January 30th, 2012

Mad Men lessons

I really don't understand why this show is so addictive, but it is. Maybe it's the valuable history lessons that it can teach us.

1) Men in the 60s were uniformly gross, and women in the 60s were (almost) uniformly attracted to that quality.
2) 90% of people in the 60s were alcoholics, and about 90% of those didn't think it was a problem.
3) In New York, there were hippies and suits (and the women belonging to hippies and suits). That was the full range.
4) Wealth is directly proportionate to either (a) insanity, (b) callousness, or (c) social monstrousness.