• What’s Going to Happen on ‘Mad Men’?

    Mad Men season 4

    As if the frustrating “let’s-give-away-nothing, except-a-few-stills” promos that have flooded both the airwaves and interwebs for the past few weeks haven’t give you any indication, Mad Men returns to AMC on Sunday at 10/9 Central.

    Without giving away too much to those who inexplicably are playing catch up, (what gives?) last season was left on a series of cliffhangers that tore away the fabric that the preceding three seasons wove. In short: things were set up to change big time, right at a crucial point in history, as the series rockets towards the tumultuous mid-1960’s.  

    What new tantalizing bits will we learn about Don Draper this season? What’s Betty going to do now? Is there something about to unfold in the Pete and Peggy saga?

    What do you think is going to happen? Leave your speculation, theories and thoughts in the comments below! 

  • If you consider yourself hip to Mad Men, then you definitely took part in  Flavorpill’s Official Mad Men Drinking Game for the season four premiere, right? While not every prediction was correct, (We’re not giving up yet! It’s still early in the season!) there was still plenty to tally…and drink. 
By the numbers:
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Take a sip when…
…For every winking reference to no longer acceptable social standards: 5
…Each time Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (the new ad agency) loses a client: 2
…Whenever Don and Betty Draper’s divorce gets mentioned: 3
…At the appearance of Betty’s gray-haired new beau: 5
…Whenever Sally Draper says something precocious: 3
…For every drink that gets made onscreen (careful, this one may be dangerous): 6
…For every cigarette smoked in an office (those were the days)  2
Our thoughts:  Our (anti?) heroes continue their decent toward rampant alcoholism, don’t seem to smoke as much as usual, and Betty’s new man Henry is like the plague. 
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Chug when…
…For every timely political reference: 1
Our thoughts: Besides that passing reference at dinner with Bethany, 1964 was a big year. Plenty happened. Step your game up, Mad Men!
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Take a shot when…
Don sleeps with an escort:  1 
Our thoughts: For someone who’s made bedding women a sport, this is devastating. The magic is gone. Kind of like watching Michael Jordan play for the Wizards. 
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Empty your glass when…
…. “I can use my expense account if I say they’re whores!” - Pete Campbell: 1
… Don demanding to be hit in the face repeatedly by the escort: 1 
Our thoughts: WTF?!
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Empty the bottle when…
Don gets shot down: 1
Our thoughts: Michael. Jordan.
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Or, of course, there’s this spin on the game: 

    If you consider yourself hip to Mad Men, then you definitely took part in  Flavorpill’s Official Mad Men Drinking Game for the season four premiere, right? While not every prediction was correct, (We’re not giving up yet! It’s still early in the season!) there was still plenty to tally…and drink. 

    By the numbers:

    Take a sip when…

    …For every winking reference to no longer acceptable social standards: 5

    …Each time Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (the new ad agency) loses a client: 2

    …Whenever Don and Betty Draper’s divorce gets mentioned: 3

    …At the appearance of Betty’s gray-haired new beau: 5

    …Whenever Sally Draper says something precocious: 3

    …For every drink that gets made onscreen (careful, this one may be dangerous): 6

    …For every cigarette smoked in an office (those were the days)  2

    Our thoughts:  Our (anti?) heroes continue their decent toward rampant alcoholism, don’t seem to smoke as much as usual, and Betty’s new man Henry is like the plague. 

    Chug when…

    …For every timely political reference: 1

    Our thoughts: Besides that passing reference at dinner with Bethany, 1964 was a big year. Plenty happened. Step your game up, Mad Men!

    Take a shot when…

    Don sleeps with an escort:  

    Our thoughts: For someone who’s made bedding women a sport, this is devastating. The magic is gone. Kind of like watching Michael Jordan play for the Wizards. 

    Empty your glass when…

    …. “I can use my expense account if I say they’re whores!” - Pete Campbell: 1

    … Don demanding to be hit in the face repeatedly by the escort: 

    Our thoughts: WTF?!

    Empty the bottle when…

    Don gets shot down: 1

    Our thoughts: Michael. Jordan.

    Or, of course, there’s this spin on the game: 

  • Mad Men 4.2, a story in photos

    So, what did we learn on this week’s oddly Betty-deficient episode of Mad Men? A few things: Don is down a road that we’re not sure he’ll come back from, creeptacular Glen has reappeared and made a few ‘statements’, and Peggy’s keeping a big secret from her new beau. Plenty more, but let’s let the images speak for themselves. 

    Don

    Most of all, I’d like you to be here on Christmas morning to give it to me, but I know you can’t be.”:  The look on Don’s face after Sally’s “Santa” letter. Heartbreaking. 

    glen, creepiest kid alive

    The. Creepiest. Kid. EVER.

    what

    Two questions, Roger: 

    1) Why are you chugging Maalox? 

    2) How has Perez not picked up on this yet? 

    drinky drink

    Drink.

    drinky drink drink

    Drinky-drink.

    DRUNK.

    DRUNK.

