Seth: “The arm wrestling movie?”
Sandy (as Sylvester Stallone): “ARM WRESTLING CLASSIC.”
Linda Cardellini, because they DEFINITELY look alike.
This movie is called “This Ain’t Girls: XXX,” which isn’t confusing at all to the casual porn purveyor without a working knowledge of the show Girls.
Jonesy passing out right after they get back from Hawaii was super weird. I think the first scene of the whole episode, where we see that from his perspective, was supposed to make us think that Don’s the one who passed out and that it was still GOING to happen (like in the episode that opens with Don passed out in a hotel after those kids took his wallet). But instead it happened to Jonesy before they left, and right after that scene they cut to seeing him after they get back from the trip. It was definitely disorienting.
Or, that girl was a plot device for Betty to figure her own shit out, so it’s fine with me that we didn’t learn all about her background. Mad Men already has enough characters to keep detailed track of.
I think Betty identified with that girl (she mentions her mother is dead and Betty commiserates) and was affected by all the things she said (her desire to live in New York – like Betty once did – and not to go down the traditional ‘city for a year, wife in the suburbs forever’ route that Betty went down) and went to find her because of those reasons. At first she went because she was just worried about her I think, but after that speech from the rude guy in the house, Betty realized that she needs to let that girl make her own path, and Betty sort of does the same thing by dying her hair. That’s what I got out of that storyline, anyway.
This episode was very good. Has Mad Men ever been darker than it has been this episode and the end of last season? Between Roger’s “doors lead to more doors” speech and Don’s suicide suggestive pitch and last year’s “Everything you love turns to crap” line by creepy Glenn, it will be interesting to see what’s on the other side of the darkness.
I liked all the Betty stuff this episode, which is the first time that’s happened in a long time. I still get very uncomfortable when she’s on the screen. “Betty! Don’t go into that house, Betty! Don’t cook goulash in that dirty pot, Betty!” I thought her leaving the violin and dying her hair was a nice touch and did a lot to make her seem less like a terrible person and more like an actual person.
When Don first bristled at the rearrangement of furniture in his office for his photoshoot, the friend I was watching the show with said in a sign-songy voice, “Don doesn’t like change!”, and we laughed a lot because Mad Men can be very heavy-handed sometimes, but I still love it because at least it’s trying to do something interesting, I think.
Finally, Peggy rules shit and yeah, that new stairwell/second floor make the office look super great.
A Link to the Bathroom.
I hate when someone else is Toad in Mariokart, but I think Yoshi is a close-enough second choice.
Marry me, professional blogger Kate Mara.
Oliver was terrible but he didn’t make the show terrible. That would be basically everything that happened in season 3.
Perks of Being a Wallflower was very good and you should On Demand it tonight, if that is a thing you can already do.
OMF, just click on the green “Download (75.97)” link and you will download a .zip file of the album.
Father Time, I like your music! My first reaction is that it sounds like Interpol if they were still good. Thanks for posting it for us to listen to and good luck promoting it and stuff – I am part of a college radio station and we would probably play it sometimes if we got sent a copy (ooh, NOW look who’s all selfpromotiongum).
That’s a good point. It’s tough to differentiate between “TV Dad” and “TV character who also happens to be a dad,” I think.
The obvious answer:
And he’s a lawyer, LADIES.
Whoops, you totally said that
The best part is how in the paragraph before the spoiler, someone is quoted as saying, “Obviously we hope they keep the spoilers to themselves as our US fans may not know about… well, you know what!” and then go on to clarify what that means, as though it were more likely we’d run into Michelle Obama and trick her into telling us the spoiler rather than read it on the internet (I mean, it was spoiled for me by looking at gifs on some Downton Abbey Tumblr page! The internet is everywhere!)
A cure for the common cold.
The first and only time I got punched in the face was a couple years ago, when I was a victim (?) of a failed mugging. It was not a very good punch and I did not insert myself into this situation, so Vincent Kartheiser probably would not think I am a man. Sorry, VK.
Ben McKenzie: You know what he likes about rich kids? Nothing. Vote for Obama.
There were a lot of grandparent-aged people at the showing of Perks of Being a Wallflower I attended a couple Saturday ago. They seemed to be enjoying themselves. High school never ends.
There’s nothing that depresses me more than comparing my achievements (or lack thereof) to the achievements of other people my age, even though I know that’s a stupid thing to do because we are all different and blah blah blah.
It is, but only if you give up. Don’t ever give up, badideajeans.
As long as the power doesn’t go out in your heart, you will be okay.
I’m excited for House of Cards! The original show is pretty crazy and I think Kevin Spacey could be a good American version of Urquhart. Plus Kate Mara is pretty (blahblah).