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The Long Con

October 8, 2012
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It’s all yours. Make it worth me getting up out of bed in the morning.

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  1. October 8, 2012 10:59 pm

    New Orleans, 2007. Life. Everywhere life. In hotel rooms fancy and nasty, in the back seat of cars, singing in the trees. Life and death, rolling side by side like running partners because here in New Orleans we’re all running away from and toward death and when you come to a corner and you don’t know where to turn, there’s a bar. There’s a jukebox. Out in front, a crepe myrtle blooms.

    New Orleans, 2007. Life.

    Death. Albert facing about the doctor. “It’s about how you stand.” I think I know where Delmond stands, or where I would like to see him, following the Wild Man out on Carnival Day. We all know how Albert stands. Won’t bow. Don’t know how.

    “Crickets. Do you know what I remember most about right after the storm? How quiet it was. No cars. No buzz from those power lines. No birds. Not even crickets. It was quiet as death. So know when I hear those buts rubbing their legs together like they do, I feel fortunate, Delmond.”

    It’s been a long day. I hardly know what to say after finally getting home and in front of the episode. I think I said it already, once upon a time in 2007, and we’ll leave it at that. “If history and the city consumes us all one-by-one but the city lives on, that perhaps was what was always intended, why were were all lured home.”

  2. October 9, 2012 5:50 pm

    As someone who’s lived there, I loved the quote from Colson’s partner: “Indiana. Shit I wouldn’t live there if I did live there.” As a current Chicagoan, I loved the reference to Wilco. I Enjoyed the episode.

  3. October 21, 2012 7:12 pm

    Just getting caught up on episodes tonight. I just have to say that seeing Janette at the Parkway made me homesick, and seeing that the chick bartending at the Parkway is the actual Parkway bartender made me even more homesick.

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