Category Archives: Television

Feigning

Watched an episode of Two and a Half Men. One of few seen. Mother of the “men”, played by Holland Taylor, insisting that her sons host a party that she is arranging for herself. Then she doesn’t want to go; … Continue reading

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Charles and Eddie

Remembering the song, but never having seen the video. Behind over 18 million others, who have seen it. Encountering Vintage Channel and there it is playing. Written by Mike Leeson and Peter Vale. Thought it was two black singers, but … Continue reading

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I know how I want you to see me

From Mad Men, Season 7, Episode 3, “Field Trip“. Written by Heather Jeng Bladt and Matthew Weiner. Don Draper has lost his job, and did not tell his wife. Remember writing down what one thought was a quote, when watching … Continue reading

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Agonist

From Mad Men. Collective circumstance. The let go And maybe can’t get up To the Vanilla Fudge version of “You Keep Me Hanging On“: You really don’t need me You just keep me hanging on

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Continuum

Seems that much of life involves control of negative emotions, while at the same time having the judgement to know when and how to resist darkness. Focused negatives towards another turning to focused negatives towards a group, and then to … Continue reading

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O’Hara and Mad Men

Wrote about Frank O’Hara and Mad Men. Producer Matthew Weiner also putting out audio book of O’Hara poetry, one year after Mad Men ended: Maybe needs that Jon Hamm as Don Draper voice: Weeks before O’Hara’s untimely death, in 1966, … Continue reading

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Catastrophe

Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, in Mad Men, reciting part of Frank O’Hara’s “Mayakovsky“, from Meditations in an Emergency (1957): and interesting, and modern.

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