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July 18, 2012 6:03 PM   Subscribe

Listen up! We are a special police detail. Our task is Avon Blocksdale, drug kingpin.
posted by Room 641-A (29 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Imagining David Simon's anguished response as the point of the Wire whizzes past everyone's head is the best part.
posted by ChuraChura at 6:13 PM on July 18, 2012 [8 favorites]


(not that this isn't fantastic!)
posted by ChuraChura at 6:13 PM on July 18, 2012


Love the creepy Duplo Marlo
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 6:14 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sesame Street Little People Do the Right Thing
posted by box at 6:22 PM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


"No one likes our season, that's what!

I do. I think season two was vital into the blossoming of the lotus, the metaplots, and expanding the main theme -that being, pandemic institutional dysfunction.

We watched as the white working class was slowly dismantled by opportunists, corruption, and petty governmental interference, and it descended into the same crime we saw in season 1. The towers in the 212 were taken down, just as the docks were, and it just leaves crime as the only option in its wake. Season 2 had to exist to make white viewers see how crime is a symptom of a problem, and it isn't confined to the ghetto... Read: black people.

It's no coincidence that season 3 begins with the classic scene where Stringer is leading the dealers via parliamentary procedure. Lookit! Black criminals can do the "civilized" thing just as easily.

But that was the looking glass. That season began the political scene, and suddenly we saw that the only difference between the criminals, the suits, and the politicians was their attire and demographic.

"Does the chair realize we gonna look like punk ass bitches?"

With that, Pootie exposed the detachment and seeming incompetance of leadership throughout, and reminded us that without drastic change, all across the board, we're all just looking like a bunch of punk ass bitches...

In Lego form.

Yes, I'm kinda stoned, why do you ask?
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 6:31 PM on July 18, 2012 [17 favorites]


Imagining David Simon's anguished response as the point of the Wire whizzes past everyone's head is the best part.

Have you listened to any of the commentaries? Dude is one gloomy motherfucker. Probably on balance right about everything though...
posted by Artw at 6:36 PM on July 18, 2012


He's gloomy, but he is right to be that way. He sees what's going on more clearly than most, which is almost always depressing.
posted by Malor at 6:39 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thoughts:

1. I love the name of David Simon's blog (linked by ChuraChura above).
2. I absolutely cannot believe that David Simon is a double spacer.
3. Season 2 is my favorite. I especially like the season closer set to Steve Earl.
posted by compartment at 6:45 PM on July 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


Wee-bey and Bunk are excellent here, as is Omar's smooth-brick powerslide behind the car. And Clay Davis...is Clay Davis.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 6:46 PM on July 18, 2012


Jimmy McNulty is my spirit-animal.
posted by Artw at 6:51 PM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


I do. I think season two was vital into the blossoming of the lotus, the metaplots, and expanding the main theme -that being, pandemic institutional dysfunction.

I see what you did there. WMD.

Really though, can anyone else not hear that word without hearing it in that voice?
posted by dumbland at 6:54 PM on July 18, 2012


Was that a Lego freinds house? Nice.

I also admired the use of the werewolf and indiana jones minifig peices. They did great on Lance Reddick's face lines too.
posted by Artw at 7:00 PM on July 18, 2012


That video reminded me just how little I remembered about the newspaper plots of The Wire's last season.
posted by subbes at 7:01 PM on July 18, 2012


No one likes our season, that's what!

To hell with that, Season Two is my favorite!
posted by spaltavian at 7:03 PM on July 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


I really appreciated the attention to detail. Omar sliding under the car, the aquariums, and all the other things mentioned here. The Game of Thrones and Treme shout-outs were cute, too.

Season Two [+]
posted by Room 641-A at 7:47 PM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


"I absolutely cannot believe that David Simon is a double spacer."

This fact absolutely delights me. David Simon is not a typesetter. Those double spaces signal gravitas to me.
posted by Anitanola at 8:06 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


What do the triple spaces signal?
posted by fleacircus at 8:33 PM on July 18, 2012


The link doesn't work. Is there a live link? Googling isn't finding me one.
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 9:27 PM on July 18, 2012


The link is working for me. It's also posted at Yahoo! Screen. The video doesn't load for me but maybe it will work for you.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:52 PM on July 18, 2012


I can't believe there are people who like season 2, let alone that it's some people's favorite. Mind-boggling.
posted by dobbs at 9:55 PM on July 18, 2012


Are there people who like season 5? Is that anyone's favorite?
posted by dobbs at 9:58 PM on July 18, 2012


Of course not. Don't be silly.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 10:49 PM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


What do the triple spaces signal?

Douglas Crockford.
posted by Artw at 11:19 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dear HBO, there is a television series you need to make. It will be dramatic. And important. And you can rehire all the actors from The Wire.
posted by vidur at 12:08 AM on July 19, 2012


"This video is no longer available"
posted by Afroblanco at 1:45 AM on July 19, 2012


Guessing this is it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCtIsnmf9sM

posted by MattWPBS at 2:48 AM on July 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


And you can rehire all the actors from The Wire.

Is it Fringe?
posted by Artw at 3:12 AM on July 19, 2012


"I'll check it out for an episode or two, but it sounds boring" Ouch!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:49 AM on July 19, 2012


"Major crimes? Investigating me? Sheeeeeiiiiii......"
posted by koucha at 5:20 AM on July 19, 2012


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