January 19, 2008

Obituary: RIP, Preston "Bodie" Broadus

Yes, Bodie, the Game is rigged.

Like many fellow luddites, I'm behind the eight-ball on this one. Since I don't have HBO I only recently learned of Bodie's demise, while watching my DVD copy of "The Wire" season 4. Although I wasn't surprised, I was nevertheless heartbroken. Bodie was no saint (no character on "The Wire" really is), but he will be missed. Following are my descriptions of some of my favorite Bodie moments:

1. Sneaking out of the boys' detention center by posing as a janitor (Season One).

2. Listening to "A Prairie Home Companion" while driving around in Philly (Season Two).

3. Discussing the Game with McNulty, when he finally begins to show some real wisdom (Season Four).

Bodie, you will be missed.

January 13, 2008

A Good Day

Is there anything better in this world than seeing the Dallas Cowboys go down in flames in an agonizing last-second loss? No. The answer is no.

Tony Romo slouches toward oblivion.