Sunday, December 28, 2014

'Breaking Bad' fans pay for [REDACTED]'s obituary

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't finished Breaking Bad, stop being stupid and do so now. Or, at the very least, stop clicking on links with Breaking Bad in the headline because you're simply poking the beast, at that point.

'Breaking Bad' fans pay for [REDACTED]'s obituary

This image released by AMC shows Bryan Cranston, left, and Aaron Paul in a scene from "Breaking Bad."  Paul is nominated for best supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Jesse Pinkman. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences´ Emmy ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. It will air Sept. 22 on CBS.  (AP Photo/AMC, Frank Ockenfels )
This image released by AMC shows Bryan Cranston, left, and Aaron Paul in a scene from "Breaking Bad." Paul is nominated for best supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Jesse Pinkman. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Emmy ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. It will air Sept. 22 on CBS. (AP Photo/AMC, Frank Ockenfels )

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't finished Breaking Bad, stop being stupid and do so now. Or, at the very least, stop clicking on links with Breaking Bad in the headline because you're simply poking the beast, at that point.

A group of dedicated Breaking Bad fans placed a paid obituary in Friday's Albuquerque Journal.

The series finale inspired Layman and members of the Facebook group “Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour” to place an obituary for Walter White in today’s Journal. It is on page A4.

“I’ve been a humongous ‘Breaking Bad’ fan since the beginning,” Layman said. “I was actually in the pilot, and putting the obit in the paper was fitting, because the series was based in Albuquerque and it provides some of us some closure.”

Layman is also a high school teacher in New Mexico and is bald and sports a goatee. So, like, we get it man. You're a big fan.

He and his fellow "Breaking Bad Fan Tour" fanboys are sad to see the show end, but liked the finale and are thankful for the publicity it gave their city.

“Here’s a guy that was living paycheck to paycheck,” he said. “He ends up with cancer, has a son who is disabled, a wife who is going to have a baby and he finds some way to work it all out. He becomes unstoppable, he thinks. He’s a little man who kind of made it, even if he didn’t make it the right way.”

Not only did White transform on the show, but Layman said the show helped raise Albuquerque’s profile around the world.

“It’s brought Albuquerque into the light, and we’re no longer a stopover,” he said. “We’re a destination.” [Albuquerque Journal]

Yup. It's only a matter of time before Señor Frog's is opening an Albuquerque location and college kids are swarming the town in early March throwing pizzas on all the roofs. Spraaaaaaang breeeeeeeeaaaaaaak. [h/t Romenesko]

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