So recently — and there’s photographic evidence — The Wire creator and frequent O’Malley critic David Simon found himself on an Acela train with Maryland governor and The Wire hater Martin O’Malley. At the urging of his son, Simon bought O’Malley a beer and the two attempted a civil interaction.
Simon details the friendly encounter — well, not so much “details” as the two spoke mostly off the record — on his blog, The Audacity of Despair. It’s a good read, and Simon’s blog is one of the few places on the Internet where the comments section does not shatter one’s faith in humanity.
Highlights include the two bonding over their love of Celtic New Wave band The Pogues and O’Malley’s Irish-ization of an old Jewish joke. Also, Simon casually mentioned that he was looking over some casting tapes. So maybe he’s working on something.
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