"The really remarkable thing about the series is that the most interesting theme in the long-running story remains completely undeveloped — at least so far to within a few installments of the end. That is, Walter’s existential predicament as a hostage to America’s medical racketeering matrix. For many families like Walter White’s, a cancer diagnosis is tantamount to a parallel judgment of financial ruin."
— James Howard Kunstler (via heisenbergchronicles)
I never thought of it like that. Not once.
Earlier this evening I walked past a woman laughing. With no one beside her. For a moment she was a hyena. She looked at me, seemed to have a moment of self-conscious dread, and abandoned her jovial disposition.
I couldn’t help but start to laugh, still looking straight in her eyes. Me, with no one. And then I saw she had on headphones with an earpiece. Upon looking away, I wondered if I was the hyena.
"Amazing series. Amazing episode last night. Talk about a gut punch. Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros. (I need to do something about that)."
— George R.R. Martin, author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, on his blog Monday morning after watching 5x14, “Ozymandias” (via heisenbergchronicles)
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh snap. I’m enticed.
"Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem to you personally."
— David Gaider (via tigersmilk)
Obviously. But, yes.
(Source: , via tigersmilk)
"Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian."
— Born on this day, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (via kateoplis)
"Poor people, especially those of colour, are worth nothing to corporations and private contractors if they are on the street. In jails and prisons, however, they each can generate corporate revenues of $30,000 to $40,000 a year."
Chris Hedges (via anti-propaganda)
Its really that simple
Corporations see money to be made and seize it