kung fu grippe

  1. The very first scene from The Wire.

    Christ knows I quote it enough that it’s worth a relink.

    As David Simon now famously said:

    [The Wire is] really about the American city, and about how we live together. It’s about how institutions have an effect on individuals. Whether one is a cop, a longshoreman, a drug dealer, a politician, a judge or a lawyer, all are ultimately compromised and must contend with whatever institution they are committed to.