definitely not working well together.
Brennan: Because you are bossy and judgmental.
.Booth: Problems between people — it's never just one person's fault.^ "Hey, that's someone with a political outlook just like mine" "Hey, that person proposes a future just like the one I'd want".
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ As for used things on Amazon, I've never had a problem, but you are buying from individuals, not the company, so there's probably less recourse if there is one.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People never take him seriously, but he's one of my favorite musicians of all time, and even though this has been coming for a while now, I'm not sure what to do with myself now.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: What about Hitler? He did pretty well on his own.

Dr. Wyatt: [to Brennan] In my opinion, you are unable to lead a purposeless life at this stage in your psycho-social development. Which, by the way, is an issue you should address, because a certain amount of purposelessness is necessary to lead a full life.
Brennan: I hate psychology.
.Booth: You don't like it because he's saying that all this tension between me and you is your fault.^ I'm reading the quote as "Newt Gingrich says illegal immigrants are dying all over the place because of the efforts to keep them out of the country."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Weather Warnings to Get More Specific (2007-01-18) The old cliche goes, "If you don't like the weather in Florida - wait five minutes."

^ If you hover your mouse over the entry that says "Blagofaire", you'll see a little popup text that shows the date of the comic to be "2007-03-23".
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Dr. Wyatt: Mmm, on the contrary. .[to Booth] If anything, your issues are more pronounced, given that your behavior has been affected by what turns out to be a quite irrational fear of being responsible for someone else's destiny.^ I wonder if being knocked out by the explosion will have any affect on his amnesia?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: That makes sense.
.Booth: Oh, now you like psychology.^ BILL You soundin' like the old man now.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


.Cam: [after testing Father Matt for poison] The good news is, we know how to make you feel a lot better.^ I didn't know you didn't know about this test!
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ (It also makes me realize how unimaginative most of the new videos are...
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nobody's saying that you have to derail your summer action flick so that two women can chat about stress at the offices, where they got their nails done, and, you know, their feelings .
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

.Hodgins: Bad news is, someone is trying to kill you.^ PEARL If he was trying to kill you, you'd be dead.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BONES (in Mack's voice) "Just try it...go ahead...it won't kill you."
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


Dr. Wyatt: I stand by my diagnosis.
.Angela: You stand by the FBI. Your first priority is to get agents back in the field solving murders.^ The one there's no help for is when you get your first look at Lethe's Bramble, shake your head, and say "No, Statice limonium.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Your details would then be passed to the copyright holder, who could sue you and claim back all their expenses from you (they decide what the expenses are).
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Back in the Clipper-wars days, there was a common story about the NSA/FBI giving Congress the "If you knew what we know...."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Dr. Wyatt: Your romanticism is endearing. .But as the Bard says, "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, such shaping fantasies that apprehend more than cool reason could comprehend."^ And a new study says it's due to more than the language barrier.

^ Television and film fail this test as far as I see more often than most science fiction or fantasy.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Any more than her mother could have stopped Pearl when she was her age.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Angela: He also says "Journeys end in lovers meeting, every wise man's son doth know."

The Killer in the Concrete [2.18]

Hodgins: Waffle-soled shoes and a track suit.
.Cam: You know who wears track suits?^ Not from you specifically, but anybody in this thread who knows a novel that passes the Bechdel test, or is generally progressive on the gender front...
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Zack: Athletes?
Cam: No, huge tubs of lard or retired people.

Max Keenan: Hey, I haven't committed a crime in over fifteen years. I'm straight.
Brennan: Except for killing, gutting and burning the Deputy Director of the F.B.I.
.Max Keenan: He was trying to kill Russ, and then he was going after you.^ PEARL If he was trying to kill you, you'd be dead.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Although I guess if you are going to restrict yourself to garments that made only out of knitted squares, rectangles, and triangles, you have to try to make them interesting somehow.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You beat me to it; I have some free time tomorrow morning and I was going to try that out, but you beat me to it.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It is not a crime to protect your family.
Brennan: Well, some fathers do it without killing.

Cam: Okay, time to step out of your comfort zones, people.
Hodgins: What comfort zone?

.Angela: I can't fight or shoot a gun; but if something bad happens, I can spit with deadly accuracy.^ But when something bad happens, something really bad -- the wall breaks.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


Angela: What can't you tell me?
Brennan: By definition, I can't tell you.

Spaceman in a Crater [2.19]

Cam: Why do you know that?
Zack: My knowledge is vast.
Cam: Why did I ask?

Booth: The telescope is pointed up at the planet Pluto.
Hodgins: Pluto's no longer a planet. It was demoted.

Brennan: Did you ever get drunk together?
James: What?
Booth: What my partner is trying to ask is if you two were buddies. .Did you go out and have drinks and exchange confidences?^ Although I guess if you are going to restrict yourself to garments that made only out of knitted squares, rectangles, and triangles, you have to try to make them interesting somehow.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They sometimes sneak out and go on television; what can you do?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You beat me to it; I have some free time tomorrow morning and I was going to try that out, but you beat me to it.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: Yes, that's what I asked.

Brennan: Maybe it wasn't a U.F.O. that Cal saw.
Booth: Ah.
Brennan: He could've seen something else.
Booth: Yeah, like a death beam or a space baby.

Angela: Hey, do you aliens use any weapons resembling a...
Zack: A broadsword?
Hodgins: How about a lightsaber?
Zack: No. Those can cut through any known substance. The victim would've been completely dismembered.

The Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House [2.20]

Brennan: I believe that dopamine and norepinephrine simulate euphoria because of certain biological triggers like scent, symmetrical features...
Booth: Symmetrical features.
Brennan: Yes, it's an indication of a good breeder. You appear to be a very good breeder.

.Brennan: I'd back down if I were you.^ JEREMIAH I don't want any of you ever back down there again.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

He shot a clown once.

Hodgins: Whoa, wait a minute.
Cam: What is it?
Hodgins: A-ha, unidentified particulates. The two sweetest words I know.
.Cam: I don't even want to think about your pillow talk with Angela.^ Even contributing sentence rewrites about topics you know nothing about in seldom visited pages would up your "trust" score.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's certainly quite a bit of two women talking to each other - about quantum physics, parallel universes and violence, and I don't think at any point do they discuss men.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ On the other hand, I'm fairly happy about the female characters as people, even if they don't get much chance to talk with each other.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]


Booth: Talk to me, squints, as close to English as possible.

Hodgins: Look, I'm Abby. [to Zack] You're Carly.
Zack: Why am I always the murder victim?
Hodgins: Sit.
Brennan: [chuckling] Zack’s always the murder victim.

Stargazer in a Puddle [2.21]

Zack: Your estimate was correct. This hole is consistent with a 22-caliber slug. I learned "slug" from Cam. It's a colloquialism for projectile.

Angela: This time, Art made Science her bitch.

.Angela: Hey Brennan, I'd like to ask you a favor.^ Abi@33: "You could, like, you know, ask some women what they talk about.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ I feel like I may have asked you this when you were at the WSFA meeting where we met, but it's been quite a while and I can't remember.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ You could, like, you know, ask some women what they talk about.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

Well, it's not so much ask a favor as, as, as extend an honor. I mean, I hope you see it as an honor and you don't think of it as some onerous duty, which I don't think you will, but then again I've never done this before, and of course—
Brennan: Angela, just ask.
Angela: Will you be my maid of honor? [Brennan looks close to tears] At the wedding? [Brennan hugs her] Is that yes?
Brennan: I'm completely, totally honored.
Angela: Really? I thought I'd have to tell you what a maid of honor—
.Brennan: I don't even care how awful the bridesmaids’ dresses are.^ If women produce movies that are uninteresting to men, or even portray men negatively, most men simply don't care.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ Stephen @ 73: If women produce movies that are uninteresting to men, or even portray men negatively, most men simply don't care.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

I'm so glad you asked me.

Hodgins: Those sea chimps went after that pork by-product like piranhas after a skinny-dipping missionary.

Ruth Keenan: Hi Temperance, it's Mom. .I don't know when or if you'll ever see this, but I hope to put it in your hands myself and see you again with my own eyes.^ "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But don't you know?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm not really in a position to be your patron, I hope you don't mind.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This is a hard, hard world. Your father and I left you and Russ to save your lives. .People would have killed you to get us.^ Tim Kyger at 178, thank you also, and could you, would you tell us what techniques work to get one's Congresscritter to pay attention?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

That's not what this is about. Today is your sixteenth birthday. .I'm so sorry not to be there to tell you all the things a mother should tell her daughter when she turns sixteen, and sorry not to give you this.^ As for used things on Amazon, I've never had a problem, but you are buying from individuals, not the company, so there's probably less recourse if there is one.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why is gender the defining characteristic there versus all the other potential things?
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ There'll be a trial copy on your iMac; give it a whirl and see if it works for you.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[holds up the ring Brennan's father gave her] It's an heirloom. And starting today, it's yours. .I don't know how long it will take me to get it to you, but I promise you I will.^ CINNABAR How do you know?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But don't you know?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CINNABAR But how do you know?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You're going to hear a lot of things about your parents, especially your father.^ Go places you're not meant to be -- that's what you get.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We talked about the easement, and the fact that they're going to be putting the lamps on steel poles instead of the wood ones as the wood ones rot.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

^ OK, now I'm going to have to think about a lot of shows and books with this test in mind.
  • Charlie's Diary: Bechdel's Law 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC www.antipope.org [Source type: General]

He is a good man. It was my insistence to leave you kids. Max would have kept us together, fought until the end. I'm not sure he'll ever forgive me for that. So please, Temperance, I need you to forgive me. And if you can’t forgive me, I beg you, honey, if you can’t forgive me, please forgive your father. Remember you were loved in this world, cherished. What I did to you may have been wrong, but I did it out of love. I did it out of love.

Season 3

The Widow's Son in the Windshield [3.1]

.Brennan: How did this skull get here?^ JEREMIAH How did you get in here?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Booth: Ask our eyewitness. [runs off] Let's go, buddy. [brings a teenage boy over to Brennan]
Boy: I am not high.
Brennan: Neither am I. Why is he telling me that?

Private Investigator: So your husband signed his name to the marriage license with an X?
Angela: Yeah.
.Private Investigator: So you married a guy without knowing his name.^ You guys know where Illibent is?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But you know, we could rewrite a whole Pooh story as Lovecraft would have told it, without actually changing any of the events.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You say I took the name in vain Well, I don't even know the name And if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Angela: It was Fiji, okay? I was on vacation.

.Cam: Usually when you get all blustery, it's cause you think something's your fault.^ Any chance you have your email address attached to a wishlist or something with Dickson's book on it?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That might jog hidden parts of your memory so if you think "Aha!
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: August 08, 2007, 03:09 PM : Car review to make you feel better about your day.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Booth: Yeah, well, you know, I did arrest her father for murder.^ I did it through a broker so you wouldn't know it was me.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You say I took the name in vain Well, I don't even know the name And if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

She could be having trouble with that.
Cam: Exposing a parent to the death penalty can have a chilling effect on a partnership.

.Booth: There's only one place that uses the pink rock in its foundations.^ As for used things on Amazon, I've never had a problem, but you are buying from individuals, not the company, so there's probably less recourse if there is one.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It's an old deserted bank on the Anacostia River.
Cam: Bingo, baby.
Brennan: Why "bingo, baby"?
Booth: I checked into the ownership of the place.
Brennan: Why "bingo, baby"?

Booth: Angela and Hodgins are fine, Zack is back, Cam is locked in. What I need to know, Bones, is are we solid? Because, you and me, Bones, we're the center.
Brennan: And the center must hold. [They shake hands. Booth chuckles.] What?
.Booth: I thought you were gonna kiss my hand again.^ HOLLOW ECHOES I ain't gonna be the only one with this nigger's blood on my hands...
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I ain't gonna be the only one with this nigger's blood on my hands.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BONES (CONT'D) (in Lupovich's voice) "I ain't gonna be the only one with this nigger's blood on my hands..."
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Brennan: I didn't kiss your hand. You put it over my cup.
Booth: Felt like you kissed it.
Brennan: Did not.
Booth: Did too.
Brennan: Did not.
Booth: Did.

Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van [3.2]

Angela: [introducing herself to Agent Frost] Angela Montenegro. I do facial reconstructions [nods toward Hodgins] and him.

Max Brennan: I always liked Booth. Nicest guy to ever arrest me.

Cam: Hitting the top of the shoulder wouldn't be a severe injury.
Zack: She could bandage herself and still be ambulatory.
Cam: You know, you could say "walk around" instead. I wouldn't fire you.
Zack: "Walk around" implies aimlessness, which I'm not able to determine.
Cam: Can't believe I still ask these things.

Sam: [to Booth] She must be really good in bed. .Otherwise I don't see why you'd keep her around.^ I don't envy you trying to get around.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't know why, but this just keeps making me chuckle.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don't you mean, "to lend artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative"?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Brennan: Yes, I am. Very good. But Booth would have no direct knowledge of that fact.

.Booth: [drunk] God, you know, I love this place.^ PATRICK I bet you didn't even know your bank owned the place.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When you find your own true love you will know it By his smile, by the look in his eyes.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I love it. I love this country. .You know, I tell ya something.^ If you tell yourself you're only going to LJ for 1/2 hour, and next thing you know it's 2 hours later, this program is for you.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you plan on coming, please let me know, so I have a rough idea what to tell the restaurant about the size of our party.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is where you would have to define the robot's "owner" to be the population as a whole, and the only way to tell the robot a command is through voting or something.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If I was working law enforcement back in the day when they threw all that tea, all right, in the harbor – I'm good, all right, I'm – I'm good.^ They all "smile" back.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I didn't work all my life to get out of this neighborhood for you to move right back in!
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They seem, for all the world, like old friends as he leads him back to his office.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

I would have rounded everybody up and we'd still be English.
Brennan: You think?
Booth: Yup. Yup. Definitely.

The Death in the Saddle [3.3]

Cam: Contents of the victim's stomach are corn... raw oats and dried molasses.
Booth: Horse food?
.Cam: F.Y.I., there's such a thing as too much fiber.^ There were the lobster men, and the goldfish given too much of an hormone treatment that turned it into a giant humanoid fish-thing...
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Brennan: Where do horses stay in a hotel?
Booth: The bridle suite.
Brennan: That's correct. .How did you know the answer to the bridle suite joke?^ I'd like to know how the heck they got as far as they did without Paramount Pictures legal department popping them like a zit.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't know how to answer your question.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The common joke was that the rest of that sentence was filled in as "If you knew what we know about what you and that 19 year old blonde chick were doing at the Motel Six...."
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Booth: I have a five-year-old son.^ And make sure his three year old son keeps from running into the street.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


Angela: I know about this hypnotism thing. I was a magician's assistant at a little gypsy carnival in Brazil.
Cam: Now that's an opening line.
Angela: Ugh. Mysterio was really cute, and I was younger then, and... the whole being sawed in half thing was actually kinda hot.

Booth: [about sex games] It's wrong. It says so in the Bible.
Brennan: It does not.
Booth: Then it was left out by mistake.

