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Don, she's seventeen. Come on. “Do you ever think there’s less to actually do, but more to think about?” Mad Men , as self-conscious a show as there has been, is all about the navel-gazing ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 04:49 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
How would you like a full serving of your past? (Courtesy: AMCtv) Mad Men isn't Lost. There is no final Big Question we're trying to answer, no couples we're hoping to see reunited. To be sure, ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 45 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 02:43 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
In a show which rivals The Good Wife for uncomfortable elevator scenes, this was really something. (Courtesy AMCtv) /Is that all there is?/ For the entire gang at Sterling Cooper & Partners, that'...
by Adam B
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 01:32 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
Conservatives are crazy, but never quite as crazy as when they talk about sex, particularly homosexuality. Consider the conservative theory of human sexuality, which, as best as I can figure, ...
by Silencio
Comment Count 163 comments on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
I'm a straight man. Let me tell you what I hear, as a straight man, when I'm told, "Don't worry! Homosexuality is no threat to masculinity..." I hear that masculinity is something normal, natural,
by Silencio
Comment Count 240 comments on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 64 Recommends
Marriage equality is a struggle for civil rights, a matter of equal treatment and justice. I think most on this site agree about that. I think most of us also agree that opposition to marriage ...
by Silencio
Comment Count 70 comments on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
One of the rocks that the debate on women's issues seems to founder on, over and over again, is the disparity of reward that seems to be available for men and women in the process of shifting from ...
by serendipityisabitch
Comment Count 151 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
July 20, 1969 It is humbling to try to write about an episode of tv like Sunday's midseason finale of /Mad Men/, one which redeemed an occasionally scattered run of episodes with an hour of ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue May 27, 2014 at 05:47 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson and Jon Hamm as Don Draper in AMC's Mad Men What is a family, and what is a family supposed to be? Sociologists have produced reams of information on that question. All ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue May 20, 2014 at 07:30 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Oh, Ginsberg. Don't do it. (Courtesy AMCtv.) This week, on Mad Men : Don and Betty find themselves at parties where they don't fit in; Ginsberg take steps to ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 57 comments on Mon May 12, 2014 at 04:21 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Will Don Draper save the world? Mad Men Season 7:Episode 5: One story line is our intrepid protagonist Don Draper’s search for perfection. He never quite makes it. Often, Don sabotages it. Don ...
by MugWumpBlues
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon May 12, 2014 at 10:19 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Really, Peggy? Really? (Via AMCtv.com) When a giant metaphor is called out as a giant metaphor throughout an episode, does it lose or gain metaphorical (or real) weight? These are the sorts of ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 04:29 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
SC&P's Power Trio? This week's Mad Men episode is a series of short stories about disappointment. Every character we see—and in that regard it's noteworthy that we don't see Pete ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 61 comments on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 04:52 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Sola Bamis as Shirley and Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson There is a comfort in childhood innocence. The world seems huge, everything seems to make sense and there's an order to it, if only because ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 07:30 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) and Bonnie Whiteside (Jessy Schram) (Photo by Jordin Althaus/AMC) Look at those two, smiling in sunny California. Because they appear to be the only happy people ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 11:57 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Well after hearing a rather upbeat SOTU speech last night, all five of these Conservative "leaders," somehow all simultaneously came up with a brand new derogative label for President Obama. All of ...
by jamess
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 06:38 PM PST with 17 Recommends
There were many great moments in tonight's State of The Union Speech, by President Barack Obama. Here was just one of them ... State of the Union 2014 : President Obama Says Women Deserve Equal ...
by jamess
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:03 PM PST with 25 Recommends
This is a quick break from the Clown School that is the Republican Party. This poll isn't scientific. Below the Orange Squiggle.
by Churchill
Comment Count 93 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 05:45 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Ted Chaough, on the hot seat (courtesy AMCtv) This week's episode is mostly about the characters who know who they are, and those who aren't as self-aware.
by Adam B
Comment Count 40 comments on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 01:57 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Moshe Dayan is watching you. Why? He just is. A child peers into a room to see two people who probably shouldn't be having sex, having sex, leading to disastrous consequences. Meanwhile, men build ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 68 comments on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 02:06 PM PDT with 17 Recommends