Jun 292015
 

Lipp Sister-Weiner-Lipp Sister Roberta, Matt, Deborah at 92Y

Roberta, Matt, Deborah at 92Y

Deb and I agreed that I would write one of my birthday odes. I spent a lot of time with it, thinking about what might rhyme with the likes of Hilltop, Melfi, Ossining, Arlo, and Don Draper. And it just wasn’t happening.

Odes aside, the truth is we just adore Matt, and we’re both incredibly glad he was born. In giving us Mad Men, he has not just shifted the landscape of television, but he’s impacted the culture as a whole–and our lives personally.

That’s just alluding to what we’ve gotten from Mad Men. Matt is a whole other story. His intellect, his warmth, his exquisite gift for conversation–whether he’s speaking in a public forum or in an exclusive Basket-interview, he is generous and passionate and hilarious.

Happiest of birthdays, Matt. We love you.

–Deborah and Roberta

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Jun 282015
 

#LoveWins

Happy Pride! Professor Spouse and I, legally married in the state of New York for almost two years, can now travel to her home state of Kentucky and remain married.

For this week’s open thread topic, anything about love is fair game! #lovewins

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Open Thread/Question of the Week

Jun 21, 2015

Happy Father’s Day, Basketcases! For our open thread topic this week, feel free to reminisce or share about your fathers, about fatherhood, or about whatever is on your mind on the first day of Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere).

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Open Thread/Question of the Week–Your turn to opine

Jun 14, 2015

Hey Basketcases! Every Sunday we post an open thread, and it’s open all week, your chance to chat amongst yourselves. You don’t have to stick to the topic of the week, but we’ve found from experience that discussion is livelier when we offer a topic. So. What new (or not-so-new) shows would you like to […]

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YOUR Mad Men Finale Predictions ….

Jun 9, 2015

Hey Basketcases … apologies for the lag in following up on our little “Finale Prediction” game.  We actually had 52 entries (!) in the game, and it’s taken me a little while to sift through them all. Using the International Mad Men Prognostication Scoring System, the average score was 0.0, with a high-score of 0.1. […]

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Open Thread/Question of the Week: 2015 Tonys

Jun 7, 2015

Yo yo you, it’s our weekly Mad Men Commemorative Open Thread–for you, the Basketcases, to chat amongst yourselves. It’s Tony night! The gay superbowl! (I have a friend and vocal coach, Chris Newcomer, who is performing with Chita Rivera in The Visit on Broadway and as part of tonight’s show, so I’m personally extra enthusiastic.) […]

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Open Thread/Question of the Week: Lost on Sundays

May 31, 2015

We’re bringing back a feature from days of old. The Open Thread, long a Sunday night feature during the Mad Men season(s), is now a weekly discussion thread. We find these things are more likely when we suggest a topic, but feel free to talk among yourselves about any ol’ thing if the mood takes […]

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Exclusive! Part 1: Conversation with Kevin Rahm: What do The Instructions Say?

Exclusive! Part 1: Conversation with Kevin Rahm: What do The Instructions Say?

May 14, 2015

Shortly after Kevin Rahm joined the cast of Mad Men, I was lucky enough to have a friend (virtually) introduce us. Since that time it’s been something of a Mutual Admiration Society, peppered with we-really-need-to-do-an-interview-one-of-these-days moments. So I wasn’t shocked when Kevin agreed to do the interview via Skype, and it made for a more […]

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Tweet From Last Night

May 14, 2015

Thanks you guys. And remember, we’re not going anywhere. We’ll be right here, talking about Mad Men and its people (and lots of other stuff). "Here's your basket of kisses." And a writer was born. And a blog. @JoelMurray9of9 #MadMenMarathon #EndOfAnEra — Basket of Kisses (@LippSisters) May 14, 2015

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An Ode to my Sister on her Birthday

An Ode to my Sister on her Birthday

May 4, 2015

Deborah is half of the Lipp Sisters pair My gay best friend stylist’s gay brother does her hair She and her spouse are moving to Jersey City One block from my place in a condo that’s pretty The move is, wait WHEN? 3 days after the finale So she’s packing and blogging more hours than […]

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Matthew Weiner at 92Y--Theme Starts with Story

Matthew Weiner at 92Y–Theme Starts with Story

Apr 29, 2015

On the night of Tuesday, April 28, the Lipp Sisters attended “An Evening with Matthew Weiner” (creator of Mad Men, as if you didn’t know) at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Matt was his usual fascinating self. This time he was interviewed by Richard LaGravenese, a writer interviewing a writer about writing. At […]

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Happy Birthday Roberta!

Happy Birthday Roberta!

Apr 25, 2015

The shorter half of Lippsisters.com turns a magical number today! Which I am way too smart to reveal without her permission. Nonetheless, the happiest of days to you, my beloved sister, full of joy and wellness. Thanks for being born!

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FINALE PARTY--First Come, First Serve!

FINALE PARTY–First Come, First Serve!

Apr 24, 2015

Update: THERE ARE NO SPACES AVAILABLE. We are hoping a few more people can come, so please read below and if you want to be on a wait list, email me (email below). Dear Basketcases, The Exciting News The Museum of the Moving Image has invited us to collaborate with them on their Mad Men […]

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