May 7, 2011

And The Wire

Tim Carmody posts another gem on kottke.org, bringing another facet to The Wire's Omar Little.

I've always thought of The Wire's Omar Little in terms of the Greek hero Achilles, man-killer, the matchless runner, conflicted hero of Homer's The Iliad -- one of the few figures in Greek literature who seems immortal, knows he's doomed, and doesn't care.

Omar comin', yo.

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