Booth: Here we are, all of us, basically alone, separate creatures just circling each other, all searching for that slightest hint of a real connection. Some look in the wrong places. .Some, they just give up hope because in their mind, they're thinking "Oh, there's nobody out there for me."^ No way they're in there.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They're just that.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They're getting out.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

But all of us, we keep trying, over and over again. Why? Because, every once in a while... every once in a while, two people meet, and there's that spark. .And yes, Bones, he's handsome, and she's beautiful, and maybe that's all they see at first.^ Which may or may not mean barking mad; they are all things to investigate, but maybe all together at the same time is putting the cart before the horse.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shotgun sees himself hesitating, almost risking it all and instead giving in, stabbing Bones -- he can't look away.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Looking for an instant, they all see Bones as the room is engulfed in flames.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

But making love... making love... that's when two people become one.
Brennan: It is scientifically impossible for two objects to occupy the same space.
Booth: Yeah, but what's important is we try. And when we do it right, we get close.
Brennan: To what? .Breaking the laws of physics?^ If someone breaks the law, you can arrest them and put them in jail and that doesn't qualify as "causeing harm" in a strict interpretation of "harm" being "physical or emotional harm".
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Booth: Yeah, Bones. A miracle... Those people — role-playing, and their fetishes, and their little sex games. It's crappy sex, at least compared to the real thing.
Brennan: You're right
Booth: Yeah, but I ...[laughing] Oh, wait a second. I just won that argument?
Brennan: Yep.

The Secret in the Soil [3.4]

Hodgins: [finding a rare insect] Hello, my exotic princess!
Cam: What a charmingly inappropriate greeting, Dr. Hodgins.
Zack: I think he was talking to the bug.
Cam: Well, now I feel a bit... rejected.

Brennan: "He who smelt it, dealt it."
.Booth: How do you even know that phrase?^ CINNABAR How do you know?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CINNABAR But how do you know?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even contributing sentence rewrites about topics you know nothing about in seldom visited pages would up your "trust" score.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Brennan: Okay, stop. .You don't know Booth.^ But don't you know?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't know about the readin' but you both can sure 'nuff advise.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PEARL I don't know whether to chill you and serve with cottage cheese, or rip you open and eat you right here.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You don't know me.^ But don't you know?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't know about the readin' but you both can sure 'nuff advise.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PEARL I don't know whether to chill you and serve with cottage cheese, or rip you open and eat you right here.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You have a limited view of us based on superficial data you've accumulated on a standardized questionnaire and a subjective analysis from talking to us that is not at all scientific.^ All he talks about is the medal he deserves for building us a life as far from this 'hood as possible.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tim Walters ::: (view all by) ::: August 15, 2007, 08:03 PM : what were you singing that wrote the tenor part in the bass clef?
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For the sock knitters, the geek knitters, and the geeky sock knitters among us...you must all go look at Cat Bordhi's new sock book immediately.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

So back off.
Sweets: Just trying to help.
Brennan: By questioning his humanity?
.Booth: Okay, Bones, now you're going a little bit overboard.^ What are you going to do now?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Go places you're not meant to be -- that's what you get.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now I'm putting everything I got into this cuz I think we can make it happen, but you gotta put a little in too.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

He's just a kid, right? .I mean, the worst thing that's probably ever happened to him was he lost at Mortal Kombat.^ The USA meaning of 'good date' is much younger- Kipling probably meant the housekeeper thing .
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Sweets: Are you normally this protective of him, Dr. Brennan?
Brennan: We're partners. Our lives depend on being protective of each other.
Sweets: And you feel the same way, Agent Booth?
.Booth: Sweets, I can only hope that one day you know what a real partnership is.^ A particularly fun game, if you're a real geek, is to spontaneously fic about the turning points where the Earth you're reading about or watching diverged from Earth One.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm not really in a position to be your patron, I hope you don't mind.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Go to a late-evening show at one which has A/C and hope that it's cooled down into the high-90s when you get out.
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Sweets: You have a very deep connection to each other. That was obvious, even from my superficial observations and standardized questionnaire. You complement each other.
Booth: No, she never compliments me. Did you compliment me in the questionnaire?
Brennan: "Complement," not "compliment." "Ple." He means that we complete each other... uh... as a team.
Booth: Yeah, right.
Brennan: I'm sensing a but.
Sweets: However...
Booth: Same as a but...
Sweets: [doggedly continuing] I have observed some underlying issues that need to be addressed.
Booth: Issues?
.Sweets: Yes, there's clearly a very deep emotional attachment between you two.^ You two, get the hell away from there!
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To be honest, I don't actually care for it very much -- her voice is very pure and sweet and doesn't do much for me, but I seem to be a minority there.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Booth: We're just partners.
Sweets: And why do you think I would have thought otherwise?
Booth: 'Cause you're 12.
Brennan: Don't read into anything that Booth said. We're professionals. There's a line that doesn't even need to be there.
Booth: Not at all. .I mean, if there were no more murders, I would probably not even see her.^ I'm going to see if I can catch that again and look more closely; I would be disturbed if they meant to say that.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's lots in the article, and even more figures in long tables accompanying it, in the manner of auto-magazine tech evaluations.
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^ Even though this new version has Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, there's been no promo for it, except for one single ad on TV. .
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Brennan: That's very true.
Booth: We might have coffee.
Brennan: Probably not.
Booth: What, you wouldn't even have coffee with me? [He's obviously hurt, Sweets is temporarily forgotten as he and Brennan lean towards each other to finish the conversation.]
.Brennan: Well, in your scenario, we wouldn't even know each other, because there are no murders.^ PEARL I know damn well she's there.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am forced into speech because Rabbit and other Organdized People have refused to follow my advice without knowing why.
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^ There's no suspense when you know that Kirk dies from falling off a collapsing platform while defeating Malcolm McDowell...
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Booth: Were, I said, no more murders.
Brennan: Then fine, we could have coffee. So that's the extent of our relationship, coffee?
Booth: [Solid, now that he and Brennan have talked.] So, let's move on, Sweets.
Sweets: [Nods, but there's a tiny smile on his face from watching Booth and Brennan talk.]

The Mummy in the Maze [3.5]

Zack: I will be the back end of a cow.
Hodgins: So, no costume.
Zack: Naomi from Paleontology has agreed to be my front.
Hodgins: So many jokes, so little time.

Angela: And get him to sign the divorce papers.
Private Investigator: By "get him," do you mean force him to sign them?
Hodgins: If necessary. Do you have a gun?
Angela: Or just remind him of who I am and ask him politely.
Hodgins: What are you, Canadian?

Amber: Here's what Mr. Barasa said, 100% verbatim, word for word.
Hodgins: "Verbatim" means word for word.
Amber: What?
Hodgins: You sort of said it twice.

Cam: I'm Catwoman. [Brennan looks at her blankly] The superhero.
Brennan: Oh!
Cam: One of the most powerful female superhero figures.
Brennan: I don't think so.
Cam: Are you kidding? Catwoman?
Brennan: Can you fly?
Cam: I have nine lives.
Brennan: Super strength, super speed, force people to tell the truth?
Cam: I think I'm pretty fast.
Brennan: Pretty fast is not super speed.

Brennan: It's a Halloween party. We could be Wonder Woman and — what's Superman's secret identity?
Booth: Clark Kent.
Brennan: Yes. We could be Wonder Woman and Clark Kent after a really, really bad date.
Booth: Yeah, bad date because you shot me.
Brennan: It was only a flesh wound. .And you dropped me on my head.^ Thank you both; I think that will be a much better way to frame the questions in my head.
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Booth: After you shot me, okay? I think I got you on this one. Okay, Wonder Woman?

The Intern in the Incinerator [3.6]

.Cam: Would it be insensitive to mention that my father's sixtieth birthday is coming up?^ The only thing close to clever I can come up with right now is "Mi-Go Mango."
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Booth: Sixty already? Wow.
Cam: Uh-huh. We're having a big birthday dinner for him on Thursday night.
Booth: All right. .You give him my best.^ BONES (CONT'D) You tell my old friend Mackie, I'll be seeing him.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Cam: You can do it yourself. You have to come with me.
Booth: What? No. Not your family.
.Cam: I can't spend the night defending the fact that I still live alone to my family.^ BILL I been living here my whole life, and that hillbilly still has to check me out each time.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Booth: You never told them we broke up?
Cam: You want to make a man miserable on his sixtieth birthday?
.Booth: You want me to pretend that I'm your boyfriend?^ I gave you a link to Amazon, but consider buying it at your local comic book store (I know you want to) ...
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Cam: Yes, between 6:30 and 10 on Thursday.
Booth: Ugh. Camille, you're an adult. .You can't live your life afraid of what your family thinks.^ That might jog hidden parts of your memory so if you think "Aha!
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^ Typical denizen,* not bookworm, so think TV anchor or store clerk, not the folks you've been spending your time with while getting edumacated.
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^ CINNABAR You mean as opposed to your life?
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Cam: Seeley, it's not going to be like this forever. .One day he'll die!^ One of these days I'll post it on my homepage.
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Booth: Look, we are not looking for Gorgonzola today!
Brennan: Gormogon. Gor-Mo-Gon.

Aldridge: Why am I talking to you?
Brennan: What time did you leave the Jeffersonian that night?
Aldridge: Shortly after 11. Dr. Brennan, surely I merit someone higher up on the food chain than an FBI consultant.
.Brennan: Kyle, I know you get everything you want by flaunting your superior intellect.^ PATRICK I bet you didn't even know your bank owned the place.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BONES Time like this, is that what you really want to know?
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But that won't work with me.
Aldridge: Why is that?
.Brennan: Because I'm smarter than you are.^ BONES You two bitches were just meat, never had any idea smarter than getting yourself a little more.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


Booth: I know your password too. It's daffodil.
Brennan: I never told you that!
Booth: What, I got eyes! .I mean, you guys aren't exactly CIA material.^ I've been meaning to reread His Dark Materials for a while now: would any of you be interested in discussing it over at my livejournal?
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Hodgins: Daffodil?
.Brennan: What, they're pretty.^ I can think of three reasons, but they're all pretty damning: .
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And I'm changing my password.
Booth: Daisy.
.Brennan: How did you know?^ I'd like to know how the heck they got as far as they did without Paramount Pictures legal department popping them like a zit.
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^ But you know how resourceful those International Women of Mystery are...
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^ You say I took the name in vain Well, I don't even know the name And if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
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Booth: It's your second-favorite flower. .I know you, Bones.^ BONES Time like this, is that what you really want to know?
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Try a planet! [Bones enters another password] Jupiter! [Brennan looks shocked]

.Felicia: Why didn't you tell me you guys split up?^ Don't tell me you didn't.
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^ CINNABAR Why couldn't you just tell him to let us in?
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^ MACK You gon tell me you didn't ginsu those punks and steal their ride?
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.Cam: You want him?^ PEARL (still with her back to him) Jimmy, you've got -- BONES I've got what I want.
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Take him. I don't care.
Felicia: I don't want him.
Booth: You don't?
Felicia: [to Cam] No. .I was just trying to get back at you for being so perfect all the time.^ Just trying to do what you did.
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^ Particularly when you can play back photos from the card on the same screen just fine.
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^ I used to use Bronner's all the time back in college...back before I realized that my skin is as dry as tissue paper, so castille soap is verboten.
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Cam: So you admit it.
Felicia: Like you're a saint? .[to Booth] She used to go into my closet with all my dolls and say that they were having a party, but that I wasn't invited.^ I try to compose my posts & links separately in a 'notepad'-style text editor, as vanilla-plain as possible so I can see all the ingredients, then use the site's preview to check first that the links are functional and secondly that they go to where I want them to.
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^ I used to use Bronner's all the time back in college...back before I realized that my skin is as dry as tissue paper, so castille soap is verboten.
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^ I'm going to see if I can catch that again and look more closely; I would be disturbed if they meant to say that.
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.Cam: You were five, and they did not like you.^ My current choir has too many altos and not enough tenors, so they've pressed one of the altos into singing tenor, like you two.
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^ I'd like to know how the heck they got as far as they did without Paramount Pictures legal department popping them like a zit.
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^ It looks like you could actually cook from many of these, and they have (often familiar) tunes.
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The Boy in the Time Capsule [3.7]

Zack: I had a Michael Jackson glove. I've never mentioned that before.
Hodgins: I loved Chevy Chase. We all have our crosses to bear.

Booth: This is crazy. It's — it's not right. Tell him that it's not right.
Brennan: Is it?
Booth: Oh! You're on his side. .Why don't you go play Voltron with him?^ Internet and Tragedy of the Commons go together well, don't you think?
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Booth: So this girl, she had this game where she would ask me a question -
Brennan: What kind of question?
Booth: It doesn't matter, okay? So if I got the question wrong, I'd have to take off a piece of my clothing. So of course I knew all the answers, but I pretended that I didn't.
.Brennan: So you could take off your clothes.^ Bruce (and anyone else), I'd love to see your take on it...I kind of cheated and took his wings away so he's not as Dread as he could be.
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^ Hasbro Corporation was, along with a casually tossed off "Sure, I'll take you to see the Transformers movie when it comes out!
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^ If so, do put photos up on your LJ. (And when you do, remember to set your name up here so that clicking on it takes us to your place.
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Booth: Exactly. Now, my point is, I'm standing there, you know, in my socks and my St. Christopher medal, and she runs off. .She runs off with the sleeping bag and all my clothes and I'm standing there starko.^ August 09, 2007, 01:18 AM : There's a certain kind of perverse pride in knowing this is all my fault.
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^ Serge ::: (view all by) ::: July 31, 2007, 08:51 PM : There's this movie that my wife has long longed to see released on DVD. It is.
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^ INT. THE ELEVATOR - CONTINUOUS Pearl stands there, summoning all her courage for what she knows she's going to have to face.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Brennan: Well, why would she do that?
Booth: Well, I suppose she heard I was under the bleachers with another girl the week before.
Brennan: Okay. This is a story about sexual prowess, Booth. You're bragging!
Booth: [laughs] I had to run across the campus buck naked!
.Brennan: You're laughing about it now!^ Where are you tricks, jokes, or songs now that made everyone laugh?
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^ A particularly fun game, if you're a real geek, is to spontaneously fic about the turning points where the Earth you're reading about or watching diverged from Earth One.
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^ Now if you're sensitive to noise, that might be a problem.
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You enjoyed displaying your penis. It showed alpha male mastery.

Booth: [telling about an embarrassing episode from high school] So this kid, right, we're walking past and he calls us Philistines. .You know what that means, right?^ PEARL I don't know whether to chill you and serve with cottage cheese, or rip you open and eat you right here.
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Brennan: Yes, an uneducated person.
Booth: Well, I didn't. I said, "Hey, I'm not Philistine, I'm Catholic."
Brennan: [chuckles] Okay, that's sort of embarrassing.
Booth: [serious] That's not the embarrassing part. My friend, he hangs the kid over the stairwell by his ankles. I laughed, Bones. I should have protected him, and I laughed.

Booth: You know, evolution is long, long process. It takes hundreds of years.
Brennan: Thousands.
Booth: Why do you always have to correct me?
Brennan: To help you evolve.

