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: