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In Case You Missed The Reference

The title of the third-to-last installment of Breaking Bad means…

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.’ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Emphasis added.

Forbes, among others, is calling it the best show ever. I know, I said Battlestar Galactica earned that honor. I reserve the right to not make up my mind because really, who am I to say?

Here’s the scene:

One thought on “In Case You Missed The Reference”

  1. Its probably a great show. However, we have a friend who has always made a point of telling us how she doesn’t watch TV, doesn’t own a TV etc. tell us how she bought a TV just to watch this show. Our eyes have almost rolled out of their sockets from all of her little lectures over the years.

    We don’t trust recommendations from an anti tv nazi so we’ve never seen it and have made a point to not see it because of what I just ranted about. Out of spite. Yes!
    However, we can’t ignore the overwhelming praise we’ve seen from those we do trust and will probably watch it on DVD or whatever.

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