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Old September 4 2012, 09:03 PM   #451
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Re: Breaking Bad - Season 5

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They use hydrofluoric acid, which has numerous legitimate applications, so wouldn't be hard to come by if you sound like you're an industrial user of it (which Madrigal would be.)

That said, hydrofluoric acid is not capable of dissolving bodies. It is extremely dangerous and deadly if mishandled, but other than causing a lot of tissue damage, it doesn't do a lot to dead bodies--it certainly wouldn't liquefy them. To destroy a body, you'd need to oxidize it, using a base like sulfuric acid. HF is evil, evil stuff, but it doesn't do what the show indicates. I would suspect they deliberately mislead viewers on what chemicals do what to thwart the "let's try that at home" crowd, except anyone fucking around with HF is probably just going to wind up dead.
In real life, there was an English serial killer John George Haigh who was known as the "Acid Bath Murderer." He didn't use acid to kill his victims, but he did dissolve their bodies in oil drums filled with concentrated sulfuric acid, eerily similar to the way the bodies were disposed of on Breaking Bad. And it worked, the bodies were never recovered, although he was still caught, convicted and sentenced to death on the strength of the other evidence.

You're right that HF is not strong enough to completely dissolve a body as depicted on the show, but it would render it almost unidentifiable except through DNA testing. Concentrated sulfuric acid (as the Acid Bath Killer used) would be better. Or better yet, liquid lye. At least the liquid lye wouldn't dissolve Jesse's bathtub like in Season one.
Yup. The lesson is, bases are best for dissolving bodies.

But then, "let's dissolve him in a basic solution" doesn't have the sexy ring of "let's melt him in acid."
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Old September 5 2012, 03:25 PM   #452
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Spoilers, anyone?

Kidding. The wrap-up is gonna be epic, whatever happens...
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Old September 5 2012, 04:13 PM   #453
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Re: Breaking Bad - Season 5

Everybody dies.

Walt dies twice.
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Old September 5 2012, 04:59 PM   #454
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Figuratively speaking, Walt's already died once...
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Old September 5 2012, 07:55 PM   #455
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Figuratively speaking, Walt's already died once...
...until the Genesis project saved him..LOL Star Trek: Breaking Bad
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Old September 5 2012, 08:12 PM   #456
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Finall got caught up with the show uptodate now. Holy shit. Wow. Fucking Gale, eh?

Can't wait to see what happens next now that Hank's eyes are finally open.
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Old September 5 2012, 08:39 PM   #457
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Figuratively speaking, Walt's already died once...
...until the Genesis project saved him..LOL Star Trek: Breaking Bad
Star Trek? Once a Upon a time Walt fought the Shadows bare fisted to the death.
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Old September 7 2012, 01:36 AM   #458
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Somebody should do a Walter White facts gag like people did with Chuck Norris.
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Old September 7 2012, 02:09 AM   #459
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dang I just finally watched the last two episodes and wow....Walter has gone down a dark path. I would have never guessed he would become what he has from watching season 1. I used to like him now Jesse is really the most likable person in that show. And of course, what are the odds, that Walter finally wants to quit the business and Hank finally figures it out!
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Old September 7 2012, 02:47 PM   #460
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Old September 7 2012, 04:56 PM   #461
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What is that from?
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Old September 7 2012, 05:04 PM   #462
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I don't know who made it originally, but here's a link to a larger-sized picture:

http://robotverve.tumblr.com/image/31021694075
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Old September 7 2012, 05:06 PM   #463
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Probably a Chinese pirate DVD, something like this:

Or a joke ...
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Old September 7 2012, 05:26 PM   #464
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Yeah, it's either a Chinese bootleg or a 'shop made to mimic one. Either way, I lol'd.
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Old September 8 2012, 02:02 AM   #465
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Ahhhhhh, Richard Madden as Robb Stark. What a luscious little num num treat.

Sorry. Got girly there for a second. GOT and Homeland have to tide me over until Breaking Bad comes back. But Madden is too delicious for words.
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