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The Year the Year-in-Review Clip Show Died

I find myself hoping 2014 is the swan song of algorithmically generated year-in-review mini-films on the various social networks. We’ve all seen Mad Men. We’ve all seen the Carousel/Facebook Timeline mashup. Nostalgia is powerful. Bond with the product. Etc. Yadda. But beyond the logo, these clip shows haven’t got a damn thing to do with the […]

Amazon Tarnishes “Sterling’s Gold”

lifeaquatic: bigbowlofsoup: thedailywhat:  Things That Are Real of the Day: Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man, the book of pearls (and choice Bert Cooper anecdotes *wink-wink*) authored by Mad Men Roger Sterling during the fourth season of AMC’s award-winning show, is real, and available for pre-order via Amazon. [thanks drew!] YES! Does […]

Pete Campbell

…and before you bite my head off, I’m up to date on the protocol with the help of Cooper, and we don’t have do anything but avoid criticizing them or giving advice.

The Tragedy of Internet Folk Art

No one loves the tools the Internet has delivered to the hands of the curious, at essentially no charge, more than I. If had to choose between my pricy college education and my ecclectic online skillset I’d ditch my Dartmouth cap faster than you can say “frat basement”. But, as they say in Spiderman, with great power […]

natashavc: madmenfootnotes: “Get me Bert’s man at the Wall Street Journal” Well, today, that would b

natashavc: madmenfootnotes: “Get me Bert’s man at the Wall Street Journal” Well, today, that would be me: …Up until the 1960’s, advertising was considered a written medium. The most successful ad campaigns, it was believed, had the most convincing argument… I humbly disagree. See Pernod, Cycles Gladiator, and any number of other famous advertisements from […]

If By “Overhaul” You Mean “Zombification”

madmenfootnotes: In 1963, Paul Kinsey and other bohemians (would-be and actual) were bemoaning the death of Penn Station. Before the rubble was even cleared from the site, the future of architecture was happening uptown. Edward Durell Stone’s 2 Columbus Circle was a 12-story Modernist structure with a curved facade, portholes, and windows that ran around […]

Papa Whitman’s improper jug technique. Real hillbilly style is to hook the thumb through the h

Papa Whitman’s improper jug technique. Real hillbilly style is to hook the thumb through the handle and support the jug on the outside of the arm, raising the elbow to bring the mouth of the jug to your lips. This allows your upper arm and shoulder to support the weight of a full jug, and […]

Things That I Would Say If I Were Don Draper

“I don’t understand why we’re doing this.” [reply containing reason why they’re doing it, which I’ll probably cut off] “Let me rephrase—I don’t understand why you think it’s important that we do this.”

bonerparty: CHRISTINA FUCKING HENDRICKS. And how.

lrusso: Is it possible to have an architectural regret?  I regret not having had the opportunity to