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Friday, July 04, 2008

Mulder and Gidlund

We've been watching X Files now for a few months. We're in Season Three, just finished disc 3 and it has been so fun! One thing I notice is how both Mulder and Scully are like walking encyclopedias! They'll approach a crime scene and recall theevery possible effect of chemical/bacteria/viscous liquid A B and C in combination with an obscure animal/bug/genetic disorder and an obscure case study in Ohio and presto, they've solved the case.

I don't really know any facts or information that could be helpful in solving these X files. But it occurred to me that I may be helpful if the case included a body found in a garden bed.

Me: "Look at these hydrangeas, Mulder."

Mulder: "What about them, Gidlund?"

Me: "Well, I've heard about cases like this, [picking at blossom with long pair of tweezers] where the showy parts of the plant, or, flower, take on different colors according to the acidity in the soil."

Mulder: "These are pink, what does that mean?"

Me: "Well Mulder, the more acidic the soil, the more pink the flower. If the soil were extremely base the flower would be blue."

Mulder: "When you perform the autopsy on the body, see if you notice any evidence of exposure to acid as a cause of death."

Me: "I'll do that."

3 comments:

lo said...

i can't wait for the next episode of mulder and gidlund...is it on netflix?

Kim said...

J and I are in season 4, disc 1. Fun! You'll probably pass us up though because we are very slow at watching them.

julia said...

i also hope there is more to come from Mulder and Gidlund. ;-)