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My Weird Debate on Guns with the Characters of “Mad Men”

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You know what I think about guns in this country and you know I have no problem sharing those views from this tiny little soap box once in awhile. For some reason I caught the attention of the Twitter accounts belonging to some serious fans of the TV series Mad Men. In the end it was of no clear point — debating gun policy in this country rarely is. But it was a fun way pass a Sunday morning…..

It all started when I tweeted this:

“Roger Sterling” took exception, using language that was obviously acceptable for the period in which the character exists:

Since I’m familiar with the series, I decided to engage:

At which point “Don Draper” joined in.

At which point “Pete Campbell” joined in:

At this I decided to escalate the conversation further:

If you’re not familiar with the series, then it’s important to know that Ken Cosgrove is the character who gets infamously shot in the face by a General Motors executive during a weekend hunting trip in rural Michigan while trying to win an advertising deal. He wears an eyepatch for the remainder of the series. He also grows to loathe Pete Campbell and eventually leaves the agency.

Roger was incensed at the very mention of Ken’s name.

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June 22nd, 2015 at 9:56 am

Something new about something old

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While sorting through some boxes I found the first story I ever wrote about Apple Inc. Considering how much time I’ve spent writing about Apple since then I thought I’d do something a little meta and write about writing about Apple for the first time. I wrote more words about the story than appear in the original story itself. Anyway, have a look.

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February 15th, 2015 at 7:17 pm

When Teddy Roosevelt Saw Lincoln

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“Look at the open second-floor window between shutters in this photograph, and you will see two little boys. President Theodore Roosevelt’s widow, Edith, identified one of them as her husband at the age of 6, looking down from his grandfather’s Union Square mansion onto the coffin of the assassinated Abraham Lincoln on Broadway in New York in April 1865.”

More from Michael Beschloss at The New York Times Upshot blog.

(Click the picture to see it bigger.)

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May 26th, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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Walking Uptown One Spring Day

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May 12th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Spring At Last?

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April 27th, 2014 at 5:52 pm