Monday, October 5, 2009

Damn You Mad Men!!

So I'm sitting here in Khartoum, minding my own business (as naturally I would) when I am offered the first season of Mad Men on DVD to watch in my copious spare time.  Now, granted, from looking at the front of the DVD box, it frankly didn't look that interesting.  However, because I'm not a judger, I decided to try it out.

Obviously, I'm now pissed at my mother.  CLEARLY, they had it sooo much better back in the day when women didn't have to work - when their hubbies wore suits and they sat around in their pjs (even answering the door) until just before their spouse came home - if they even came home at all.

MY GOD! Those were the good ole days.  What the hell were you thinking MOTHER!? Now look what you've done!?!?!  Now I have to try to con Josh into LETTING me stay home and not work.  I have to give a REASON if I intend to stay in my pjs all day. (not really, but I sometimes feel like I should at least give a "Screw you! I can do what I want" speech...)

I'm also kinda pissed that we don't drink and smoke all day.

Seriously! Drinking and smoking are sooo cool! Why the hell did we ever stop??  I really feel like my work would be much more "enhanced" and "creative" if I could just start drinking martinis at 10 am.  And, I kinda think it would reduce a lot of the stress in the workplace.  I might even work overtime without bitching!  (Probably not though, let's not push it!)

Plus, if you think about it, nothing really says "job well done" like a nice slap on the ass.   It's like I always say, It's only sexual harassment if you're unattractive.  Otherwise, it's just flirting.

People just don't care as much these days....It's a crying shame!

20 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

This is hilarious. I agree. I wanna stay home in my PJS. lol.

Oh My Goddess said...

I was hooked like a junkie to Mad Men for season 1.
Don Draper? Oh Hell Yes!

Frau said...

And note not once did you see those women working out?? Okay they ride horses! I could never be Betty I'd rather be the mistress they have more fun.

mo.stoneskin said...

Presumably you *could* drink and smoke all day, you just need an outside desk and a sympathetic ass-slapping boss.

Fragrant Liar said...

I miss the days of ass slapping. By men at least. I get lots of women slapping my ass. What's THAT about??? I want a sexy, smokin' guy slapping my ass. I'll even take one from Khartoum. As long as he's not wearing a see-through dress, I mean.

I have not seen Mad Men. Sounds like the men are mad, and so I was put off by that. But now if there's ass slapping going on, I am rethinking my position.

Suzy said...

Stephen King and Joe Esterhas wrote half their work while drinking (King drank a case of beer a day) and smoking. (Esterhas got cancer from it and had to stop.

But I'm with you on why did we quit those habits? I mean, aside from the dying and liver disease etc. LIFE IS SO UNFAIR.

darsden said...

(I think you are smoking that wacky weed)

franzi said...

It's only sexual harassment if you're unattractive - oh this is priceless! haven't heard that before

franzi

Optimistic Pessimist said...

wait a minute...what do you mean not every one starts drinking martinis at 10 a.m. is this some kind of sick joke? and i totally agree about the sexual harassment thing. on a good day I get my ass smacked 3 or 4 times at work.

thank you for brining to my attention the horrors of the real world. sometimes i feel so sheltered here at the bottom of my wine glass.

Captain Dumbass said...

And those suits and coats and hats. They looked better back then too. I wish I had a hot secretary whose ass I could slap.

otin said...

Drinking, smoking and some mild spanking! Sounds like a perfect Monday to me!

darsden said...

excuse me Michel... OTIN do you think that is what happened to blognut, she drank, smoked and got spanked over the weekend and that's why for her post today.

kristine said...

this is actually pretty much what i was thinking when i watched it too. only they didnt have internet. that would suck.

♥ Braja said...

only harassment if you are ugly? Damned freakin' straight it is....

Beth said...

Wait a minute. No one has ever slapped my ass at school. I'm a little upset now. Am I not worthy of a little sexual harassment?

blognut said...

Where I come from, we say it's only sexual harassment if you tell them you don't like it.

Hit 40 said...

My mom is in denial but she definitely smoked while pregnant!! My sister and I blame our autoimmune issues on it. We even have a couple photos of her smoking while pregnant. Just nasty!!!! At least be honest about it!!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

You are killing me over here!!! lol

Anonymous said...

I love Mad Men, Your right they all look so hot. I would hate to clean and iron all those shirts. I guess I would ha ve a gal do that for me. watch the kids cook the meal and then pretend i did it all.
I sex was good then too...

CK Lunchbox said...

I could've cared less about this show 3 months ago until my wife ordered it from Netflix. I burned through the first 2 seasons and caught up with season 3 in just over a week. Since then, I've purchased a Fedora, taken up smoking again, and wear suits to work. (yes, I work from home, but I'm a professional damn it!) Of course given my SAHD status, I also make sure to have dinner ready for my "hubby" when she gets home, I insult the kids and drink wine throughout the day.

You wanna have some fun? See if you can open manmenyourself.com to make a Mad Men cartoon of yourself or read The Mad Men Power Rankings at http://www.movieline.com/2009/09/mad-men-power-rankings-week-seven-what-are-you-laughing-at-cadillac.php

Can you tell I've become a fanatic.