The Knight on the Grid [3.8]

Cam: Dr. Brennan looked a little hurt when I told her you asked me to come out here instead of her.
Booth: No. .Bones's feelings, they don't get hurt.^ Bones don't feel a thing.
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She's not like you.
Cam: Like me?
Booth: Yeah. A girl.
Cam: Yeah. .The word you're looking for is "woman," who, incidentally, makes more money than you.^ Who're you?
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^ But no more than you do.
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^ MACK Besides, there's more money to be made in the gin than the juice.
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Booth: Touchy!
Cam: What can I say? I'm just a girl with feelings.

Brennan: I can't freak out every time somebody Googles me.
Booth: Cam, she goes nowhere alone.
Brennan: Cam, don't listen to him.
Booth: Cam, who are you more afraid of, me or her?
Brennan: Booth—
Cam: Whoa! .[holds up a hand] So this is what it's like to be a kindergarten teacher.^ Before he can shoot, Stank and Weaze breeze in, Stank holding some car keys up in his hand.
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Booth: My idea of art is a half-naked woman on the side of a van.
Sweets: That's interesting.
Booth: No, it's not interesting, Sweets, 'cause it was a joke.

Sweets: It's awesome! It's like the Sith Lords, man. There's always only two of them.
Booth: Did you just Star Wars us?

.Brennan: There are levels of bad guy, Russ, and you’re not even on the first level.^ You're trapped there.
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^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
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^ The one there's no help for is when you get your first look at Lethe's Bramble, shake your head, and say "No, Statice limonium.
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.Russ: Why do I feel like you just called me a sissy?^ Just like you always wanted.
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^ You do NOT comprehend WHY people from especially places like MIT, DESPISE html etc.
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^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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The Santa in the Slush [3.9]

Hodgins: [to Angela] Our victim... was kicked by a reindeer.
Angela: Oh. .Get the hell outta here!^ PALMER Let's get the hell outta here.
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^ LUPOVICH Let's get the hell outta here.
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Zack: [points to a screen] The sacrum.
Angela: Wait. .The evidence actually adds up to an old, fat man with a white beard, in a custom-made Santa suit who smoked a clay pipe and got kicked in the ass by a reindeer?^ Though now a prosperous banker, twenty years ago he was the man who set Bones up.
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^ JEREMIAH Half our old customers are gonna be getting their people to cross state lines to pick up lotto tickets.
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Brennan: Where did he work?
Ralph: Uh, employment agency called Temp Time. On 7th, by the Convention Center.
Booth: Ha! Couldn't have been Santa!
Brennan: Why?
Booth: Because Santa wouldn't have worked at a temp agency!
Brennan: Well, why not? His work is seasonal.

Booth: No. It's not a lie lie, Bones. It's more like everybody agreeing that, up to a certain age, kids deserve to live a different kind of truth.
Brennan: Okay. .By that reasoning, what we should do is figure out a lie Russ could tell the girls so they wouldn't know he's in jail.^ I never could figure out what it was.
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^ PEARL Girl, they build gates like that to keep people like us out.
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^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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Booth: That is a brilliant Christmas idea.
Brennan: It was intended to be a scathing and incisive comment.

.Caroline: I want you to kiss him under some mistletoe.^ BTW, just looked at Wikipedia please, DON'T read the 'Character' section if you want to avoid some very nasty spoilers .
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^ Even positing a war-free world, how would you punish a murderer without harming him in some way?
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Brennan: Kiss Booth?
Caroline: That's right, cherie.
Brennan: Why?
Caroline: Because it will amuse me.
Brennan: Why?
Caroline: Because the two of you are all "Dr. Brennan" and "Special Agent Seeley Booth," and it's Christmas, and I have a puckish side that will not be denied.
Brennan: Puckish?
Caroline: What's the matter? .You don't think I can be puckish?^ Internet and Tragedy of the Commons go together well, don't you think?
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.Brennan: I never thought about it until now.^ If I'd known then what I know now about the character I'd've thought it was even more perfect.
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.Caroline: You want me to write that letter, you kiss Booth, on the lips, for [counting] one steamboat, two steamboats...five steamboats.^ I assume you want at least two.
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^ Computers on Earth Two respond to standard written English, and if you want to encrypt something, you just have to put it in Klingon font.
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^ My current choir has too many altos and not enough tenors, so they've pressed one of the altos into singing tenor, like you two.
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Brennan: That's blackmail!
Caroline: That's correct.
Brennan: That's unethical.
Caroline: That's the deal, cherie. Take it or leave it.

Brennan: Booth, who is a very honest person, says that at this time of year deception is necessary for the happiness of little children.
Booth: I'm being misquoted.
Sweets: Booth is absolutely right.
Booth: She got the gist.
Sweets: There is a fictional element to Christmas.
Brennan: You mean the whole "birth of a Savior" rigmarole?
Booth: It is not rigmarole!
Sweets: No, Dr. Brennan, it's the feeling of Christmas. What people call the Christmas spirit. It's a kind of dream or hope we carry with us from childhood. But as adults—
Booth: Are you including you in that?
Sweets: As adults we're imbued by the pragmatic routines of daily life, which make it difficult for us to regard anything with childlike wonder. .But, you know, it's all right for us to try.^ PEARL The spirit world is all around us right this minute.
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^ For the sock knitters, the geek knitters, and the geeky sock knitters among us...you must all go look at Cat Bordhi's new sock book immediately.
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^ I didn't work all my life to get out of this neighborhood for you to move right back in!
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.We put on silly hats, drape trees in sparkly lights and wrap gifts in garish paper, and that's good for us.^ But from the other way come cops, in a plain wrap car, a hand reaching out and putting the spinning blue light on the roof.
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.It's not only all right to allow children the transient experience of innocence and joy, it's our responsibility.^ All lyrics provided for educational purposes only Copyright © www.sweetslyrics.com Please read our Privacy policy .
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Brennan: Okay.
Booth: Okay?
Brennan: I found that very helpful.
Booth: That's what I've been saying the last four days!

The Man in the Mud [3.10]

Sheriff: [to Booth] Is she serious about the mud?
Brennan: As serious as a gas attack.
Booth: Heart attack, Bones. As serious as a heart attack.

Booth: What a shock for that couple. I mean, they slide naked into the hot mud bath and a skeleton hand pokes her in the, you know—
Brennan: Anus.
Booth: Bones!
Brennan: What? It's a clinical term for that part of the body, Booth.
Sweets: Dr. Brennan, Agent Booth, would it be fair to say that you use work to avoid confronting personal issues?
Booth: Why? Because I don't wanna talk about, you know—
Brennan: The anus.
.Booth: You really like that word, don't you?^ I'm not really in a position to be your patron, I hope you don't mind.
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^ Warning: neck and neck with Breaking the Waves and Limbo as movie you really, really don't want to watch if you're feeling at all vulnerable.
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^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
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Sweets: Do you two ever discuss anything that's not attached to work?
Booth: Well, it's better than talking about, you know—
Sweets: The anus?
Booth: What is it with you two?

Booth: You know, you can play the field... and not plow it.
Brennan: That was distasteful.

Brennan: Doctor Sweets says that you work with tropical fish.
April: Yes, I lo-ove fish. .They're just like people.^ They're just that.
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^ PEARL Girl, they build gates like that to keep people like us out.
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^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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.Brennan: No, no, they're not.^ No way they're in there.
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Actually, people can't breathe under water.
April: She's funny.
Brennan: I am? Wha– ? Why is that funny?
Booth: I don't think she meant that literally, Bones.
Brennan: Oh.
.April: You look in their eyes and you can see their little souls.^ If you hover your mouse over the entry that says "Blagofaire", you'll see a little popup text that shows the date of the comic to be "2007-03-23".
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^ MAURICE Can you take a little extended solo right about now, funk soul brotha?
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^ NEW ANGLE - MAURICE'S POV When he looks back, he sees not a dog, but a beautiful black woman, a Dark Lady, who only has eyes for him.
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It's in every part of their coloring.
Brennan: Fish don't have souls.
.Sweets: [obviously trying to end the conversation gracefully] April just means they're pretty.^ They're just that.
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^ I think some fields have managed it, but in my library they've just become catagories meaning These Books Don't Fit on That Shelf.
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^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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April: [starting to get angry] Don't tell me what I mean, Lance. .[To Brennan] What I meant was, we're all made up of the same stuff; that makes us human.^ If you're going to make up a world, it surely helps the reader if you draw the geography.
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^ You're right, they're not all the same.
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^ Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: August 09, 2007, 11:35 PM : It's the stuff you find when you're not looking for it that makes the web interesting.
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Brennan: Well, on a quantum level, that's true. Although the word "stuff" is not accurate.
April: [To Sweets] See?
Sweets: [shocked] O-okay.
April: He kills about a million people a night!
Sweets: In a video game.

Booth: Your friend's name Garth Jodrey?
.Tim: How'd you know that?^ CINNABAR But how do you know?
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^ CINNABAR How do you know?
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^ But you know how resourceful those International Women of Mystery are...
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Booth: [points to the name plaque on his desk] Special Agent Seeley Booth. Special.

Player Under Pressure [3.11]

.Brennan: I thought you said you were just going to talk to him!^ Now what, he just said to tell you what?
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^ NANCY (moving on) Just what are you feeding him?
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^ Reichs has said that TV!Brennan is an earlier version of book!Brennan, but I just don't see any way for that to have happened -- Bones is never going to be as diffident as book!Brennan, no matter how old she gets.
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Booth: Yeah, well, I saw his face and I got mad.

Brennan: Is she crying because she loved him, or because she lost a mansion?
Booth: [mouths] The mansion.

The Baby in the Bough [3.12]

.Booth: [talking about a baby] He looks a little fussy there.^ (Then again, a couple of years ago there was a Serious BBC Drama with Ray Winstone as Henry VIII. Talk about weird casting.
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^ I'm meeting with an old professor* next week to talk about programs I should look at; I'll make a note to bring that up with him.
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^ There is also a paltry 7.5-bhp Onan compressor-drive-- but the less said about that little wimp the better."
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.Why don't you pick him up and give him a cuddle?^ You gonna have to pick it up yourself.
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^ CINNABAR Why couldn't you just tell him to let us in?
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^ It makes sense that they would test whether you can recognize the feel of Chaucer or Wordsworth; I don't know why I got so hung up on "well, I use that word, so..."
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.Brennan: Just because I have breasts doesn't mean I have magical power over infants!^ "Just jealous...they cant afford the fabulous", and then continues, "What a fabulous book - just because it says to use Trendsetter Yarns doesn't mean you would have to use them - I have been in plenty of yarn shops and seen comparable yarns that you could use with this book and have an identical item."
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Brennan: Coochie-coo? [The baby cries.] Oh, no, no! No need to fuss! Obviously something is upsetting you. Children have toys. You must have some. .Let me see [finds a purple elephant in the diaper bag, holds it up to the baby] You know, elephants are not purple.^ Warm this place up, you'll see.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He holds it up for Pearl to see and from: HER POV The dress is brand new and beautiful.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

This is wrong.

[Brennan is trying to coax a child not to cry.]
Brennan: Dancing phalanges! Dancing phalanges! [waggles her fingers in front of the baby] Show me your phalanges! [The baby uncurls one fist in a little wave.]

.Booth: You know, you look very mom-like with that baby monitor.^ PALMER Like you'd know.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You were crying like a baby.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Just so you'll recognize me, I look like this lousy picture .
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Brennan: I have a responsibility under state law as a foster parent. I've already bought him toys and clothes.
Booth: Ah. .So you’ve bought him some clothes?^ PEARL (still with her back to him) Jimmy, you've got -- BONES I've got what I want.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even positing a war-free world, how would you punish a murderer without harming him in some way?
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Brennan: Well, I sent an intern, who apparently loves bears, which in reality would devour a small child.

Brennan: Strontium is an element found in most rocks.
Hodgins: Human beings absorb it through the consumption of local vegetation and water. Over time the isotope collects in the bones, meaning—
.Booth: You could use it to figure out where someone's from.^ I never could figure out what it was.
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^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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[Brennan and Hodgins look shocked.] That's right, people. I am a constant surprise.

The Verdict in the Story [3.13]

Sweets: Dr. Brennan, everyone you work with, including your therapist—
Booth: Former therapist.
Sweets: —is endeavoring to imprison your father. That's wicked stressful.
Brennan: Booth is right. It doesn't bother me.
Sweets: No, Booth is wrong. Yes, it does.

Max: Oh, he’s a full-grown scientist?
Clark: I shave, sir. I have a driver’s license. I've won a couple fist fights. I've saved a life. I've lain with women. I've been hustled at pool. .I've defied my father’s wishes.^ And you've all killed my father for the second time.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

I have broken hearts and I have been heartbroken. So, by all the markers of this society, I am a grown man.
Max: Oh. You've "lain with women"?
Russ: Is he gonna talk like that at Dad’s trial?

Caroline: [to Booth] Lose the "Cocky" belt buckle. .[to Hodgins]] No badges saying "Resist authority" or "The truth is out there."^ The one there's no help for is when you get your first look at Lethe's Bramble, shake your head, and say "No, Statice limonium.
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[to Zack] Do not cut your own hair the day before the trial. [to Angela] Ugly up a little. The plain women on the jury hate you. [to Sweets] Use your fully grown-up words. [to Cam] Eat. Last time, your stomach was growling louder than your testimony.

Angela: Sweetie, this is one of those times when I know what's right and everybody else is confused.

Booth: Okay. You're not Dr. Brennan today. You're Temperance.
.Brennan: I don't know what that means.^ I still don't know what it means in context of the song.
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Booth: The scientist part of you got sidelined temporarily.
Brennan: I still don't know what that means.
.Booth: Bones, just, take the brain, okay, put it in neutral.^ As Lupovich squirms, Bones takes his blade, and shoves it in just below Lupovich's sternum.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

All right? Take the heart, pop it into overdrive. [makes engine noises and mimes driving a race car]
.Brennan: [smiles] Sometimes I think you're from another planet.^ I think you're right.
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^ I think you're gonna approve.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
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.[laughs] And sometimes I think you're really very nice.^ I think you're right.
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^ I think you're gonna approve.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BILL You think that's really him?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

The Wannabe in the Weeds [3.14]

Brennan: Does Tommy share your affection?
.Pam: Why do you ask it like that?^ You do NOT comprehend WHY people from especially places like MIT, DESPISE html etc.
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Because I don't look like a scarecrow? [to Booth] Like her?
Brennan: Hey. Wha- what are you coming after me for? [to Booth] Do- do I look like a scarecrow?

Brennan: Until I was thirteen, I wanted to be the next Cyndi Lauper.
Booth: I'd say you're kidding, but I don't think you know how to kid.
Brennan: The other girls and I referred to her as "rad." .[laughs] My mother said I sang just as well.^ MAURICE The man said just to use my imagination.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My personal reaction, I know, but I'm not dealing well with the knowledge of our new fascist overlords just now.
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Booth: As well as Cyndi Lauper?
Brennan: Yes.
Sweets: Mothers do that. It's healthy.
.Brennan: No, it wasn't just flattery.^ And then one day, he just wasn't around no more.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.My mother told me I sang "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" better than she did.^ When I sang alto in my youth (up to tenth grade) I chose alto because they were the big, cool girls who had all the fun parts.
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^ Cake or Death , "I always did what my mama told me/But I never did vote republican."
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Sweets: It was an expression of affection, Dr. Brennan, not an objective evaluation of your abilities.
.Brennan: Well, I think you're wrong.^ I think you're gonna approve.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think you're right.
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^ "We're not promoting it because we don't think it'll do well.
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.Booth: Okay then, go ahead, belt it out.^ GUARD Okay, go on ahead.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Brennan: No!
Sweets: Yeah, come on. Give us a few bars.
Booth: Come on...
Brennan: I can't just burst into song. I have to have music and an appropriate atmosphere of frivolity.
Booth: Diva, forensic genius, best-selling author, better than Cyndi Lauper...

