The Weekly Wire: “Snot Boogie”

It’s that time, again. Class bell’s ringing. Take your seat, cats and kittens, boots and mittens. I didn’t know what to do for this installment of The Weekly Wire. I figured I’d pluck something from one of the episodes after the last one I used — after all, I’m moving in a progression, right? (Finished the first season, holy crap awesome, why dear God why is Disc 1 of Season 2 listed as a ‘Long Wait’ on Netflix?). If I’m moving in a progression, why not go along with me?... Read The Rest →

The Weekly Wire: “I Wanted To Make That Shit Special”

Okay. It’s that time again, kiddies. Another look at HBO’s The Wire. I’m kicking the classroom door wide open. Here’s some dialogue between the two detectives, McNulty (white dude) and Bunk (black fella). They have great rapport. This dialogue is interesting — I don’t know that it needs much context. You maybe could know that McNulty is always putting himself in the political cross-hairs by trying to actually be a good cop (“good police”). What’s fascinating to me is that I don’t really know what’s going on in this scene.... Read The Rest →

The Weekly Wire: “The King Stay The King”

In case you missed it, I’m suddenly hip-deep in The Wire, and hot damn, I’m hungry for more. So, here’s the deal. I figure if hoity-toity snooty-ass Harvard can have a college course about The Wire, we can do a little something like that here at terribleminds. From time to time, I’ll post a little snippet of dialogue from the show (yes, I know, the post title says “weekly,” shaddup shuttin’ up, rabbit). Why? Because you want to learn how to write, you have to learn how to pay attention... Read The Rest →

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