Sunday, March 04, 2012
the cure for the common head cold
..is a few rounds Alka Seltzer for colds over 12 hours of doing not much of anything. Sleep if you can and follow up with a generous portion of General Tso's chicken to incinerate any remaining germs and sterilize the sinus tracts. Feeling much better, thanks.
Today - a little mending, a mountain of laundry folding and a lot of Mad Men and Killing.
I was lucky enough to get on board with the pilot of the Killing last year and keeping up with it became quite obsessive.
The storyline may sprawl and wander, the locale would make most folks list "contemplating suicide" as a hobby but the characters and the acting are compelling. Hope the new season will continue to deliver. Catch up if you can.
This was my first exposure to Mad Men. The premise was repellent to me back when it first aired and, although the two episode I watched today had their saving graces, I don't think I'll become a fan unless someone promises me that Draper will drop out and get real.
Back in the real day, I was the teenaged babysitter observing on the fringes of many of the lives portrayed in this series. The hypocrisy and desperation of the characters was like bad BO they all stewed in under their suits and shirtwaist dresses. Society and advertising were still struggling mightily to steer young women into bunny costumes and/or the indentured servitude of marriage with all of it's buying power. I won't start in on my rant about the United States of Advertising. I refused to buy into it back then and still opt out at every opportunity.