Are you excited for the Season 7 Premiere of AMC’s Mad Men? I sure am!
I miss Mad Men already!
This news is mind-blowing on so many levels, I can hardly think where to begin, but basically what’s happening is that Mattel Toys has officially licensed characters from the best TV show ever in the Universe of all time, Mad Men to become limited-edition, collectible Barbie and Ken dolls. You can read all about the Mad Men Barbies at This Link, but first I would like to point out my personal-favorite few sentences of the entire article:
“The pairing of Barbie and Mad Men is more interesting than the typical licensing agreement, because of their shared history. Barbie was introduced in March 1959, and the first episode of Mad Men is set in March 1960.
“Mad Men represents so beautifully the universe that created Barbie,” said Robert Thompson, professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse University, “because the series is about the selling of the American consumer society.” The personification of Betty Draper as Barbie is particularly resonant, Mr. Thompson said, because she represents “the wife who lives in her dream house whose soul is eaten away.”
So awesome. The dolls will retail for $74.95 each.
Oscar the Grouch is Don Draper
Are you watching Mad Men? Oh my god, it is the best show. I was a little late to the game on this one, but after attending an in-person taping of Saturday Night Live last fall, hosted by Mad Men star Jon “what a babe” Hamm, I was intrigued enough to add season one to my Netflix queue. Season two was released on DVD a few weeks ago and I’m presently just three episodes way from being all caught up – in plenty of time for season three to start on August 16th! I am so excited, I can hardly stand it. Indeed, everyone seems to be mad for Mad Men! In fact, Flavorwire has just posted this very clever pictorial, 10 Muppets and Their Mad Men Counterparts, “Because the preschool set needs more martinis.” Hee! Enjoy!
People Magazine just published their annual Sexiest Man Alive issue and, no surprise really, Australian Actor-Hunk, Hugh Jackman is their pick for The Year 2008. Yawn City. I mean, Hugh Jackman is okay, don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for eating crackers. And he’s infinite light years ahead of last year’s SMA, Matt Damon. But other guys on the list, like Brad Pitt and David Beckham, are just so totally played. That aside, People came a little bit closer to my matching my eclectic taste in men this year, as three of my favorites sexy dudes are also on their list. Check it out!