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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Mad Men"-ize yourself

Counting down the days until the premiere of the third season of AMC's "Mad Men?"

Ever wished that you, too, could dress like the suave and sophisticated men and women of Sterling/Cooper? Smoke, drink and cavort with your colleagues in corner offices? OK, we don't need to know about the latter, really, but let your imaginations go wild with this vintage-looking illustration tool that AMC has put up on its Web site to help cure its fans of their "Mad Men-itis" until Aug. 16.

You can fashion yourself into a "Mad Men" character -- yeah, that's me to the left -- and let your inner 60s ad executive/glorified secretary come out. It's similar to what Fox did with "The Simpsons" a few years ago when the movie came out, but this one is particularly entertaining and is set to some fun, addictive music. You don't have to upload a picture -- just pick from the different options presented and you can download the results in a flash.

Happy Proscrastination, everyone!

The third season of "Mad Men" airs on AMC at 9 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 16.

--Malavika Jagannathan,



I've never seen the show - am I missing something?

By Anonymous Anonymous, At July 29, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

Well, I'm biased, so I'll have to say you're missing a great show. But, no worries. I was a latecomer to the show, too. I started watching right before the second season kicked off.

If you're not familiar with it, "Mad Men" is an AMC show (on Sundays usually) that is set in the 1960s at an advertising agency in Manhattan. The show centers around one of the agency's creative directors (Don Draper played by Jon Hamm) and the people in his private and office life. It's a period drama, so it's a little slower than, say, "24" but the stories, the dialogue and the style of the show really set it apart. It's really like nothing else on television.

Seasons 1 and 2 are both out on DVD (and only about 13 episodes each). Check it out!


By Blogger Press-Gazette blogger, At July 29, 2009 at 10:26 AM  

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