Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

May 26, 2016

Photo editor “…Doesn’t own your vagina…” Joins Peggy to Abe

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Second Auction of Mad Men Props

Second Auction of Mad Men Props

May 24, 2016

Take out a second mortgage on your house and grab your checkbook! On June 1st the bidding will open on a second auction of Mad Men props.  These items were recently on display at the Museum of the Moving Image (NYC) and Modernism Week (Palm Springs) and include: The Ray Ban sunglasses worn by Donald […]

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Basket of News, May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

Watch Jeopardy tonight, May 20, to see Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner compete! News from Cannes–The Tale features former Hell on Wheels star Common. Also from Cannes—Elisabeth Moss has a new movie, The Square, described as a “darkly humorous drama”. Bill Backer, the advertising genius who taught the world to sing and helped Don Draper […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

May 19, 2016

Demanding client Met over an Old Fashioned “I expect the moon.”

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Mad Men:  What Happened?

Mad Men: What Happened?

May 17, 2016

On May 17, 2015 the last episode of Mad Men was broadcast. It has been a very long year. Matthew Weiner and the writer’s room did an amazing job of leaving most of the Mad Men characters in a slightly happier place, but with enough of a bittersweet mixture of closure and uncertainty that the ambiguity […]

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Basket of News, May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016

Mad Men’s Jay Ferguson’s comedy, The Real O’Neals, has been renewed for a second season. The film High Wire Act, which Jon Hamm starts shooting in Tangiers next month, is already on the Cannes “hot titles of 2016” list Jon Hamm will appear at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan for Employee of the Month on May […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

May 12, 2016

Knows Aesop’s fables The best match for Don Draper? “I’m not good with kids”

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Basket of News, May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016

The big, fat, expensive, awesome Mad Men series boxed sets will be available in the UK. Basketcase Karl found us this wonderful oral history of the infamous lawnmower incident. Vincent Kartheiser may get his Emmy nomination after all. Emmy-nominated Mad Men writer Semi Chellas is the writer on a forthcoming Naomi Watts/Daisy Ridley film, Ophelia.

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

May 5, 2016

  Don Draper’s widow Gave Dick Whitman a new life Paints in his boxers

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Fear the Walking Dead: Checking in midway through Season 2

Fear the Walking Dead: Checking in midway through Season 2

May 3, 2016

If you are a Walking Dead fan, Fear the Walking Dead has mostly been the ugly step-sister.  A number of problems have made the show less than thrilling, and probably only the immense popularity of its parent show have kept it on the air. (It’s been renewed for a third season.) However, it’s finally getting […]

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Basket of News, April 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2016

 Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner talked with a very small audience at UPenn. Weiner also participated in a cool poetry event. This in-depth interview with Better Call Saul producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould discusses hints they’ve dropped in the show, and how astute fans are at picking them up. This article speculates on Better […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Apr 28, 2016

“You are drinking sad.” Before Bob Dylan Concert Peggy’s new hairdo

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Better Call Saul: Klick (Season Finale)

Better Call Saul: Klick (Season Finale)

Apr 25, 2016

I miss the mail room. Better Call Saul’s season 2 finale, Klick, didn’t quite have the staggering impact of season 1’s finale, but it was a very good episode in a very good series. Hey there, people who aren’t watching—what’s keeping you? What’s your hesitation? This is damn fine TV. Okay, that’s it for communicating […]

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