Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Yeah, bitch! Magnets! Ohh! Breaking Bad 5.01

Fans of Breaking Bad everywhere have had a year to wonder what would happen after the dramatic explosion that was the end of season 4.  Finally, on Sunday, July 15th 2012, the first episode of season 5 aired.

Everyone who had been wondering what Walt would do after the explosion finally got the answer; he grew a beard, changed his name and went to Denny's to celebrate.  Oh wait, that's just something that we now know will happen at some point in the future.  Walt, or as he will go by in the future, Mr. Lambert, will spend his 52nd birthday at Denny's where he will meet up with Mike to do some elusive business deal.  Cue in the "OMG, is Walt in witness protection?" type questions.  At least we know that  Walt lives to see his 52nd birthday.

In this flash-forward scene, Walt meets Jim Beaver, who sold him a gun in season 4, in the bathroom where it looks like they're about to do a shady drug deal.  Instead, the gun salesman gives Walt keys to a car.  Walt opens the trunk to said car and finds guns n stuff.  Walt is seen taking some sort of pill in the bathroom.  It could be that his cancer returned, it could mean nothing, or maybe he's about to waste a bunch of Cartel members in a very Gus Fring in "Salud" way.  We'll have to wait and see.  **Continued below**


Monday, July 2, 2012

Rant on RAP

I am just going to say my piece on RAP (rule against perpetuities) right now.  I know the rule. I get the point.  But I still think it is ridiculous!!  Imagine if you were a lawyer (for those of us who make it through this hell of a bar exam--but I digress) and you actually had to EXPLAIN this to a client.

"Sir, I understand that you want to leave your estate to your brother's widow for life and then to your children.  That's very noble of you.  Unfortunately, you have to think of it this way: you can't leave your estate to them that way because there is this pesky rule that we have to follow.  We have to consider the fact that your brother's wife and your children can walk out the door today and all spontaneously combust out of nowhere.

Plus, your brother is still alive, so he doesn't have a widow.  It doesn't matter that he's married and his wife might live longer than he does.  Your brother's current wife can get hit by a car in 5 minutes and die.  Maybe he'll remarry and maybe his hypothetical second wife will outlive him, but we can't predict the future.  No, I'm sorry, this violates the rule against perpetuities."

//EndRant