About to finish HBO’s “The Wire” and am going to be in need of a new TV series to get into. Any suggestions? For my money, I haven’t seen a single television show of the same caliber as “The Wire,” the complexity of the storylines and their applicability to everyday Americana are what make the show so strong. The structure of the show in itself is unlike anything else I have ever seen and is perhaps the most laudable quality of the show. Each season focuses on a different aspect of Bal’mor’s struggles.

Seasons Themes

  1. Drug War
  2. Ports & City Trade
  3. Politics
  4. Education
  5. Media (particularly newspapers)

These are areas of worry for the nation as a whole and the directors and HBO do a phenomenal job of capturing the struggles of the stereotypical U.S. city. B’More coulda been Deeeeetroit, Chi-Town, Philly, D.C. or Austin.

As of 12:43AM Shanghai time Kanye West’s “Heartless” was still on the top of hype-machine’s web page…how is that piece of crap song still being talked about?

AIG…This is going to continue to get nastier.

Geithner’s own take…bad news when Treasury Secretary (dem) is essentially begging at the feet of those he’s trying to take from…something is a little off with that picture. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123776536222709061.html

Nobel Prize Winner Paul Krugman’s take on Geithner. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/23/opinion/23krugman.html

And a couple more takes just for fun.

http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2009/03/i-think-paul-krugman-is-wrong.html

http://www.economist.com/finance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13331285

The picture below should be in every men’s bathroom.

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