The cure for the common television show.

Mad linkage:

John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe (and hopefully teaming up with young Abe Lincoln to hunt vampires).

Obama urges Americans to “turn the page” on Iraq.

Bill Compton as Doctor Doom and either Jack Bauer or John McClane as the Thing.

Jon Hamm: “If Rob Lowe had been cast in the part, it would have been different. There was no backstory with me.”

An interesting write up on Phonogram: The Singles Club.

Behind the “Frazenfreude.”

Stephen Hawking changes his views on God.

Just imagine this: An 80 hour Lost marathon.

5 mind blowing ways that your memory plays tricks on you.

5 UFO sightings that even non-crazy people find creepy.

5 stupidest ways that movies deal with foreign languages.

6 famous unsolved mysteries (that have totally been solved).

January Jones: “I need not to think about my character. Betty is so blissfully ignorant in certain ways, so I feel like I should be too.”

Speaking of Arcade Fire: Their new collab with Google folks, The Wilderness Downtown.

A cannibal restaurant in Berlin. Figures.

Laura Marling’s award-nominated love triangle.

Self-described CIA assassin dies in ([accidental] self-imposed) gun accident.

Some of these pictures are, of course, from Rolling Stone, which will be featuring Mad Men on the cover of their new issue. Great idea. Bad photoshopping on that cover though.

And, I tell ya, August and I have really missed doing our Mad Men write ups the past few episodes, especially since, as far as I’m concerned, this has been the show’s strongest season yet, but on the plus side, it’s probably spared you an incredible amount of Nora Zehetner photos that I would’ve just bombarded you with…


Creepy artificial arm from the 1800s.

Peter Travers talks with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Weezer’s just trying to sell some clothes and Cee-Lo says “Fuck You.”

Is Barnes & Noble really going bye bye?

Blah blah blah bedbugs.

The Bloom Box: A power plant the size of a coffee mug.

Why do hurricanes often curve out to sea?

There’s some NSFW happening in the new Conan movie.

One year after Disney bought Marvel: Not much has really changed.

The perilous profession of underground mining.

Wormholes in NYC.

I honestly can’t believe that they renewed Human Target.

Booty calls are their own special type of relationship.

Oh, and hey, the next post will be the 750th!


One response to “The cure for the common television show.

  1. Right as I’m writing you the email for this post, I find it posted. Relief? More like regretting I didn’t write this earlier.

    Being a bit left behind on the season, due to no cable television, I’m just catching up now. As Marco has said, this season truly is shaping up to be the best yet, which is somewhat unfortunate being that I can’t watch it back to back, wait an hour, and back again on AMC, Sunday nights.

    Quite a reversal of roles we see throughout the episode as we see the flashbacks. I mean, it’s not like you thought Joan and Roger got back together, right? The energy between Draper and Sterling is magnanimous. You could tell those two belong together, just as LIFE cereal and milk do. Don making some of the same mistakes I’m sure Roger made, and ultimately the same thing which happened before, is happening now.

    Instead of talking any more about this episode and it’s awesome return of Cosegrove to SCDP, (that’s right, I have, and always will be Team Cosegrove!), I’d like to talk about Don and his impending life (ha-ha), throughout the season.

    Don is a creature of habit. He does what he does, and he does it well. He does it when he wants to and no one’s ex wife can stop that. Don’s reality, I’m sure, and also kind of hope, comes to a screeching halt. Things and people in his life will collide and alter his perception. Whether it be the alcohol, his constant lust, his kids’ curiosities, or maybe his cunt of an ex (maybe a mix?), Don’s impending dive into the deep end is what we’re all waiting for in this season. He’s skated by with his charm and lies, but this season is different. He gets by with the help of assistants who later catapults objects at his head, his neighbor and one time babysitter who couldn’t even keep her eyes on Sally for just a minute, before she shed her luscious locks, and Peggy Olsen. I don’t want this to sound like a prediction or anything, but the change of Don is inevitable and I hope it gives us the satisfaction we all so desperately deserve. Because, let’s face it, we don’t get those fucking Emmy’s.

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