(Don’t) describe #wire106


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That @jimgroom (and @paulbond) are running “Wire106”, all about TV drama “The Wire”. They love that show. Bless ’em. Describe “The Wire” in a way that is almost entirely lies.

Aim to entirely confuse any person who hasn’t seen “The Wire”. If *you* haven’t seen the wire DON’T LOOK IT UP!

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The Wire

Written by Cris Crissman (@Cris2B) on October 9, 2014 11:19 pm
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Things are always looking up when your family business is the highwire act.

Season three of The Wire continues the story of The Flying Wallendas. Each season has featured the planning, preparation, and execution of a death-defying performance by Nick Wallendas, the heir to the family name and genes. Season one saw Nick walking across the Grand Canyon. In season two, Nick crossed Niagara Falls. And in season three, Nick will attempt to walk a two-inch line strung between two helicopters hovering over Mt. Etna, Europe’s most active volcano.

Don’t miss this story of dedication to a family legacy, personal sacrifice, and suspense that happens when one man walks the wire.

We are all going to win this war

Written by Summer on October 9, 2014 10:56 pm
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There are no kings in America, no lives to be lost, no games to be played, and no wars to be won. Every child you see on these pretty little streets, they are all going to have a damn fine life. So what need have we to be afraid when justice will always be served? What need have we to fear from the night or the day when there are no monsters left in hiding? The men and women serving this beautiful city, our peacekeepers, they always know what to do, how to help, and let us just be. Equality. Moderation. Compassion. There is only truth in this fine city. What you see is what you get, moving through these lighted streets. Money isn’t worth a life. Money just sits crumpled in our pockets, waiting to be spent on ponies and ice cream. We wage no wars in the streets because we know there are no wars to be fought, no wars to be won, and no tyrants to be taken down. What you see is what you get in every window that you pass. What you see is what you get, and only justice will be served.

Wire Game of Thrones Style

Written by Alison Thoet on October 9, 2014 10:53 pm
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The Wire Game of Thrones Edition: The Wire is a show centered around three main families: The Barksdales, the Sobotkas and the Coppers. Each of these families live in far off places and control a different markets and use them to fight for the throne in “The Game.” The Barksdales control the run-down streets and drug culture of King’s Landing, though Avon and his right-hand man Stringer maintain control in the towers. The Sobatkas maintain the isles of Braavos, taking advantage of shipping trade and smuggling among the many islands. The Coppers are made up of many different workers, but spearheaded by honorable lawmen, most of the time anyway. They live in the North and control the Wall, always trying to stop the spread of crime from the Barksdales and Sobatkas.

The Wire Remixed

Written by Meredith Fierro on October 9, 2014 10:46 pm
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The Wire is a show about two people who live on the opposite side of the neighborhood, in Baltimore, that talk to each other through a wire. Yes, they talk to each other through a wire, like two tin cans connected by a wire. A woman, a lawyer who works with the DA, and a police officer for the homicide unit in Baltimore. The series is the story of how they interact and fall in love. They attempt to try and find each other but things kept getting thrown in their way. They have no idea they work so close together and the show becomes a mystery as they each decipher the clues to find each other.

The Wire: A Modern Day Circus Drama

Written by John Meadows (theJphys) on October 9, 2014 9:52 pm
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The Wire is a heartwarming tale of a close-knit family of acrobats who are a part of a traveling circus, based out of Baltimore I think. Anyway, this family of acrobats has all sorts of fun and heartwarming adventures together. The circus’ ringleader, Rawls, constantly gives the team problems and obstacles to overcome, but they always band together and get the show done! One of my favorite characters is the circus’ clown, Bubbles. He does all sorts of zany things and is always getting into sticky situations. All in all, this is a very family friendly, family-oriented comedy. Probably should only be watched by those 5 and up though, because Rawls can be a bit harsh with his language at times. Enjoy!

Check out this t-shirt of Bubbles the clown! I love it!


The Wire : Where the Sureal and Reality Meet

Written by @jbrazelt on October 9, 2014 9:50 pm
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The Wire is a new and up and coming show where Baltimore’s finest investigate the most perilous of crimes and the strange and unusual. No we are not just talking about murders and homicides..were talking about kittens puking rainbows people. Yes sir, it’s where art and the surreal meet.

