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Grantland Wants to Know the Greatest Character on The Wire

We learned last week on Bill Simmonspodcast that President Barack Obama‘s favorite character on The Wire is Omar Little.

Now, the folks at Grantland have set up a tournament to determine the greatest character on the cult HBO series.

The 32-person tournament kicks off Monday and a few things immediately stood out in the seedings:

  • Jimmy McNulty is far too low as a #3 seed — you can make the argument he should switch spots with#1 seed Bunk Morland.
  • Bubbles, the lovable heroin addict, is only a #7 seed. He was a key character (and snitch) for all five seasons of The Wire.
  • Howard “Bunny” Colvin as a #3 seed?!? “Hamsterdam” and his relationship with Namond Brice were key moments in the series, but there’s no way he makes it out of the second round.

Feel free to chime in, fellow Wire fans.

By the way, Omar is walking away with the title.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.