Tag Archives: Mad Men

Pass the Heinz

50 Years Later, Heinz Approves Don Draper’s ‘Pass the Heinz’ Ads and Is Actually Running Them: In a meta union of advertising’s real and fictional worlds, Heinz just greenlighted the ads—and will run them almost exactly as Draper intended, beginning today, in print and out-of-home executions in New York City. So great. Mad Men is […]

“…if progress is ever to be made, some opportunities and discoveries will be inconceivable in advance”

My brother Mark wrote an essay on current uproar over ‘No Man’s Sky’. He, like many others, bought the game, but he’s not angry like them. He makes a distinction between buying something that is and investing in what something can become and draws a great comparison to one of his (and my) favorite scenes […]

Tapping a Maple

Well I’ll be damned. Ken Cosgrove got a story published in The Atlantic: The south side of the tree, Fitz had once explained, gets the most direct light from the sun. The heat, day after day, would warm and soften the sap, making it more pliant, more easily yielding to our desires—as if, I thought […]

This Is the End

Over at the New York Times, Logan Hill on last Sunday’s episode of Mad Men: “That’s what the money is for” has got to be the “Mad Men” line I think of most often (especially on bad work days as a freelancer). And it’s the line I thought about at the end of the episode, […]