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Focus On The Family

May 27, 2013 16:33:15 Posted at May 27, 2013 16:33:15
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Mad Men Season 6 Episode 9 recap No matter how elegant and grown up you consider yourself to be, it is a long-understood truth of adulthood that you will revert to being thirteen as soon as you get back to within striking distance of your family.    This could be dismissed as just a weird little irritation if it wasn’t for the other nagging truth: the one that says that your family knows you better than anyone else, that you’re your true self when you’re with them, for better or worse. Full Story

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Aural Assault

May 20, 2013 17:51:41 Posted at May 20, 2013 17:51:41
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Mad Men Season 6 Episode 8 recap That was the weirdest, most uncomfortable part for me. The weird, up-and-down in-and-out audio as the hallucinations began. I never feel like there’s any way to “ignore” a symptom like that and so that’s when it began to go bad for me. Of course, it’s not like there was really ever any “good”. Full Story

Field Trip Friday

May 13, 2013 16:31:47 Posted at May 13, 2013 16:31:47
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Mad Men Season 6 Episode 7 recap “I told you NOT to answer the phone” “Then stop callin’ me!” You remember it, don’t you? An exchange from Pretty Woman.  Another hotel, another powerful man. It felt delicious, didn’t it? Have we been ruined, a whole generation of us? To think of that sentiment – being tucked away, exclusively for his use – in a good rather than a horrifying light?  Of course, that hotel wasn’t the Regent Beverly Wilshire, and nothing about the scenario was romantic. Full Story

A New Car

May 6, 2013 15:55:15 Posted at May 6, 2013 15:55:15
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Mad Men Season 6 Episode 6 I have been living with unintentional renos for the past four months. That is to say, we had a big fat water leak, it did immeasurable damage, and the very nice people at the insurance company have been taking care of it for us, but it’s a long process that takes a lot of time and most of my stuff has been in boxes since 2013 began. Full Story

Oh.

April 29, 2013 14:50:47 Posted at April 29, 2013 14:50:47
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Mad Men Season 6 Episode 5 recap That’s what was in store for us this week. That’s why we got to know Dawn last week, a little more personality to put behind the drama of this week. That’s why the previews reminded us that Don and Linda Cardellini "can’t fall in love", perish the thought – we needed to worry for her safety, and for the good Doctor’s, too. Full Story

The Differences Between Ketchup and Catsup

April 22, 2013 14:40:55 Posted at April 22, 2013 14:40:55
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Mad Men Season 6 Episode 3 recap They were explained to me for the first time. You? I always thought catsup was supposed to be spicy, which sounded kind of appealing. But the differences were drawn clearly here: one is delicious and special and unique, and the other just …isn’t. That was, of course, the case with a number of plotlines this episode. Full Story

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“That Was Churchill”

April 15, 2013 15:38:29 Posted at April 15, 2013 15:38:29
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Mad Men Season 6 Episode 3 recap Let’s start with a nice easy situation – how do we feel about creepy upbeat Bob? I am myself somewhat upbeat, but I can’t stand people who are always trying to accentuate the positive when all you want to do is have a good drink and a pout. Bob thereby accomplishes the impossible at the end of the episode – he goes to buy toilet paper and simultaneously makes me empathize with Pete, something I had no hope of doing earlier. Full Story

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Despair! Everybody’s Doing It!

April 8, 2013 20:10:17 Posted at April 8, 2013 20:10:17
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Mad Men Season 6 Episode 1 recap Did you feel warmed and welcomed by your friends? Were you filled with the holiday spirit? Do you feel invigorated because 1968 is here and feeling fresh and new? Or are you only focused on the fact that Betty Francis said what she said and the world didn’t explode at 10:17? I feel like we should save that, because the episode wanted me to see that Don is Falling Apart, so let’s acknowledge that first. Full Story

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Yeah, I’m still freeballing...

March 21, 2013 14:54:51 Posted at March 21, 2013 14:54:51
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Is what I’m reading from this expression on Jon Hamm’s face. The suit material is thick enough to hide the outline. Here’s Hamm at the Season 6 premiere the day after it was reported that Mad Men producers politely requested he wear underwear ostensibly so as to contain his uncontainable junk. Full Story

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Freeball on your own time but not on ours

March 20, 2013 17:12:43 Posted at March 20, 2013 17:12:43
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Is the message that AMC apparently delivered to Jon Hamm on the set of Mad Men because, as you know, he lets his sh-t swing unencumbered, even in costume, so that they have to keep photoshopping his dick down in the promotional shots. Tired of the extra work required to tone down his meat, network executives have asked that Hamm add underwear to his daily routine. Full Story

Holding back Jon Hamm

October 25, 2012 15:31:58 Posted at October 25, 2012 15:31:58
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Jon Hamm was in Hawaii yesterday with Jessica Pare shooting for the upcoming season of Mad Men. As you can see, he’s in swim trunks. And not freeballing for a change. Why? Because he doesn’t get to pick his own clothes on the show. Because the costume designer is telling him to gird that sh-t in some underwear so he’s not showing the contours of his head through his pants when the episode airs. Full Story

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Best Emmys Torch-Pass: Mad Men’s Out; Homeland’s In

September 24, 2012 13:02:12 Posted at September 24, 2012 13:02:12
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Two things can happen when a show sweeps an entire subsection of categories like Homeland just did: either fans who aren’t watching jump in and catch up on this new phenomenon so they can be a part of the club, or they sniff  that obviously it’s already “too popular” and agree to miss out. Full Story

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One Question Answered

June 11, 2012 16:42:50 Posted at June 11, 2012 16:42:50
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Mad Men Season 5 finale episode 13 recap I really wondered why they had cast Alexis Bledel as the object of Pete's misplaced affection. She's the right age, of course, and has that slightly other-era look, but I'm so used to Mad Men actors being utterly new to me (Elisabeth Moss was totally unrecognizable as far as I'm concerned) that it seemed incongruous. Full Story

Lane was always “you”

June 4, 2012 17:18:32 Posted at June 4, 2012 17:18:32
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Mad Men Season 5 Episode 12 recap There's only so long I can procrastinate before bellying up to the truth - I don't want to write this Mad Men recap, because there's little joy to be found, and because the show said almost everything that could be said, in a relatively dialogue-light episode. Full Story