Sweets: Mocking will not change my opinion. I have been mocked many, many times before. That came out wrong.

Zack: My regimen is easily completed in my apartment. Treadmill for 30 minutes, 100 sit-ups, push-ups and leg-lifts, and then 20 minutes of free weights. I'm deceptively strong.
Cam: I am deceived.

Brennan: Hey! Break down the door!
Booth: It hurts my shoulder when I break down the door!

The Pain in the Heart [3.15]

Brennan: I knew I shouldn't have gone to that funeral. .It was a complete waste of time, just like I said.^ That's just wasted time.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But I just found myself using Safari to waste time instead.
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^ That streak is exaggerated during hard economic times, or even times when the economy as a whole could be said to be growing but at the same time the income gap is rising (like now).
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Booth: Wait a second. .You thought that my funeral was a waste of time?^ And you've all killed my father for the second time.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Cam: I thought it was a lovely service, Booth.
Booth: Thank you! .You know, I expected to see more people though...^ If anyone in the Fluorosphere has had more recent contact or at least knowledge of them, please let me know, by email if you think it offtopic enough.
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^ Because, you know, what Hamlet really needs is *more* bloodshed.
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^ I'm starting to think that a lot of his music becomes more accessible when other people sing it -- with his own understated versions you have to pay more attention.
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Hodgins: I always imagined a lot of ex-girlfriends crying.
Booth: Yeah. Me, too.
Angela: You guys are pathetic.
Brennan: [to Booth] Just know I won't be attending your next funeral.

[Brennan walks in on Booth in the tub.]
Brennan: I need to talk to you!
Booth: Okay, what the hell, Bones? I'm in my house, in my bathroom, in my bathtub! .How the hell did you get in here, anyway?^ JEREMIAH How did you get in here?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ TIA How'd you get locked in here?
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^ Just be glad I did and you can start life from here instead of down there.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Brennan: Well, that fake rock by your front door wouldn't fool anybody.^ CINNABAR If I did, I wouldn't come within fifty yards of your door.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Why are you wearing a hat that dispenses beer?
Booth: Hot tub plus cold beer equals warm beer. Hat equals solution. But why are you—
Brennan: And that cigar? Very unhealthy.
Booth: Okay. .What the hell do you want now, Bones, 'cause I'm not really feeling too relaxed.^ JEREMIAH What the hell do you want?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Really, you'll be wanting to do that.
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^ BONES Time like this, is that what you really want to know?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Brennan: You should have told me that you weren't dead.
Booth: I already explained this to you. The Bureau has to vet everyone when there's a security issue. I was just following protocol!
Brennan: Protocol?
Booth: Yes!
Brennan: We've been partners for three years, Booth, and you've broken protocol before! .Sometimes putting my life in danger, which makes sense because you clearly don't have any real concern for me!^ Really, my lips don't move when I read comics.
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^ It's possibly because so much of my musical taste was set by 80s 'alternative', I suppose, so what you hear as "80s production" I just hear as "music"?
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^ It makes sense that they would test whether you can recognize the feel of Chaucer or Wordsworth; I don't know why I got so hung up on "well, I use that word, so..."
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Booth: (stands) I took a bullet for you!
Brennan: Once! That only goes so far! (pause) Would you like a towel?

Cam: A toothless cannibal just can't cut it in today's competitive serial killer climate.

.Booth: Bones broke into my house last night.^ Diatryma ::: (view all by) ::: August 11, 2007, 10:13 PM : I saw Stardust with my father, brother, and brother's girlfriend last night.
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Brennan: There was a key!
Booth: All angry because nobody told her that I was dead. And I was just following protocol!
Sweets: Broke into your house?
Brennan: There was a key.
Booth: And barged into my bathroom.
Sweets: What were you doing?
Brennan: He was drinking beer and reading a comic book.
Booth: I was taking a bath!
Sweets: You read comics and drink beer naked?
Booth: Wait a minute. .Bones bursts into my bathroom, all right, and I'm weird for being naked?^ My Canon SD110 is in Illinois being fixed right now.
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^ The bad reviews all seem to agree that it was cheesy, so it sounds like just my thing right now.
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^ Bones stares right into his eyes, as his life blood pours freely, weakly lifts his arm to his best friend's face.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


.Brennan: [confronting Sweets in an angry whisper] Booth and I agreed to let you study us, not experiment on us.^ CINNABAR Why couldn't you just tell him to let us in?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You didn't tell me Booth was alive because you wanted to see how I'd react, and you better not do it again!^ JESR ::: (view all by) ::: August 08, 2007, 01:26 AM : Mary Dell, I can't tell you how much I needed to see that image, as my world, at the moment, is made entirely of annoyance and noise.
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^ I'm guessing that there's some missing context, because I can see how demanding credentials can become a destructive Wikipedia pissing-match.
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Sweets: Why are you whispering?
Brennan: Because if Booth knew what you did, he'd beat you up.
.Sweets: And don't you think that's a little bit of an overreaction?^ (I think you have to scroll down a bit.
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^ Internet and Tragedy of the Commons go together well, don't you think?
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Brennan: No.

Season 4

Yanks in the U.K. [4.01 + 4.02]

.Brennan: In fact, taking a right turn on a red light here is the equivalent of turning left in the wrong lane at home.^ JASON Take a left, no, I mean a right.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Every time I start thinking they'll do the right thing, I get squashed by them doing the wrong thing, so I'll take 'none of the above' for $0.02.
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^ We'll move some shit in, and take shifts, or all crash together here -- BILL Pat's right.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Booth: I'm turning right. [takes a right turn and almost hits a bus, stops the Mini in the middle of an intersection and gets out of the car, screaming] I hate England! I hate London! I'm glad we had a revolution!

[Booth tries to get out of the Mini Cooper.]
Booth: Ahh! Getting out of this thing is like being born!

.Booth: Every man in this country would like to sleep with you.^ Do you think that this year's Burning Man will have creatures like that Martian Brain Spider that eventually wound up near the Oakland West BART Station?
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^ (Mind you, today's Cheesy Crap would in almost every way be considered remarkable when I was growing up in the SF&F starved early 70s.
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Brennan: Are you being nice to me or awful to the British men?

Angela: My heart isn't yours to claim. It's mine to give away.

[Angela calls Brennan's phone; her voicemail answers.]
Brennan: Hi. Technically you have not reached Temperance Brennan; but if you leave a message, it will reach her. Me. Temperance Brennan.

The Man in the Outhouse [4.03]

Sweets: Does it seem that your partnership provides a surrogate relationship, making it more difficult to form other bonds?
Brennan: A surrogate relationship wouldn't necessarily be such a bad thing because then I could avoid the sting of rejection, which, however fleeting, is still uncomfortable.
Booth: Right. Okay, look, I'm sorry. You know what? .If Mark and Jason don't know how lucky they are, they don't deserve you in the first place.^ But don't you know?
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^ Do you know if that first episode will be shown again?
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^ I don't know how to explain it.
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Brennan: No, relationships are temporary.
Booth: No, that's not true, Bones, you're wrong, okay? .There is someone for everyone, someone you're meant to spend the rest of your life with, all right?^ You're right, they're not all the same.
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^ You're right.
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^ Go places you're not meant to be -- that's what you get.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You just have to be open enough to see it, that's all.^ So I can't see any of you, and I'm feeling all snittified.
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^ Serge ::: (view all by) ::: August 17, 2007, 03:57 PM : The Last Legion opened today, but I don't see a single review anywhere.
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^ I particularly like the helmet that lets you see the memories of the dead grasshoppers...it just DOES, dang it!
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Brennan: Anthropologically, 83% of societies are polygamist.
Booth: Now you sound French. Being faithful is what separates us from the chimps.
Brennan: Actually, it's a gene called HAR1F.

The Finger in the Nest [4.04]

Booth: Parker had a nightmare.
Brennan: About severed fingers?
Booth: No, it was a singing frog.
Brennan: I don't see the connection. .But then I'm one of those people that thinks when you dream about a banana, it's probably just a banana.^ You knew those people.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm not thrilled about Zarkov's character myself, but I can live with it because I think they've got Dale and Flash just right.
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^ Just walking the 3/4 mile to or from the main campus is an unpleasant experience, and I feel truly sorry for those people who have to work outdoors.
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Booth: Okay, yeah, I get it. You saw a whole lady's corpse when you were a little girl and you were fine.
Brennan: Yes. .Although, for some reason that I do not understand, I kept staging my own death.^ Some of it's my own baggage related to voice, some is...
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^ I've met enough of them to feel sympathy for the some of those reasons, and to not want to make fun of them (except in the most gentle and understanding way , the way I hope people make fun of me).
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Pretending that I drowned in the bathtub, faking electrical shock. It really freaked my parents out. And once, when Russ found me hanging, he had to go see the school psychologist.
Booth: [mildly sarcastic] But otherwise you were fine.
Brennan: [earnestly] Yeah.

Parker: [to Booth, when introduced to Dr. Sweets] His face doesn't look like a baby's behind!
.Booth: [puts his hands over Parker's ears] Look, okay, he's having nightmares, he's not eating, he doesn't wanna go to school and suddenly he's afraid of meteors!^ I was orginally going to use "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" as an example of a play nobody could have fun at, but it just doesn't work as a good example.
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Sweets: Giant flaming rocks from outer space. Who wouldn't be afraid?

[Booth walks into Brennan's office and finds her using her laptop computer while curled up on the sofa with Ripley.]
Booth: Uh, the dog should be, you know, in the cage. He killed Seth Elliot.
Brennan: Well, it's not his fault! He's actually a very nice dog, [cooing to Ripley] aren't you? [to Booth] He reminds me of you.
Booth: Me?
Brennan: He's got warm and reassuring brown eyes, and he's capable of great violence.
Booth: Okay, great. Thanks a million.

[Brennan and Booth have just finished burying Ripley]
Brennan: On behalf of humankind and the universe, I'd like to apologize for what happened to Ripley. .He was born a cute little puppy, and then the people who adopted him wanted to kill him because they were too stupid to realize that he would grow into a big dog.^ It's whether or not those good intentions are what controls the story, or whether good people end up committing terrible things because, well, that's what a war really is.
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^ When I sang alto in my youth (up to tenth grade) I chose alto because they were the big, cool girls who had all the fun parts.
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^ Unfortunately, the owners of the character were asking too much money because they were hoping that Fellini would do it.
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Booth: That's good.
Brennan: Ripley was a good dog. .He didn't want to fight, but he did it to please his master.^ One of the reasons I was asking was that I didn't want to be redundant if I did try to write it.
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.And he didn't want to attack a human being, but he did it — to please his master.^ One of the reasons I was asking was that I didn't want to be redundant if I did try to write it.
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.[holding back tears] You know, it wasn't Ripley's fault his master was cruel and selfish.^ Back in the Clipper-wars days, there was a common story about the NSA/FBI giving Congress the "If you knew what we know...."
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.Like all dogs, Ripley only saw the good in people.^ Kathryn from Sunnyvale @ 769, I downloaded Leechblock a few weeks ago and had all manner of good intentions -- Internet only on the lunch hour, and only one hour in the evening!
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^ Instead, it looks like the Democrats are about as happy with a police state as the Republicans, and only differ on which people should be at the top.
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^ BILL You people really don't like dogs.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Dogs are like that. People should take a lesson.

The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond [4.05]

Angela: These are children's shoes, but they're size 11.
Cam: So you think our victim was a giant toddler?
Brennan: That would show up in the bones.
Cam: Sarcasm does not play well on the forensic platform.

Sweets: These action figurines, they're awesome.
Booth: Still living at home there, huh, Sweets?
.Sweets: No, I have my own place, and before that I lived with a woman.^ I'd heard his name before via a slightly odd conversation at a party, and it had somehow stuck in my head, though I had no idea what his songs or his voice was like.
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All right?
Brennan: Was that woman your mother?

Booth: Sweets, what are you doing?
Sweets: I'm putting myself in the mind of an obsessive-compulsive in order to figure out where I might conceal a memory-enhancing, psychosexual proxy.
Booth: Right, right. What's that mean?
Brennan: Masturbatory aid.
Booth: Oh. Check the shoes.
Sweets: Good.
Brennan: What? He's not going to find it in the shoes. Do all boys keep their masturbatory aids in their shoes, or is that particular to you?
.Booth: That's for me to know and you to find out.^ You about to find out.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His recording of "Everybody Knows" is prominent and haunting in Exotica , and I got the soundtrack just to find out who and what that song was.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When you find your own true love you will know it By his smile, by the look in his eyes.
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Tushman: The publishing game's changed. You know what I mean, Dr. Brennan.
Brennan: No, I do not.
Booth: Try me, Mr. Tushman.
.Tushman: Book writing is no longer about good writing per se. It's about marketability.^ I like the books an awful lot, despite what I may or may not have said here about epic good v.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A book of the author. .There's a reason why your photo takes up the entire back cover of your books.^ If so, do put photos up on your LJ. (And when you do, remember to set your name up here so that clicking on it takes us to your place.
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Brennan: Because I'm a very good writer.
Tushman: You're serviceable, but your success is contingent upon your image as a hot scientist chick.
Brennan: That's not true, is it?
Booth: Of course not! Don't call my partner a chick! What's the matter with you?

Booth: What are you doing?
Brennan: I'm throwing out my book.
Booth: It's still on your hard drive, right?
Brennan: No, not any more it's not.
Booth: You erased it? Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa! Stop!
Brennan: I don't want to be a writer any more.
Booth: Oh, why? Because of what that publisher said? He was an idiot. Did you see his glasses?
Brennan: Well, I don't want to be a sexy scientist.
.Booth: Well, that's like me saying I don't want to be a sexy FBI agent.^ I don't want to spend forever like this.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, it was used in a 2004 blog entry by Rob Styles , but it sounds more like something The Sphinx would say from the movie "Mystery Men".
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

We can't change who we are.

