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Al Goldstein passed away last week.

Here is a fantastic interview he did with David Allan Coe many moons ago.

 

Also: check out Jim Goad‘s remembrance of Al over at Street Carnage.

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Somewhere on a veranda overlooking the cosmos, multiple parallel realities converge, and the following individuals enjoy a breakfast confab together:

Should gun-play break out, all parties will be armed with Walther PPKs (i.e., James Bond‘s gun).

This is the “What If?” of Uatu‘s wet dreams.

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I would aim for this tone and this approach, generally speaking

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TV shows.

With the exception of Seinfeld and Twin Peaks — where I was an early adopter — I’m usually late to the party. With Breaking Bad, I’m really late. I only started watching it a few nights ago.

But I’m really liking what I’ve seen so far.

Breaking Bad Restaurant

The series’ use of 35 MM film does a good job of capturing the oddities and uniqueness of Albuquerque, which remains the strangest city in which I’ve ever lived. (For a stellar analysis of that town, check out Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World by V.B. Price.)

Also: I had no idea Bryan Cranston possessed such range as an actor. I’m familiar with him from Seinfeld and Malcom in the Middle — so I knew that he had comedic chops — but I didn’t realize his skill set went way way beyond situation comedies.

So I’m pretty hooked. And apparently I have very little time to get caught up on plot points and character development because the series finale is in August.

Shit.

Breaking Bad Winnebago

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via my aggregate of found Tumblr images

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  • Glenn Greenwald on MSNBC:  “But whatever one wants to call this, ‘journalism’ is the wrong label. Even ideologically-friendly media outlets which claim that mantle should be devoted to accountability and treating those who wield power adversarially, not flattering the preexisting beliefs of their audience and relentlessly glorifying political leaders. Presidents have actual press secretaries and Party spokespeople for that.”
  • Kathy Shaidle — Bring Back the Duel: “Under the dueling system, courts will be freed up. The firearms and funeral businesses will boom. And at the end of the day, the world will be down a few idiots. This isn’t some ‘modest proposal,’ either. I’m deadly serious. And if you don’t believe me, it’s pistols at dawn.”

Duel in the Prärie

  • Scott Locklin on Kickstarter: “… I’m all for capitalism, the arts and charity, but kickstarter is a place where all socially and technologically inept proposals go to … needlessly gather internet attention that would otherwise be more productively spent on cat memes.”
  • The Daily Galaxy: “If confirmed, the discovery of the elusive Higgs Boson would help resolve a key puzzle about how the universe came into existence some 13.7 billion years ago – and perhaps its ultimate fate. ‘It may be that the universe we live in is inherently unstable and at some point billions of years from now it’s all going to get wiped out. This calculation tells you that many tens of billions of years from now, there’ll be a catastrophe,’ said Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, who is also on the science team at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator.”
  • The Japan Times: “Using genetically modified pigs that lack the ability to grow their own pancreases, a team of Japanese scientists has succeeded in growing the gland in the pigs by injecting normal pig embryonic cells into their embryos. The achievement marks progress toward the team’s goal of creating human pancreases in pigs for transplantation into human diabetic…”
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