Jim Carroll

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The blog will be quiet-ish on Monday and Tuesday due to, uhm, “forseen circumstances”. This means that we’ll start the On The Record on The Wire thread on Wednesday morning. Here’s how it will work. Comments will be allowed from …

Sun, Jul 27, 2008, 13:19

   

The blog will be quiet-ish on Monday and Tuesday due to, uhm, “forseen circumstances”.

This means that we’ll start the On The Record on The Wire thread on Wednesday morning. Here’s how it will work. Comments will be allowed from the get-go about anything from Seasons 1 to 4 and we will follow Season 5 as it unfolds on TG4. They kick off Season 5 on Monday night at 10.30pm with, what I assume, will be the first episode in the series. Yeah, I’m sure they will do that. It’s RTE who usually mess up the running order – they showed the last three episodes of Boomtown in the completely wrong order. You have seen Boomtown, haven’t you? Man, that Hallowe’en car chase scene still cracks me up.

But I digress. Comments will be allowed each week on what has happened in that week’s episode, but all spoilers posted relating to the rest of that season will be deleted. I’m going to be fairly ruthless about that so don’t test my patience. We will, however, be assuming that everyone who is reading or commenting has already seen the first four seasons, aii’ght? The first rule of On The Record on The Wire? “Casual viewers? Fuck the casual viewers”. The second rule of On The Record on The Wire? If you’re not a fan, don’t read it. The third rule of On The Record on The Wire? Sheeeeeee-it, you have to ask? Clay Davis for Taoiseach, of course.

So what will you do until then? How the hell will you fill those hours you usually spend here when you really should be counting paper-clips, managing hedge-funds, interviewing criminals (hello lads!), making Gerry Ryan quake in his boots (howya boss!), mooning over your big colour photo of Mozzer (our research indicates that at least a dozen of youse do it every single day and then come over here for a spot of self-flagellation) or compiling cue-cards for Lorraine Keane (greetings to all our new readers in TV3!)?

Well, look right and down a bit – the blog-roll has returned. There are some downright excellent blogs there for you to explore if you have not done so already. New-ish additions to the roll to check out come from Johnnie Craig, Gimme Tinnitus, See What You Hear, The Anti-Room, Rosemary McCabe and Egoeccentric. There are also new blogs on the Irish Times block – namely Outsidein, the Politics blog and Peter Murtagh’s Balkan Bikers blog about going around the Balkans on a motorbike. Get clicking.

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