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Amph [MAD MEN] Guy walks into an advertising agency...

Discussion in 'Community' started by kingthlayer, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    Can a mod please take out "[MAD MEN PREMIÈRE TONIGHT]" or maybe just the "PREMIÈRE TONIGHT" part? I was like, "WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?!" when I saw the thread today. :p
     
  2. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Ok, just stopping in because I just found out the poster evidently caused a minor controversy due to people saying it was like the 'Falling Man' photo from 9/11... wtf. It's not like it's been in the credits since the beginning. What is wrong with people?


    Basically we had a huge file of phrases that were in use in the 60s, mainly compiled from contemporary films and books. And yeah, the writers do ask about pretty much any phrase they use. But I'm not gonna lie, they might not have been used as often ;)



    [hl=darkred]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  3. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't get that that, either. It's been part of the show's mythology (if opening credits are mythology) since the beginning. There's no real surprise that they chose that aspect of the opening credits to use as a poster.
     
  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    lol, I hadn't heard about that. People are really stretching the supposed 9-11 references, aren't they? I can't think of a (official) advertising campaign that used any 9-11 reference whatsoever unless it was actually about 9-11.
     
  5. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Okay, I marathoned this entire series in a week, and I'm hooked.

    But now I have to wait for the rest of the series like all the rest of you people.

    :_|
     
  6. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    It's less than a month until the season 5 premiere. We've had to wait like 16 months. :p
     
  7. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    IT'S WORSE FOR ME
     
  8. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    The whole series in a week? Wow, that's fast even by my standards. It took me about two weeks to rewatch the show last summer. But yeah, really, a month isn't long to wait comparatively.



    [hl=darkred]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  9. Jobo

    Jobo Jedi Master star 5

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    I've been rewatching the show to prepare for S5. I'd forgotten how funny this show is. It doesn't get enough credit for its humor. Especially in the early going, there's just a lot of comedy.
    _jOBO
     
  10. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    omg two weeks!

    [link=http://teamcoco.com/video/jon-hamm-emotions]emotions with jon hamm[/link]
     
  11. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    "I like to call that one Tuesday." [face_laugh] The man is funny, what can you say. I was sitting with him at a table at lunch one time and he had everyone in rapt attention with a funny story from set... I think I needed to punch myself more than pinch myself :p

    The show is rather funny, yeah, partly because of funny actors and partly because of funny writers. They are very dry. It's just such a dry sense of humor that I think it doesn't occur to a lot of people. But it often makes me laugh, particularly because it's so dry.



    EDIT: Yes I know and bragging and blah blah, but it was awesome, and you'd have been excited too. Get over yourselves.

    [hl=darkred]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  12. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Jon [face_pig], is da man!
     
  13. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    lol
     
  14. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    People who post on fanboards and go to conventions to see actors and writers they like have absolutely no standing to criticize someone who remarks on it being kind of cool to see an actor they like in the course of their work.


    [hl=darkred]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  15. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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  16. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    i think it was more that you told us to "get over ourselves" preemptively without anyone saying anything that was lol-worthy. i think most of us here actually think it's awesome and are kind of jealous that you worked on mad men.
     
  17. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    tom, I have no problem with you. You've been perfectly nice to me. It's fairly obvious what immature little gang of bullies I mean, and I can definitely predict their infantile reactions, clearly.


    [hl=darkred]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  18. hudzu

    hudzu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    i usually find that i have better interactions and friendships with people when i don't encourage snark and disgust in them.





    just sayin.
     
  19. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Guys, this thread is about a television show, not a few users and how they portray themselves.

    Yeah, this. I think the point is that in the long run, you did something cool and that's the only part that really matters. What other people say about it is so irrelevant next to that.
     
  20. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Ok, sorry. In the future I'll just remark on my experiences, since they are obviously related to the show and this thread. And I'm excited to not have to hold in a bunch of spoilers anymore :p

    Sorry to be so defensive, it's just that I have a history of being made fun of for saying anything related to any of my work experiences here, and it tends to make you presume it's going to happen again. If it didn't, that would be great.


    [hl=darkred]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  21. Im_just_guessing

    Im_just_guessing Jedi Knight star 7

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    As long as we're all calling each other out, the below post was you totally responding to something I clearly said to Espy and mocking Espy.

     
  22. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Er, I just assumed you were genuinely asking a question about research done for lingo on the show... that's pretty much exactly what that question seems like. So sorry for providing a straightforward and in no way insulting answer to a question about my job...???


    [hl=darkred]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  23. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    SJ needs a hug. [:D]
    You should ask Hendricks about those hacked pics.
     
  24. LtNOWIS

    LtNOWIS Jedi Master star 4

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    [link=http://www.cracked.com/article_19087_the-9-most-offensive-911-references-in-pop-culture.html]There have been a few[/link].

    But yeah, I'm super excited this is returning. I think I'll watch each episode sober, then drink through the immediate encore.
     
  25. FatFrank

    FatFrank Jedi Youngling star 3

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