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Friday Afternoon Confessional

I dreamt I checked The Weblog and saw that Adam had turned it into a cooking blog.  The most recent post was about making a recipe from the Ottolenghi cookbook.  The recipe was extremely simple, and appeared to consist of pan-frying four tiny chicken cutlets.  The end.

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July 10, 2015 Posted by | boredom | Comments Off on Friday Afternoon Confessional

Spoiler Alert Thursday: Mad Men, “Tomorrowland”

This season opened with the reporter from Advertising Age asking who is the real Don Draper, and it closes having gotten not much forwarder on the question.  Continue reading

October 21, 2010 Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays, television | 1 Comment

Spoiler Alert Thursday: Mad Men, “Blowing Smoke”

Such a good episode this week.
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October 14, 2010 Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays, television | 6 Comments

Spoiler Alert Thursday: Mad Men, “Chinese Wall”

I’ve been sick, so no analysis, just some questions, comments and one long-winded, half-baked noodling:
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October 7, 2010 Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays, television | 4 Comments

Spoiler Alert Thursday: Mad Men, “Hands and Knees”

In last week’s episode, Faye spoke very explicitly about her decision to forgo motherhood in order to have a career. That women were (and still are) often forced to make a painful and exclusive choice between career and family is surely not news.

But among the women on Mad Men, Faye, who at least got to make an affirmative choice, is relatively privileged. Continue reading

September 30, 2010 Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays, television | 5 Comments

Mad Men

Spoilers aqui.

August 19, 2010 Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays, television | 6 Comments

Spoiler Alert Thursday

Mad Men:  The Good News”

I’m not sure I get the title to this week’s Mad Men.   Continue reading

August 12, 2010 Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays, television | 5 Comments

Spoiler Alert Thursday: Mad Men and macho men

Mad Men

It’s Christmas, and time for presents!

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August 5, 2010 Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays, television | 5 Comments

Spoiler Alert Thursday: The only television show I watched this week

When last we saw Don Draper, he was pushing the reset button on his life — or so we thought.  He had left his firm, his wife, his home and his family, all in one fell swoop.

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July 29, 2010 Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays, television | 18 Comments

Spoiler Alert Thursday: I Love You, Have a Seat.

The last episode of Mad Men didn’t just feel like a season finale — it felt like a series finale. Continue reading

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays, television | 47 Comments