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Offline Sam Wilson

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the wire new season...
« on: August 06, 2006, 09:50:30 am »
Yo,

does this new season sound a little like the life of a certain ex-cop schooteacher heffa or what?  Man, I hope no one at my work watches this.  Nah, they are to stupid to get it, and most of them wouldn't watch a "black show" anyway...

http://www.aintitcoolnews.com/display.cgi?id=24077

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Re: the wire new season...
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006, 12:48:45 pm »



Thanks for posting this Sam Wilson!  I LOOOVE The Wire and I can't wait
for the new season!



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Re: the wire new season...
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2006, 01:15:13 pm »



Thanks for posting this Sam Wilson!  I LOOOVE The Wire and I can't wait
for the new season!





my wife does too. She thinks mcnulty is cute.  (sigh).   ???

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Re: the wire new season...
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2006, 02:15:16 pm »



McNulty is NOT cute.  And his conduct is unbecoming.  He screws everything that comes
his way.  She finds that attractive? 



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Re: the wire new season...
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006, 04:18:15 pm »



McNulty is NOT cute.  And his conduct is unbecoming.  He screws everything that comes
his way.  She finds that attractive? 





no, purely on a physical level. She thinks he is a man-whore. 

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Re: the wire new season...
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2006, 08:35:08 pm »
yea i cant took over as the best show on tv after 2 dissapointing seasons of the sopranoes. cant wait till september.

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Re: the wire new season...
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006, 08:43:13 am »
It's about time.   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: the wire new season...
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2006, 02:17:48 pm »
It sucks that the Barksdale crew is done. I really loved the Barksdale Crew storyline on The Wire. At least Boadie and Slim Charles are still around.

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Re: the wire new season...
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2006, 02:30:23 pm »



No more Avon?  NOOOOOOOO  :'(



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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2006, 05:28:02 pm »
No more Avon?  NOOOOOOOO  :'(

Avon got his parole revoked.  He may not be done yet.  He was doing pretty well from jail last time he was in but there's no Stringer Bell to carry on this time.  It'll be interesting to see how his crew members move on. 

In a neck-snapping change of direction, I just read Freakonomics.  There's a fascinating chapter on the economics of a drug gang.  It stems from his investigation of the question:  why do drug dealers still live with their Moms?  It turns out that the drug revenues are largely realized by those at the top of the structure, just like corporate America.  Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled thread.
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Re: the wire new season...
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2006, 09:14:12 pm »
I heard that chapter in FREAKONOMICS is off the chain.

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Re: the wire new season...
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2006, 02:34:08 pm »
I hope to see more of kema she wasn't a big part of last season

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2006, 09:41:50 am »
I heard that chapter in FREAKONOMICS is off the chain.

I agree that is the most fascinating chapter in the book but there are a couple of others almost as compelling.  The Drug Dealers Living Wtih Their Moms chapter is based on a series of papers that Levitt did with a fellow named Sudhir Venkatesh who spent most of six years living in a housing project in the South Side of Chicago among a Black Gangster Disciples gang studying them.  Venkatesh was studying sociology at the University of Chicago under William Julius Wilson at the time.  He happened upon a fellow named J.T. who was the college-educated leader of this branch and kept ledgers of the gang's business.  Venkatesh was offered these ledgers by one of J.T.'s lieutenants, Booty, who suspected, correctly, that he was about to get hit because the gang blamed him for bringing about a federal indictment.  Much of the chapter is based on the analysis of this ledger as well as Venkatesh's experiences.  I couldn't put it down.  Suffice it to say that The Wire's portrayal is consistent with the observations in the chapter.

What Makes a Perfect Parent? is another fascinating chapter in the book.  The centerpiece of the chapter the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education.  The study measures the academic progress of more than 20,000 children from across the country from kindergarten through 5th grade.  They collected academic performance and survey information about the children and conducted interviews with the students' parents and teachers.  They ended up with a rich set of data relating academic performance to a whole host of factors.

One of many fascinating results is that it appears the so-called black-white test score gap is accounted for by socioeconomic differences and by school quality differences. 

Anyway, I definitely recommend the book.
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Re: the wire new season...
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2006, 11:01:51 am »
I too love the wire and can't wait for it to come back on.
Mentality is one reason many drug dealers still live with their moms. I always say they aren't very bright.
I "know" a few who played the game right but most are dead or doing time one on death row they made a great movie of the week about him. He saw no money from it of course, he didn't live with his mother he bought her a beautiful home and had also purchased a wonderful one for hisself.
One of the biggest dealers here in Ca has the prettiest house on the hill drive by all the time, wonder what he tells his neighbors??

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2006, 11:21:37 am »
That is a perfect illustration of the central theme of Freakonomics.  Generally speaking, people tend to reason about things by extrapolating from their mental models, i.e. based on what they already know or believe.  Looking at actual data often yields a different picture.  Here are some fundamental ideas from the introduction:
  • Incentives are the cornerstone of modern life.
  • The conventional wisdom is often wrong.
  • Dramatic effects often have distant, even subtle causes.
  • "Experts" use their informational advantage to serve their own agenda.
  • Knowing what to measure and how to measure it makes a complicated world much less so.

No wonder I like this book.  The reason so many drug dealers live at with their moms is that, except for the ones at the top of the structure, they don't make very much money.
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