The Wire Bible

During my accidental re-viewing of The Wire (see last week), I was reminded of this: "The Wire Bible," which includes David Simon's original pitch to HBO. Quite absorbing, if you at all followed the series. I'm glad they changed "Stringy" to "Stringer."

I originally wanted to post the awesomely crushing clip of McNulty trying in vain (and with the assistance of some Jameson) to build Ikea furniture, as it is a somewhat accurate representation of my past week, but this will have to do:

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Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. More

Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Bookforum, Slate, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe Ideas section and The Wire (for whom he writes a bi-monthly column). He is on the editorial board for the New Literary History of America.

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