The Wire… HBO’s finest work…

Written by Melinda Albrycht, @malbrycht7 on October 9, 2014 9:43 pm
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Do you love working outdoors? Hate working that 9-5 job, never enjoying the sun on your face? If so, Avon has a job for you. You can practically be your own boss.
Perhaps basketball is your calling or even a challenging game of Chess. If so, then The Wire is your ideal show to watch. It’s all about the game. Only the best players win….

The Wire: White Collar Edition

Written by Brittany Scites on October 9, 2014 8:08 pm
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The Wire: White Collar Edition is a great new television show about a police department who enlists the help of a former drug dealer (who escaped from prison several times only to be found by this police department). The final time he escaped they gave him an ultimatum–either he helped them find other drug dealers or he went into solitary confinement. So, of course, he chose to help them out. Not only did he avoid solitary confinement, one by one he was able to laugh in the face of his former competitors while they got carried away to jail. Not to mention he managed to do a little drug dealing on the side while he wasn’t under police supervision. As you can imagine he has to talk himself out of many a sticky situation, but in the end he helps the department and he and his handler end up with a very good relationship–almost best friends (*insert collective AWWW here*).

The Real World: The Wire edition

Written by Carmela Mitchell on October 9, 2014 7:23 pm
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The popular reality show is getting some fame. For those of you who have neither seen nor watched The Wire, It’s a spin off of The Real World. It consists of 6 strangers doing drugs under one roof. Yeah, you read right. DOING DRUGS! There are no rules, no parents, and no consequences. The goal of the show is to see who drops dead first. Or, who stays alive the longest. TWIST! There’s a narc, but who is the narc? He/She could be dead or still alive. Are they even doing the drugs? Find out for yourself and watch The Wire

The Wire: A Tale of Tools

Written by Nick Randall on October 9, 2014 6:43 pm
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The Wire is a show about a technician. This technician is responsible for re-wiring the electricity in broken houses that were damaged by various things. Some of these things include storms, fire, natural disasters, or even vandalism. The show takes place in Italy, and features a cast of various technicians that work across the world. Only the master technicians get assigned to these jobs. You will see the drama and life that goes behind wiring homes. This show is amazing, and is worth the watch. You will never see electric currents like you will in the Wire.

“The Drama It Brings Is Crazy”

Written by David Mercer (Blindside) on October 9, 2014 3:54 pm
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The new comedy series “The Wire” aims to portray a loving family of business men and women. The family loves one another so much that they constantly make jokes about one another. They’re famous so they will do anything to uphold their family name.

What the family doesn’t know is that the local police station has wired and bugged their house so they can here everything that goes on. The police are all people who could care less about anything other than this one family. They literally go to work every day and just listen to the family. Anytime they are called out on a real job they’re never able to get to the scene quick enough and someone almost always gets hurt or killed in the most ridiculous way. But they shake it off and get right back to their “real” job of keeping up “The Wire.”

The entire series will take you on a comedic adventure through love, hate, laughter, humility, discuss, and appreciation.

*Watch at your own risk*

The Wire

Written by Thomas Baird on October 9, 2014 2:41 pm
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The Wire, is a new reality/game show. It is very similar to wipeout, but it is also intense like American Gladiators. Here’s the premise of the show. There is a 40 yard long tight rope, or “The Wire”, hung above a massive pool. The object is to walk on the tight rope from one side to the other. Every time you make it from one end to the other, you move to the next level. This consists of walking on the same tight rope, but there are obstacles and other objects that will attempt to knock you off. Completing the first level will earn you a total of $1,000, and for each level completed after that your money will double. If you make it to, and complete level 10, then you have won the game and the $1,000,000 prize. Welcome to The Wire, Good Luck.

Taking Artistry to a New Level

Written by Jess Reingold, @jessreingold on October 9, 2014 1:53 pm
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The Wire is a reality tv show similar to Project Runway where artists are the contestants on a show that will ultimately land their work in a prestigious art gallery if they win. Each week is a new challenge using different materials and each week someone goes home. There are guest judges, guest clients, drama, fights, and tears. There are bruises and empty coffee cups as these talented artist fight to create the next biggest masterpiece. Although every week presents new problems and challenges, especially with the medium of art they must work with that week, what remains consistent throughout the show is that the final 3 contestants must make their finally gallery pieces out of wire. Hence the name of the show.

