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1.  Finally finished the music for the short film I was working on; the producer seemed very pleased about how it turned out.  It's being submitted for at least one competition; if it makes its way onto YouTube, I'll post a link.  I was contemplating just putting the music up on my vox site, but I think it would be better to hear it in its proper context.  In any event, HUGE sigh of relief that it's over. 

2.  Kath and I devoured most of Season Two of the Wire yesterday, taking a break in the afternoon to see Watchmen.   I'm gonna give Watchmen a B-.  It was incredibly faithful to the source material, almost too much so - the sex scene was a little bit over-the-top, and also reminded me that while I love Leonard Cohen as a lyricist/poet, I've never been a big fan of his actual music.  I have to wonder what the movie is like for people who've never read the original comic; there were quite a few Watchmen noobs in the audience and for the most part they had no idea what the hell they were watching.  Also:  when we were coming out of the theater, we saw that there were quite a few families who'd taken their 6-year-old children to see it.  Patton Oswalt had a great bit about how, because The Dark Knight was PG-13, there's going to be a generation of sociopathic killers in 20 years who had nightmares about Heath Ledger; I can't say that a 6-year-old kid is going to be traumatized in the same way from Watchmen, but, I mean, Jesus - there's profanity, graphic violence and naked boobies and supernatural peener, not to mention the complete and utter destruction of New York City; that's gotta be a lot for a little kid to take in, right?

3.  Back to The Wire - holy shit.  Season Two might not be as strong as Season One, but it's still pretty much ruined every other TV show out there for me.  Perfectly cast, perfectly written, carefully plotted, great performances all around; it's funny and horrifying and sad and gripping and makes me absolutely terrified of going anywhere near Baltimore.
i'm deeply concerned when kids go to see the watchmen. the prison riot scene alone has someone set on fire, someone's arms getting hacked off, etc. and the sex scene was really like late night cinemax.

but i did really love the opening.
Not to mention when Rorsharch repeatedly cleaves a dude in the head. Also, lots and lots of broken bones in the fight in the alley. If I'd seen that as a little child, I'd never leave my house.
That's the one about the school system, right? I've heard that it's incredible.
Bill Simmons has a great review of the Wire, calling the point from 4 episodes in to Season 3 through all of Season 4 the 'golden arc' of the series. It might be some of the best TV ever made, seriously. You're in for a treat if you keep watching this show. :D
We literally JUST finished Season 2 about 20 minutes ago, and we'll start Season 3 as soon as we clear out what we currently have at home from Netflix. But we fell in love with it pretty much from the opening scene in Season 1.