Torsten and I finished watching Season 1 of The Wire this weekend. He adores it. I like it a lot. It definitely grew on me. We are going to hold off on Season 2 until after the World Cup ends, though, because when you check it out of the library you have to watch the whole season in three weeks (not renewable because there's a queue), and we have to, you know, work and not just watch soccer and crime shows round the clock, you know?
Plus it'll be good to have a break from the violence. It starts to get to me after awhile, even when the show is really good.
You know what doesn't get to me? 4-0 World Cup wins. Assuming, of course, that the team that scores four is the one you're rooting for. Which, in this case, it obviously was.
Two World Cup notes:
1. "Pobres Australianos" was a trending topic on Twitter after the Germany game yet. I think that's adorable. I did feel sorry for them, not just for getting trounced but also for that one player getting that straight red card for something that looked to me like it barely deserved a yellow card. Apparently the guy was in tears after the game. Does a straight red mean he misses the next two games? If so, he probably won't get to play in this World Cup again, as Australia seems unlikely to advance out of group play, and since he's already 30 years old it's possible he won't get to come to the next World Cup either. What a crappy way to go, you know? I mean, it's no Zidane head butt, but still.
2. I saw a joke on Twitter about the poor English goalie who let in that embarrassing goal against the US. It went something like this: "The British national team says they are behind goalkeeper Robert Green after his blunder. In retrospect, that's a good place to stand." It makes me laugh every time I think about it. Even though, of course: the poor guy. And he had an amazing save later in the game so really it all evens out, but of course the British tabloids don't agree.
OK! I swear I won't keep going on about the World Cup, for all those of you who are groaning and rolling your eyes. Really, I will keep it to myself. At least til the next Germany game. Fair?
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