The Wire 4.5 and misc.

And now the plot is thickening, isn’t it? Who can’t see the seeds of the school experiment failure — and you know this one will be a failure, it’s the way of the city — being sown with the discussion of tracking? But Chris and Snoop’s Burial Crypts is about to be busted. The election is now a horse race. And Lt. Marimow learns, probably not for the first time or even the tenth, that he’s not the police he thinks he is. Discuss.

If you need time-wasters to put off starting your Monday and justify a third cup of coffee, you could hardly do better than Eric Zorn’s particularly rich Land of Linkin’ today. Stay away from that movie one. You’ll be there all. Damn. Day.

This week’s forgotten soul track, unearthed by Old-School Saturday and downloaded from iTunes immediately afterward: “The House That Jack Built,” Aretha Franklin. I’m calling this perhaps the best breakup lyric ever:

There was the fence that held our love,
There was the gate that he walked out of
This is the heart that is turned to stone
This was the house, but it ain’t no home
This is the love that I once had
In a dream that I thought was love,
This is the house that Jack built,
I’m gonn’ remember this house!

Posted at 9:27 am in Popculch, Television |

6 responses to “The Wire 4.5 and misc.”

  1. Marcia said on October 9, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    Hey Nance, got an Other Paper story for you.

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  2. brian stouder said on October 9, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    Marcia – excellent link! Got a chuckle when I read Media Morsels’ reference to Ms T’s (aka Girlzilla) day-job employer as “the big D”.

    Plus, you gotta love the latter day Bonnie Parker pose with her roller derby gear on, and some sort of large firearm-looking-thing on her shoulder

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  3. Kim said on October 10, 2006 at 7:50 am

    I really don’t understand why this show isn’t connecting with people. Well, yeah, maybe I do. This episode — the entire school-based arc, in fact — is a heartbreak. All these techniques and demonstration projects with which the haves and academics try to fix it is like putting a band-aid on a sucking chest wound. I mean, the simple act of giving a kid your “extra” sandwich is more powerful than the couple hundred grand the Justice Dept. is fronting for yet another grant going nowhere.
    Poor Dukie. Poor Michael. Poor Namond, who doesn’t even know it yet. And now, poor Randy.

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  4. nancy said on October 10, 2006 at 6:23 pm

    This show is breaking my heart into a million pieces. I just watched episode six on demand and don’t think I can take much more. If you saw the previews, you know Namond will soon be fully aware of how pitiful he is.

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  5. Kim said on October 10, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    I did see the previews and you know what? Season 5’s arc, if it really is on the media, is well-placed.
    What’s so real (one of the many things, that is) about this story is that there are a LOT of good guys who are doomed to go bad. All those kids in Prez’s class who were more polite than most of the upper-middle classers who are my kids’ peers — very real.

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  6. ashley said on October 11, 2006 at 1:30 pm

    Nance, that fear is why I haven’t “on demanded” ep 6 yet.

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