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(Courier Mail)   Just because you saw it on Breaking Bad doesn't mean it's a good idea   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 53
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2013-09-04 05:10:44 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-09-04 05:14:23 PM  
the electrical-outlet-paperclip-lighter well predates Breaking Bad.
 
2013-09-04 06:02:57 PM  

unyon: the electrical-outlet-paperclip-lighter well predates Breaking Bad.


This.  This right here.
 
2013-09-04 06:06:37 PM  
``Most of the damage is caused by prisoners using the electrics to light cigarettes,'' she said.

``Matches and lighters are banned and smoking in the cells is prohibited.''



We'll I don't know about you but I see a pretty simple solution to this problem: Fireproof cells. Let them have lighters and gasoline for all you care at that point.
 
2013-09-04 08:39:40 PM  
They're doing it wrong.
All they need is a pencil and some toilet paper.
If you do it fast enough, you won't even blow the breaker.
prisonoffenders.com
 
2013-09-04 09:59:56 PM  
keep your blue shiat. red phosphorous for the win
 
2013-09-04 10:00:55 PM  
In GA, it's called "popping a socket".
 
2013-09-04 10:02:35 PM  
Wanna come inside and see my glowing pickle?
 
2013-09-04 10:03:47 PM  
Just give them some Ecigs.
 
2013-09-04 10:05:29 PM  

lewismarktwo: Just give them some Ecigs.


It won't do any good. I tried lighting a cigarette with mine once. No dice.
 
2013-09-04 10:08:06 PM  
The coolest way to pop a socket:

1 - split ordinary pencil along its length, preserving the graphite core as best possible.
2 - access 110v AC, expose 2 wires
3 - use the 2 wood parts of pencil like chopsticks holding a 1-2" piece of graphite
4 - loosely wrap toilet tissue around graphite, leaving ends exposed
5 - touch ends to wires, voilla

If you're good, you can do it without tripping the breaker.
 
2013-09-04 10:10:01 PM  
I have yet to see anything that looked like a good idea on BB.
 
2013-09-04 10:13:12 PM  
Watching Breaking Bad is a basic human right?

Not that I know anything about the psychology of prison inmates, but should they even be allowed to watch that?
 
2013-09-04 10:14:24 PM  

wildcardjack: I have yet to see anything that looked like a good idea on BB.


Are you kidding? I can't wait to try out my new ricin recipe.

/and that bong that Skinny Pete was using during the pie-eating contest scene looked bad ass
 
2013-09-04 10:14:41 PM  
shiat, they made sex dolls out of tissues, orange peels and a plastic spork in MY prison.
 
2013-09-04 10:14:46 PM  

Chevello: Watching Breaking Bad is a basic human right?

Not that I know anything about the psychology of prison inmates, but should they even be allowed to watch that?


It's educational, it's got science and shiat.
 
2013-09-04 10:14:58 PM  
One stick of Juicy Fruit, remove wrapper, rip into two pieces, roll them up, insert into sockets, do not touch them together yet. Find fishing leader, very light weight, tie around one, unroll to safe distance and wait until teacher comes into room. Yank line.
 
2013-09-04 10:18:42 PM  
If you don't replace the destroyed TV's, this problem will sort itself out.
 
2013-09-04 10:19:02 PM  
Upgrade outlets to 240v with 250A breakers. Sounds like a self correcting problem to me.
 
2013-09-04 10:19:07 PM  
Cookies just to read a news article? Nope!

// the internet is a wasteland and my browser is like an armored vehicle. We have ad blocking and anti scripting technology, as well as very powerful cookie countermeasures.
// For offense, we have a semi-automatic tab opener, and a very fast target acquisition and download management system.
 
2013-09-04 10:21:30 PM  
I saw Krysten Ritter getting banged on Breaking Bad and that's a pretty damn good idea.
 
