Let's be honest here kids.
There is only one important thing going on in popular culture this weekend and, no, its not Planes
A third Cars
based movie Disney? Really? Why don't you get to work on Incredibles 2
. You're wasting potential.
But I digress.
No, the only important piece of pop culture this weekend (to me at least) is the beginning of the end of the best show on television, Breaking Bad
What started out as a dark comedy about what a man will do when faced with his own mortality has beautifully, masterfully, perfectly morphed into a treatise on the American Dream and the darkness that lies beneath it.
Decisions have been made. People have died. Money has been laundered. People have died. Empires have crumbled. People have died. And through it all, one mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher has come face-to-face with his inner menace and found he quite liked what he saw looking back at him.
That's a huge revelation for a dude who drives an Aztek.
And now, with only eight episodes to go, I expect many winding turns before we find out the final fate of Walter White.
Of course, long time viewers know that Walter put a foot firmly in the dark side when he (SPOILER ALERT...HUNTER)
allowed Jesse's girlfriend, Jane, to OD when he could have saved her. Jane was an obstacle to be overcome. Nothing more.
Its only fitting then, that we open up Breaking Bad weekend with our own homage to Jane in the person of the actress who played her, Krysten Ritter.
In addition to being the cause of two planes colliding over ABQ, Ms. Ritter has also appeared in such other geek fare as Veronica Mars, She's Out of My League
and Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23.
So, let's all agree to enjoy the beginning of the end and see if its Walter White or Heisenberg who comes out on top.
Let's hit the links.
The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society
Black Flag co-founder sues ex-bandmates over name, logo
OC Deputy accused of pepper spraying teen’s pizza
Just in case you have $800 to spare on speakers for your iPhone
Punks break Burma’s silence on religious attacks
What might happen if a football coach coached soccer
Mario DiGiorgio: A good guy does good
Create your own asteroid impact
Nine Inch Nails – LIVE! – Lollapalooza 2013 [full set]
Shaft + Minecraft = MINESHAFT. You're damn right!
CM Punk fights bad grammar.
Breaking Bad - the junior high musical
Why do some jobs pay so little?
The 10 best movies by SNL alumni.
And finally, Saved by the Bell goes bad in Breaking Belding.