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jumped the nose

get wolves (get bent), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Going forward, "on the nose" should be sunsetted.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

"When did music become so important?"

dmr, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I lost track of who actually picked the faux-Beatles song suggested for the cologne ad, was it the client or someone at the agency?

Ginsburg's OTT reaction there was hilarious

dmr, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure it was the client? Ginsberg was otm.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah it was the client

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a thread for that

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Really wish people would stop saying "on the nose" all the time. :/

― polyphonic, Monday, May 7, 2012 6:22 PM (54 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ok from now on we'll just say "super-duper obvious"

bark ruffalo (latebloomer), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

"When did music become so important?"

new ILM board description

Roz, Monday, 7 May 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

the scene with pete's new love interest drawing the heart on the window was sort of ludicrous i thought, but i guess the sentimentality and generally fanciful nature of the show means it can carry this kind of thing. i'm still really loving the way it's playing to its strengths this season, the best thing about mad men has always been how emotional it is.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Monday, 7 May 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess the drawing the heart could be read as sentimental and corny but I thought it was kinda vicious actually. like she was just toying with him. I don't think she has any intention of getting together with him, like, ever so why torture him. maybe I'm misreading it and she really has feelings for Pete but I don't really think so.

dmr, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

they have an interesting dynamic going on - Joan seems to acknowledge their natural affinity for one another, but otherwise the friendship seems driven by Peggy's need for advice/to spout off. Joan never comes to her about anything. She mentioned her (ex)husband only in passing for ex.

Joan never seems like she's *needed* anything from *anybody*.

s.clover, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, she's needed things from Roger

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

but yes it's not really in her character to express need

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

This interview with Bledel seems to make it clear she's toying with Pete:

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/interrogation/2012/05/gilmore_girls_actress_alexis_bledel_on_mad_men_interviewed_.html

ryan, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I knew it would be Tomorrow Never Knows, and when I clocked I was so excited to hear it in the context of Mad Men that Don taking the record out of the sleeve and cuing up the needle seemed excruciatingly long. When it finally came on, the song has rarely sounded as vital to me. Very well done.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 7 May 2012 23:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

How Weiner got "Tomorrow Never Knows":

Mr. Weiner said he had been trying “for a few years” to get different Beatles songs onto “Mad Men,” but had been rejected by Apple Corps in the past.

To win the company’s approval in this case, Mr. Weiner said, “I had to do a couple things that I don’t like doing, which is share my story line and share my pages.” He added that he received the approval from Apple Corps last fall, about a month before filming started on the episode.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Monday, 7 May 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Never watched The Gilmore Girls but was blown away by Alexi Bledel's screen presence in this episode (not just flim-flam for fancying the pants off her, I don't think).

Loved the Harry/Pete phonebooth thing

Tomorrow Never Knows fell a little flat for me.

After all these years, Beatles songs are cropping up here and there – mid-period ones at least (I'm Looking Through You in that Ricky Gervais film Ghost Town, Norwegian Wood in the same and now this)

It would have been funny if he'd put on Yellow Submarine by mistake and really dug it.

Alba, Monday, 7 May 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't really buy Pete being hip enough to be reading Crying of Lot 49 in hardcover in '66.

Stevie T, Monday, 7 May 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoah what I missed that

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe ken told him to buy it?

get wolves (get bent), Monday, 7 May 2012 23:31 (2 years ago) Permalink


Felt a bit Anthony Soprano being into Sartre.

Stevie T, Monday, 7 May 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pete likes to keep up.

I thought his Head skis looked rather modern, but that's probably just a reflection of the kind of skis my half-sisters' grandmother had rattling around her cupboards.

Alba, Monday, 7 May 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pete likes to keep up.

...with the joneses.

get wolves (get bent), Monday, 7 May 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

felt a bit of bait and switch with the "crying of lot 49" thing -- was hoping Howard and his wife were part of some cult and would tie back into Pete's L.A. experience with the aerospace company.

sarahell, Monday, 7 May 2012 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hmmm.. V. had already been nominated for the national book award. CoL49 got big ticket reviews in that year (e.g. http://cl49.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Reviews_of_The_Crying_of_Lot_49 ), but yes, I'd imagine Pete wouldn't necessarily be reading it so close to the publication date. On the other hand, I don't really know how much promotion and hype it had at the time.

s.clover, Monday, 7 May 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

he does look a little skeptical in that pic.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

it should have ended on this awesomeness

does this season need some Dick Whitman action? probably best to let that one simmer but i do miss it, surprisingly. I'm sure it's coming.

jed_, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I DON'T KNOW WHERE SHE IS. DO YOU KNOW WHERE ABE IS?

mh, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

do pete and peggy have a child together living with her mother or have i completely imagined this?

jed_, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

You saw her sister's child at the Mom's; she gave her baby away.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah cool, thanks.

jed_, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

SAVE IT FOR YOUR CONVENTION WHORES

mh, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i will, thanks.

jed_, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

is this the end of Don and Megan?

sorry, giving by play-by-play 23 hours late

mh, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

'i was was raised in the '30s. my dream was indoor plumbing.'

mh, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

is this the end of Don and Megan?

I don't get that vibe. I just think Don's in a place he's never been before, meaning that he's not calling the shots and he might be okay with that.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 01:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

love Pete's narcissism when Harry comes into his office to tell him about Megan. juicy office gossip doesn't really affect him - doesn't give a fuck!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I meant the Don/Megan advertising entity. Peggy sure wasn't up to the chemistry

mh, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Logical if boring solution woulda been to keep Megan on part time for the occasional pitch. She'll still he doing the performances at dinners with the clients, unless she starts moving ahead and being to tired to bother, which would certainly cause some tension w don

dan selzer, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

super-dumb to not ask Megan to still do the pitch, it's an acting gig

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

The part where Ginsburg was asking Megan if hey gave you clothes when you have a role seemed unusually meta for the show.

LaMonte, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was noteworthy that she didn't even have to put in her two weeks. usually when you quit and they tell you to go home on the same day, it means you've burned your bridges. the fact that don sent her home at lunch and she didn't get to stick around for the perfunctory cake... ouch. i think you guys may be overstating don's goodwill re megan leaving.

get wolves (get bent), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i did notice that, but i didn't think it was because she burned any bridges or anything.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

figured it was more like opening the bird cage door and just letting her go!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

peggy made the point very clearly that don's nowhere near as sanguine about megan's choices as he lets on. peggy might be wrong, of course, but i get the feeling she isn't. don's trying awful damn hard to be the/a good guy, to respond pleasantly to his loss of control, but he's anything but happy about it.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Touré ‏ @Toure

It cost Mad Men $250k to use the Beatles' “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Lionsgate: it was the most expensive music deal the studio has ever made.

the minister of RAILWAYS (reddening), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:44 (2 years ago) Permalink


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