For anyone who cares, I will be watching the final episode of Season 2 of “The Wire” tonight (I just watched Frank Sobotka walk towards the Greeks waiting for him under the bridge so I’m pretty sure I know what’s going to happen there, but please, no spoilers for the finale). One question, though: How is it that in every single scene in every single episode, Sobotka has a three-day beard? Never clean shaven, never one day’s growth. It’s always the same. Dude is totally not the guy who uses a precision trimmer to cultivate that as a look, so it must be that all action in the second season takes place every third day. The only guys I’ve ever seen pull that kind of thing off are starting pitchers who only shave after starts, and that’s only because I only see them every fifth day by design. Anyway:
And in hindsight, yes, Ziggy would totally have been the guy to steal the Ripken statue. Good call whoever it was who said that a couple of weeks ago.
UPDATE: Holy Schnikes! I just read that the actor who played Sobotka was born in 1966, which makes him my age when he was filming “The Wire.” There are days I wake up, look in the mirror, and wonder what the hell happened to me. Whether it’s natural world-weary ugliness or simply a fabulous acting job by the guy, I now know that it could always be worse.