Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Another lonely Tuesday night

Avon, Manuel, and Stringer
just another night in the crib...

Little Miss Manuel and I were having a little chat the other day about what to do on my next night off. It was a strange conversation, not in what she suggested but how I reacted. Lets play it back. Bear in mind I'm a 34 year old white man from Ireland who works as a waiter and has never released a rap album or wears excessive amounts of gold or God forbid baggy sweat pants.

"Hey honey I was thinking that you are off on Tuesday night and that we should do something."

I grunted a mild form of interest. I really am a prize catch ladies!

She persevered, bless, "We could get an early dinner somewhere then maybe go to the movies. You can pick. Then back to yours for something sweet..." I know what you are thinking I was thinking the same but she followed up with "...or even some nice cheese and crackers."

My response was, and I swear to God this is verbatim...

"Yo hon, it ain't gonna play like that. I ain't leaving the crib on T day for no fricking movies or some shit like that. You feel me?"

As soon as I said it I knew I was a dead man.

"You feel me? Sorry did you say You feel me? and what the fuck is it ain't gonna play like that?"

And before I could apologise and explain myself she hit me with, " Catch a bloody grip to yourself. You can sit in your crib on your bloody own on T day you dick."

And then she whacked me on the head with the movie guide. I really did feel that.

It's not my fault though, well not directly. I've been watching the greatest TV show since well forever, THE WIRE. I've been watching 2 sometimes 3 episodes a night. It really is that good. You cant help yourself get really fully submerged into it. The plots are great, the script better, and the characters fantastic. I know this is nothing new to you Americans out there but I've only discovered it recently thanks to Medbh and the second best thing on TV Charlie Brooker. If you don't believe me, and why would you, then watch a clip from Brooker's Screenburn show were he talks about THE WIRE. Genius.

If you are like me and you can't be mithered looking for it on the Geek Channel then seasons 1 to 3 are available on DVD. You may also be able to get it through other more nefarious means but I really couldn't comment on that.

You feel me dawg?

22 People trying to get Manuel's attention:

Medbh said...

Oh, sweet fucking christ, Manuel: Yes!
I've been babbling about "The Wire" to everyone since we discovered it last year at the start of the 4th season. There are so many stand out characters that you just will not forget, especially Stringer Bell, Bodie, McNulty, and oh yes, Omar and then Bubbles. If I told you what happens to them all you would FLIP.
We have seasons 1-3 on dvd and devoured them after watching #4. I love the cops and thugs the most because they resemble each other the most.
LMM, sorry! But watch it.

Medbh said...

Oh, and yes, it's the best show EVAH.

Anonymous Boxer said...

This site is whack and I zays you should flip scrip to the Breezy who is buggin' for a VERY GOOD REASON YOU IDIOT.

That said, love The Wire.

Love. It.

The Hangar Queen said...

The Wire is so fucking good it's creepy.
Medbh is spot on with cop/thug observation btw.Hard to tell them apart in Baltimore.

toast said...

yup, i know i need to get on this - something needs to fill the sopranos shaped hole in my life

sheepworrier said...

Dammit, i am a skyless unfortunate (only have freeview) and havent the mental capacity to sit down an watch the dvds in one go. Im turning into a Heroes geek anyway.

Btw, i did the bungee over the lagan last year. Soiled meself.

bendersbetterbrother said...

TV show my arse. If you end up talkin' like that twat Westwood off the radio your clientèle is going to have issues with it.

Belfast is not a good place to be saying things like "We gonna drop da bomb, we gonna wreck it" though I reckon Gerry and Martin probably spoke like that back in their Cheech and Chong days sampling the contraband in the Maze.

Word, blood. One time.

Manuel said...

Medbh: No doubt...

Anonymous Boxer: It's dah best gee...

The Hangar Queen: "The Wire is so fucking good it's creepy." Much like me...

Toast: This is a perfect fit...

Sheepo: Soiled meself, I know, I know your pain...

BBB: No doubt, you feel Dr B? I cant keep that up, sorry, wont happen again...

Ms Robinson said...

Oh Manuel that was a charming slice of modern domestic life. I am so giggling. I haven't seen it.

Hey Anon Boxer, Where you talkin' like that girl?

Manuel said...

Ms Robinson: Treat yourself and you too can be talking all jive n that..

Anonymous Boxer said...

Sheepworrier... Save the cheerleader, save the world!

Ms.R - I have no idea what happened... it started out as Tony Soprano but then I channeled something else.

Manuel said...

I wanna be Omar when I grow up....

Conan Drumm said...

So, did you buy LMM the present and is your crib chillin' off tonight's menu?

Manuel said...

Conan Drumm: I will be chillin WI my lady in da crib tonight. What more does she need...? I'll get her something tomorrow...

fatmammycat said...

"Medbh is spot on with cop/thug observation btw.Hard to tell them apart in Baltimore.'
Bit like Talbot Street.
Oh Manuel, you jist be crackin' my grill with that.

angela said...

shit, son. i can't believe you were frontin' like that.

for real.

Manuel said...

FMC: I'm not allowed to "talk like that bloody programme" any more. Was doing it all day, couldn't help myself. Actually started to annoy myself in the end. The trip to M & S was fun though...

Angela: No doubt, sheeeit....

Old Knudsen said...

I refuse to watch anything with that prick Michael Stone in it, I'm not supporting the terrorists.

Manuel said...

Different Stone. This one is Michael Stone Forrest. Up yours

Mudflapgypsy said...

Just catching up here...

The Wire is fantastic, just watched 2 series in the past couple of months.

Looking forward to 2 and 4 !!

biggearhead said...

I'm ridiculously late in commenting on this one in real-time, but in my head it all works out, as I just "found" The Wire about two weeks ago. It was recommended (very strongly) by a writer whose blog I read, and I have to say, he was right-the-hell-ON about it. The Wire rules, mos def.

And watching The Wire for long periods at a stretch does indeed make me want to talk like I haven't lived my life in a quiet suburban middle-class neighborhood, just as reading your blog makes me want to use Irish phrases that would make me sound like a total arse (see what I did there?).

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