Sunday, August 11, 2013

Mike from Breaking Bad...the earlier years (spoiler: Periods are involved.)

Today, Jamie and I were sitting around watching the Breaking Bad marathon [Tangent: I know you guys are totally sick of this topic after my last post...so just suck it up, and deal with it.], and I keep telling him how much I love Mike's character, played by Emmy nominee Jonathan Banks. He's such a scary dude, but you root for him to no end. Whenever his chilling exterior melts and he does anything nice= it warms your heart all the more. However most of the time, he is just glaring and terrifying the shit out of you...kinda like this...


We kept discussing how everytime he pops up in something, he is ultra creepy and we can't imagine how he was in his earlier roles. This led us, naturally, to IMDB, where we made the grandest discovery of my week...and left me kissing the feet of the information superhighway gods. Jonathan Banks likely earned his SAG card on a 17 minute short film entitled Linda's Film on Menstruation.


 Naturally, I immediately youtubed it and thank allah that it exists and I could watch this little gem in all it's glory, where the once terrifying Mike, who looks like a young cousin to Frank Stallone, learns that his girlfriend is now getting her period. It's as fantastic as one would think. 


Because I couldn't keep this all to myself and because I need you to be left with this lasting image of Mike from Breaking Bad- watch this short film now. It's totally worth it. [Tangent: If only to hear the most awkward line ever uttered on film- "THAT MEANS BLOOD FALLING OUT OF MY UTERUS!"] BTW- This is 100% real.

7 comments:

  1. OMG. hahaha menstruation on a monday morning. MAGNIFICENT. I'm sure I have never regarded any information overheard from a street corner as legit, but then again, I may be the odd one out. Also, HIS FACIAL EXPRESSIONS are precious! hahaha

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    1. Me and my boyfriend seriously sat slackjawed and watched all 17 minutes of that video. It is hilarious! I was disturbed by the pharmacist who just pulled out unwrapped pads and tampons from under the counter and just started showcasing them all for the girl. We wondered how long they had just sat there...

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  2. My first year of teaching (middle school), I had to teach health. (Why did I have to integrate the health curriculum into my ESL classes? I don't even know.) The greatest part was gathering with my new colleagues, and watching all these sex ed videos together, deciding which were the best to share with the kids. We compared the animation styles, the level of detail, the explicitness... There's no team-building exercise better, let me tell ya! But now I'm just disappointed that Linda's Film wasn't on the table for consideration. That is pure gold. My favorite part, is every part. And now I want to know if the girl's acting career took off afterward like our creepy friend from Breaking Bad....

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    1. It's so good, isn't it?!? I was worried that people and their short attention spans would find a 17 min Internet film daunting, but it's so worth it! I have so many favorite parts. So much drama! I'd have to say my favorite disturbing part is the vast array of unwrapped sanitary products the lady at the drug store pulls out. Jamie and I joked that she has a barrel of pads just sitting under her desk, with like a scoop! I am so jealous of your team building exercise! Oh, to be a fly on the wall for that! My friend Rae recently told me she bought a sex Ed VHS for $1 recently that was animated and thus hilarious!

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    2. Teaching sex ed is one of the most entertaining things ever. So much awkwardness, soooo many stories! :)

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  3. IT'S A NATURAL CLEANSING OF THE BODY

    omg thank kittens for this!

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    1. So many good quotes!! It's overwhelming. I like when they go to the beach and wonder if her period is making it rain.

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