Monday, September 28, 2009

Scattered Brain

I'm all over the place today.

First off, my Mad Men obsession was off the charts after watching last night's episode. I won't give any spoilers away, but Mr. Weiner outdid himself, from the shocker opening to the "Company Man" song playing as the final credits rolled. Everything about this show is well-done, with a depth and richness not usually seen on television. I could have used last night's episode to teach my literature students about symbolism (the Victorian chaise? the Hermes scarf? The eclipse?). At one point, we're clued in on the exact date of this episode, July 23, 1963. The rumblings of the cultural earthquake to come are being felt by everyone, and we have no idea how each will come through in the end. I LOVE that.

OK, on to the next topic. Will someone please explain to me the allure of fingerless gloves? I saw some really cute handmade knit gloves on Etsy, but upon closer inspection I realized they had no fingers! Do I not understand this because I'm from the Midwest? Please, someone explain!

And, finally, the F-word. I've already posted my issues with saying it, but I apparently don't have much of a problem with other people using it on national television. There's a big brou-ha-ha over some chick on Saturday Night Live letting the f-bomb fly during this last week's broadcast. I've seen the clip, and you know what? Who cares? I probably wouldn't have given it a second thought. And, for those who complained about young ears hearing the word: if your children are up at midnight and watching SNL, then you've got bigger issues than dealing with a curse word.

Enough with the random. Happy Monday!


  1. The only thing I can think about fingerless gloves is that they allow better use of your hands...but fingers get cold the fastest, so what's the point really?

    Here's a great Mad Men recap:

  2. How perfect was that song at the credits?? I can't stop thinking about that show. I think I might need to watch it again.

    And as for the f-word. What. Ev. Love your commentary about the parents who are worried about their kids hearing it. I think Seth and Amy should do one of their "Really" segments about the whole ordeal. Personally, I think more people should be outraged that the season premier wasn't more funny.

  3. Hey guys *coughs* um...I wear fingerless gloves and I LOVE them. They make me feel like I belong in the Village and I'm all artsy. And my main reason is that I get better use of my fingers while wearing the gloves. But here's the kicker...I have two pairs of hand-knit fingerless gloves, but the cool deal is that they have a little mitten flip-top. So when I'm outside and just need warmth, they flip over and cover my gloveless fingers.

    Now have I won you over to the dark side or what???

  4. Jo--I'd consider it with the mitten flip-top; the added layer might keep my fingers even warmer, no?

    And I'm certain you look all cute and artsy and village-y with them on; I kind of feel like I'd look like a character straight out of Oliver Twist, a ragamuffin who says, "Thank you sir, may I have another bowl of gruel?"

    L & L--Yeah, I can't even watch SNL anymore. It's so strained.

  5. I have to say that I was half asleep watching SNL this past Saturday, but when I heard the f-bomb, and it woke me out of my almost-slumber. I always get such a kick out of slips like that. My hub and I were very impressed that the girls made it through the rest of the skit without laughing or (which would have been even better) letting it slip again! It was, in my opinion, the highlight of the show!

  6. I used to wear fingerless gloves in high school because of the Breakfast club (Judd wore em no?)
    And Madonna, and I could light cigarettes easier (yikes! I don't smoke anymore...*sigh*)

    Is Mad Men on demand? I can't believe I don't watch that.

  7. OMG, how could I forget John Bender??? And I loved him. OK, that clinches it for me on the fingerless gloves thing.

  8. SO glad I could help out with that! ;)