". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Wire Rap

Five Seasons in 5 Minutes --- "sheeeeeeeeeit!"

Thanks to badgerbag for the heads up.

It's always a pleasure to encounter any of the actors from The Wire elsewhere now. Wendell Pierce I've seen recently, but don't quite recall. He's busy with the pilot for the Simon and Burns New Orleans series.

Remember Ziggy, played by James Ransome, from season two, "The Wharf?" He's a primary character, Cpl. Josh Ray Person, in the Recon Marine Company that Burns and Simon made from embedded reporter Evan Wright's Generation Kill, for HBO last year.

The actor, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., who played Clay Davis showed up as a minor figure in Enchanted, dressed in 18th court ball clothes in the final scenes, iirc.

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