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Mad Men Season 7 Subway Ad

Mad Men Season 7 Subway Ad
Poster by Milton Glaser, Photographed By Gail at the R Train Stop at 59th Street and 5th Avenue

Are you excited for the Season 7 Premiere of AMC’s Mad Men? I sure am!

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Mad Men Ad Featured on Side of Building


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I am a huge fan of the AMC series, Mad Men, so I was squealing when I saw this ad, created by New Zealand agency DraftFCB, which mimics the falling sequence during the show’s opening credits. So clever! Can’t wait for the next season to start!

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Yes, It Exists: Mad Men Barbies!


Joan, Roger, Don and Betty in their Barbie-fied State (Click to Image Enlarge)

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.

Muppets and Their Mad Men Counterparts

Oscar Draper
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!

Gail’s List of the Top Ten Sexiest Men of 2008!

Yadda Yadda Yadda, Sexy, Blah Blah Blah

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!

 

Barack Obama

He is really the sexiest man alive for me right now, in this moment. But I respect his wife too much to go on and on about it.

 

Michael Phelps*

I only watched about 2 seconds of the Olympics, so I didn’t see a ton of footage of Michael Phelps splashing around in a pool or anything. And he is kind of goofy looking. But Phelps’ body has been plastered all over the internet, TV and print ads for the past however many months. Enough for me to figure out that his body is just insane. There is no question: I’d do it.

 

John Hamm*

While Hamm is a bit too traditionally “GQ” for my taste, he’s still mmmm…Delicious.

 

Joseph Gordon Levitt

I actually think he might be gay (he was pretty convincing in The Mysterious Skin), but Joseph Gordon Levitt still does that little thing to me (you know, “that little thing”).

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