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S&X kissy by eveningwalk

Clearly I remember from the windows they were watching

New layout! _ila_! _ila_! _ila_!

So Spain won the European championship. It was a good match to watch and Spain deserved to win, so congrats to the team.
This year I tried to watch all the matches that I could, minus Italy vs Spain cuz I was at work (not cool, I had to listen to it at the radio), but I got home in time for the penality kicks - and we lost anyway, so not such a big loss in the end.

LMAO, Sarah! The crazy clothes! And the crazier hair! And Xander sings! Check out #22 Rebecca.

Yesterday one of my former middle school classmates came by where I work, and she was with her boyfriend. Now, last November when we had the middle school reunion dinner, she was saying that she was in a relationship with this guy who happened to be the brother of a guy I knew; she even showed us pictures of him and he didn't really look that good looking (plus, his brother - the guy I knew - was not good looking at all). But yesterday, when I saw him live... Man, he's cute! He looks like Threadless' Ross - so totally adorable. Like, why do you have such a pretty boyfriend? It's not fair. Ok, let's move on or I might start crying.

Does it ever happen to you that one of your fonts disappears from the computer without you doing anything? I think my computer ate Century Gothic... And I'm really confuzzled.

And a meme. Taggey by goa_glows.

The rules are as follows:
1. Pick a hot guy... take a moment to think.
2. Is this really the guy you want?
3. Pick his top 10 hottest, cutest, most irresistible pictures.
4. Tag 5 other users.

Now, I have to say at first I wanted do Freddy Ljungberg cuz he's just really hot and I've liked him since I saw his CK underwear ad many years, then my aunt started obsessing me with this other dude, David Gandy, a D&G model - she basically sent me on a hunt for every kind of picture of this guy ("better if naked" she said...). And then I realized that the second season of Mad Men is going to premiere like tomorrow and I really can't wait, I missed the show so much, so here he comes, the mad man, Jon Hamm. (Who, in addition of being good looking, he's also a great and golden globe winning actor. Just sayin'...)

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EDIT: AHA, forgot to tag 5 people. averita, whenidream, _omnivore_, on_the_ground, cecism!
Mad Men - Mad Don by call_me_daisy

You're the target that I'm aiming at

I hear everybody saying so many good things about Friday Night Lights, so I kinda started watching it. The tricky thing is I know nothing about American football so most of the times, when they're playing, I'm like um, interesting... what was that again? Why did they win? But yeah, it's not like the football match really is the main thing, so you know, never mind. Also, for some weird reason, after watching the first two episodes, I spent the whole night dreaming of Connie Britton and the guy who plays her husband in the show. And it was kind of awkward cuz, uhm, what are you doing in my dreams? Do I even know you? Like, I watched 3 movies with Lena Headey in 3 days, then I watched 2 movies with Sarah, and not once I've dreamt about them. I watch FNL once and I dream about it. My mind works in mysterious ways. Or it doesn't work at all... I've also dreamt I had a shiny green Jaguar. Not sure why. And I was very disappointed when I woke up and realized I didn't really have it. Anyways!
Since we're talking about movies and stuff, I've also seen The Lather Effect. Ok, Sarah was beyond adorable in it (although she says the best '80s song ever is the American remake of Umberto Tozzi's "Gloria"... go figure), but the movie? It kind of sucked wasn't as cool. Bad Sarah. You make me watch and purchase these silly movies I'd never watch. If it wasn't for you.

After 15 lines of the usual nonsense, I kind of have a favour to ask to my American pals... Hi guys! *waves*
So, I was kinda hoping someone could buy - and mail me - the June issue of Entertainment Weekly with Mad Men on the cover (pictured here on the left).

I have no idea if it's already out or anything, but if you happen to find a copy and would be willing to send it to me, I'd really appreciate. If you have PayPal then I can reimburse you the price of the magazine and the shipping, or I can get you an Amazon gift certificate, Threadless shirts (which is having crazy sale right now), etc.. I'm sure we can work something out. :)
nebakanezer FTW. :)
S&X kissy by eveningwalk

It's toasted.

What you are, what you want, what you love doesn't matter. It's all how you sell it.

"Mad Men" must be the best new show of this summer.
It took me awhile to decide to watch this 'cause it didn't seem to be exactly the kind of show I would normally watch, but after the first episode I was hooked.
This is probably the most original show ever, set in the '60, in New York, about "the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell while their private world gets sold" and just a pleasure for the eyes.
I know what you're thinking: meh, boring.
You couldn't be more wrong. And I give you 3 main reasons:
1. The Mad Man: Jon Hamm as Don Draper is unbelievabily charming, critics say he has a "Gregory Peck-like nobility, but with haunted eyes". If being handsome wasn't enough, he's also tall, athletic and mysterious. To describe him in three words I'd say: hot, hotter, hottest.
"He has a talent for revealing emotion by the slightest shifts around his eyes and mouth, or in the way he smokes, making Draper say the most when he doesn't speak." (And he happens to be Sarah Clarke's best friend. ;))
2. Words can kill: "Makes you smile without needing jokes." This show has the best dialogues anyone can ask for. Collapse )
3. Politically incorrect: "They're glib and they're smart and they're cynical; they take their martinis dry and their secretaries loose; they believe in nothing, except that anything can be sold as long as it's packaged with a catchy slogan and a picture of a busty blond. They think the world is their playground, though it's really the Titanic moments away from the iceberg. Welcome to the wild, doomed universe of the Mad Men." They have it all: men can turn their secretaries into sextoys without having to worry about sexual harrassment ("Let me ask you something," Draper says. "What do women want?" Says Sterling, shrugging: "Who cares?" "1960 may have been a golden age for ad men but not for the black men who served them drinks or the women who took their dictation and whatever harassment they chose to offer."); smoking cigarettes is ok, actually, it's a must, everyone is, quite literally, blowing smoke. ("Cigarettes are more than just the show's opening ad subject. Sexy, oppressive, addictive, dangerous, they establish the mood for a show that hopes to come to grips with both what was lost and what has been gained since generation gaps, sexual revolutions, racial divides and Vietnam blasted the '60s apart."); and add a little bit of anti-semitism and racism... Season to taste.

"The show illustrates that period's own form of excess without wagging fingers, while reminding us that before sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, there was sexual harassment, free-flowing cocktails and bluesy ballads, invariably sung by white guys."
"In 1960, advertising agencies were an all-powerful influence on the masses. Personal and professional manipulation and sexual exploits defined the workplace and closed the deals. The high profile Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency created advertising campaigns – from cigarettes to political candidates -- better than anyone. It was a time of great ferment. Women had barely begun to come into their own. Librium and birth control were on the move. Ethics in the workplace, smoke-free environments, sexual harassment and ethnic diversity were workshops of the future."

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