Mad Men Haiku!

 Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 4:00 am  Characters, Mad Men, Season 2, Season 5, Slideshow  No Responses »
Jul 022015
 

Jane Seigel

Decolletage distracts

Roger’s child bride; Joan’s rival

A trippy divorce

roger and jane 1

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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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Mad Men Wish List Monday: The Wrap Up

Jun 29, 2015

Ever since I posted this wish list of Matthew Weiner’s, we’ve had a weekly discussion group of items on this list.   These are the final items not yet discussed, and my comments. Dr. Faye–ripe for a return, I think, not because there’s anything particularly unresolved, but because she has such insight into Don. What […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jun 25, 2015

  Switchboard to Don’s Desk Trims Guy’s toenails with John Deere Ciao, Lois Sadler  

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Lost Horizon is Lost

Lost Horizon is Lost

Jun 23, 2015

Mad Men episode 7.12, Lost Horizon is about the promises and limitations of Shangri-La, the idyllic utopia in the movie (and book) Lost Horizon. This entire season has been about that, and with this episode, we reach a kind of culmination: Here, everyone, here is where you wanted to go. This lets us have the last two […]

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Mad Men Wish List Discussion Group Monday

Mad Men Wish List Discussion Group Monday

Jun 22, 2015

Okay, we’re going to be multi-faceted today–I think next week will be the last week that we’ll have fun material to discuss. But I have loved this list! Pete sees Howard on the train This could be redundant, of course, and cliched, but it offers the chance of real complexity. What might have happened between […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jun 18, 2015

  Bow tie and argyle The best things in life are free Orchiectomy          

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The Suitcase: Anatomy of a Fight

The Suitcase: Anatomy of a Fight

Jun 17, 2015

Let’s look back at one of the greatest Mad Men episodes of all: Season 4’s The Suitcase. Here’s how we knew we were gearing up for a titanic fight when Peggy returns to Don’s office after she broke up with Mark. It’s set up perfectly, Peggy’s resentment of Don, her devotion to her career at […]

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Totally found a goof two years late

Totally found a goof two years late

Jun 16, 2015

So, Roberta posted Happiness in a GIF, and that got me exploring Mad Men Screenshots With Things Drawn on Them. I came across this: See where it says “allergic to cats”? It reminded me of this: Oops.

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Mad Men Wish List Discussion Group Monday

Mad Men Wish List Discussion Group Monday

Jun 15, 2015

Original post here. I feel like “Pete’s knowledge of who Don is” has retired–they no longer work for the same company. However, this storyline could have been brought back earlier. How might that have played out? Let your imaginations run wild! Pete could finally climb up to his name. I feel like this already happened, […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jun 11, 2015

  Third Draper child, Gene Conceived in desperation Finally, you speak

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Thinking about the future

Thinking about the future

Jun 10, 2015

Throughout Mad Men episode 7.10, The Forecast, Don is obsessed with thinking about the future. People’s aspirations, he finds, are all about advertising (Ted wants a pharmaceutical account, Peggy wants to be Creative Director). By episode 7.12, Lost Horizon, he’s done with that. I was struck by one particular image. In the shot above, you […]

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