I don’t know what I am talking about

Written by byzantiumbooks (but don't blame me) on October 9, 2014 12:55 pm
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“el alambre” has many counterfactual references. If you watch closely, it disapparates and then apparates somewhere else (when you aren’t looking, the show is in Spanish).

One day two wires went into a bar. When they crossed the threshold, they short-circuited. So began the relationship.

To make episodes make sense, we take the zen surrealist approach. No sense makes perfect sense. There is no more sense. Listen carefully, there is no thing there. Watch without listening, you will see everything.

After the long drive to CaliFlowerPower, we see the stars approach the footlights of Hollywood. Even at the speed of an Oldsmobile 88, they never get there.

Stay tuned, same bat time, same bat place. Next episode: we parse the third commercial from the title.

Better Than the Von Trapp Family Singers on Steroids!

Written by @sandramardene on October 9, 2014 10:42 am
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Yes. Thank you for asking.
I know all about The Wire.
It’s mostly a chick flick but it has a bromance, too. Oh, and pirates, so Jim Groom might like it, too.

It starts out with this nice family of Christian conservative kids who have been home schooled in Sweet Home, Oregon, including 3 beautiful triplets named Marsha, Chocolat, and Cremora; their brother is George although everyone calls him Gooey.

Altogether, there are nine siblings in the Graham family, and they have a Christian country band called the S’mores.

The Wire is all about the adventures the S’mores have when they take their act on the road.

They get kidnapped by pirates, buried alive in a cavern full of hoarded gold, get rescued by these two really cute gay guys, fall in and out of love with all the wrong and then all the right people.

And of course, they make wonderful, uplifting music on improvised instruments wherever they go.

Spunky and sporty, their spirits rise to any occasion, and so will yours.

It’s really great how at the end of The Wire each of the girls gets a love scene.

SPOILER ALERT! Bring a hanky if you cry at weddings!

Text from the cover of a mid-price DVD re-issue of seasons 1-7 of “Jimmy McNulty and the Barksdale Gang”

Written by dkernohan on October 9, 2014 10:42 am
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(Tower TV Memories, this collection (c) and (p) Tower TV 2014)
(“Jimmy McNulty and the Barksdale Gang” – a Bava Bavabera production. First shown 1971.)

BACK ON OUR SCREENS for the first time in 40 years, lovable Irish Wolfhound detective “Jimmy McNulty” has his paws full keeping the Barksdale Gang away from those precious consignments of special sausages! With his loyal number two Kenneth Doberman he can’t fail to outwit the devious Avon Barksdale and his energetic sidekick “Springer” Bell.

Later series introduced McNulty’s harassed Chief of Police – the sarcastic and tired bloodhound William Jowls, and who could forget everyone’s favourite adorable and clumsy poodle – Bubbles! He just couldn’t get enough of those special sausages!

The show that spawned the playground catchphrase that swept the nation – “She-oooooooooot!” – is for the first time available to own and enjoy.

3 DVD set, includes:

* every episode of every series, from hilarious opener “The Target: Sausages” right through to the finale of season 8, the tear-jerking double-length farewell musical spectacular “–FIN–“.
* a gallery of your favourite characters, including never-before-seen development drawings.
* an exclusive interview with show creator, David Simon Rowan Peter – now a real-life detective!
* and the 2013 hit video of the single version of show theme “That Dog In The Whole” by Meghan Trainor.

The Tooth behind the Wire

Written by RMyer024 on October 9, 2014 10:25 am
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It hurts. But main character Ruthless Toothless won’t admit it. He is, after all, supposed to be a toothless dragon. If the others found out that he was taking monthly trips to the orthodontist, his tough-guy persona would be lost. His handler Burp has no trouble sneaking him away in the dead of night since Ruthless Toothless is the color of the midnight sky, but just last episode, Burp and Ruthless Toothless were almost caught when Asteroid spotted them adjusting one errant wire after returning from the orthodontist just before dawn. The sneaky duo just pretended that they were saving sea creatures from traps and a wire had come loose from a crab pot. Burp had to find a large amount of wax to cover the braces and to keep the wire from cutting into Ruthless Toothless’s mouth without arousing Asteroid’s suspicions. Look for this coming week’s episode to reveal whether an emergency trip to the orthodontist will be necessary if the wax doesn’t do the trick. But how will Burp and Ruthless Toothless get away one night now that the fall racing season has begun? Tune in to find out.