The Crank in the Shaft [4.06]

.Sweets: Well, uh, first I think it's important to find out what went wrong, why you were involved in an unsuccessful relationship.^ You about to find out.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After I slept with Nicky and helped you take out the old man you think you can just walk out on me?"
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Internet and Tragedy of the Commons go together well, don't you think?
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Angela: Who said it was unsuccessful?
Sweets: You're not together anymore, are you?
.Angela: Do you love your parents?^ When you find your own true love you will know it By his smile, by the look in his eyes.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tania ::: (view all by) ::: August 08, 2007, 07:16 PM : ::snort:: ethan, have I told you, lately, that I love your squirrelly self?
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Sweets: Yes.
.Angela: But you don't live together anymore, does that mean your relationship with mom and dad was unsuccessful?^ You didn't backup your relationship?"
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^ I'm not really in a position to be your patron, I hope you don't mind.
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^ Type your name here: Address, comma, email, comma, yours: And (optional) your URL here: Write here: Don't make me type all this again (You must preview before posting.
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Sweets: I don't think it's the same.
Angela: I do. .Sometimes you have to move on, whatever your feelings.^ P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: August 08, 2007, 03:09 PM : Car review to make you feel better about your day.
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The He in the She [4.07]

Brennan: Do you consider yourself to be one of my "brighter grad students," Mr. Nigel-Murray?
Vincent: Yes, and so do you, Dr. Brennan.
Booth: I am not calling this kid Mr. Nigel... anything.
Vincent: Vincent. Or Vince, or Vinny, Vin... Vincenzo. .Actually, uh, I had this girlfriend, once, who used to call me "Vino Delectable" because of how my — uh, you don't...^ I'd be more impressed if you ever weighed in to call me naive for failing to understand something good about how Washington gets business done.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's possibly because so much of my musical taste was set by 80s 'alternative', I suppose, so what you hear as "80s production" I just hear as "music"?
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^ You could call me an overlady if you want, but don't call me late to dinner.
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need to know that.

Cam: We already have Agent Booth to make lame jokes. Let's stick to facts.
Vincent: The rods in the human eye are sensitive enough to detect the light emitted by a struck match from as much as a mile away on a clear night.
Cam: Okay, let's stick to relevant facts.
Vincent: The sockets have been ground down.
Cam: Okay, that could be useful. .[looks expectantly at Vincent, who smiles but says nothing] Especially if you have an explanation.^ The one there's no help for is when you get your first look at Lethe's Bramble, shake your head, and say "No, Statice limonium.
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^ It's highly disconcerting to look at the LCD display and see nothing when you're attempting to frame a picture.
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Vincent: Plastic surgery. Oh, uh, she had [gestures with his hands in front of his chest] fake boobs, too.
Cam: "Sockets," "eyeballs," "boobs" — I wouldn't use these words when conferring with Dr. Brennan.
Vincent: I know. With her it's all "supraorbital nimbus" and "mammary implants." But you seemed a more colloquial sort.
Cam: Well, in that case, what about the "backbone"?

Hodgins: Does Brennan put "Mr." before your name?
Vincent: Yes.
.Hodgins: That's her very subtle way of saying you're not a doctor.^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
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^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
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Mr. Nigel Murray: Can I ask you something?
.Hodgins: Is there any way to say no?^ There's no way she can do it.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No way they're in there.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The one there's no help for is when you get your first look at Lethe's Bramble, shake your head, and say "No, Statice limonium.
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Mr. Nigel Murray: What ever happened to whoever it was who used to work here before me?
Hodgins: He joined forces with a serial killer who was the last in the long line of cannibalistic murderers specializing in knocking off members of secret societies and building skeletons out of their body parts.
Mr. Nigel Murray: Wow, I hope that doesn't happen to me.

Cam: [about the victim] "He"?
Vincent: Mmm-hmm. Triangular pubis, no evidence of a ventral arc. The pelvic bone speaks. It says, "I be male."
Cam: The pelvic bone can say whatever it wants to say. This part here [points in the general direction of the lower body] says female.
Vincent: What part's that?
Cam: It's called a vagina.

The Skull in the Sculpture [4.08]

[Brennan and Booth approach a darkened office building.]
Booth: Whoa, whoa, whoa. What goes first?
Brennan: Gun goes first.
Booth: That's right.
Brennan: What if you get shot?
.Booth: Don't say things like that, all right?^ The bad reviews all seem to agree that it was cheesy, so it sounds like just my thing right now.
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^ But my husband does this weird thing: he cannot give me the name of the actor, but he can say, "that was the guy who was the murderer in X." And he's always right, even when I say "No way!"
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^ That first serial, the TV show in the 50's, the movie in the 80s and this production all have one thing in common: they don't take themselves too seriously, and I like that.
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.You're going to jinx me.^ If you're going to make up a world, it surely helps the reader if you draw the geography.
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^ If you tell yourself you're only going to LJ for 1/2 hour, and next thing you know it's 2 hours later, this program is for you.
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^ I want to expand on something you said, but I think it belongs in the "We're not led, we're kept" thread*, so I'm going over there.
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.Brennan: Well, if you're relying on superstition for safety, perhaps I should carry the gun.^ It's a bit like touch typing or riding a bicycle--it seems impossible if you're new to it, but if you stick with it you reach a point where your momentum carries you and it's easy.
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Brennan: [She walks up while Daisy and Cam are discussing the sculpture, and dumps a giant container of flesh-eating beetles onto it. .They look at her with consternation.] I was going to say that I slipped, but I don't like to lie.^ (I'm also wondering what Shrub gives his guests that they don't know about, since they seem to come back with opinions that they didn't go in with.
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^ I'm going to see if I can catch that again and look more closely; I would be disturbed if they meant to say that.
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^ I just checked the guide on my recorder; it looks like they're only showing Masters of SF at 10 PM on Saturday.
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Cam: You dumped a bucket full of Dermestes beetles onto this work of art. .They'll strip the flesh off our victim in no time.^ Every time I start thinking they'll do the right thing, I get squashed by them doing the wrong thing, so I'll take 'none of the above' for $0.02.
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Brennan: [nodding] Within 30 hours. Am I fired?
Cam: Au contraire. Remind me of this moment around Christmas bonus time.

[Booth, Brennan, Cam and Hodgins look on in shock as Dr. Sweets and Daisy kiss on the forensic platform.]
Hodgins: I am shocked.
Brennan: Yeah. They should not be doing that on the forensic platform.
Cam: That's a method of termination I've never tried. Bravo, Dr. Sweets.
Booth: They'll never work. .They're, like, complete opposites.^ Like they're looking right out of the world.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I just checked the guide on my recorder; it looks like they're only showing Masters of SF at 10 PM on Saturday.
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Brennan: I agree. For all her faults, she's a woman of science. Sweets bases his life on the vagaries of psychology and emotion. There's no common ground.
Booth: Right.
Brennan: You need common ground. What else is there?
Booth: Absolutely.
[Booth and Brennan look at each other as Sweets and Daisy walk away together.]

The Con Man in the Meth Lab [4.09]

Police Trainer: [after a flaming body lands on a police car] We're gonna need a... um... a fire extinguisher. Then maybe some sort of... trauma counselor?

Brennan: [to Booth's brother Jared] It is nice to meet you, Jarhead. I can see the family resemblance. Your facial structure is even more symmetrical than Booth's.
Jared: [to Booth, aside] Is she coming on to me?
Booth: No, it's just the way she talks.

Brennan: I didn't have sex with him, Cam.
Angela: Didn't have sex with who?
Cam: Jared Booth.
Angela: Good.
Brennan: Why good?
Cam: Because... because...
.Angela: Because he's Booth's little brother, and it would just be a creepy way to have sex with a Booth without having sex with the real Booth.^ And after the 2002 elections, let's just say that congressional minorities without the backup of a President have very little power when the majority party is as unified and unscrupulous as the GOP has been.
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^ Even positing a war-free world, how would you punish a murderer without harming him in some way?
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Cam: Kudos, Angela. I would not have had the guts to say that out loud.

Cam: Dr. Brennan, I don't want you to think this is an intervention.
.Brennan: I don't know what that means.^ I still don't know what it means in context of the song.
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.Sweets: An intervention is when a group of loved ones bands together to help one of their own make a difficult decision.^ I'd love to get together with any Making Lighters there.
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Cam: Oh, um, then this is an intervention.
.Brennan: Are you my loved ones?^ My current choir has too many altos and not enough tenors, so they've pressed one of the altos into singing tenor, like you two.
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Brennan: [toasting Booth] Anthropology teaches us that the alpha male is the man wearing the crown, displaying the most colorful plumage and the shiniest baubles. He stands out from the others. But I now think that anthropology may have it wrong. In working with Booth, I've come to realize that the quiet man, the invisible man, the man who's always there for friends and family... that's a real alpha male. And I promise my eyes will never be caught by those shiny baubles again.

The Passenger in the Oven [4.10]

Flight Attendant: [having caught Booth in first class, reclining next to Brennan] Sir, you need to return to coach.
Booth: See, we're partners. We like being together.
Flight Attendant: Your sexual relationship is not relevant, sir. This is first class.
.Brennan: Why does everyone always think we have a sexual relationship when we barely ever even touch each other?^ But my husband does this weird thing: he cannot give me the name of the actor, but he can say, "that was the guy who was the murderer in X." And he's always right, even when I say "No way!"
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[Booth visits Brennan in the first-class section of the plane.]
Booth: Are you tired of working with me?
Brennan: No, it's not that. But the identification and analysis of ancient remains, that's why I became a forensic anthropologist.
Booth: You're bored. The spark is gone.
Brennan: I'm a scientist first.
Booth: Right. Yeah. A scientist first. I get it. I understand.
.Brennan: Hey, if you get caught up here, does that make me an accessory?^ If so, do put photos up on your LJ. (And when you do, remember to set your name up here so that clicking on it takes us to your place.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you're going to make up a world, it surely helps the reader if you draw the geography.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Type your name here: Address, comma, email, comma, yours: And (optional) your URL here: Write here: Don't make me type all this again (You must preview before posting.
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Booth: [smiles] An accessory to an upgrade.

Booth: [sees Brennan wearing cats-eye glasses while examining remains] Bones. All right, what I want you to do is take off your glasses, shake out your hair and say, "Mr. Booth, do you know what the penalty is for an overdue book?"
Brennan: [looks confused] Why?
Booth: Never mind.

.Booth: You want to get off the plane to see those old Chinese bones.^ Hasbro Corporation was, along with a casually tossed off "Sure, I'll take you to see the Transformers movie when it comes out!
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I'm sorry.
Brennan: It's not your fault.
Booth: Yes, it is. .Because I'm the one who dragged you out of pure science and pulled you into murder-solving.^ My current choir has too many altos and not enough tenors, so they've pressed one of the altos into singing tenor, like you two.
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^ Go to a late-evening show at one which has A/C and hope that it's cooled down into the high-90s when you get out.
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^ Not because it isn't good (it's good), or not relevant (it's relevant), but because you'all probably know most of the details already, and seeing it all laid out in one slick package is just so fucking depressing, especially when you realize that the people who really need to see this movie won't, ever.
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Brennan: That's not how I remember it.
Booth: Really?
Brennan: Yes. As I recall, I had to force you to take me into the field.
Booth: [smiles] Really?
Brennan: Yes. .You didn't want to, remember?^ You didn't want us there.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.[smiles] This is all my fault.^ August 09, 2007, 01:18 AM : There's a certain kind of perverse pride in knowing this is all my fault.
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The Bone that Blew [4.11]

Booth: Okay, what do we got?
Brennan: This one is a portion of the sacrum. It's definitely human. There's char marks. [sniffs the bone]
Booth: Oh, God. .You know I hate when you sniff and smell dead things!^ You know I hate surprises.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Next thing you know, various eras of History are made to co-exist.
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^ If you tell yourself you're only going to LJ for 1/2 hour, and next thing you know it's 2 hours later, this program is for you.
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Booth: Your dad works here now?
Brennan: Not my idea.
Cam: She wants me to fire him.
Booth: Why?
Brennan: This is a crime lab! My father is a bank robber and an accused murderer!
Cam: Booth's killed more people than Max has and he works here.
Booth: Don't bring that up! .Why did you have to bring that up?!^ Why did you give a shit about the building?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why did you care that we were there of all places?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


Max: Are you sleeping with my daughter?
Booth: No.
Max: Why? Are you gay?
Booth: [half-laughing] No.
Max: Is she not attractive enough?
Booth: [somewhat angry] Bones is beautiful.
Max: Is it because of me? Because I killed one man and we both know he deserved it?
.Booth: All right, just cut it out, Max, all right?^ I didn't work all my life to get out of this neighborhood for you to move right back in!
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The bad reviews all seem to agree that it was cheesy, so it sounds like just my thing right now.
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^ EXT. KRUSHED KLUB - CONTINUOUS The guys and Tia stumble out with all their equipment, loading it and themselves into Patrick's over-sized SUV. Patrick right behind them.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

I'll talk to her. Probably ain't gonna get anywhere with her, but I'll talk to her.
.Max: You're a good man, and I want that for her.^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
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^ Warning: neck and neck with Breaking the Waves and Limbo as movie you really, really don't want to watch if you're feeling at all vulnerable.
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^ I want to expand on something you said, but I think it belongs in the "We're not led, we're kept" thread*, so I'm going over there.
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Now, I gotta go blow up some soda for some kids.^ Oooh, now there's a car blowing up!
  • Making Light: Open thread 89 20 September 2009 3:57 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only thing close to clever I can come up with right now is "Mi-Go Mango."
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Max: I've decided I'm leaving the Jeffersonian.
Sweets: Why?
Brennan: Because I fired him.
Sweets: You can do that?
Max: Oh, yeah. Believe me, she can do it.
Brennan: Well, it's all about proximity to forensic evidence.
Max: Don't take any offense, but that's a lot of crap. It's about a proximity to me. Right?
.Sweets: Well, in my opinion, it isn't your father's presence that's causing you anxiety.^ And you've all killed my father for the second time.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

It's the memory of his absence.
Brennan: I can understand quantum mechanics, but I can't understand you.

Booth: Don't fire Max. .You know, let him keep his job.^ CINNABAR Why couldn't you just tell him to let us in?
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^ Why not just let see how safe his gates and walls keep him when his past comes calling?
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He's a teacher, not a janitor.
Brennan: I can't overlook the sanctity of the forensic lab, Booth.
Booth: Yeah. Maybe you can overlook it for me.
Brennan: For you?
Booth: Yeah. Personal favor.
Brennan: Like a partner thing?
Booth: [smiles] Partner thing.
.Brennan: [smiles] I know you, Booth.^ When you find your own true love you will know it By his smile, by the look in his eyes.
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.You're trying to do me a favor by telling me it's a favor for you.^ Or the two of you could tell me in person, provided you're still planning to come to Albuquerque for Bubonicon.
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^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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^ If you tell yourself you're only going to LJ for 1/2 hour, and next thing you know it's 2 hours later, this program is for you.
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Double Trouble in the Panhandle [4.12]

.Texas Ranger: How do you think they died?^ PATRICK And how do you think crack got into the ghetto?
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Oklahoma Officer: They left Oklahoma, hit Texas, then died of despair.
Texas Ranger: Nope, they're definitely Oklahomans. If they were from Texas they would have had sense enough to carry water.
[...]
Booth: Twins conjoined at the ass!
Oklahoma Officer: Oh, they are definitely from Texas.

Fire in the Ice [4.13]

Brennan: Booth. Booth!
.Booth: [who has just come to after hitting his head] Bones, what are you doing on the ice?^ But Bones the dog turns his head away and just whimpers.
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^ BONES Just like I told you this morning, I'd be stroking your neck tonight.
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^ MACK You was just doing your job.
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.Brennan: I get nervous when you fall down and don't get up.^ Wikipedia: "If you don't measure what you value, you end up valuing what you measure."
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^ "If you don't measure what you value, you end up valuing what you measure."
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^ JEREMIAH I don't want any of you ever back down there again.
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.Booth : Hey, you know what?^ JEREMIAH Hey Jimmy, you know Eddie Mack, don't you?
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Forget about Agent Perotta. All right? Nothing is gonna change between me and you.
Brennan: Well, entropy is a natural force that pulls everything apart in a subatomic level. Everything changes.
Booth: Not everything, Bones.
Brennan: No! [they laugh]
Booth: Not everything.

