Sunday, September 15, 2013

Required reading for tonight's "Breaking Bad"

It's "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley:
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."
By the way, my prediction is that Hank, Gomex and - yes - even Jesse were killed in the desert shootout with the Aryans.  Todd and the crew don't know Walt has his money stashed six feet under but I think Walt realizes there's no way he can get it out without help.  He cuts a deal to cook as long as he can take a couple barrels with him to New Hampshire.  The clock is ticking because Marie is going to notice when Hank doesn't answer his phone.

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