Totally unrelated posts

For some reason, I feel like combining the following:

1) From Matt Yglesias, a nice graph showing how the Murder rate in the US is much higher than most comparable nations:

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He's got a nice explanation for Finland, "What's up with Finland? I think it's that they have a lot of guns up there and also that it's the drunkest nation on earth" but nothing about Poland.  What's with the Poles??

2) For fans of the Wire only, this is terrific (and definitely not meant for workplace viewing):

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