.Brennan : You're gonna make me fall!^ I think you're gonna approve.
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^ If you're going to make up a world, it surely helps the reader if you draw the geography.
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^ Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: August 09, 2007, 11:35 PM : It's the stuff you find when you're not looking for it that makes the web interesting.
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Booth: I'm never gonna make you fall. I'm always here.

The Hero in the Hold [4.14]

Booth: Any lock worth picking is worth kicking.

Hodgins: [about the Grave Digger] I'd like to kill her. I hate her. I think I could murder her.
.Brennan: If I think of any group of people could murder someone and get away with it, it would be us.^ Tim Kyger at 178, thank you also, and could you, would you tell us what techniques work to get one's Congresscritter to pay attention?
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Booth: You never told her [you loved her]?
Teddy: I was twenty. It was hard.
Booth: I. Love. You. It's three words, really not that hard.
.Teddy: What, you've never loved somebody and didn't say it to 'em?^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
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^ Are you saying I've encouraged the watching of bad movies?
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^ As for used things on Amazon, I've never had a problem, but you are buying from individuals, not the company, so there's probably less recourse if there is one.
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.(Booth is silent) See, maybe that's why I'm here: to get you to say "I love you" to somebody.^ BILL Why don't you hang on and I'll see if she's here.
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^ But that ain't why I came to see you.
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^ If you hover your mouse over the entry that says "Blagofaire", you'll see a little popup text that shows the date of the comic to be "2007-03-23".
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Jared: It will really annoy my brother, the army ranger, to be saved by a squid.

Sweets: Character is who you are under pressure, not who you are when everything’s fine.

The Princess and the Pear [4.15]

Sweets: May I call you Bones in future moments of shared camaraderie?
.Brennan: Don't call me Bones.^ Bones' look sez: Bitch, don't call me that again.
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Sweets: Sure about that, Bones?
Brennan: Please, don't.

Brennan: What's wrong?
Booth: Nothing. Come on in. .How about some coffee?^ And by Goulart, which meant a story about a robotic car that goes crazy because its passenger spilled some coffee on the dashboard.
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^ I remember that Ellison was very excited about it at LAcon, and how the network would air it the moment some other series failed.
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Caribbean bean!
Brennan: You hurt your back again?
Booth: Nope. No, no, no. It's that obvious, huh?
.Brennan: Your gait suggests you restrained your anterior longitudinal ligament.^ Amazon's suggestion for me today is to upgrade from Adobe Photoshop to the new Adobe Production Suite: "You can order yours for just $779.99...."
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.Booth: Yeah, well, I blame the couch, all right?^ PATRICK Yeah, well, Maurice is right.
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^ MAURICE Yeah right, and which ever of us is still alive at the end of the week inherits all Vincent Price's cash.
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.I fell asleep last night watching the game.^ Scott H ::: (view all by) ::: July 29, 2007, 09:06 AM : Speaking of Daniel Craig, I watched Renaissance last night.
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^ Marilee ::: (view all by) ::: August 11, 2007, 10:48 PM : Xopher, #576, I taped it and watched it later last night.
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.Look, I figured you fixed my back last time.^ Come by any time if you'd like to have a look at my copy.
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^ LUPOVICH Last thing you need's for me to start doing my fucking job.
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^ I used to use Bronner's all the time back in college...back before I realized that my skin is as dry as tissue paper, so castille soap is verboten.
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.Really, I just thought that maybe you could fix it again.^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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^ CINNABAR Just thought I'd see if you needed any help.
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.So use your little magic knuckles and hit it up, and we're ready to go.^ I wanted to use it above, but ended up going with the ezh, because insular g failed.
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^ If you're going to make up a world, it surely helps the reader if you draw the geography.
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^ "They're using my script from 2000, and they want me to polish it up a bit," Neil told me.
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.Brennan: Booth, if this has become a recurring problem, you should see a specialist.^ I should \not/ have forgotten that, seeing as I was trying to sing out of a hymnal (like most, divided as you describe) barely two months ago.
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Booth: Right. I get it. All disclaimers apply. Here we go. Hit the back. Chop, chop. We've got a case!

[Booth has taken a lot of Vicodin for his back pain.]
Perotta: How are you, Agent Booth?
.Booth: The only reason that I am not coming in right now is because Bones told me not to, but she's your responsibility.^ BONES Just like I told you this morning, I'd be stroking your neck tonight.
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^ As Bill reaches to open it, Bones' POV floats closer - and closer - right up on Bill's back now.
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^ The only thing close to clever I can come up with right now is "Mi-Go Mango."
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Nothing can happen to her, okay? If anything happens to her and all that silky black hair, all that soft skin —
Perotta: I will not let her out of my sight. You have my word. Now we should really get back to the case, Agent Booth.
Booth: Am I stopping you? [hangs up]
Perotta: Right. I'm going to round up as many black knights as I can at Imagicon. .In the mean time, please don't go out in the field without me.^ Please don't make me go by myself.
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^ I think some fields have managed it, but in my library they've just become catagories meaning These Books Don't Fit on That Shelf.
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^ Letters to Congresscritters don't mean much, folks -- not most of the time.
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Brennan: I don't need a sitter. Booth gets needlessly protective sometimes. I have no idea why.
.Perotta: You really don't, do you?^ I'm not really in a position to be your patron, I hope you don't mind.
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^ Warning: neck and neck with Breaking the Waves and Limbo as movie you really, really don't want to watch if you're feeling at all vulnerable.
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^ BILL You people really don't like dogs.
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Brennan: No.

The Bones That Foam [4.16]

The Salt in the Wounds [4.17]

Brennan: Pregnancy is unlikely without intercourse.
Booth: Yeah, thanks, Bones.

Angela: What's wrong with the moment?
Hodgins: Nothing.
Angela: But?
Hodgins: But it's nice, every once in a while, to think about the future.
.Angela: So let me this straight: to be together, then it has to be all about the future?^ I went to see it with a load of friends who'd been in the class with me, all unsuspecting, and we rolled about in the aisles and left chorusing the prologue together.
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Hodgins: Yeah.
Angela: So this, right now, this isn't together?
Hodgins: It was a moment. A great moment, but like all great moments, past.

[Booth and Brennan walk in on a baby shower being held in the multi-purpose room of a high school]
Booth: You have got to be kidding me. Didn't this school ever hear of sex education?
Brennan: Well if so there's gaps in the curriculum.
Booth: That's for sure.

.Angela: Have you ever noticed that a sunset looks more beautiful when you share it with someone that you care about?^ I'd be more impressed if you ever weighed in to call me naive for failing to understand something good about how Washington gets business done.
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^ (You don't have to be embarrassed about learning things from Robert Graves any more do you?
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.Brennan: No, I haven't, but I'll pay better attention next time.^ I'll add that next time I do an update.
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Saroyan: Some of us take coffee breaks, some of us take smoke breaks, Mr. Vasiri takes a spiritual break.
Brennan: Who smokes?
Saroyan: Nobody. Not very often, anyway. Just very rarely, in times of great stress.

The Doctor In The Den [4.18]

Booth: I'm thinking the victim wandered away from his car, he was drunk, and he ended up in this area. The same thing happened to a guy last year in the giraffe section.
Brennan: Giraffes are herbivores. .They don't eat people.^ They look at the dog eating enough beef to feed six people.
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Booth: That part is different, but the guy broke his arm. .Did you know that giraffes can weigh up to two tons?^ Even contributing sentence rewrites about topics you know nothing about in seldom visited pages would up your "trust" score.
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^ I did it through a broker so you wouldn't know it was me.
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^ You know, it's been two days since I first read this comment, and the usage still squicks me.
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Brennan: Yes. Everyone knows that.
.Booth: And they sleep less than two hours a day.^ It can't get the house cooler than about 87 degrees during the day, and this is with heavy dark curtains blocking the two biggest windows.
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Brennan: That I did not know.
Booth: Yes! Pinky stumps the brain!

Angela: Ooh, what is that smell? Are you wearing cologne?
Hodgins: It's urine. I found traces of uric acid on the victim's clothing.
Angela: Oh.
Hodgins: It was the pheromones you found pleasing.
Angela: Yeah, yeah. The pheromones in tiger urine?
Hodgins: Well, I assume it was tiger urine. The cat was probably marking its territory.
Angela: I was turned on by tiger urine?
Hodgins: [Laughs] Celibacy isn't easy, Ang.
Angela: Tell me about it.

Brennan: We're scientists. We can't quantify or rely on our emotions. They're arbitrary and indeterminate.
Saroyan: We know people through our feelings, Dr. Brennan. You trust Booth because of how you feel.
Brennan: No, I trust Booth because of past actions.
Saroyan: And faith in the future. I'm sorry, but feelings are important. Even to you.

Saroyan: Anything of value yet?
Brennan: We're cataloging injuries. I thought you would be with Booth.
.Saroyan: Questioning people isn't really my thing.^ Dang it, the people writing the tests should realize that.* You have my sincere sympathies.
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^ It's whether or not those good intentions are what controls the story, or whether good people end up committing terrible things because, well, that's what a war really is.
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.Most of the time I just want to beat them until they tell me what I want to hear.^ When I started singing seriously in college they tried to make a soprano out of me, since they told me most women were, and that choir altos were actually just the sopranos with IQs.
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^ Shotgun doesn't even have time to scream, we just hear his breath and blood escaping from the new opening across his neck.
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^ Jakob @ 149 I was about to say "pretty widely" until I remembered the b**** of a time I just had packing, esp my academic works.
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Brennan: I know, it gets frustrating, and hitting can quite often be effective.
Clark: You both work with the Justice Department?
Brennan: Yes.
Clark: Ironic.

Brennan: No lions?
Hodgins: Not in the whole park.
Booth: There are tigers. How much difference can there be between lion urine and tiger urine?
Brennan: There are no stripes in lion urine.

The Science in the Physicist [4.19]

Mr. Nigel-Murray: The slowest meteorites travel at 25,000 miles per hour.
Hodgins: Uh-huh.
Mr. Nigel-Murray: I'm not just spouting useless facts. You do not have a chance at recreating those velocities with a glorified blow-gun. You simply want to fire a cannon at a dummy.
.Hodgins: [holds out safety goggles] Are you staying or going?^ Go to a late-evening show at one which has A/C and hope that it's cooled down into the high-90s when you get out.
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^ Although I guess if you are going to restrict yourself to garments that made only out of knitted squares, rectangles, and triangles, you have to try to make them interesting somehow.
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^ You beat me to it; I have some free time tomorrow morning and I was going to try that out, but you beat me to it.
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Mr. Nigel-Murray: Another set of eyes taking note can never be amiss.

Hodgins: To eternity, to glory, to the future. [scoffs]
Brennan: You disapprove of the Collar Institute?
Hodgins: Up and forward are only two directions. .Science should look in all directions.^ They all look in every direction for some glimpse of hope - of a way out.
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You taught me that.
Brennan: I did?
Hodgins: Every day.
Brennan: Thank you.

Broderick Mullins: A frozen cadaver would simply bounce if dropped. Any moron would know that.

Booth: You know what? .You're the only smart person I really like.^ Or the two of you could tell me in person, provided you're still planning to come to Albuquerque for Bubonicon.
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^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
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Brennan: Thank you!

Brennan: You said I have a creepy mode.
Booth: I apologize, okay? I wasn't in my element.
Brennan: Every element is your element.
Booth: That's not true. .We've just got to stop hanging out with geniuses, because you're going to figure out that I'm really stupid.^ Go places you're not meant to be -- that's what you get.
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^ We just gotta figure out where.
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^ Maurice stops to re-light his joint when the Bones-shadow reaches out to grab his wrist.
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Brennan: What? .Don't worry about that.^ PATRICK Don't worry about it.
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^ Oh, and JESR? Don't worry about dropping the terminal "e" -- even my boss forgets and does it sometimes.
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^ BONES Don't you worry about a thing.
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.I figured out a long time ago how stupid you are.^ I am still trying to figure out how they pulled that off.
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^ SHOTGUN (CONT'D) We shoulda done this a long time ago.
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^ STANK But -- MACK How many times I told you, no psycho shit.
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Booth: Hmm.
Brennan: What I just said is true and yet it really sounded wrong. .What I should say is I don't care how stupid you are...^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
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^ Well, now I certainly know how to spell "weeoow," don't I? Maybe it should be added to the spelling list?
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^ You say I took the name in vain Well, I don't even know the name And if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
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That's not any better?
Booth: No. No. Not at all. That's not even relevant.
Brennan: There is intelligence, which I have, and Mr. Nigel-Murray.
Mr. Nigel-Murray: Thank you.
Brennan: And Sweets, even though his is so misdirected as to be meaningless.
Booth: Right.
Sweets: Wow, backhand full of knuckles with that compliment.
Brennan: And Hodgins, and Angela not so much, but she's very talented.
.Angela: Thank you, very much.^ Thank you both; I think that will be a much better way to frame the questions in my head.
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.Brennan: You're welcome.^ You're welcome.
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^ Melissa Mead ::: (view all by) ::: August 05, 2007, 03:31 PM : Re: #354: You're welcome!
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But then there's another quality, which is the ability to use intelligence. That is what you have.
Booth: Thanks, Bones.

Cinderella in the Cardboard [4.20]

.Booth: Oh, I'm just saying that life is a lot more than what you cook up with your chemistry sets.^ Amazon's suggestion for me today is to upgrade from Adobe Photoshop to the new Adobe Production Suite: "You can order yours for just $779.99...."
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^ Even contributing sentence rewrites about topics you know nothing about in seldom visited pages would up your "trust" score.
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^ It was your idea, I just executed the commission (and my flickr caption says so).
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Miracles do happen.

.Booth: Why'd you tell Sweets?^ Please tell me why you object to including a collection of such statements in the volume you are editing.
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^ CINNABAR Why couldn't you just tell him to let us in?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

He's gonna come in here. He's gonna cry and stuff.

Angela: Where did this come from?
Wendell: Egyptology Department.
Angela: They let you borrow it?
Wendell: Well, no one was using it.
.Angela: Tell me you're kidding.^ Or the two of you could tell me in person, provided you're still planning to come to Albuquerque for Bubonicon.
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^ If you tell yourself you're only going to LJ for 1/2 hour, and next thing you know it's 2 hours later, this program is for you.
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Wendell: No... I left a note.

Wendell: What happened to your measuring tape?
Brennan: I don't know. Missing. There was a Post-It note from the Egyptology Department.

Brennan: I know intellectually jealousy is absurd, but I see that it's real for people... I even experience it myself.
Booth: So what are you jealous of?
Brennan: Angela. Hodgins. Cam. You.
Booth: Why?
.Brennan: Because you all want to lose yourself in another person.^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
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^ Warning: neck and neck with Breaking the Waves and Limbo as movie you really, really don't want to watch if you're feeling at all vulnerable.
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You believe that love is transcendent and eternal... I want to believe that, too.
Booth: Hey, you will... I promise. Someday you will.

