“The Wire, of course, is a deliberately far cry from Adam-12 and Dragnet, the cop shows of Simon’s childhood. Its newness as a narrative art form is underscored most convincingly by its power on DVD, where it can be watched all at once, over sixty hours: this particular manner of viewing makes the literary accolades and the comparisons to a novel more justified and true. On the other hand, so engrossing, heart-tugging, and uncertain are the various story arcs that watching in this manner one becomes filled with a kind of mesmerized dread. In this new motion picture format the standard, consoling boundaries and storytelling rhythms are dispensed with—mostly. One is allowed a wider, deeper portrait, a panorama, of entrepreneurial crime, government corruption, a harassed underclass, and faulty institutions of every sort—sprawling portraiture that aims at inclusivity.”—
Also - Would totally be into naming animals after the characters. I want to find me a beat up old alley cat at a rescue shelter(hopefully with a bad ass scar from his life on the streets) and name him Omar.
for some reason, i waited till today to listen to the new kanye west album. i did so on the way to work today. it deserves all the gold stars you guys. and i know i am tardy to this particular party because everyone is all “been there done that last week” but christ is this a good album.
“Is there anything, apart from a really good chocolate cream pie and receiving a large unexpected check in the post, to beat finding yourself at large in a foreign city on a fair spring evening, loafing along unfamiliar streets in the long shadows of a lazy sunset, pausing to gaze in shop windows or at some church or lovely square or tranquil stretch of quayside, hesitating at street corners to decide whether that cheerful and homey restaurant you will remember fondly for years is likely to lie down this street or that one? I just love it. I could spend my life arriving each evening in a new city.”—
**This will happen again. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
“When I begin a relationship, there’s that pressure to be the most, to be more comfortable and open than anyone else. When you finally realize that you can just be your own scared, fucked-up self and that you can still be sexy without trying to be, it’s such a great relief. When uncondensed you is enough.”—
“The conviction that traveling in general, and walking in particular, can bring inspiration and even enlightenment is a very ancient one…as the old adage, taken up by the wandering scholars of medieval Europe, had it, ‘Solvitur ambulando’ (‘It is solved by walking’).”