2013-09-04 10:24:38 PM  
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2013-09-04 10:40:46 PM  
If that result surprised them, they need to watch less BB and more Seinfeld.

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2013-09-04 10:40:57 PM  
Aww, I was rooting for giant hard-drive-erasing electromagnet.
 
2013-09-04 10:41:50 PM  

Chevello: Watching Breaking Bad is a basic human right?

Not that I know anything about the psychology of prison inmates, but should they even be allowed to watch that?


Article says nothing about  Breaking Bad being shown in prisons.
 
2013-09-04 10:41:54 PM  
Can't wait for the genius who tries to dissolve a body in a couple gallons of HF.
 
2013-09-04 10:43:28 PM  

lordargent: Cookies just to read a news article? Nope!

// the internet is a wasteland and my browser is like an armored vehicle. We have ad blocking and anti scripting technology, as well as very powerful cookie countermeasures.
// For offense, we have a semi-automatic tab opener, and a very fast target acquisition and download management system.


Switching the Page Style to None would probably let you see it, too.
 
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2013-09-04 10:47:58 PM  

wildcardjack: I have yet to see anything that looked like a good idea on BB.


What about breakfast?

I'd say owning a car wash, but Lenny Dykstra disagrees.
 
2013-09-04 10:55:36 PM  
It's 2013!  Who the fark smokes anymore?  Didn't it go out of style a couple decades ago?
 
2013-09-04 10:56:48 PM  

wildcardjack: I have yet to see anything that looked like a good idea on BB.


Yeah, that's... kind of the entire point of the show.
 
2013-09-04 10:57:57 PM  
In other news, they have prisons in Australia. Cue Xzibit, etc.
 
2013-09-04 11:05:51 PM  
Oh? You farked up your TV? I guess you don't get one.
 
2013-09-04 11:08:31 PM  

Saul T. Balzac: It's 2013!  Who the fark smokes anymore?


People that are kept in boxes and have absolutely nothing else to do?

Bear in mind, many of them are stressed out, and close to being illiterate, so figuring out how to light a cigarette is as good a way of killing an afternoon as anything else.
 
2013-09-04 11:23:15 PM  

andyofne: Oh? You farked up your TV? I guess you don't get one.


They must have a really lax policy about it.
I smoked for decades, but there is no way I would have risked losing my only daily connection with the outside world to light a single cigarette.

Just resign yourself to the fact that you can't smoke anymore because you'll be satisfied 2% of the time, and jonesing the other 98%.

Boredom is a very major factor though.
 
2013-09-05 12:01:20 AM  
How to make a DIY lighter for your smokes.

1: Get a battery.
2: Get a piece of stripped wire/ electrical cable
3: Get one cigarette from your cellie.
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Instructions:

Place the ends of the stripped wire/ cable to the + and - ends of the battery. Hold in place until wire/ cable gets hot. Hold end of cigarette onto the now hot wire/ cable.

Result:

static.guim.co.uk


Farking story has as much Breaking Bad connection as that gym teacher who got busted for selling meth.
Using electricity + cables to light cigs is a very well known technique inside. The one with the battery I actually saw in a documentary on prison life over a decade ago.

/Electricity, biatch!
 
2013-09-05 12:04:08 AM  

wildcardjack: I have yet to see anything that looked like a good idea on BB.


Dunno about that.

www.esquire.com
 
2013-09-05 12:10:21 AM  

TommyymmoT: Saul T. Balzac: It's 2013!  Who the fark smokes anymore?

People that are kept in boxes and have absolutely nothing else to do?

Bear in mind, many of them are stressed out, and close to being illiterate, so figuring out how to light a cigarette is as good a way of killing an afternoon as anything else.


To be fair, these prisoners could watch TV. It also lasts longer than a cigarette and kills you just as slowly.
 
2013-09-05 12:41:11 AM  

wildcardjack: I have yet to see anything that looked like a good idea on BB.


Gus's superlab was perfect.  Walt's fatal flaw is an inability to be second banana.
 
