"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Friday, January 29, 2010

1963 as seen from 2010

Just watched Episodes 1 & 2 of Madmen series 3. Total genius. Urgently need to move to upstate New York and start commuting to Madison Avenue.


Col said...

Those kind of jobs looked like more fun in those days. Everyone seems to spend half the working day boozing.

Just read Michael Palin's diaries (1969-79), which I picked up in hardback in a charity shop for £1.50 last week. They all seem to spend half their working days drinking and dining out, too (then driving home). And even when they are working, they're basically just mucking about. I became quite envious.

Tom said...

Yes, it's easy to get very envious about the post-war generation and the 60s/70s. Of course, it was despised and destroyed by neo-liberals but, for those fortunate enough to have graduate-level jobs (and there were much fewer of them than now), professions such as academia, advertising, publishing, television etc must have been incredibly good fun.