Mayhem on a Cross [4.21]

Cam: The remains were found in the possession of a Norwegian Black Metal Band.
Brennan: [looking at Clark] What's Black Metal?
Clark: I don't know, it's Norwegian, that's a whole different kind of black.

Gordon Wyatt: May I say, Dr. Sweets, that this is probably the best work I have ever read on the dynamics of opposite personality types working towards a common cause.
Sweets: Okay, now I'm hearing a caveat.
Gordon Wyatt: Just a small one. It's just that Brennan and Booth aren't in any way opposites.
Sweets: Wow. Small? What is that, British understatement?
Gordon Wyatt: Yes, he's a man. She's a woman. He's instinctual. She's empirical.
Sweets: Opposites.
Gordon Wyatt: Superficial ephemera, Dr. Sweets.
Sweets: Wow. Okay, what about the sexual component in their relationship? .Would you agree that they have both sublimated their attraction to each other out of fear of endangering their working relationship, because their working relationship is paramount to both of them?^ They sometimes sneak out and go on television; what can you do?
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^ I didn't work all my life to get out of this neighborhood for you to move right back in!
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Saving Grace is much better than I feared it would be, given the religious theme of the movie; they've managed not to get too hung up on Christian mythology as opposed to other kinds.
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Gordon Wyatt: Alas, I'm afraid I wouldn't agree with that. No.
Sweets: Wow. Which part?
.Gordon Wyatt: Well everything you just said.^ Now what, he just said to tell you what?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Yes, one of them is acutely aware of their attraction. Struggles with it daily, as a matter of fact.
Sweets: Wow. I'm sorry I keep saying that. Which one?
Gordon Wyatt: It's your book, Dr. Sweets. .I would never tell you what to write.^ This is where you would have to define the robot's "owner" to be the population as a whole, and the only way to tell the robot a command is through voting or something.
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^ Tim Kyger at 178, thank you also, and could you, would you tell us what techniques work to get one's Congresscritter to pay attention?
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Gordon Wyatt: Might I offer a word of advice regarding young Dr. Sweets?
Booth: Let me try to stop you.
Brennan: Why do we need advice about Sweets?
Booth: We don't. Sweets is just fine.
Gordon Wyatt: He most definitely is not fine. .I've read his book.^ I've read some history books about the Rome in our universe, so the show would have been frustrating for me if I thought it was taking place on Earth One, as it were.
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.Brennan: Wait, did he say something mean about us?^ We should never go without saying good things about people who are close to us.
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Gordon Wyatt: On the contrary. .You might as well know that he lost both his adoptive parents just before he came to work for your de facto crime fighting unit.^ PATRICK I bet you didn't even know your bank owned the place.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That might jog hidden parts of your memory so if you think "Aha!
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^ PEARL You might as well just dig down six feet of muddy earth and sleep in your own grave than stay another night in that house.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Booth: What are we, the land of misfit toys?
Gordon Wyatt: He's a good lad, Sweets, but this book he's writing, he's using it as the vehicle to get what he actually wants. Which is a family.
Brennan: So he imprinted on us like a baby duck?

Booth: Are you okay, Bones?
Brennan: Yeah, I'm fine. Here. .[Places Booth's handkerchief back in his pocket, then looks to Sweets] Why are you nodding?^ You do NOT comprehend WHY people from especially places like MIT, DESPISE html etc.
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^ Why did you care that we were there of all places?
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Sweets: Nothing. .Just Wyatt made an observation about you two and I think I just saw what he saw.^ Computers on Earth Two respond to standard written English, and if you want to encrypt something, you just have to put it in Klingon font.
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^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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^ I'm not thrilled about Zarkov's character myself, but I can live with it because I think they've got Dale and Flash just right.
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The Double Death Of The Dearly Departed [4.22]

Booth: Can you get lost?
Brennan: Why?
Booth: I can be devastatingly charming if you aren't watching me.

[Hodgins is giving a toast]
.Hodgins: This is a sad day for all of us, but I think it's important that we remember what we loved about Hank, you know?^ It is all about you."
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^ Even contributing sentence rewrites about topics you know nothing about in seldom visited pages would up your "trust" score.
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^ All he talks about is the medal he deserves for building us a life as far from this 'hood as possible.
  • Bones Script at IMSDb. 6 February 2010 10:32 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

His sense of humor, of course. He was always quick with a joke, good or bad. Usually bad. But he...[Hodgins suddenly looks out the window and notices .Booth and Brennan stealing Hank's body] Oh, my God!^ OH MY GOD THAT WOULD BE AWESOME shit shit shit shit shit you were a fanboy .
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^ William Daniels / John Adams impersonation) Oh my God!
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[Tries to recover] Uhhhhh... Oh. My. God, Hank. Hank is... Hank-Hank is...he's leaving us. Where is he going from here? Who knows? Oh. But, uh, uh... [smashes his glass on the floor] Oh..God... Hank. It's not fair, you know? You live life, and we-we... we die. And we don't - we don't love enough, and-and I- I got to not do that anymore 'cause I'm... I...I- I need to live and-and love, and...[Booth and Brennan are finally out of sight] Thank you.

Hodgins: King of the funeral!

.Booth: Just make sure when they put me in the ground, I'm dead.^ When I started singing seriously in college they tried to make a soprano out of me, since they told me most women were, and that choir altos were actually just the sopranos with IQs.
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^ I'm not sure I'd agree with that, but I won't dispute their grounds for making the argument.
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Brennan: Yeah. No problem.
Booth: Right? .Maybe, uh, you know, leave my body out for a few hours and check on me every once in a while.^ Haven't seen it yet - my roommate's out of town and I'm looking for excuses to get out of the house for a few hours (the dog and I are driving each other crazy).
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^ The bad part of this is that at every stage it will have the opportunity to swerve north and hit one or more of the islands dead-on, with no more than a few hours warning.
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^ If you tell yourself you're only going to LJ for 1/2 hour, and next thing you know it's 2 hours later, this program is for you.
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.Brennan: No, I'd rather refrigerate you, or else you would start to smell.^ On a different note, I have no idea how interested any of you would be in this, but Lee Hazlewood has died.
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^ If I called it Child's Luck, would you say "no, that's wintergreen"?
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Booth: Nobody looks inside the casket, okay Mr. Tung?
Tung: How do I do that?
Booth: Just, um- w- Bones, how does he do that?
Brennan: Say someone enters and desires to gaze upon the visage of their dead relative one more time, in a vain effort to say goodbye to someone who can neither see nor hear them because there's no such thing as a soul—
Booth: Bones, just- ju- Bones, Bones. Just give him a reason not to show the body.
.Brennan: We are encountering fluid seepage at the moment, and the body is not available for viewing just now.^ Lloyd Burchill ::: (view all by) ::: July 28, 2007, 08:05 PM : I've just now reading Pullman's The Golden Compass .
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Tung: I would never phrase it that way.
Booth: I know, it's perfect! It's so gross.

The Girl In The Mask [4.23]

Officer Kopek: [referring to Brennan] Is she serious?
Booth: Always.

Hodgins: I rarely find motive in bird vomit.

Dr. Haru Tanaka: I am not familiar with the "blah, blah, blah."

.Brennan: I myself have no one in my life whom I talk to that much.^ To my viewing, there are no black/African women in it, possibly one or two Spanish portraits, and no Asian of any ancestry.
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^ People never take him seriously, but he's one of my favorite musicians of all time, and even though this has been coming for a while now, I'm not sure what to do with myself now.
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Outside of work, I mean. Perhaps that is good.
Ken Nakamura: How so?
.Brennan: I can see how much pain you're in.^ JESR ::: (view all by) ::: August 08, 2007, 01:26 AM : Mary Dell, I can't tell you how much I needed to see that image, as my world, at the moment, is made entirely of annoyance and noise.
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^ I'm going to see how much diagnosis and repair costs, but I'm guessing I'll be buying a new laptop.
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^ It's highly disconcerting to look at the LCD display and see nothing when you're attempting to frame a picture.
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Is it worth it? To have your own happiness so contingent on another human being?
.Ken Nakamura: If I was willing to give up my life for Sachi, why would I not be willing to risk my happiness for her?^ I'm not ready to give up my outdated media, dammit!
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Brennan: Will he recover? Your friend Ken.
Booth: From losing his sister? .You don't recover from something like that.^ Then again, it's something like 7 years old...my solution will probably be to poke around on that handy website you linked to and then go to Fry's.
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^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
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You just survive.
Brennan: People die. There's a fault in the design if we can't recover from it.
Booth: Fault in the design. What are we, coffee pots?
Brennan: I just mean that we should be designed so that we can handle the worst.
Booth: We are designed that way. We aren't sent anything that we can't handle.
Brennan: I'm not convinced that loving someone is worth it.
Booth: I have a son and it's worth it.
Brennan: Even if he died?
.Booth: Whoa, Bones, don't even say anything like that.^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
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^ You say I took the name in vain Well, I don't even know the name And if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
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Don't even put that out there. It is worth it and everything around it is worth it. Every moment. Everything is worth it. Now eat your ice cream before it melts.

The Beaver In The Otter [4.24]

Saroyan: Mr. Vaziri, do you have the x-rays?
Arastoo Vaziri: Yes. I have never seen so many foreign objects in human remains. Arrows, marbles, jacks, various coins and cutlery. My best guess is that a nuclear explosion occurred just as the victim entered a 99 cent store.

Brennan: They keep track of sexual conquests by putting stars on the wall?
Sweets: It's emotionally stunted.
Booth: Guys, it's a college fraternity.
.Brennan: They seem like really terrible people.^ It's whether or not those good intentions are what controls the story, or whether good people end up committing terrible things because, well, that's what a war really is.
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^ They seem like very useful letters to have.
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Booth: They're college kids, okay? It's their job description to be bad. It's what they do.
Sweets: Yeah, but still. It's a community of young men mutually supporting bad decisions.
.Booth: Look, these kids, they go out into the world.^ I'm going to see if I can catch that again and look more closely; I would be disturbed if they meant to say that.
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^ I've used the analogy of a child's first Christmas, where they walk into a world transformed into a bright and shiny gift.
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^ They sometimes sneak out and go on television; what can you do?
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They're alone, they have no supervision, they have to be bad. .It's just in order to figure out what it is.^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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^ Or maybe it's just that the entertainment industry has figured out that we're a good way to make money.
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It's a scientific fact that their frontal lobes are the size of raisins.
Brennan: No, that is not a scientific fact.
Booth: What they've got to do is build their frontal lobes with exercise, and that comes from doing the wrong thing.
Sweets: Okay, so you're theory is that they've got to be bad to be good.
Booth: Exactly. It's the facts of life, my friend. Okay, so whats transmissions did you get from the brothers?
Brennan: Booth, he is not a radio.
Booth: Well, he kind of is. That's why I brought him along, Bones.
Sweets: What I did observe, using my eyes and my training, is that these two frat brothers weren't actually upset about Beaver's death.
.Brennan: How do you know?^ But you know how resourceful those International Women of Mystery are...
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Sweets: Well, real grief comes and goes in waves. These guys had their face set in sadness the whole time. They were lying.
.Brennan: I believe you're just guessing.^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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Sweets: Okay, fine. I'm just a magical eight ball. [walks away]
.Booth: I think you hurt his feelings.^ Girlfriend (hollering): "You think you can just turn me on and turn me off whenever you feel like it?
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Brennan: [incredulous] Did you believe him?

Saroyan: I am saying no to this experiment.
.Hodgins: Yeah, I got that after the part where you said no seven times in a row.^ Part of me is like, oh, yeah, I can totally see that, he could totally pull that off, but then the other part of me is gonna be all, "No, Cadet Kirk!
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.Saroyan: I find that you don't pay attention to the first six.^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
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^ Tim Kyger at 178, thank you also, and could you, would you tell us what techniques work to get one's Congresscritter to pay attention?
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^ I'm starting to think that a lot of his music becomes more accessible when other people sing it -- with his own understated versions you have to pay more attention.
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Brennan: What are you going to do?
Booth: Something personal.
Brennan: What is it?
Booth: Personal. Personal means personal. You know, not for the public.
Brennan: I'm not the public!

Booth: Jared wants me to go to India with him.
Brennan: Indiana?
Booth: India, okay? Taj Mahal, cows, tigers, cobras, Slumdog Millionaire.
Brennan: I know. Are you going?
.Booth: We don't like each other.^ The one I'm most likely to try is the penny one (works sometimes, but this one skips so badly I don't know how hopeful to be), but it's good to keep the other ones in mind.
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Brennan: So, not going?
Booth: Well, he's my brother. I still love him.
Brennan: I'm confused. You are going?
Booth: Jared should not go to India alone. He'll get in all kinds of trouble.
Brennan: You said he's never been alone.
Booth: Exactly! He'll be eaten alive.
Brennan: If you go with him, then he won't be alone. .You won't let him be bad and his frontal lobe always be the size of a raisin.^ If you plan on coming, please let me know, so I have a rough idea what to tell the restaurant about the size of our party.
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That's what you said. It makes no scientific sense.
Booth: Yeah. Got it.

The Critic In The Cabernet [4.25]

Sweets: It's quite simple. .Whatever Agent Booth says, you respond with whatever word or phrase pops into your head, and vice versa.^ If you hover your mouse over the entry that says "Blagofaire", you'll see a little popup text that shows the date of the comic to be "2007-03-23".
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^ The one there's no help for is when you get your first look at Lethe's Bramble, shake your head, and say "No, Statice limonium.
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^ It is really good soap, and you can do your laundry (hand-washing, anyway) with it, as it says on the label.
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Booth: Hunger.
Brennan: Sex.
Booth: Whoa.
Brennan: Horse.
Booth: Cowboy.
Brennan: Child.
Booth: Baby.
Brennan: Booth.
Booth: What, do you think I'm a baby?
Brennan: You're a father.
Booth: Oh, mother.
Brennan: Birth.
Booth: Happy.
Brennan: Sperm.
Booth: Sperm, isn't this kind of weird?
Sweets: No, keep going.
Booth: Ok, Egg.
Brennan: I want a baby.
Booth: Whoa!
Brennan: Horse.

Angela: Brennan, this is crazy.
Brennan: Why? I'm intellectually gifted, financially secure. Statistically, I could expect to have an exceptional child.
Angela: Fine. Yes. Absolutely. .But do know how this is supposed to work, right?...^ The one I'm most likely to try is the penny one (works sometimes, but this one skips so badly I don't know how hopeful to be), but it's good to keep the other ones in mind.
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You get naked together. You devour each other in a passionate frenzy.
Brennan: Booth would think that would create an emotional bond between us.
Angela: [sarcastic] Of course that's ridiculous.
Brennan: I knew you'd understand.
Angela: Then why use Booth at all? .Why don't you use Fisher ...^ It makes sense that they would test whether you can recognize the feel of Chaucer or Wordsworth; I don't know why I got so hung up on "well, I use that word, so..."
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and his discount sperm?
.Brennan: No, Booth has a bigger mandible and a more prominent zygomatic than Fisher, as well as a more pronounced ratio between the width of his clavicles and his ilia.^ The bad part of this is that at every stage it will have the opportunity to swerve north and hit one or more of the islands dead-on, with no more than a few hours warning.
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Angela: So, it's because Booth is hot? Now we're getting somewhere.

