Explain Breaking Bad like you are a teacher from the year 2187 and I am a student from your class of "21st Century Culture Studies" (self.explainlikeIAmA)

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225 ups - 54 downs = 171 votes

26 comments submitted at 10:30:53 on Oct 18, 2013 by cucumbermania

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  • agent_troll
  • 45 Points
  • 15:12:36, 18 October

Pretty sure you just made Breaking Bad into a religion

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  • Jake0024
  • -18 Points
  • 15:40:15, 18 October

This is news?

No really though, the idea that anyone will remember Breaking Bad in 2187 is kind of laughable.

EDIT: Bring on the downvotes, fanboys. They will outlive your precious TV show.

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  • cocksickle
  • 9 Points
  • 15:49:15, 18 October

Does the name Nosferatu ring any bells with you? What about Metropolis?

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  • Waabanang
  • 3 Points
  • 15:57:52, 18 October

That's off by a magnitude of like ninety years. What's more it's not a fair comparison because there was a much lower quantity of media being produced at the time, vs at this time. I'm not saying that television won't be studied as history in the future, but I'm not sure it'll as ubiquitously known as you think it will be.

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  • cocksickle
  • 1 Points
  • 16:19:47, 18 October

Woah I think you've misunderstood my point. It'll definitely be obscure and not widely known, but to say it will be forgotten and completely unknown and all knowledge of it's existence will be gone is just plain wrong.

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  • Waabanang
  • 1 Points
  • 16:26:01, 18 October

Yeah fair enough. I thought that might have been what you were saying as I finished typing, but I was like 'fuck it'. That makes sense, I do think it's popularity will maybe mirror that of Metropolis in the future, but that double time length might suggest otherwise.

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  • Jake0024
  • 0 Points
  • 16:22:36, 18 October

That's exactly right--it's about double the length of time, and regardless of quality, it's the massive amount of media being produced today (and this will only increase) that guarantees whatever show is popular today will be completely buried in 175 years.

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  • Jake0024
  • 0 Points
  • 15:51:56, 18 October

Are you really making that comparison?

Incidentally, what's the significance of Metropolis? If you're referring to the movie, that was less than 100 years ago. People alive today were around to see it in theaters. 2187 is a bit farther off.

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  • cocksickle
  • 7 Points
  • 15:59:17, 18 October

Lot's of people think that Breaking Bad is genuinely the best TV show ever made. I'm not going to get into an argument over how good or bad it is. It's definitely going to be remembered more than anything comparable from 200 years ago, if not simply because it's on digital format, so instead of having torn illegibly parchment, they'll have a perfectly intact HD copy

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  • Jake0024
  • -11 Points
  • 16:09:55, 18 October

Lots of people think Justin Bieber is sexually attractive.

So what?

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  • JamesLovesColoring
  • 4 Points
  • 16:18:13, 18 October

...so lots of people will remember Justin Bieber?

Did you just entirely forget the point you were arguing?

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  • Jake0024
  • -5 Points
  • 16:19:18, 18 October

lol if you think so, that's cool. I'm pretty sure people 175 years in the future will have better shit to do.

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  • Jeanpuetz
  • 1 Points
  • 17:24:28, 18 October

Unlikely? Yes. Laughable? No.

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  • Jake0024
  • 1 Points
  • 17:33:24, 18 October

I'd say yes to both, but to each his own.