A Twitter message from a fellow Body Farm fan got my hopes up that TNT had a new show about a crime-fighting tortoise named Bass. The heavily promoted series is called “Rizzoli & Isles.” One is a cop, the other a forensic pathologist.
Dr. Maura Isles has a pet African Spurred Tortoise. Despite what was posted on the Fanpop page for Bass, I didn’t hear Isles specifically say that he was named after Dr. Bill Bass. Who else could it be? Lance Bass? Rankin/Bass? Chilean sea bass?
While we’re on the topic of Dr. Bass, you can have “Dinner with the Bone Doctor” on Monday, July 26 at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar. He will give a presentation about the Body Farm, sign autographs and pose for pictures. Attendance is limited to 60 people. For $100, you get a surf & turf dinner and a copy of “The Bone Thief.” The cost for dinner without the book is $69.95. The proceeds go to the Dr. William M. Bass III Forensic Anthropology building fund.