Archive of March 2009
Page one of Lily Bass’s (nee van der Woodsen) list of former “close friends”. Two important points: (a) Slash!! (we already knew about Trent Reznor) and (b) no mention of a van der Woodsen. Who is Serena and Eric’s father?
I know this isn’t possible, but it would be fantastic if it turned out being Rufus.27 March 2009 - 13:19 | Tags: tv, gossipgirl
Well David, I’ll be honest with you. I do want the credit without any of the blame.
— Michael Scott, The Office, Season 5, Episode 17 - Golden Ticket.
Michael, during his profiligation speech.14 March 2009 - 07:31
I have written these things because it is my responsibility, as manager of this branch, to profiligate great ideas.
— Michael Scott, The Office, Season 5, Episode 17 - Golden Ticket. The episode was written by Mindy Kaling.
So get your leather, leather, leather on on on on
— Zero - Yeah Yeah Yeahs. After one day it’s my favourite album of the year so far.
Pete Campbell: You ever been hunting, Peggy?
Peggy Olsen: No, I don’t think so.
Pete Campbell: You either have or you haven’t. I went a couple of times. With my uncle. New Hampshire.
Peggy Olsen: I saw my cousin shoot a rabbit by Coney Island.
Pete Campbell: It’s an incredible sensation. You have to be very quiet. Take it down with the first shot or you scare it away. Then sometimes you have to go up and finish it off. Then you tie it to the bumper and go home. But do you know what I’ve always wanted to do? I would pick it up, throw its back legs over my shoulder, and I would drag it through the snow to this little cabin. And there, I’d hang it up between a couple of trees, cut it open, and drain it, dress it. Then I’d take my big hunting knife and I’d cut this loin right out the side. And I’d go into the cabin and there’d be this woman waiting for me. Standing by one of those old stoves with a big black pipe. And I’d hand it to her and she’d put it in a cast iron skillet and then I’d sit at the table. And she’d bring it to me. And I’d wipe my knife on my knee. And then I would eat it. While she watches.
Peggy Olsen: That would be wonderful.
— Mad Men, Season 1, Episode 7. The freakishness of Pete is lost in this transcript. The actor playing him really knows how to put crazy into the eyes.
Images from Mad Men, Season 1, Episode 8.
It’s a shame that people don’t dress this fantastically any more. I wonder if people put more effort into their appearance in those days (although I’m sure the wardrobe department of Mad Men put more effort into appearance than just about anyone - probably the best job they’ll ever have). As the character who plays the head of the art department at Sterling Cooper says “you don’t need money to dress better than you do”.
On the show itself, I’m not completely convinced. I totally love the style, but much of the drama seems comical rather than serious. I appreciate that Don is portrayed neither as a hero or anti-hero - he’s flawed but not in a likable way. He’s not the ruffian that you learn to love as the story progresses (Sawyer), or the hero who goes through tragedy to build another character (Jason Street). Instead, he starts off “perfect” and slowly disintegrates.
But amazing style and good acting still doesn’t have me hooked emotionally. Still, that dress and hat are really amazing.11 March 2009 - 06:41 | Tags: tv, madmen, fashion