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Blackhawks Hat Trick Movie 

(it’d be cool if you credited this blog if you use this for your gifs and stuff, thanks)

ETA: youtube took the movie down due copyright infringement, obviously, so if you want a download link, message me off anon and i’ll send it to you (won’t reply anon messages with the link though, sorry)

B.B. King during his famous concert in  Cook County  Jail (Chicago, Illinois), September 10, 1970.    

B.B. King was playing a regular club gig on Chicago’s Rush Street in the late Sixties when he was invited to do a show at the local Cook County Jail. “I knew the inmates would enjoy it,” said warden Clarence English. “And that would be something they’d be beholden to us …  If you give extra ice cream or let them stay up late at night, they don’t fight and destroy each other.”

King’s manager by then, Sid Seidenberg – who was helping King score a career resurgence by booking him at venues like the Fillmore West – saw an opportunity. He told King to take the gig, and invited press and a recording engineer for a future live album (Johnny Cash had released the successful At Folsom Prison two years earlier). But what began as a commercial move became something much deeper. “I couldn’t help but feel the oppression,” King said later. “My heart was heavy with feeling for the guys behind bars.” With a full big band behind him, King belted burning takes on “Every Day I Have the Blues” and “How Blue Can You Get?” with a fury the loud assembly evidently connected with. The inmates booed when he took the stage at first, but by the end they were hypnotized. The show was released on 1971’s album “Live at Cook County Jail”, a document of an electric-blues master at the top of his game. 

“There were tears in people’s eyes,” Clarence English recalled. “In mine, too.”

There ought to be no jails; and if it were not for the fact that people on the outside are so grasping and heartless in their dealings with the people on the inside, there would be no such institutions as jails… The only way in the world to abolish crime and criminals is to abolish the big ones and the little ones together. Make fair conditions of life. Give [people] a chance to live. Abolish the right of private ownership of land, abolish monopoly, make the world partners in production, partners in the good things of life. Nobody would steal if he could get something of his own some easier way. Nobody will commit burglary when he has a house full… The only way to cure these conditions is by equality. There should be no jails. They do not accomplish what they pretend to accomplish. If you would wipe them out, there would be no more criminals than now. They terrorize nobody. They are a blot upon civilization, and a jail is an evidence of the lack of charity of the people on the outside who make the jails and fill them with the victims of their greed.
—  Clarence Darrow | An Address to the Prisoners in Cook County Jail, Chicago, IL (1902)

Highlights of the Better Call Saul Insider Podcast, Ep. 103 “Nacho”

Guests this episode are Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, music supervisor Thomas Golubić, and writer/co-executive producer Thomas Schnauz.

  • All of this season’s episode titles end with –o.
  • The scene after the teaser, in which Jimmy calls Kim in the middle of the night, was Rhea Seehorn’s audition scene.
  • Some of the other audition scenes for Better Call Saul were fake scenes written by junior writers or writers’ assistants to avoid leaks. This practice was carried over from Breaking Bad; for example, Jesse Plemons’s audition scene for the character of Todd involved being in the Army in Fallujah, which never happened on the show.
  • The teaser with Jimmy in jail in Chicago is set in 1992. Chuck’s chunky old cell phone is the same model as one used in an episode of The X-Files. The location is the same one used for the jail parts of the courthouse montage in the previous episode, “Mijo.”
  • The director of this episode, the Brit Terry McDonough, is beloved by the Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul crew for working quickly and getting them home early; hence his nickname “Ten-Hour Terry.”
  • As I suspected, Nacho is indeed the Ignacio mentioned by Saul in Breaking Bad episode 208, “Better Call Saul.”
  • In the original script, Mike was supposed to read For Whom the Bell Tolls in his booth rather than doing the crossword puzzle, but the producers couldn’t get the rights to the title.
  • Better Call Saul’s title music, by an English trio called Little Barrie, was meant to fit Jimmy’s personality, which has a streak of melancholy, as well as reflecting the fact that he often improvises and makes things up as he goes along.
  • The titles themselves are meant to look like something from cheap, early-to-mid 80s home video or public access TV, “artfully shitty” in contrast to the beautiful, sophisticated title sequences on so many modern shows.  The music was deliberately clipped at the end to add to the low-budget feel.
  • A different video is underneath the titles every episode. They’re always images from Saul’s world, not Jimmy’s, which parallels Dave Porter’s intent in creating the title music for Breaking Bad, to reflect where Walt ends up, not where he is now.
  • Nacho slapping the table in the jail was improvised by Michael Mando.
  • The window where Jimmy gets paid is in the same hallway where Hank got Walt out of trouble after he got arrested in Breaking Bad 302, “Caballo Sin Nombre.”
  • SPOILER for those who haven’t seen Breaking Bad: the location in the photo above is the same location where Mike died.

what if after the narada and jim gets famous all these tabloids start digging for stories on him so that every few days there’s a new tidbit or another. bones gets into the habit of asking him if they’re true or not, half the time they aren’t.

“jailed in chicago for spelunking off a building?”

“good bet.”

“indecency charge in philly?”

“it was the other guy.”

“20 girls in one week in florida?”

“hell no.”

“lap danced your way out of driving ticket?”

“that was a great night.”

“ex wife in omaha?”

“you’d think i’d remember that.”

“actually an andorian?”

“that’d be impressive" 

"know the location of admiral archer’s beagle?”

“no idea.”

“snuck in to the shipyards 5 separate times?”

“how do you think i know the enterprise so well."  

"secretly dating your cmo?”

“i sure hope so." 

Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge [LIST]

Since I discovered the [video] I’ve been searching for Pokémon around the world on google maps. It’s quite fun, but at the same time challenging. To help others, I’ve decided to list all the Pokémon and where I’ve found them. The list will be updated as I find more. Just to note, some may be found in other places. Everyones welcome to message me places they’ve found Pokémon, especially the ones not on the list. Click read more to see the list!

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