With a vocal fan base extending from Facebook to the First Family, Omar Little was always the favorite to win our highly subjective Smacketology tournament. The incomparably gracious Michael K. Williams — the man behind the shotgun — took some time away from filming the third season of Boardwalk Empire to bask in his victory, and hopefully enjoy a well-earned bowl of celebratory Cheerios. (They’d best be Honey Nut.) Funny and humble, Williams’s only request was that we shout out his Twitter followers so they could take part in the virtual championship parade. Follow Michael here — but remember one thing: If you tweet @ the King, you’d best not miss.
"Wait, so who did you interview last night", asked Amos as we finished another round of beers and stories.
This question directly followed his story of travelling to Atlanta to interview Big Boi, which immediately followed Chris' story of travelling to Virginia Beach to interview Pharrell.
"Um, this guy Allen Stone." In my head, saying "Allen Stone" after hearing Big Boi and Pharrell was like matching a 1909 Honus Wagner and a 1914 Babe Ruth with a 1993 Chuck Knoblauch. As to save face and retain the smallest bit of credibility, I started throwing disclaimers left and right. "He's this unreal up-and-coming soul singer. He's super chill and really down to earth. He was on Conan a few weeks ago and did an in-office performance at Complex yesterday and is getting interviewed at a ton of other music outlets and has a show tonight at SOBs and I think he might be the next big thing." They seemed semi-impressed, either in my description of him or in my ability to construct a disgustingly long run-on sentence.
Staring into a mirror on last night's Breaking Bad, Walter White attempted to convince a black-market gun dealer (and himself) that the serial-numberless pistol he was negotiating to buy would be used only for legally permissible purposes: "It's for defense," he stammered. "Defense." We didn't believe him, and we're pretty sure he didn't either. For insight, we called three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston and asked him a few questions. As always, if you haven't seen last night's episode, beware of spoilers.
Breaking Bad finally returned last night, picking up right where it left off 13 (!) months ago, with Jesse aiming a gun at poor Gale's head and, despite some perceived ambiguity regarding the season finale's final camera angle, most assuredly not missing. On Friday, we spoke with series mastermind Vince Gilligan, who discussed the season premiere's bloody events in vivid detail, so if you didn't watch the show and still intend to, by God, please stop reading. We're serious about this: "Spoiler alert" doesn't even begin to do it justice.