Saturday, January 10, 2009

All Things Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans are playing today in the "divisional" round of the AFC playoffs. I'm rooting for the Titans - they're tough and intense, and a fun team to watch, and besides, the Ravens are a trash-talking group of murderers and drug dealers.

An unrelated - but equally depressing - story about Baltimore is that the soundstage used to film The Wire is being torn down to build a supermarket. The Wire was the greatest television drama of all time; the thought of a construction crew destroying it to build a supermarket, which could easily have been built on any number of non-Wire-related locations is depressing. Fortunately, somebody from HBO prepared a photo essay of the striking of the set. For long-time fans of the show, these photos have an almost-haunted feel.

One of the extras on the DVDs of season five is this little epilogue to The Wire. Warning: depending on how much of the show you've seen, there may be some spoilers in here.


Senor Beavis said...

I'm certainly no Ravens fan, but Jamal Lewis is now on Cleveland and Albert Haynesworth did stomp on a dude's face and Kerry Collins and Michael Richards apparently have similar vocabularies.

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