Thursday, March 08, 2012

Hanging with Don Draper

One of my favorite shows, Mad Men, returns to AMC on March 25.  If you don't know about the show, just click on the link right above to learn what it's all about.  Along with Homeland on Showtime, it's easily one of the best shows on TV.

The incredibly creative Melissa Wasserman, the VP of Marketing at AMC and a former co-worker at Viacom back in the day, came up with a campaign called "Mad Men Yourself" a couple of years ago.  The idea is that you could make yourself look like the 1960's figures in the show and use the artwork as your Facebook or Twitter icon. I did that, and have used the artwork almost exclusively as my visual signature around the Interwebz since then.  

Since I have some time on my hands, I've been messing with the all new Season 5 Mad Men Yourself app and have updated my look a bit, to recede the hairline and spiff up the way I dress.  You'll get to see the new icon floating around the web soon.  

Part of the app is that you can make scenes of you with the Mad Men cast.  Here I am having a cocktail with Don Draper, my hero on the show.
I'm enjoying Maker's Mark, not sure what Don is drinking.
That's kind of cool, but here I am after having an ice cold Pepsi with Jon Hamm, the person who IS Don Draper last summer.  Sorry it's a little blurry, the radio station had kind of a cheap suit camera to take the photo with.
Courtesy KZPT
So which looks better?  The cartoon Mark and Don or the real thing?

Don't answer that.

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