More fun with subtitles: Familial philosophy

I am still watching dvds of The Wire. Some of the dialogue is too hilarious, especially when ‘exemplified’ by the visual of having the subtitles on. Sometimes I watch it in Spanish in order to brush up on my second language skills, which come in handy in Holyoke.

In this scene Nick, a stevedore from the harborfront, is trying to help get his hapless cousin’s camaro, “Princess”, back. Ziggy, the hapless one, got his camaro, and his new italian leather coat, jacked because he owes for some crack he bought from Frog, a white guy dealing for Cheese, a mid-level drug dealer who reports to Joe “Proposition Joe” Stewart. Ziggy had some corner dudes sell the crack for him but they ripped him off and now he owes Proposition Joe (via Cheese, via Frog) 2700$ which he doesn’t have. So Ziggy’s cousin Nick enlists the aid of a Serge, a Russian “businessman”, with a friendly relationship with Proposition Joe, to negotiate the return of princess and they ponder the need to take care of “burdensome” family members.

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

Scenes from The Wire, Season Two

2 Responses to “More fun with subtitles: Familial philosophy”

  1. Gnome de Pluehm Says:

    Do people watch dis stuff? Dey do???

  2. There once was an old men that I found on the docks in the delta. He was older and weathered looking from the long years of sun and work. I got to know him as the day went on as we sat there on this dock on this river. He had a little Bar / restraunt off the side of the road by the river that winded its way out to the gulf. The wisdom that he was sharing with me through the day was one in a life time from a man that had lived a very full one.In this life if you make one good friend that will always be there with you and a love to share lifes travels with is TRUE happiness.
    Then as we drank our beers he leaned over and said that ” you can pick your friends but not your family.” We both laughed and then he winked. Family, love it or leave it.

    Life rolls on like that river just passing us by so live it the best you can.

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