Tuesday, 4 May 2010
We all have skeletons in our closets, I for one have all three PJ & Ducan/Ant&Dec albums but luckily this is seldom documented...seldom. Unfortunately for Mayor Carcetti a politicians life is scrutinised to the Nth degree so much so Major Carcetti's formative years as a promiscuous gay in Manchester appeared in 2 seasons of television drama on Channel 4.
It's easy to pour scorn Thatcherism and it's fool hardy mission to break the unions at all costs, you've all seen Billy Elliot I wont go on, but one thing often forgotten is the opportunities provided to the average working man; out of work miners had the chance to retrain as trolly boys, mill workers had the chance to retrain as lorry drivers, and many a dock worker retrained as lawyers in gothic southern american towns, the most prominent example of this being Frank Sobotca, now unfortunately due to True Blood relatively low quality in comparison to The Wire I wasn't able to dedicate more than a few minutes of my time to it but it appears Frank is doing well for himself...despite his...err...death. NB it is not known at this time whether the cast on Frank's arm in this photo is a joke or not.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
If you are worried that Omar might sell out post The Wire don't worry, he is still gayer than roller blades...
Exhibit A: the way he walks
Exhibit B: the way he's holding them gay gloves
Exhibit C: them gay gloves
Exhibit D: the way his says "If it's like that it's going to cost you lunch"
and that's just the first few seconds.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Daniels briefly pops up in episode 10 of the first season of The West Wing, playing a fucking cop. Jesus Daniels, be subtle, if you are going to lead a double life don't fucking do the same job in both lives, be a super hero and a news reporter, be a school boy and a school boy wizard, but don't be a cop and cop, you will get confused within a month and try sticking the white house head of communications with 2 viles of A-bomb when you should be questioning him about the death of a homeless man...for example.
Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing came out 20 years ago today. At the time people worried that the subject matter might stir rational tension but I didn't. President Obama took Michelle to see it on their first date. But fuck all that - Burrell plays a wise arse that sits on the street pouring scorn on the youth of today and opposing the firebombing of the Korean store, if only such nobility followed him up the ladder in the Baltimore police department.