Lauren Rae Bertolini

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I can’t believe we have to wait another six months to see this beautiful mug again. 

With this post, ifc highlights the best of the Emmys:

The only nomination that matters today:

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Mad Men

Randee Heller as Miss Blankenship

[credit to dansai for the pic - apologies for the snub!]


Update: Sorry Faye, I just didn’t like you as much. 

Jonah is not a fan of Sterling’s Gold. As Roger would say, “We can solve this problem with a flask.”

“It says in the scene, ’she kisses him back,’ ” he said. “After she kisses me back, then we’re supposed to copulate. I don’t know why but she wouldn’t kiss me back!”

He added: “That actress just didn’t want to smooch me. She changed the whole course of Pete Campbell. And Matthew [Weiner] was all, ‘You didn’t rape her! I don’t know why people are saying you raped her! That wasn’t supposed to be rape!’ ”

Vincent Kartheiser defends Pete Campbell.

He continues… “So it’s the same with Pete Campbell. What you see in Pete Campbell says so much more about you than my portrayal ever could,” he said. “I leave it up to the audience to have their own idea about it and to go as far as they want with it. I never try to correct people about it, or say that they’re missing the point because it’s theirs.”

I feel like I’m being shamed for hating on Pete Campbell.


Mad Men



Maureen Ryan states:

Maybe Sally is the one who best embodies the questions that ‘Mad Men’ is asking: Do people change, or do they just come up with strategies to deal with the defects and problems they can’t change? Can changing people’s perceptions of a situation actually bring about real…

 This is a great perspective on the show. From what we’ve seen this season, I’d say Weiner’s answer is no, people do not change.

(via leonineantiheroine-deactivated2)

So, this is happening. How do I know about it? A co-worker is in fact on the e-mail list.

A few of the contest rules:

  • The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age

Can anyone name one Mad Men-inspired setting that doesn’t fall under one of these restrictions?

Note: Co-worker on e-mail list does own all of the Mad Men dolls, so we plan on getting creative with our inappropriate entries. Anyone have suggestions?

I was watching this, my favorite lip synch via the cast of Mad Men, when something jumped out. Note one of the writers banging her head against the wall at 0:40.

Inspiration for the Peggy/Pete head bang from earlier this season?

Sally is really, really reserved. Divorce can be terribly stressful and confusing. Add to that an emotionally unresponsive mother and a physically absent father, I think Sally’s actions are pretty tame.
10-year-old (!!!) Kiernan Shipka shares her insights into the behavior Sally Draper. She is such a lady, I don’t think I’m quite that eloquent at 22.
Faye seems so secretive, one wonders what else she might be hiding.

From the Vulture review of the latest “Mad Men” episode.

I have to say, I don’t see Faye as all that secretive. I see her as a woman who has her own business - it may be rare in the world where Don Draper can call and get the details on his wife’s therapy session, but what’s so wrong with her not divulging every detail of her appointments?