"Because, brother, when you were good, you were the best we had."

The Wire is dead. Long live The Wire.

I agree with the critics who say it was the best show on television during its run. Each of the first four seasons was the best show I’ve seen related to whatever topic they were portraying that year: police, blue collar workers, politics, schools.

If you haven’t watched it, I beg you to go rent season 1; by the time you finish watching season 4 the final season should be available on DVD.


So while my toe does appear to be broken — or at least really badly sprained, ’cause it’s the color of an angry plum right now — it’s more or less stopped hurting. I might actually try running on it tomorrow or Wednesday if I can get it into my new shoes without hurting.


If you have ten minutes and thirty-five seconds to spare, I recommend downloading and listening to “Ghost Blues” by Ladyhawk.

[tags]the wire, broken toe, saucony running shoes, ladyhawk, ghost blues[/tags]

This is how behind I am

As is so often the case, I am acquiring media faster than I can consume it. I now have 22 films on the PVR:

  • Elementary Particles
  • Catch A Fire
  • The War Within
  • For Your Consideration
  • The Notorious Bettie Page
  • Venus
  • The Fountain
  • The Science Of Sleep
  • Bubble
  • Free Zone
  • One Last Thing
  • Bobby
  • The Lives Of Others
  • Beowulf & Grendel
  • Edmond
  • The Journals Of Knud Rasmussen
  • The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada
  • Monkey Warfare
  • Tsotsi
  • Six Figures
  • Grindhouse (both Planet Terror and Death Proof)
  • Fido

I also have a bunch of music piled up in the inbox:

  • annuals . be he me
  • black keys . attack and release
  • devotchka . a mad & faithful telling
  • devotchka . little miss sunshine soundtrack
  • duke spirit . neptune
  • elbow . the seldom seen kid
  • gutter twins . saturnalia
  • ladyhawk . shots
  • raveonettes . lust lust lust
  • shack . time machine
  • siberian . with me
  • sigur ros . hvarf-heim
  • sigur ros . svarf
  • silver mt zion . 13 blues for thirteen moons
  • sons and daughters . this gift

Gotta finish that MBA. Or at least stop caring…


Oh yeah, and I think I’ve broken my baby toe. But hey, at least the snow’s stopped and the sun’s shining.

[tags]broken toe[/tags]