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article imageBreaking Bad parody: Breaking Balsamic (Video)

By Anne Sewell     Oct 14, 2014 in World
Modena - American travel blogger, Turner Barr, decided six years ago to travel the world while performing 80 unusual jobs. His latest was in Modena, Italy, where he learned how to make the traditional balsamic vinegar, which inspired him to make a funny video.
He created a video parody of the hit US television series Breaking Bad, named "Breaking Balsamic."
It can be seen from Barr's blog that he has been having a pretty exciting time while traveling overseas trying to find "meaningful experiences" and "gainful employment" abroad. He sold tours in Rome. He attempted to sell timeshares.
He has tried volunteering with sick elephants in the Elephant Nature Park just outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand, apparently spending a lot of his time shoveling poo.
In Bangkok, he tried selling goods on the street and, despite his "uncanny ability to drop things, accidentally walk into scenes, and being completely devoid of any actual reality TV video production knowledge or experience," ended up being a Production Assistant for a reality TV show which was set in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. He spent the time running around in Tuk Tuks with a series of GoPro cameras.
In Boracay in the Philippines, he became a Pub Crawl Photographer, taking interesting snaps of people getting drunk, after having spent a worthwhile three weeks organizing a Christmas fundraiser for children in the Philippines (called Operation Save Santa).
Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca  Modena  Italy
Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca, Modena, Italy
Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca
His latest job involved learning the art of creating the very best balsamic vinegar from Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca, a family business in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. After the first day on the job as a trainee vinegar maker at the farm, Barr got the idea to create a Breaking Bad parody (included above).
While in the original series, Walter White and his young protege Jesse Pinkman, cooked up the very best and pure crystal meth, in Barr's parody, they turned to the art of creating the best balsamic vinegar instead.
Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca  Modena  Italy
Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca, Modena, Italy
Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca
Barr said on his blog: “Their [the Biancardi family’s] devotion to the purity of traditional balsamic and the stark contrast between traditional balsamic that comes from the Emilia-Romagna region and the regular, over-the-counter street shit, reminded me of one of my favorite TV shows: Breaking Bad.”
Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca  Modena  Italy
Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca, Modena, Italy
Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca
He hired an Italian videographer, Emiliano Bechi Gabrielli to get involved in the project and then asked his German filmmaker friend, Moritz Vogel, to edit the video to the final product included above.
A rather amusing touch, he added, was the fact that the Don of the family – Claudio Biancardi – is actually a former high school chemistry teacher.
Incidentally a series of photos showing Barr learning the ropes of creating balsamic vinegar at the farm in Italy are included on his blog here.
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