Archive for May 22nd, 2009

Pepsi or Oprah — who’s more indulgent of bullshit?

May 22, 2009


Compare this 27-page Pepsi branding document, which comes to us via Gawker (courtesy of John Pavlus), to “It Is Not Too Late,” a recent installment of Marianne Williamson’s Oprah-sponsored podcast, Miracle Thought (courtesy of Aaron Fagan). Disclosure: I really, really enjoyed Da Vinci Code the movie.


Breaking Bad season 2 payoff

May 22, 2009

Episode 8 of season 2, entitled “Better Call Saul,” introduces Bob Odenkirk (of Mr. Show fame) as Saul Goodman, an aspiring Maury Levy type who helps our boys Walt and Jessie out of a legal jam.

I was a little worried when the episode started like this:

But the character stayed true to the show. He also added some sorely needed complexification to the plot. Here’s a review. Here’s my previous post on Breaking Bad.