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JHBW2

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 your job or anything, these aren’t exactly things that are specific to the 1960s. It’s just that we have such a kind of nostalgic gloss over those times that revisiting them and layering all these things on top of them, I think, is really what makes it emotionally relevant. And so that’s, again, that’s the story we’re trying to tell is how are these people dealing with what we know is going to be very seismic cultural shifts. They don’t know that. They think it’s going to be a Tuesday. You know, everyone woke up on Friday thinking it was going to be a Friday. They didn’t think it was going to be The Day That America Lost Its Innocence. from our Basket of Kisses interview

Dear Basketcases,

As we celebrate our 7th Annual JHBW, and prepare for the final season, we ask you to hit our Paypal with a contribution to the Basket, whatever amount makes sense for you.

And a happy, happy, Jon Hamm Birthday Week to all! We’ll be celebrating all week!

Kisses,

The Sisters Lipp; Deborah and Roberta

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Mar 102014
 

And you know what that means….

Jon Hamm Birthday Week

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 the care that you guys take….

It’s just nice to see that when you work on something, and me, in particular, once we start working in the summertime, it’s pretty much an every day all day thing for me, and it’s very long hours. And you’re making these things, and it’s very piecemeal and they don’t care until months afterwards. And so you kind of feel like you’re shouting into a canyon at a certain point. But when you see people kind of take the time to look at them and analyze them and really get it, that feels like, okay, well, at least I’m not making this up. You know, I’m not just doing this for myself; there are people out there that are understanding. And especially on a show that is as dense as our show is, it’s kind of sometimes difficult to dissect. It’s nice that you’ve created this spot where people can go that’s, first of all, sort of friendly, and it doesn’t ever really devolve into name calling or “You’re wrong,” or “You’re an idiot,” or, you know, that stuff. It’s just this sort of nice forum where people can discuss something that they really enjoy. And it’s nice for us, too. I know I’m not the only person on the cast or on the staff that pays attention to it, because it’s a nice thing to say. It’s a nice thing when you’re able to work on something that you’re proud of, and then you can look at people discussing it. It’s a nice thing to have. So thank you to you and your sister and all of your commenters and writers that put the time in to do that, because it really does mean a lot to us. from our amazeballs interview with him

This time of year, with all the hustle and bustle of this crazy, joyful week of celebration, it’s easy to lose sight of the deeper meaning of Jon Hamm Birthday Week.
Money. We sure could use some. It takes a lot to run this blog, and the sometimes annoying ads in the sidebars barely crack the rent (“rent” is a euphemism for “fees,” “fixing things that are broken,” “server stuff”….you get it).

Please help a sister out. (Sisters, in fact.)

And a happy, happy, Jon Hamm Birthday Week to all! We’ll be honoring the occasion all week long!

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