If the phrase, “Just watch, it gets so good after those very strange episodes” sounds familiar to you, then you’ll probably agree. More
Topic: the wire
Game over, every other tattoo in the world: this ink rendering of Omar Little from The Wire just knocked your pair of sparrows kissing over a heart-shaped sunset out of the park. (With a shotgun, it knocked your tattoo out of the park with a shotgun.) If we show up with this etched into our face tomorrow, try not to be too alarmed. More
The Wire as a 19th century serialized novel - OMG! Brilliant, amazing, yes. (The Hooded Utilitarian)
We’re huge fans of all things David Simon, and for that reason we absolutely love PJ Ransone, the soulful-eyed actor who appeared in The Wire and Generation Kill. Here’s a great PJ quote from an old Vice interview:
“Acting, to me, is the highest form of art,” PJ ruminates. “The most important element of it is making a full commitment to it. Acting is my life and I would die for it. I’m not going to appear in just anything. I would never do anything with babies.” More
Dear Justin Bieber,
Hey cutie pie, how’s it going? So I hear you got into trouble playing laser tag last weekend. Apparently you got so overly excited you punched a 12-year-old boy in the face? What’s up with that? And now you’re trying to claim that it was all in the spirit of the game? Oh, baby, baby, oh. Do I have some words for you.
Hi, I’m Liana and I’m a victim of gun-game violence. You see, I made the mistake of entering a paintball tournament a few months back and now I’m going to spend the rest of my life paying for it. More
Watch The Friggin Wire! – We totally relate to this episode of the web series Tiny Apartment. Sometimes you don’t have enough time in your life to watch 5 seasons of a grittly realistic portrayal of Baltimore’s drug trafficking industry. Stop yelling at us! (via ComedySmack)
Wire creator David Simon gets a genius grant – No one deserves the title “genius” more than David, who just received $500,000 from the MacArthur Foundation along with 23 other creative individuals (Only one of them is a bee keeper.) (Wall Street Journal)
Lucky us! We got our hands on ‘The Wire’ creator David Simon’s lost episode of ‘Gilmore Girls.’ We’ve reprinted a scene below:
INT. LUKE’S DINER – DAY
Lorelai and Rory sit at their table, scrapbooking. Rory wears Converse sneakers, a sweater and a floral bandana around her neck. They eat strawberry pancakes and sip Jameson. Lorelai hot glues a photo of a young Rory to the page and groans.
Lorelai: Ugh. This is torture. Auschwitz.
Lorelai: JC Penny.
Rory sprinkles glitter over the page.
Lorelai: Tell me why we have to do this again?
Rory: It’s a biography project for school. Only like 12 of my classmates know how to read so we have to learn everything in pictures.
Lorelai: Just like the Egyptians. Um, 12 out of how many?
Rory: 392. In a classroom built for 25.
Lorelai: Hang on a sec, Cleopatra. I thought we were sending you to private school.
Rory: Eh, not for this episode. It’s a union thing. More
Speaking of the True Blood premiere, the only reason that I got into that show in the first place was because a guy I was dating last September was obsessed with it. Which yeah, seemed a little weird at the time (he was also really into Glee, which should have been a good warning sign right there), but after he basically sat me down and cajoled me into watching what I considered “another stupid vampire thing,” I was hooked. I’ve had the same resistance to Lost, the band The Hold Steady, and sushi: all of them had to be force-fed to me (sometimes literally) by somebody I liked. More
Last week, FX’s upcoming series Lights Out was filming for several days near Crushable HQ in New York. We spotted them filming scenes for the show, which focuses on the life of a former heavyweight boxing champ, in a boxing … More
On our way to work this rainy Monday we walked past a slew of trailers preparing to start filming for the upcoming FX drama Lights Out. The show stars Holt McCallany — who you’ll probably recognize from one of his … More
Medium is finally scheduled to return on January 8, and it’s bringing a serial killer with it. “An Everlasting Love” deals with yet another serial killer who has popped up in the greater Phoenix area (seriously, I’m pretty sure the … More