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new Mad Men begins March 25th

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and I'm really excited about that because Mad Men is among my top-favourite shows to watch and last year didn't feel the same without it (also, where did last year go? wow) and new ads have been put up that are sparking controversy all over the interwebz.

the reason behind the freak-out is that the poster seems to resemble the 9/11 image of the falling man and even though yes the man in the Mad Men poster is falling people seem to be forgetting how the opening credits to the show go and overlooking the obvious homage to Saul Bass' work on posters like Vertigo, which also fit the with time frame of the show.

and let's not trivialize 9/11 for one second, it was a terrible tragedy and we should never forget it

but c'mon guys, this is reaching a bit too far

if we're going to get upset about the poster, why not get upset because of all the other people who jump to their deaths every year? did you know that in Hong Kong over 50% of suicides are by defenestration? why not get upset over that instead

at the risk of sounding callous don't we have bigger things to worry about these days than whether or not a poster that, if you stop for a second and don't go with your immediate "omg! I'm offended" reaction, you'll realize fits in with the theme and context of the show

and besides, nothing happens if you get offended anyway, so just chill out and enjoy the show when it comes back in March

6pm on a Sunday

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Tyrone is playing Fallout New Vegas. He's in Camp McCarran talking to NCR Rangers and we're inhaling chips and a dip I made out of cream cheese and salsa with chips. Not the best snack but dinner won't be ready for a while.

We're making Moroccan slow-cooker chicken that's going to be insane. here's what's in it:

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 2 inch pieces
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
3 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 cup chopped dried apricots
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

needless to say the apartment smells amazing and we're making up for it by inhaling this unhealthy snack until we can devour that tastiness over some couscous.

plus I've been running three miles every other day so I don't feel too bad.

it's weird to be running on a treadmill, for years my huge boobs made it impossible to run on anything but an elliptical which is bo-ring. something about a treadmill is better, easier, maybe it's that the found keeps coming at you instead of you moving over it. I don't know. I just think about it all the time. like, all the time.

last night Ty went to a potluck our friends hosted and brought ginger beef, but I had a headache and was tired from painting the office all week and running all those miles and being stressed out so I stayed home and watched 12 Monkeys, part of Marie Antoinette and then Vertigo.

Vertigo was amazing but I can't get behind Kim Novak's drawn-on eyebrows

I get that it's the 1950's style but I just don't think the go with her hair. maybe that's the point. now I'm cruising around the 'vintage' section on easy because I'm inspired by the classy decor of the Vertigo movie sets and also the music from the video game.

now Tyrone is throwing phones around and doing drugs.

I mean in Fallout, sillies.

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