In light of the 15th anniversary of David Simon's HBO series "The Wire," The Ringer wants to know one thing — "Where's Wallace?"
The Los Angeles-based sports, culture and tech online publication has posted a " Wire"-version of "Where's Waldo?," asking fans to assist character D'Angelo Barksdale in finding Wallace, one of the Baltimore-based series' first season standouts, played by actor Michael B. Jordan.
But first, using a green viewfinder, players must pinpoint 46 other characters, beginning with Stringer Bell, leading to others like Avon Barksdale, Wee-Bey, Jimmy McNulty, and fan favorite Omar Little — the last character to find before Wallace.
The typical response to the question we've all heard — "Is Baltimore just like 'The Wire'?" — is a defensive lecture on the merits of our fine city and the damage "The Wire" has done to our reputation. But has it really? I would argue that the television series is actually more helpful than harmful, something I learned teaching a class based on it.
By Toby Gordon
Apr 28, 2016 | 12:20 PM
And as Omar's saying goes, when "you come at the king, you best not miss."