Posts filed under 'The Wire'

The More You Know: Arrests, auctions, and sex tapes edition

March 12th, 2008

The More You Know: Sick and whining edition

February 25th, 2008

The More You Know: President’s Day edition

February 17th, 2008

The More You Know: Staged smile edition

This is my life: “Smile for the camera!” “But I am.” “No, you’re not. Smile!”

January 30th, 2008

The More You Know: White wine edition

And lots of it.

January 29th, 2008

The More You Know: Humidifier edition

I’ve been told they’re worth the investment.

2 comments January 24th, 2008

Talking About The Wire

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Despite what you may have read in the voluminous commentaries on other web sites, this season of The Wire is as awesome as every other season. Various journalist-types have spent a lot of time griping about the unrealistic newspaper scenes, but as someone with no more first-hand knowledge of a newsroom than a police department, I find them very interesting.

This is the first time I’ve watched the show weekly instead of in giant DVD-sized binges, so it’s been a different experience. But what’s really annoying me is HBO’s weird schedule. The new episodes are available on HBO On Demand 6 days before it is “broadcast” on Sunday night and everyone who reviews the show waits until the show is “broadcast” before they discuss it. Isn’t that just a weird fiction? Is there anyone who has HBO who doesn’t have HBO On Demand or who waits until Sunday to watch the show when they could have watched it 6 days earlier? I can tell you who’s not waiting: this guy. And “next week’s” episode was great.

2 comments January 22nd, 2008

The More You Know: Saltbreakers edition

They were playing Laura Veirs in Starbucks!

January 15th, 2008

The More You Know: Not getting sick edition

Willpower alone is enough to keep illness away, right?

January 11th, 2008

It’s just like renting the DVDs, only not at all

I can’t imagine this would be helpful, but I’m posting it anyway.

Does that mean I’m falling down on the blogging job?  Perhaps.  Does it mean I don’t love you?  Of course not.

Anyway, remember that 7-minute edited version of The Sopranos that was allegedly made by die-hard fans, but was actually just made as a promotional piece?  Well, they’ve done it for The Wire.

Here ya go. [kml_flashembed movie="http://youtube.com/v/IWjLquLREJU" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

January 10th, 2008

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