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empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Michael Kostroff (Maury Levy) is also currently in the HBO show “The Plot Against America”.

E: he was also in The Deuce, so I guess David Simon likes him.

empty baggie fucked around with this message at 21:32 on Apr 13, 2020

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Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


He's a good actor if not exactly broad

pokeyman
Nov 26, 2006

That elephant ate my entire platoon.



empty baggie posted:

Michael Kostroff (Maury Levy) is also currently in the HBO show “The Plot Against America”.

E: he was also in The Deuce, so I guess David Simon likes him.

Being the brother of the producer of every David Simon show probably didn't hurt.

The North Tower
Aug 20, 2007

You should throw it in the ocean.

pokeyman posted:

Being the brother of the producer of every David Simon show probably didn't hurt.

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COMPAGNIE TOMMY
Jan 24, 2016

by Fluffdaddy


Very anti Semitic imo

bucketybuck
Apr 8, 2012


Jerusalem posted:

I guess technically you can argue that Poot makes it through happy (or at least not miserable) and I'm fairly certain he makes at least once appearance in every season.

Poot is the hardest character in the entire series, that guy was cold as ice.

Wallace got hosed up after pointing out Brandon and seeing his body left outside his squat all cut up and tortured. But Poot was there as well and it didn't faze him one bit, he is just merrily laughing away when McNulty arrives and gets spooked by the dog.

Bodie is told to kill Wallace, Poot tags along despite not having to, Poot grabs the gun and takes a shot as well despite never being told to kill anybody. Poot was closer to Wallace than Bodie was but didn't care, he did it any way.

Who did Stringer put in charge of the Pit? Poot. What did Poot do when in charge of the pit? Started making changes and reading the riot act, because Poot knows he is the boss.

Poot got locked up and didn't say squat to anybody, then when he got out went straight back on the corner with Bodie. Poot got lucky when Snoop shot and killed the muscle on his corner but then he went straight back out there. Poot was there when Bodie got killed and where was he the next day? Back out on the corner where McNulty found him.

And when that poo poo got old? Poot said gently caress y'all and walked away without looking back. He wasn't scared of it, he wasn't traumatized, he wasn't crying about how hard things were, he just got bored and decided to do something else.

Poot, the real gangster in the Wire and more important, the real survivor on the streets of Baltimore.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Even the cops were laughing at the dog

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004






Retcon Bodie back to life and make a show of him and Poot together just doin stuff

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


He's working for Fedex now :(

pokeyman
Nov 26, 2006

That elephant ate my entire platoon.



Always forget how much fun some of these characters are. Valchek is such a joy.

Also I like how the first time we see Royce, he's pushing a giant plunger to blow up the towers, and the camera makes a point of catching the actual workers squatting nearby who push the actual button.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



The sheer happiness Valchek feels just at the idea of what he could do if he had the leverage that Herc has over Mayor Royce is amazing. :allears:

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


I recently rewatched Red Dragon (the 2002 one) and since it takes place mostly in Baltimore, I figured this is what Valchek did in the 80's.

deoju
Jul 11, 2004

All the pieces matter.


Nap Ghost

Frankie Faison (Burrell) is in all 3 of the Anthony Hopkins Hannibal Lecter movies as Barney the orderly. He also played a different character in Manhunter, which has Brian Cox in the role.

Eason the Fifth
Apr 9, 2020


Lol that's a great take on poot

Jack2142
Jul 17, 2014

Shitposting in Seattle



Poot also drops the World going one way, people the other line.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?



Poot's reaction to getting out of jail is the best.

"They only gave me four (years) and I done 15 months, so with good time I'm like,"Man, what the gently caress?"

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


Also Poot is a murderer who winds up getting away with it and never shows any remorse.

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.




Sugartime Jones

Poot also questioned Stringer's plan.

zenguitarman
Apr 6, 2009

Come on, lemme see ya shake your tail feather




The way that mic goes flying off gets me every time

Strawman
Feb 9, 2008

Tortuga means turtle, and that's me. I take my time but I always win.



Stare-Out posted:

Also Poot is a murderer who winds up getting away with it and never shows any remorse.

Poot shoots Wallace because Bodie murders him half-way, can't finish the job, and he doesn't want his friend to die in agony. He's in tears, it's the reason he gets out of the game.

Strawman fucked around with this message at 23:17 on Apr 27, 2020

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


zenguitarman posted:

The way that mic goes flying off gets me every time

What mic

Ainsley McTree
Feb 19, 2004




Strawman posted:

Poot shoots Wallace because Bodie murders him half-way, can't finish the job, and he doesn't want his friend to die in agony. He's in tears, it's the reason he gets out of the game.

I mean...he stayed in the game for four more seasons, I think he just left because poo poo was getting way too intense for him by the end. Bodie cries too I think, doesn’t he? He at least is visibly trying not to, anyway.