2013-09-05 12:42:37 AM  

GungFu: How to make a DIY lighter for your smokes.

1: Get a battery.
2: Get a piece of stripped wire/ electrical cable
3: Get one cigarette from your cellie.
[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 144x212][www.newmodellersshop.co.uk image 222x222][encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 272x204]

Instructions:

Place the ends of the stripped wire/ cable to the + and - ends of the battery. Hold in place until wire/ cable gets hot. Hold end of cigarette onto the now hot wire/ cable.

Result:

[static.guim.co.uk image 353x211]


Farking story has as much Breaking Bad connection as that gym teacher who got busted for selling meth.
Using electricity + cables to light cigs is a very well known technique inside. The one with the battery I actually saw in a documentary on prison life over a decade ago.

/Electricity, biatch!


Pieces  of steel wool can be used if there is no wire available.
Wire bread ties as well.
 
2013-09-05 12:53:13 AM  

wildcardjack: I have yet to see anything that looked like a good idea on BB.


Not even dissolving the bodies in HCl? In the plastic drums I mean, not the bathtub. Obviously.
 
2013-09-05 01:32:43 AM  
derplicious:It was HF not HCl. That's why it ate through the bathtub glazing. They should have used NaOH which would have dissolved the body better and not attacked the glazing or the iron of the tub.
 
2013-09-05 01:35:21 AM  
To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser.

Hahaha. No.  Fark you.

/One less site to visit.
 
2013-09-05 01:46:42 AM  
Why does the farking video contain 95% assholes talking about the scene and 5% scene?
 
2013-09-05 02:03:08 AM  

unyon: the electrical-outlet-paperclip-lighter well predates Breaking Bad.


I believe the technique in this article is different. The paper clip method just uses a paper clip, tissue paper, pencil lead. This technique uses a power cord...probably while its still plugged in.
 
2013-09-05 02:16:45 AM  

OscarTamerz: It was HF not HCl.


I saw that bit on youtube some time ago (BB is one of those series that I might see some day). A whole bathtub of HF? And those guys were walking around without any kind of protective gear? The fumes should have melted their eyes, lungs and skin.
 
2013-09-05 02:23:34 AM  
So a "journalist" links a well known, and well established prison practice to a TV show that just started airing shows for it's final season?

And the "article" has a video of behind the scenes production of this TV show just out of convenience?

uh-huh...

Was the "journalist's" source Andrew Michael Corbin?
 
2013-09-05 03:07:22 AM  

Chevello: Watching Breaking Bad is a basic human right?

Not that I know anything about the psychology of prison inmates, but should they even be allowed to watch that?


o_O
 
2013-09-05 07:14:24 AM  
When I was in jail, we had a remote control for the TV and inmate workers that went to the kitchen would bring back bread ties. Use the wire in the bread tie and short the batteries in the remote to light a cig. Takes some practice to do it without burning your fingers but works like a charm.
 
2013-09-05 09:17:56 AM  
How we used to do it when I was in the pokey.
Steal a dowel from the woodshop. Steal a spoon from the mess hall. Take a shoelace and tie it to the end of your clothes hanger so it looks like a bow. Wrap a loop of the bow around the dowel. Put one end of the dowel agianst your bible and sprinkle torn up tissue around it. Using the spoon to hold pressure on top of the dowel, run the bow back and forth quickly to create friction on the bible, which will soon ignite the surrounding tissue. Use the fire to light your cigarrete!.

Of course we had to create our own cigarettes using bible pages as rolling paper, socks as filters, and dirty ripped up underwear as tabacco. It tasted like ass, but it was better than nothing,
 
2013-09-05 10:22:55 AM  
how about 'no TV' because you broke it?

Or do prisoners not have to deal with consequences?

Sign me up, three squares a day, health care, Breaking Bad on your AMC and TV forever even if you break it like a dumbass.
 
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