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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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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Basket of News, June 12, 2015

Jun 12, 2015

Elisabeth Moss talks about filming the badass walk into McCann in The Milk & Honey Route, and the scene on the phone with Jon Hamm in Person to Person. January Jones got all weepy when she saw Person to Person. Four of the five shows featured in this article about costume designers’ favorites are Basket […]

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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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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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Wish List Discussion Group Monday

Wish List Discussion Group Monday

Jun 8, 2015

Peggy’s dynamic with her Mom Wow, that’s a meaty one. Katherine Olson was over-protective, angry, and yet so very proud of her “different” daughter. Do you think Peggy can find the peace with her mother that Joan eventually found with Gail? Israeli tourism board Any thoughts as to why this one was even present on […]

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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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Basket of News, June 5, 2015

Jun 5, 2015

Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men wish list will keep us talking: Please join our Monday discussion group! The TCA Award nominations are out! 3 nominations for Mad Men, including program of the year; Basket show The Americans is also nominated in that category. Outstanding New Program recognition for Better Call Saul, and both Better Call Saul […]

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Mad Men Haiku!

Mad Men Haiku!

Jun 4, 2015

Airplane to see you Childlike, but oh so able Don, I am your strength

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