August 16, 2010

Don’t Go Away Mad, Men.

Yes, now that we’re in the heat of summer, it’s time for Don Draper and the whole Ad gang to hit our home screens again.  Complete with commercial interruptions.
If you don’t know the TV show Mad Men, on AMC network, you are either far too busy, don’t care about marketing, loathe serial dramedy, or all of the above.  Not that we’d fault you for any of that.
For the Mad Men neophyte, the show is all about the 60’s NY ad game. Stylishly shot.  Very well acted.  And great writing, with lines like these:
You know what my father used to say? “Being with a client is like being in a marriage. Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face.”
Now in the 4th season, the hits in the face keep coming.  Along with stiff drinks, and all the other Rat Pack longings.
You can catch up on it here:
And when you do, or if you have, you’ll find this faux periodic table amusing and creative:
Almost as useful as a cocktail recipe book.