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Awesome. David Simon might be a self-described “social democrat”, but he does a fantastic job of showing how threatening individual freedom with institutional dominance has disastrous and far-reaching consequences. If one applies the same cynicism toward government as he applies to the other monolithic institutions in his story, one pretty much ends up with libertarianism.
I’m sure Simon would argue vehemently with me, but whatever. His show rules.
Prop Joe: Yeah, I’m like a marriage counselor. Tell the man he oughta bring the bitch some flowers every once in a while. Tell the bitch she gotta suck some cock every once in a while. That sort of shit.
I don’t believe they missed Prop Joe’s “I got motherfuckin’ nephews and in-laws fucking all my shit up all the time and it ain’t like I can pop a cap in their ass and not hear about it Thanksgivin’ time. For real, I’m livin’ life with some burdensome niggers” and “Fool, if it wasn’t for Serge here, you and your cuz both would be cadaverous motherfuckers.”
@Sam: Yeah I saw something about that; it’s called “Treme”, I believe. From what I’ve heard it centers around the New Orleans music scene, but knowing Simon I’m sure he’ll focus on the Dickensian aspects of the story.
At this range? In this caliber? Even if I miss I can’t miss.
the game is the game |
November 17th, 2009 at 8:54 pm
I nominate the parallel uses of “get on with it, motherfucker” from the last episode of season three.
Carlyle Moulton |
November 18th, 2009 at 7:47 am
If one wants a course in how the war on drugs is the new face of Jim Crow, either The Wire or Nate Blakeslees Book “Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/158648219X/theagitator-20/ will serve as a text. The Wire has finally arrived on ABC Television in Australia, the first series has just finished and the second season begain this week.