Eason the Fifth
Apr 9, 2020



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj8JBBAM5jY

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.




Sugartime Jones


Thank you.

Jack2142
Jul 17, 2014

Shitposting in Seattle



I think the gangsters lead by Stringer cargo culting business 101 strategy without really getting it is one of the funniest things in show.

"Motherfucker did you just take notes on a criminal conspiracy"?

Especially since Stringer kind of gets it, but not entirely since he has had at most an associates degree, trying to explain poo poo to guys who dropped out of Middle School.

Jack2142 fucked around with this message at 04:46 on Apr 28, 2020

Stairmaster
Jun 8, 2012

nope just me lain


If stringer had read Marx Baltimore would have been his

The North Tower
Aug 20, 2007

You should throw it in the ocean.

Stairmaster posted:

If stringer had read Marx Baltimore would have been his

"Start thinking about this poo poo like grown loving comrades, not some lumpenproletariat off the loving corner, you heard me?"

God Hole
Mar 2, 2016


barksdale crew did have some socialist trappings, but never went full dictatorship of the proletariat.

that left the door open for the manifestation of purestrain sociopathic capitalism to wipe them the gently caress out

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Avon bankrolled a non-profit gym, threw community barbecues, and he and Prop Joe were able to broker a yearly truce so they can fund the yearly cross-town rivalry basketball game.

All that definitely went away once Marlo took over.

awesmoe
Nov 30, 2005



Pillbug

ruddiger posted:

Avon bankrolled a non-profit gym, threw community barbecues, and he and Prop Joe were able to broker a yearly truce so they can fund the yearly cross-town rivalry basketball game.

All that definitely went away once Marlo took over.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvK34ORchYI

deoju
Jul 11, 2004

All the pieces matter.


Nap Ghost

David Simon, Ed Burns and George Pelecanos are reportedly doing another Baltimore police show. It is not a sequel to the Wire.

Syrian Lannister
Aug 25, 2007

Oh, did I kill him too?
I've been a very busy little man.




Sugartime Jones

deoju posted:

David Simon, Ed Burns and George Pelecanos are reportedly doing another Baltimore police show. It is not a sequel to the Wire.

:flashfap:

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


deoju posted:

David Simon, Ed Burns and George Pelecanos are reportedly doing another Baltimore police show. It is not a sequel to the Wire.

Not that I don't disbelieve you (I don't want to!) but do you have any sources on that? As for not being a sequel, I'm guessing that just means it won't have any of the same characters but if it is about BPD it must have to do with pretty much all of the stuff The Wire deals with so basically,

Happy Thread
Jul 9, 2005

by Fluffdaddy


Plaster Town Cop

Can't ever make lightning strike twice though

deoju
Jul 11, 2004

All the pieces matter.


Nap Ghost

https://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-fe-david-simon-wire-reunion-20200502-sqy67bw3vndgjisd5wtjvk4ahm-story.html

quote:

“NOT THE SAME CAST,” Simon tweeted. “Same writers, same city. Different story, different actors. No connection to Wire universe save that it is in Baltimore and deals with law enforcement. That’s it.”

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost



Okay, so just as I figured, good. Thanks for the link!

Ginette Reno
Nov 18, 2006

Hey Sid Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster, and the theory of Atlantis?

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ruddiger posted:

Avon bankrolled a non-profit gym, threw community barbecues, and he and Prop Joe were able to broker a yearly truce so they can fund the yearly cross-town rivalry basketball game.

All that definitely went away once Marlo took over.

Avon also murdered his girlfriends, murdered kids, tortured and murdered people who stole from him. Murdered the working man for being an honest witness.

Less horrible than Marlo but not by much

awesmoe
Nov 30, 2005



Pillbug

Ginette Reno posted:

Avon also murdered his girlfriends, murdered kids, tortured and murdered people who stole from him. Murdered the working man for being an honest witness.

Less horrible than Marlo but not by much
like the OP said, socialist trappings

CharlestheHammer
Jun 26, 2011

YOU SAY MY POSTS ARE THE RAVINGS OF THE DUMBEST PERSON ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH BUT YOU YOURSELF ARE READING THEM. CURIOUS!


Ginette Reno posted:

Avon also murdered his girlfriends, murdered kids, tortured and murdered people who stole from him. Murdered the working man for being an honest witness.

Less horrible than Marlo but not by much

I mean so did the cops and they were the heroes.

Only held down by the evil management that didn’t allow them to do good police work

awesmoe posted:

like the OP said, socialist trappings

That was more Bells Captailistic influence corrupting them

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ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004




I see that more like Trump’s stimulus check. If you take it, you’re going to have to pay that back eventually, with interest (in this case, the interest being murder and drug dealing).

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