Category Archives: Television

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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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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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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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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Maybe it was the name…

Cashmere Mafia. Picked up the sole season set in a DVD discount bin. More like a half season. Seven episodes, running for two months–January and February, 2008, and then cancelled. Series about four women in senior business roles, whose collective … Continue reading

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No sacred

Line from House of Cards. Where Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, as the Vice-President, meets clandestinely with a Chinese businessman at the spot where Underwood’s ancestor was killed, fighting for the Confederate cause. Contempt in disagreement: There is no sacred ground … Continue reading

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