- Jen: hahahahaha oh my god she is the absolute worst jesus chrystler
- Jen: how about this
- Jen: i'm FULLY rolling my eyes at her statement
Contemporary Visual Culture and the Acceleration of Identity Formation/Dissolution by Jonah Peretti
this is amazing - and touches on some of the stuff i studied in college.
When I look back at early episodes of Mad Men and then watch episodes from seasons four or five, I think of photos of my own family over the generations, and how mysterious and amazing it is to see their clothes and hairstyles, cars and homes, living conditions and marital status changing almost imperceptibly over the course of years or decades, snapshot by snapshot, each picture capturing a moment, but never the moment. Do we make decisions, or do decisions make us? Do we make the times, or do the times make us? Will Don decide to divorce Megan, or will Megan decide to divorce Don, or will they decide to stay together and be unhappy, or happy? Or does “decide”, as we use it in the context of storytelling, have almost nothing to do with how things happen in real life? These are the questions that Mad Men raises when it it’s not delighting us with a sleek suit, a clingy dress, an aptly chosen period song, or a witty one-liner. I’m glad it’s back.
Who shreds their bills? Get over yourself!
Source: The New York Times