Sunday, July 6, 2008

Stray Rounds

West Baltimore. Another turfwar over drugdealing rights. A neighbourhood woman hears the first gunshots, and with practised routine she grabs her toddler and ducks into her bathtub. Bullets might go through those cheapass walls in the projects, but enamel as well? Not likely.

It's incidental detail like this that makes The Wire about the best show on television.

Pity her nine-yearold didn't have the same practise with gunfights and caught one of those stray bullets though.

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