    LATER…

    drinky drink drink drink?

    Well, at least you finally learned to hydrate. 

    peggy

    A virgin, Peggy? REALLY? #itwillshockyouhowmuchitneverhappened

  • MAD MEN 4.4, A STORY IN PHOTOS

    Oh, Mad Men. How your glacially slow pace unfolds some wonderful treasures. This week, we learned that Pete’s going to be a daddy (again), Peggy is starting to branch out in a delightfully sixties-sorta way, and Don? Well, he’s breaking hearts and hellbent on pruning his liver.  This week’s episode, in screencaps:

    clarissa's dad

    You know you were thinking it:

    na na na na NA NA NA NA NA

    boring

    Bored? Yeah, so were we by your appearance on this week’s show. Not missing you, Kenny boy. 

    where is she?

    WHERE IS SHE? WHERE’S RACHEL?

    oopsies

    Peggy climbs Cheeba Hill.

    Alcoholism gets a bit more picturesque. 

    peggyfail

    Q: What do you do when you find out your babydaddy is having a kid with his wife?

    A: BANG YOUR HEAD ON A TABLE.

    peek a peggy

    Peek-a-Peggy. (With bonus eternally-thirsty Don!)

    ———

    NEVER FORGET: Because you probably won’t be seeing it again for a very long time. 

    never forget

  • Mad Men 4.6, A Story in Photos

    This week’s Mad Men, titled ”Waldorf Stories”, or as I like to call it - “A Whole Lotta Naked Goin’ On” provided several tantalizing bits for our anti-heroes. Peggy’s mad as hell and (almost) won’t take it anymore, Pete throws a tantrum because Kenny Cosgrove’s on his way back in the picture, Roger flashes back to hiring a young-go getter named Draper..or not remembering actually when he did. As for Don? Well, let’s just say “The Star Spangled Banner” has a bit more significance now than before:

    peggy

    Peggy gets ‘liberated’…Behind a typewriter. 

    pete

    Pete demonstrates the results of using his ‘Shake Weight’. (See also:  petecampbellsbitchface.tumblr.com)

    don

    That’s how I’d feel and look if I went to bed on Friday, BLACKED OUT ALL OF SATURDAY AND WOKE UP ON SUNDAY WITH A DIFFERENT WOMAN THAN THE ONE I WENT TO BED WITH ON FRIDAY.

    Creepy smile #1. 

    Creepy smile #2: The prequel. Phantom Menace. 

    COME ON! (Click here.)

    These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. 

    MAKE WAY FOR THE BIGGEST MIDGET IN THE GAME SINCE LADY SOVEREIGN!

  • bbook:

    thedailywhat:

    This Is Lovely, You Should Listen To It of the Day: Brian Williams’s honey-timbred daughter Allison performs Nat King Cole’s “Nature Boy” to the tune of RJD2’s “A Beautiful Mine” (AKA the Mad Men theme music).

    According to the video’s description, the entire performance was recorded live — “no cuts, dubbing, lip-syncing or auto-tuning” — and filmed in one take.

    [gawkertv.]

    I just…I’m so…where did this even come from?

    Agreed. And why do we like it so much?

    (Source: thedailywhat)

  • laughingsquid:

Mad Men Office Floor Plan of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce

Also worth checking out: Our predictions for Season 5.
  • 
It was bad enough that John Mayer shot his mouth off — and called his penis a “white supremacist” — in a Playboy interview. When he tried to apologize via Twitter, he made things even worse

Flavorwire’s list of the top 10 celebrity Twitter scandals. 

    It was bad enough that John Mayer shot his mouth off — and called his penis a “white supremacist” — in a Playboy interview. When he tried to apologize via Twitter, he made things even worse

    Flavorwire’s list of the top 10 celebrity Twitter scandals. 

  • 
The lothario
Like the mirage, the lothario lures women in with his good looks. But it can take longer to see him for the loser he really is. ‘
See more bad TV boyfriends and spouses over at Flavorwire.

    The lothario

    Like the mirage, the lothario lures women in with his good looks. But it can take longer to see him for the loser he really is. ‘

    See more bad TV boyfriends and spouses over at Flavorwire.

  • slaughterhouse90210:

“It is touch that is the deadliest enemy of chastity, loyalty, monogamy, gentility with its codes and conventions and restraints. By touch we are betrayed and betray others - an accidental brushing of shoulders or touching of hands…hands laid on shoulders in a gesture of comfort that lies like a thief, that takes, not gives, that wants, not offers, that awakes, not pacifies. When one flesh is waiting, there is electricity in the merest contact.”  — Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

    slaughterhouse90210:

    “It is touch that is the deadliest enemy of chastity, loyalty, monogamy, gentility with its codes and conventions and restraints. By touch we are betrayed and betray others - an accidental brushing of shoulders or touching of hands…hands laid on shoulders in a gesture of comfort that lies like a thief, that takes, not gives, that wants, not offers, that awakes, not pacifies. When one flesh is waiting, there is electricity in the merest contact.” 
    — Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

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