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5 Responses to “Mindless Mad Men #7 – Lady Lazarus”

  1. Tori Pagac Says:

    Please boycott the Wonder Woman forum over on Comic Book Resources.
    Its moderator David Berger aka Aegisbearer has been arrested on charges of sexual assault against two children he teaches.
    So far CBR have pointedly refused to fire him from his post. This is UNBELIEVABLE and MUST NOT BE TOLERATED.
    Thanks for your time.

  2. Lanmao, the Blue Cat Says:

    ^ um.

    Anyhow, I’m afraid that I don’t have much to add, but I wanted to say that these are the best Mad Men discussions/analyses/whathaveyou on the old interwebs. Good on you, Mindless.

    Though it’s your fault (I forget whose observation it was originally, so I blame you collectively) that my confirmation bias now makes it appear that this season of Mad Men is composed mostly shades of garish and/or sickly orange.

  3. RetroWarbird Says:

    Autumn is a bit of a garish season. And I can’t understand the martians either. Is music such a constant in everyone’s lives? I mean “music”. Where Don comes from, how much music would there have been? A lot of hard work, dirt and miserable grumbling maybe. Then again, while he’s shed the parts of himself that wouldn’t be bulletproof enough as he’s gone … perhaps when he was Ginsberg’s age, selling used cars or getting shot at, maybe John Lee Hooker appealed, but anytime anyone played Sinatra, Don grimaced hard.

    It’s hard for music to pierce his heart, he’s quite capable of being heartless. He’s fine enough at acting like he’s got a heart when it’ll get him somewhere (or something he wants; a commodity – a direct translation from his professional life to his personal … no wonder he never wanted to mix the two), but things like not relating to music, not understanding Megan’s comment about his dad’s intern. There’s not a lot of heart in there, and it goes all the way back to the loveless home that’s haunted him all along.

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    [...] Because hey, I don’t know about you, but my partner definitely likes nothing more than the idea of me taking another co-worker for a relationship test-drive.  Especially if I go on to buy that co-worker flowers the morning after. Still, there’s something captivatingly right-wrong about convincingly Don and Joan played their respective parts at the Jaguar dealership. It’s not just that they’re Mad Men’s most traditionally attractive pairing, although when you put them together they do manage to make glistening gold out of the dull dross of traditional gender relations. It’s also the way that this play-acting seems like such an easy ride for both of them in comparison to Megan and Don’s gear shifting power games, Joan’s decision to kick “Bazooka Joe!” out of the car,  and Don’s perma-stalling incompatibility with playmate Peggy in Lady Lazarus. [...]

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