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Tonight’s musical selection is “Fake Love” by O Conqueror, from the album King Me. Director Christophe Thockler comments, “Made with 10,000 photos and a hand animated toy car. 150 hours of shooting.” Thanks for @RealLipsMcGee for suggesting this.

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Breaking Bad is doing good.

As Breaking Bad draws to a dramatic conclusion (and shows every indication it’s going to stick the landing), I was pleased to see that its actors and crew are doing good in the world. Via Huffington Post:

A drawing for the Sept. 29 screening of show’s finale with the cast will net an estimated $750,000 for anti-bullying organization Kind Campaign, according to the trade daily. The wife of “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul runs the nonprofit.

In July, “Breaking Bad” leading man Bryan Cranston put together a sweepstakes for the season premiere screening. That contest earned $303,000 for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

But that wasn’t all. Last week an auction of 200 donated “Breaking Bad” props sold out within two hours. The proceeds benefited a Goodwill thrift store in Albuquerque, N.M., which supplied “Breaking Bad” with clothes and furniture while it filmed nearby.

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Kit OConnell

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Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and