Thursday, August 6, 2015

2 Questions 2 Answers at Art City Jax

One Wednesday night at Bards and Brews, the Silver Cow’s open mic on King and Park, I watched a master class on owning the microphone.  We’d gotten to it and a few readers hit the post with wonderful poetry, but the crowded mess behind the audience jabbered on as often happens when you mix mouths with spirits, understandably.

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Mad Men and the Real Thing at Partisan Magazine

MAD MEN ENDED with a chime, not a window. The Yogi’s meditation bell registered another Don Draper idea to keep cash registers singing:  the famous Coca-Cola Hilltop commercial, one of the greatest commercials ever.  It’s implied (and outright stated by John Hamm) that Don, hair perfect and costumed like an ad man among so many hippies, yet again exploits a personal crisis to sell something, this time Coke, a campaign Jim Hobart has been pursuing Don for since the series began.