Mar 162014
 

So, I’ll be coming home from the airport during the episode tonight, so you’ll have your review a day late.

But HEADCASES. Where are the comments? Make it worth my while, why dontcha?

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Mar 132014
 

Jon Hamm on outdoor sex:In the era of TMZ, I don’t think outdoor sex is a particularly good idea. It’s one of those things that sound way better than they actually are. There’s something not sexy about all the twigs and bugs and sand. You end up with stuff in places you don’t want it. It always looks better in the well-lit Skinemax version.

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Basketcases, the very idea of Jon Hamm even having the very idea of having outdoor sex is like a gift. But the harsh reality is, gifts like this don’t come cheap. Well okay, they do–we snatched the line from someone’s site and stuck it up here. But that’s not the point. The point is, please donate to the Basket. We clearly need the help. Kisses, Roberta and Deborah Lipp

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Jon Hamm Birthday Week: Because we care.

Jon Hamm Birthday Week: Because we care.

Mar 12, 2014

Jon Hamm on looking all manly:I came in the Dawson’s Creek era; it was all about tiny guys who looked like teenagers, and I haven’t looked like a teenager ever. So I was, like, auditioning to be their dads. At 25. Basketcases, as you light your Jon Hamm Birthday Week candles with your families tonight, [...]

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Oooh, I'm so smart.

Oooh, I’m so smart.

Mar 11, 2014

I was looking at my original post about Mad Men Episode 6.04: To Have and to Hold, and found this: There’s also something in this episode about secrets getting out, which does not bode well for Don and Sylvia. Joan’s secret liaison with Herb Rennet is known to Harry. Ironically, Ken, who is so angry [...]

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Jon Hamm Birthday Week Continues

Jon Hamm Birthday Week Continues

Mar 11, 2014

Jon Hamm on playing the period: I certainly don’t know that world either. Neither does Matt; it’s a different time. But again, it’s not required to have lived through any of this to be affected by it. I think that, again, alienation or dissatisfaction or wondering where your place is in the world or in [...]

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It's Jon Hamm's Birthday!!!!!!

It’s Jon Hamm’s Birthday!!!!!!

Mar 10, 2014

And you know what that means…. Jon Hamm on why Basket of Kisses is awesomesauce: You know, it’s interesting, and we talked about this briefly when you visited, but I’ve been reading your site since its sort of foundation….and it’s really amazing that it is; sort of the depth that you guys go to and [...]

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Site Update News

Feb 23, 2014

So, last year we had a lot of brief outages. People were unable to comment or load pages for a second here, 5 seconds there, sometimes a minute or more. It was unacceptable. My webhost switched to new, better servers. Unfortunately, we had a lot of trouble with the switch, and access to the site [...]

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Mad Men Season 6 is BLOGGED, Baby!

Feb 13, 2014

In time for Season 7! The entire sixth season of Mad Men is fully documented. You have thirteen Mad Men Recaps, including careful attention to the dates on which each episode occurred, thirteen episodes worth of Quotations, every closing song and more in Music, and thirteen episodes of Cultural References. I am entirely proud of [...]

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Update on Basket of Kisses Technical Issues

Feb 11, 2014

Okay, so I’m sure you’re wondering. We’re in the process of moving to a more powerful server, to prevent the outages and slowdowns we’ve had in the past. However, moving to the new server has caused some database issues in WordPress. We take a backup, move to the new server, restore the backup, and discover [...]

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Walking Dead OOPS

Feb 9, 2014

I’m sure you’ve noticed we’re having technical problems. Well, I wrote a whole post (I lie, half a post) about this week’s wonderful Walking Dead episode and it’s gone. I can’t stay up all night recreating it. So, bear with us.

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Mad Men Archives Status

Jan 13, 2014

The following are done through episode 6.08: Quotes, Music, and Cultural References. Also, the random quote generator in the sidebar, and a few Bible pages (but that’s still way behind). You’ll also find the timelines are updated, so that the episode guides reflect the dates that episodes occurred, something we always get inquiries about.

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Mad Men Archives Updated

Dec 31, 2013

As promised, updating has begun. You’ll find that Episode 6.03: The Collaborators, is now fully recapped, and included in Quotes, Music, and Cultural References. Episode 6.04: To Have and To Hold, is also fully recapped, in Quotes, and in Cultural References.

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It all goes quiet, doesn’t it?

Dec 24, 2013

Today is Christmas Eve. I’m Jewish; grew up in a town with a fair representation of that minority, but it was always clear how BIG Christmas was, and for how many. There are members of my family who are not 100% Jewish–so there are Christmas celebrations for parts of my family. And of course in [...]

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