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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

CSI Las Vegas

CSI Las Vegas is one of the better and more intelligent shows on TV. But it has its strange aspects.

1) The Vegas crime lab seems to have a budget larger than the CIA and Pentagon combined.

2) Their occupational safety leaves something to be desired. In one episode, the hipster character Greg opened a car trunk with decomposing bodies and was splashed without any facial or eye protection.

3) Their medical protocol leaves something to be desired. In another recent episode, Greg went to get evidence from a burn victim with third-degree burns over 80% of her body. He wore no mask so he was breathing over someone in a compromised immune condition.

Still this is a very high-caliber show