Wednesday, October 13, 2004

As if I didn't love them enough already

If you know me well, you know I love The Wire more than most everything else on television.

If you know me really well, then you know I am a pretty big fan of The Pogues.

So imagine my endless delight when, during the most recent episode, McNulty, Bunk, and Lester go to the wake of this cop who died recently and the bartender puts on The Pogues' "The Body of an American" and then there's an absurdly long sequence where everyone at the wake sings along. They sang up through the first chorus. Up to the first chant of "I'm a free born man of the USA!" Even Bunk and Lester! They're not even Irish!

Ah, The Wire. You are endless joy.

EDIT: Okay, I've fixed the links. Link away, kids.


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