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Breaking Bad: The Cat Sequel

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Breaking Bad: The Cat Sequel

It’s now been almost a week since  AMC aired the final episode of “Breaking Bad” I am a relative new comer to the series but I did enjoy the finale. You see the notion of a mild mannered chemistry teacher transforming to a “bad ass” had little appeal to me initially but after watching several episodes I found the premise  a bit familiar.     Jean Claude, the big Bombay cat, is usually mild-mannered but he does have his episodes of “breaking bad.”   For instance yesterday as I was opening the door to get the newspapers – he  stormed out  into the front yard  and refused to come back in when requested.  Yes, he eventually returned  but on his time – not mine.   He also will get in your face to demand to be fed.  Knock on the door when he wants to be let back in house and knock down trash can in my office  when angry.   Maybe AMC should consider a sequel.

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Similar Expressions: “Breaking Bad” character Walter White and Jean Claude

Similiar Expressions: Jean Claude and "Breaking Bad" character Walter White

Mad Men, Cultural Change

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I am a big fan of television program “Mad Men.”  It exemplies the culture of years past and captures some the rituals and tension I felt in my own life growing up.  There’s been a lot of discussion about women and our rights as women in the news.  Some would prefer that things revert to the way they were during the 1960s.  A lot of those advocating those ideas grew up in that era, perhaps their backward thinking is waxing nostalgia or a refusal to grow up and accept that things, the way we live are vastly different now.

During the 1960s my sister and I would “go-go” around the house dancing the “swim,” “the cool jerk” or the “pony”.  One memorable evening , the week my brother was born, my aunt J, my sister and I had a “pony” procession around the house to go-go song  “El Pussycat,”  pausing and going completely still at the bridge  (where the cats begin to meow).  Here’s the song for those of you who have never heard it or those who just want to remember.