Here’s a superb chronological recap of series 1-4 of Breaking Bad set to Clint Mansell’s “Requiem for a Dream (Orchestral Version).”
The big “reveal” in the last 30 seconds of the season finale last year was one of the single most mind-bending moments of television, ever. If you’ve been trying to get your friends and family to watch the show, the above video is a great way to get them caught up before the season 5 premiere on July 15th.
If you watch the show, you know Breaking Bad is as addicting as meth, but a lot more fun and better for your health. The fourth season is finished and the big question among fans is where is the show gonna go next in its twisty turny road to its fifth season conclusion. Well, those nutzoid Taiwanese animators over at Next Media Animation have come up with what they think is going to happen and it’s batshit crazy.
Not your traditional Valentine’s Day card… Butthorn, the guy or gal who created these says, “I made Breaking Bad valentines because I couldn’t find any that expressed my love for my friends and the show.”
A double dose of alarming news today from the drug front. First, I read the AP‘s account of a new, DIY approach to amphetamine production that “does away with the clutter of typical meth labs, turning the backseat of a car or a bathroom stall into a makeshift drug factory.” The ingredients are few—cold pills, a soda bottle, some common household chemicals. The method is simple—pills are crushed, then shaken in the bottle with the liquids. After everything fizzes out, what’s left is a crystalline powder that users smoke, snort or inject. And there it is: meth-making without the lighting of a single match.
A major plus since cooking it up Breaking Bad-style can sometimes trigger fires, explosions, and the release of byproduct ingredients similar to toxic waste. But while this “shake-and-bake” method has caused a spiking in meth-related arrests throughout Oklahoma and Missouri, it’s by no means foolproof:
If there is any oxygen at all in the bottle, it has a propensity to make a giant fireball,” said Sgt. Jason Clark of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control. “You’re not dealing with rocket scientists here anyway. If they get unlucky at all, it can have a very devastating reaction. One little mistake, such as unscrewing the bottle cap too fast, can result in a huge blast.”
Thanks, I’ll remember that during my next Palmdale picnic!
But Abilify’s not some run-of-the-mill anti-depressant like Prozac or Paxil. No, because “approximately 2 out of 3 (!) people being treated for depression still have unresolved symptoms,” Abilify’s been designed to take ON TOP of those drugs, a supplement to the supplement you’re already taking. An anti-depressant chaser, if you will! Oh, Bristol-Myers, you’ve sure got your finger on the pulse of self-medicating America! But where does it all end—chasers for the chaser?
Of course, the usual disclaimers warning you of the possible meltdown of your bodily functions haunt the Abilify print ad (as well as the following video). Above all else, these ads warn, “Talk to your doctor.” Hmm…I’m pretty sure millions of Americans are now finding it utterly depressing to be without heathcare. Hey, Bristol-Myers: to whom should they be speaking to?!
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