Here are two images from Maxime Mary's "Little Golden Books"-style interpretation of the television crime series Breaking Bad. I've followed his wonderful illustration blog for a while, and you can scroll through and see his other fantastic sketches of Walt, Jesse, and their underworld ilk.
An excerpt from a letter Anthony Hopkins wrote to Bryan Cranston after binging on all six seasons of Breaking Bad in two weeks:
I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really.
But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers (yourself being one of them), the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (that over used word) awesome.
"Brussels-based illustrator and art director Adrien Noterdaem loves to make Simpsons-ized versions of TV and movie characters," say our friends at Dangerous Minds blog. "Recently he turned his attention to Breaking Bad and came up with these delightful images."
[Video contains nothing but spoilers] Remember how people said Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon corresponded with scenes in The Wizard of Oz? Well, Bonnie Rose's edit of key scenes from Breaking Bad matched to the story in Marty Robbin's "El Paso" is kind of like that, only much more awesome.
Romenesko has the stats on that ‘Breaking Bad’ fan group’s Walter White ad in the Albuquerque Journal. It's the most-read online story since the paper began tracking with Google Analytics in 2006. eBay sellers are making some nice profits with copies of the print edition. Spoilers below. Read the rest
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Sony Pictures Television has partnered with Colombian television production firm Teleset to produce the Breaking-Bad-in-Spanish remake 'Metastasis'.
The final episode of "Breaking Bad" titled "Felina" airs tonight on the AMC cable television network, and on the torrents. Tomorrow, loyal fans who subscribe via iTunes and Netflix will get Season 5, episode 16.
In "A Crystal Blue Heart Of Darkness: Final thoughts before the Breaking Bad finale," Boing Boing contributor Kevin McFarland ruminates on "elements that went unremarked over these final episodes," prior to the last of the last.
And, in case you missed them previously, VIDEO:
• "Breaking Bad Science Advisor Dr. Donna J. Nelson: the Boing Boing Video interview."
• "Boing Boing Video: Top 11 Chemistry Moments in Breaking Bad"
A $15 stamp, hand-carved in rubber and glued to a wood stump "on whose back you can see the master printed in black ink." And the master, of course is Heisenberg himself. Decorate the packaging you use for your crystal meth, or your cards, diaries, letters, envelopes, whatever. Buy online from "this is just to say."
On the latest episode of “Breaking Bad” (reviewed here on Boing Boing), cameo-ing TV presenter Charlie Rose referenced a column by Andrew Ross Sorkin in The New York Times. The real New York Times today published an excerpt from that fictional column.
A spokesman for Gray Matter said, “We don’t comment on rumors and speculation.” Mr. White could not be reached for comment.
Yelp, Albuquerque, NM: Los Pollos Hermanos.
The chicken is nice and tender with a great blend of spices. The fries are maybe not the greatest though, so minus one star. However, if you are looking for some excellent fried chicken, you can do a lot worse than this place! My only complaint is that there are sometimes people who just seem to be sitting in the restaurant, not really eating or anything. I mean, it's fried chicken so if you see someone just sitting, not eating, it's kind of weird. I mean, sometimes I'll see people there before I get in and they'll still be sitting there after I leave. Kind of weird but they don't seem to be bothering anyone.[HT: Maggie Koerth-Baker]
Roughly 13 minutes of LOL. Slow clap, gentlemen. Slow clap.
As a medical drama, Breaking Bad is pretty great, says one practicing MD (this cancer patient agrees)
At Slate, Haider Javed Warraich writes about how awesome "Breaking Bad" is from the perspective of a guy who's a practicing resident in internal medicine at Harvard.
"If Walt had received aggressive social support early on," asks Warraich, "Would it have helped him cope better with his diagnosis and averted his foray into the 'empire business'?" Read the rest
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