Gifs have long been the bread and butter of Tumblr—the perfect way to capture every moment of Dean/Castiel sexual tension, every David Tennant eyebrow raise, and, apparently, every moment of Omar Little badassery. While fans of The Wire may not be the most vocal fandom on Tumblr—the Hunters and Sherlockians are currently battling it out for that spot—since the show went off the air in 2008 hardcore Wire fans have been comforting themselves by reliving the show’s greatest moments in Graphics Interchange Format.
Either to mock these fans or to help them celebrate their beloved Wire by capturing even more moments from the show, programmer Darius Kazemi has created a robot that posts a random gif and an accompanying line of dialogue from The Wire every hour. So far the bot is still working its way through the first episode of season two, but it will presumably continue through the rest of the show’s five season run before eventually becoming sentient and killing itself over the meaninglessness of its existence. Which, come to think of it, would have made a good episode of The Wire.
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