Following news that Baltimore’s mayor resigned after using her influence to force various agencies to spend hundreds of thousands of copies of a children’s books she wrote, Baltimore-based television writer/director/producer David Simon tweeted
To everyone coming @ me and demanding a season six of The Wire about Catherine Pugh, her ridiculous kiddie-books-as-shakedown and the rank complicity of Baltimore medical systems and charities and such in this citywide grift, let’s be clear: Full stop. No. I don’t do half-hour.
Does he mean he considers this to be a sitcom plot?
Here’s why it might actually become mandatory…
I thought this might interest some of you because of the Peter Arno connection.
We saw this show, by the way, and were impressed by how they stitched it all together to create something comprehensible. Also by how much time and expense they put into something they was only going to run for five days.
And now they’re going to make a recording which… is also going to lose a ton of money.
Yesterday, I happened to read something Norman Vincent Peale wrote in 1957 for Look magazine, regarding school boards banning books like Huckleberry Finn “because of inappropriate language and ideas” (yes, as far back as 1957).
He referred to “the peculiar notion that all ideas in fiction must be good,” and predicted that in the future “supernervous boards might drop Merchant of Venice or the Bible because some characters are depicted unsympathetically or in a way that some people might find disturbing [we’ve already gone there, of course]. If children’s minds are to be shielded from conflict and social change, it might be better to keep them away from reading entirely.”
A Seattle RE/MAX wants his home address so they can send him a commission check…
I got to wondering… in a random pool of intelligent people, which phrase would be more quickly identified: “We have met the enemy and they are ours,” or “We have met the enemy and they are us”?
Quick list: the most iconic women of the 20th century. By which I mean women you’d expect just about everybody in the Western World to recognize by sight.
You don’t have to list five: I think there are only four on my own list.
(I will explain anon)
I’m curious because this is outside of my field of expertise — in my family I’m the photographer — but isn’t December 3 a bit late to start making plans, even in the age of digital photos?
And for that matter, could you even book a decent photographer on December 3?