The Wire Synopsis

Written by Maggie Stough on October 9, 2014 10:12 am
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The Wire is a sitcom about the families who all live an apartment complex in Baltimore. Their shenanigans always end with an important life lesson. It’s a great family show.

The Wire: Downton Shabby

Written by Kris Hooks on October 9, 2014 8:56 am
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The Wire: Downton Shabby is a British period drama set in fictional Yorkshire, England in the early 21st century on the estate of the eighth Earl of Baltimore, Avon Barksdale. The series depicts the lives of the aristocratic Barksdale family and their servants as they experience great events in history that effect their lives and those of the British social hierarchy. The first season opens at the end of the year 1999, where the family is preparing to host the family of their close friend Spiros Vondopulous for the holiday season.

The much-anticipated Season 4 will include a new character, a former stripper named Bubbles who has married into the Barksdale family. Follow her zany misadventures as she learns how to navigate dining with a full 8-course setting of silverware, and attend the many state functions in her new role as wife to the heir of Lord Baltimore.

We’ll also see the return of favorite characters such as McNulty, a distant Irish relative of the Barksdales, who continues to embarrass the family with his outrageous drunken antics. Downstairs in the servants hall we’ll see Mrs. Greggs running the household along with head butler Mr. Omar Little. This unstoppable team provides the stern guidance needed to keep young servants such as Bodie, Wallace, and Stringer Bell engaged in their day-to-day jobs of cooking, serving, dressing, and chauffeuring the Earl of Baltimore and his family.

The Wire: Downton Shabby has received critical acclaim from television critics and won numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Use of Ebonics with a British Accent. It was renewed by the network for three more seasons, and resumes production for the highly-anticipated Season 4 next month.

All About “The Wire”

Written by @iamTalkyTina on October 9, 2014 6:29 am
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The key to a successful installation is tautness. If it is not taut then it will not work very well.

Another important thing is height. If it is too high, it will not work. It might stop them, and they might say “Hey, what is this?” but it will not have the proper effect. If it is too low, they might miss it. So height is important that it be just right.

Next, invisibleness is important. If they see it, then they will stop before they get to it, and you will have lost the important effect of surprise.

Another important thing is where. If you put it at the bottom, then when it happens there will not be very much distance before they stop. It is important that there be lots of distance, so that gravity can do most of the work. Plus, if they are going the other way, then they might just bonk their nose or something, and then they would say “Hey, what is this?” like in the up above one.

Time of day is also critical factor. In the daytime there is lots of light, and that makes it harder for the invisibleness, which is a factor I already talked about. Plus, in the daytime there might be other people around who would hear it happen and might come to help. So nighttime is the best. In the night time, it can be like they were stumbling around like an idiot in the dark and so that is why it happened.

Plus, safety for others in and around the place is critical. You do not want any of your true friends to be adversely impacted. Make sure they are safe in bed and asleep so that they will not experience it themselves. Remember, you’re doing this FOR them, not TO them.

Last, let me talk to little bit about your stealth and tradecraft. If they see you, it might be a warning. So surprise is an important factor. But, if they see you just after it happens, that might be okay because then they will understand in those last final seconds that they should’ve been nice. Of course, gloves are an important utility to have with you because of fingerprints. I am lucky because I don’t have any on my fingers, but I still sometimes wear a nice black pair for effect. They match my ninja suit.

Proper cleanupis also critical. Afterwards, remove it and any scratch marks that it might have left on the banister. Always leave the workplace the way you found it.

Well, I hope that none of my True Friends ever have to use this strategy, but if you do, you can do so knowing that you have had guidance and clear instruction from one who knows. Plus, remember that my professional services can always be engaged, should you have need of them.