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Favorite Brand Names On The Wire

One of my favorite things about The Wire is how it's tied in so completely to contemporary Baltimore and then to the rest of the wider world. Over the course of the show's five seasons, the hoppers on the corners updated the brand name to fit with recent world events. The more ferocious the name, the more potent the drug. Just cause kids drop outta school and deal doesn't mean they're dumb. My favorites:

  • WMD
  • Pandemic
  • Bird Flu
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Mistletoe
  • Sheed Wallace
  • Brokeback
  • Bin Laden

For more, read a discussion about Blue Tops at The Wire's forums. Even better, dealers in Philly have a brand of heroin called The Wire.

Did I miss any good ones? Let me know...

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  1. I think you got most of them, but I haven’t seen the last season yet. In both The Wire and real life heroin brand names are so numerous and diverse. Blank bags never sell as well.

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