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May 13, 2012


Lots of poetry references on MAD MEN, from O'Hara's "Meditations in an Emergency" in Season 2 to last week's episode entitled "Lady Lazarus." (And wasn't Pete reading THE CRYING OF LOT 49 on the train last week as well? Not "poetry" but certainly poetic.) Perhaps a Matthew Weiner interview with Best AmPo?

It's not surprising that Stan Rizzo knew Ozymandias. It was an unremitting part of the public grammar school curriculum in NYC the 1960s. Every school boy or girl knew it.
Don't forget too the entire population was ions more literate.


Yes, they were more literate but I'm certain that their literacy couldn't be measured in ions.


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