Y'all act like you never seen a Walter White person before
November 26, 2013 1:48 PM   Subscribe

VICE made a documentary about the real Walter White.

When AMC's Breaking Bad premiered in 2008, one of Alabama's most successful meth cooks was already knee deep in building a massive meth empire. His name? Walter White. In this documentary, Walter tells us the secret behind his product, how he stacked up thousands of dollars per day, and why his partner is now serving two life sentences.
posted by gman (5 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
That was interesting. It seems the real Walter White was a user as well as a producer, which might explain why he kept making meth while on probation. The members of his family that were willing to appear in the documentary seem quite locked down emotionally. They're probably waiting to see what his sentence will be, and don't know how to feel right now.
posted by Kevin Street at 2:22 PM on November 26, 2013


Also, there was no pretense that this Walter was doing it for his family. It sounds like he blew all his ill gotten gains on trucks and tools and parties, while his family drifted away. The son is apparently so poor that he had to get three or four friends to pitch in before he could raise the thousand dollar bond to get his dad out of jail.
posted by Kevin Street at 2:30 PM on November 26, 2013


I remember seeing this fellow in the news after he got arrested while Breaking Bad was in the middle of a publicity streak and wondering if we'd ever see more of him. Thanks for pointing us towards it, gman, as I seldom look at Vice on my own.
posted by item at 2:47 PM on November 26, 2013


Awesome thread title btw.
posted by mannequito at 5:16 PM on November 26, 2013


Awesome find. Thanks, gman.
posted by Jacob Knitig at 10:29 PM on November 26, 2013


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