After hearing about this show called “Mad Black Men” on one of my NPR podcastsÂ this week, I’m slightly tempted to watch it.
Mad Men,Â of course, takes place in the fictional world of 1960s ad agency Sterling Cooper and focuses on the lead character, advertising genius Don Draper. In the “parallel universe” ofÂ Mad Black Men, protagonist Ron Rapper gets a job in the Colored Marketing Department at Sterlin Copper.
Who wouldn’t want to watch a show where the main character’s name is Ron Rapper?
“To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.” R.E.M.
Here are some things keeping me entertained this week:
The Origin of Marioâ€™s Overalls
Thanks to Steph for sending this one:
By the way, everyone should watch Secretariat. I saw it last week. It’s a fun, family movie. It reminded me of all my childhood days spent at the track with my uncle. I love John Malkovich but my favorite parts were all seeing all those film cameras (I’m going to bust out my Dad’s FT now) and Diane Lane’s wardrobe.