Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Rapacious Creditor

If addiction was personified, I'm pretty sure it would look like this:

Breaking Bad's Uncle Jack and his grizzled pals perfectly symbolize the disease (in any form "the disease of more" takes): full-throttle, indiscriminately violent, heavily armed, wildly greedy. Anyone whose known, lived with, loved or been themselves someone in the death grip of addiction understands how it will excavate everything of value from a life, throw the bodies in the pit afterward, then kick back with a bowl of Ben & Jerry's to watch a hilarious confession tape robbed from the house of a murdered DEA agent, said confessor currently chained to a dog run out back, forced to cook meth between beatings. Just a typical Tuesday.

(Oh, spoiler alert. See? Addiction doesn't give a crap if it wrecks your plan to watch all of season 5 when it comes out on Netflix.)


Header Image from Bangbouh @ Flickr