Booth: I'm just donating.
Cam: So you decided?
Booth: No, no. I am deciding. I-N-G.
Cam: I know you, Seeley. .You're going do it.^ If you're going to make up a world, it surely helps the reader if you draw the geography.
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^ If you tell yourself you're only going to LJ for 1/2 hour, and next thing you know it's 2 hours later, this program is for you.
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^ I want to expand on something you said, but I think it belongs in the "We're not led, we're kept" thread*, so I'm going over there.
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You want to do it. .You're not really doing it, but it's still doing it, even if you're not doing it the way it should be done.^ Or the two of you could tell me in person, provided you're still planning to come to Albuquerque for Bubonicon.
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^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
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^ A particularly fun game, if you're a real geek, is to spontaneously fic about the turning points where the Earth you're reading about or watching diverged from Earth One.
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Booth: She wants a kid, okay? It'll make her more personable with people.
Cam: And what will it do for you?
Booth: She'll get what she wanted!
Cam: A piece of you?

[Booth is alone at the sperm bank when Stewie Griffin from Family Guy appears on a TV]
.Stewie: Why are you here at the bank, Booth?^ Greg, leaving aside whether anyone actually said that, why are you trying to start that fight AGAIN over here?
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Booth: [startled] AH!
Stewie: You’ve got a hot doctor friend. Go to her and make a direct deposit like a man!
[Booth turns off the TV]
Booth: [to himself] That’s impossible.
[The TV suddenly turns itself back on]
Stewie: And yet we converse.
Booth: [Yelps and backs himself up against a wall]
.Stewie: [looking at some magazines on a table] Ooh, look!^ (The object on the second page of the table of contents looks like some hideous tartan of Muppet pelts.
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A pile of porn! Delicious! Give me a peek, Booth. Mmm? Just a little peek at a booby? Please?
[Booth unplugs the television and the screen goes black again. As he turns around, the TV turns itself on again.]
Stewie: What’s your problem? You’re threatened by a cute, harmless baby? Grow a set! .You do want her to have your baby, don’t you?^ You could call me an overlady if you want, but don't call me late to dinner.
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^ BTW, just looked at Wikipedia please, DON'T read the 'Character' section if you want to avoid some very nasty spoilers .
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^ I'm not really in a position to be your patron, I hope you don't mind.
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Booth: Of course I do, it’s just... I want her to have a baby because it’s what she wants.
.Stewie: And you could just walk away like a heartless cad while she changes poo all by her lonesome?^ But you know, we could rewrite a whole Pooh story as Lovecraft would have told it, without actually changing any of the events.
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^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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^ Just so you'll recognize me, I look like this lousy picture .
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Booth: It’s what she wants!
Nurse: [speaking from outside the room] Are you okay in there, Mr. Booth?
Booth: Uh, I’m fine. .Just, uh, fine, thank you.^ Particularly when you can play back photos from the card on the same screen just fine.
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.[to Stewie] Listen, could you just go away now, okay?^ Now I wish I had recorded it, I could burn a DVD and ship it to you, thus becoming a member in good standing of the pirate class.
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^ If you're a botanist, for example, try to figure out what evolutionary events could have made something look just like plant A, but behave like plant B. .
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^ I was orginally going to use "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" as an example of a play nobody could have fun at, but it just doesn't work as a good example.
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I don’t need your help.
.Stewie: You know, you’re not a bad looking fellow, and if you’d just keep an open mind...^ It's highly disconcerting to look at the LCD display and see nothing when you're attempting to frame a picture.
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^ Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: August 09, 2007, 11:35 PM : It's the stuff you find when you're not looking for it that makes the web interesting.
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^ The one I'm most likely to try is the penny one (works sometimes, but this one skips so badly I don't know how hopeful to be), but it's good to keep the other ones in mind.
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Booth: Go back to cartoon land, wherever you came from. Leave!
Stewie: You sure? I’m good at pretend games.
[Booth uses the remote control to turn the TV off.]
Booth: [Shakes his head] That wasn’t possible.

.Sweets: But right now I'm more interested in whether you decided to inseminate Doctor Brennan.^ I've been meaning to reread His Dark Materials for a while now: would any of you be interested in discussing it over at my livejournal?
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.Booth: God, you know, don't say it like that.^ But don't you know?
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^ It's when you want to say "Guys, that's not an evil mind-controlling alien god from another dimension; that's Zoe Washburne, and you're in real trouble."
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^ I don't know for sure that this rule change happened under Bush's watch, but somehow it seems likely...
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Sweets: I'm sorry. I'm interested in whether you decided to provide your semen for her fertilization.
Booth: Saying it like that is worse.
.Sweets: Okay, well I could go with baby daddy.^ Now if only I could remember the other phrase, the really good one that's a variant of, "Well, I guess we're going to die, then."
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The End in the Beginning [4.26]

Voiceover: People say you only live once. But people are as wrong about that as they are about everything. On the darkest moment before dawn, a woman returns to her bed. What life is she living? Is the same life this woman was living half an hour ago? A day ago? A year ago? [cuts to Booth] Who is this man? Do they lead separate lives or is it a single life shared? [...] A storm approaches. It is still over the horizon, but there is lightning in the air. Are either of them aware of the gathering turbulence? Can they feel the crackle of electricity in the wind or are they aware of only the power they generate between themselves?

.Brennan: Cam says everybody thinks I'm a cold fish.^ That thought from the report's conclusion should be remembered everywhere: Things that everybody thinks he knows only because he has learned the words that say it, are poisons to progress.
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.Booth: What you are is Iceland: cool to the touch, but underneath you're all volcano!^ It's a bit like touch typing or riding a bicycle--it seems impossible if you're new to it, but if you stick with it you reach a point where your momentum carries you and it's easy.
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^ Warning: neck and neck with Breaking the Waves and Limbo as movie you really, really don't want to watch if you're feeling at all vulnerable.
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^ You're right, they're not all the same.
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Brennan: I don't like people thinking that I'm a cold fish.
Booth: Look, if you were really a cold fish, you wouldn't care.
Brennan: You used logic on me! That's sweet! .[They smile.] Cam says the reason I didn't hear the gunshot is because I'm cheating on you.^ It's possibly because so much of my musical taste was set by 80s 'alternative', I suppose, so what you hear as "80s production" I just hear as "music"?
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^ I'm not disagreeing, but you're not the first person I've heard say something like that, and I don't hear whatever it is you apparently are hearing.
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^ "Just jealous...they cant afford the fabulous", and then continues, "What a fabulous book - just because it says to use Trendsetter Yarns doesn't mean you would have to use them - I have been in plenty of yarn shops and seen comparable yarns that you could use with this book and have an identical item."
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.Booth: Jared thinks, you know, I'm the killer, and he's helping me get away with it.^ If anyone in the Fluorosphere has had more recent contact or at least knowledge of them, please let me know, by email if you think it offtopic enough.
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^ After I slept with Nicky and helped you take out the old man you think you can just walk out on me?"
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Brennan: So you're a murderer; I'm unfaithful. We are a very exciting couple!

Vincent: You and I are not in collusion.
Zack: Why not?
.Vincent: Because you're the type of moron who goes to jail for a murder he didn't commit.^ It's a bit like touch typing or riding a bicycle--it seems impossible if you're new to it, but if you stick with it you reach a point where your momentum carries you and it's easy.
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And I, uh, am not.

.Brennan: So did the police try to convince you I was having an affair with Arastoo?^ Dawno ::: (view all by) ::: August 17, 2007, 11:47 AM : Ethan @ 770 - did you try the "penny on the tonearm" trick?
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Booth: It's what they do, you know? They drive wedges.
Brennan: It wouldn't be irrational to think I was having an affair with him. He is very handsome.
Booth: Yeah, I'd feel it if the energy was bad between the two of us. I'd know. .The same way that you would know that I couldn't murder someone.^ Had they cast someone else as Snape, I don't know what I would have done.
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^ (Mind you, today's Cheesy Crap would in almost every way be considered remarkable when I was growing up in the SF&F starved early 70s.
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^ August 19, 2007, 12:44 PM : nerdycellist #827: I know what you mean about the overexposure of The Beatles--I felt about the same way until fairly recently.
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.Brennan: I believe you would murder someone for me, and I believe you'd lie about it so I wouldn't have to carry the burden.^ Even contributing sentence rewrites about topics you know nothing about in seldom visited pages would up your "trust" score.
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^ I believe you, about the lips for sure, and I'm willing to take your word that you saw a disrespect of atheism in the show.
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^ Even positing a war-free world, how would you punish a murderer without harming him in some way?
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.Voiceover: You see two people and you think they belong together, but nothing happens.^ I should \not/ have forgotten that, seeing as I was trying to sing out of a hymnal (like most, divided as you describe) barely two months ago.
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^ My current choir has too many altos and not enough tenors, so they've pressed one of the altos into singing tenor, like you two.
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^ It's highly disconcerting to look at the LCD display and see nothing when you're attempting to frame a picture.
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The thought of losing so much control over personal happiness is unbearable. .You love someone, you open yourself up to suffering, and that's the sad truth.^ But if by 'tourist' you mean someone who shows up with a camera, two 6-packs, enough money for tickets, and an expectation they can buy supplies inside?
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.Maybe they'll break your heart, maybe you'll break their heart and never be able to look at yourself in the same way.^ Which may or may not mean barking mad; they are all things to investigate, but maybe all together at the same time is putting the cart before the horse.
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^ Just so you'll recognize me, I look like this lousy picture .
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^ There'll be a trial copy on your iMac; give it a whirl and see if it works for you.
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Those are the risks. That's the burden. Like wings, they have weight, we feel that weight on our backs, but they are a burden that lifts us. Burdens that allow us to fly.

Season 5

The Harbingers In the Fountain [5.1]

Booth: I do not like cats.
.Sweets: Well, that's consistent with the person you were before your brain surgery.^ If by 'tourist' you mean a person who has never been before, who shows up with all their necessary supplies, but they're still unsure about what they're about to do and what's going to happen- well, everyone on the playa started there.
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^ Type your name here: Address, comma, email, comma, yours: And (optional) your URL here: Write here: Don't make me type all this again (You must preview before posting.
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.Booth: I don't own a nightclub, I'm not married to Bones, you are not a singing bartender and I hate clowns.^ I'm starting to think that a lot of his music becomes more accessible when other people sing it -- with his own understated versions you have to pay more attention.
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.So, can I go back to work now?^ Back where this started on Tipler's description of his work, I now know what it reminded me of - someone trying to explain the concept behind a Greg Egan or Stephen Baxter novel.
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.Sweets: When our sense of reality is challenged - you know - really challenged, it can take some time to regain our footing.^ Even the rest of it has some giveaways that I would prefer not to know if seeing a film or series for the first time.
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^ You beat me to it; I have some free time tomorrow morning and I was going to try that out, but you beat me to it.
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^ Because, you know, what Hamlet really needs is *more* bloodshed.
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Booth: Look, it's been six weeks since I put my brain box through the blender, there. I am back, baby, huh! Special Agent Seeley Joseph Booth!

[Angela has enlisted the services of a psychic, Avalon Harmonia, to perform a tarot reading on Brennan]
Avalon: This man was lost. .You brought him the light that showed him the way home.^ Even positing a war-free world, how would you punish a murderer without harming him in some way?
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Without it he would have died.
Angela: Booth was in a coma. Brennan read him the book that she was writing. When he woke up he thought that they had a whole different life together, he thought they were married. He thought that for days.
Avalon: You were joined at that time. You're still joined.
Brennan: [Getting up to leave.] Nothing either of you is saying makes sense.
Avalon: [Turns over another card] Were you pregnant?
Brennan: [Dismissively] What? No, of course not.
Avalon: I mean in your book.
Brennan: [Stares, surprised, for a moment] No, I deleted the book. I'm tired, Angela, I'm going to go check in at the office then go home. Nice to meet you, Miss Harmonia. [Leaves]
Angela: [About Brennan] Underneath the icy exterior beats a very warm heart.
Avalon: Her life is at a very critical turning point. Between great happiness - [She turns over a card.]
Angela: [Reading the card] That's "Death".
[Avalon gives Angela a meaningful look but says nothing.]

Cam: What's really on your mind?
Booth: [Sighs, troubled] All right, um, that place that, uh, I went to, you know, in my coma dream? It was just, Bones and I, it was so real.
Cam: [Bluntly] You're in love with Dr. Brennan.
[Booth is shocked, Cam just smiles gently.]
Booth: [After a pause] What I'm wondering is, am I the same guy?
Cam: A sweet, kick-ass FBI murder solver with hard fists and a lion heart? .Mmm, yep, you're still him.^ Or the two of you could tell me in person, provided you're still planning to come to Albuquerque for Bubonicon.
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My advice, for what it's worth, is forget the bruised brain and go with the lion heart.
Booth: Right, and tell Bones how I feel.
Cam: Yes. Except, be sure about your feelings, because if you crack that shell and you change your mind, she'll die of loneliness before she'll ever trust anyone again.

Sweets: Do you know what you're looking at?
Booth: Yeah, and I'm pretty sure you haven't been this close to one in a long time.
Sweets: It's a PET scan of your brain.
Booth: Hmm. Then I was wrong.
Sweets: This is called the ventral tegmental area, and this is the dorsal caudate body. Now these two areas have been proven to be linked to romantic love and sexual arousal.
Booth: If this is your version of dirty pictures, they're not working for me right now. [Closes the laptop computer.]
Sweets: No. [Reopens computer] This scan was taken before your operation. The green and blue areas indicate low activity. The same scan while you were in the coma: lit up like the fourth of July. You were dreaming of being in love, of being married, right? [changes image] The same scan, three days ago. Before your operation you were not in love. After your operation you were. Conclusion: your feelings are not real and will fade away, like every other symptom. Now, I think you and I both know that Dr. Brennan's hyper-rationale is really just a cover for a very vulnerable and sensitive core.
Booth: Well, great. So we're talking about Bones' brain, too, here now.
Sweets: So, if you breach those defenses and it turns out you don't really love her -- [puts PET scans on table] -- I left you hard copies.

Avalon Harmonia: Dr. Brennan, how are you feeling?
Brennan: Well, they gave me medication, so I feel how I imagine people of average intelligence feel all the time. I came here to see if you ran away.
Avalon: No, I'm here looking for clues. Something I might have missed.
Brennan: In your cards? Because that is a waste of time.
Avalon: You say that after I sent Agent Booth to save your life.
Brennan: Well, you knew where the bodies were buried. You knew Dr. Leacock would attack me.
Avalon: [turns over a card] You were an abandoned child. [turns over another card] The world scares you, so you wrap it up neatly in bonds of reason, education and proof. All riddles are solvable to you, except for one.
Brennan: Yes, the riddle of how you knew where your sister was buried.
Avalon: No. The riddle you can't solve is how somebody could love you.
Brennan: [laughs dismissively] Well, I'm beautiful and very intelligent.
Avalon: The answer to the question you're afraid to say out loud is: yes, he knows the truth about you, and he is dazzled by that truth.

The Bond In The Boot [5.2]

[Booth and Brennan discover a rotting corpse in the trunk of a James Bond style car]
Booth: Whoa! Ok, that is going to kill the blue