This article provides excellent insight into Bob Benson, gay subculture in 1968, and how he would fit into it.
Plus, their usual fascinating analysis of Janie Bryant’s costuming.
Very few complaints with this year’s nominees. Still no love for Community and Louie seems to get nominated for everything except Best Comedy. Still:
- All the well-deserved Breaking Bad love, including Anna Gunn at last!
- Mad Men once again gets nominated for everything. This year I’m not sure who to root for between this and Breaking Bad.
- Girls and Veep get some recognition.
- Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Martin Freeman are all nominated!
- Downton Abbey looks good in that Best Drama category.
- Not sure whether to root for Sherlock or American Horror Story for Best Miniseries.
- Parks and Recreation is finally getting some more Emmy love (but I wish Nick Offerman would have been nominated).
- 30 Rock continues to get some well-earned praise as well.
- I’m glad Bill Hader is finally being recognized.
- I expected Giancarlo Esposito to be nominated for Guest Star. Instead he’s in Best Supporting Actor. That’s going to make his competition more stiff, but I still think he’s worthy except for maybe Aaron Paul. That Best Supporting Actor category is tough though. I like all those guys. Peter Dinklage, Jared Harris, Jim Carter, and Brendan Coyle are also in there.
- Good to see Mayim Bialik nominated. The guys on Big Bang Theory get all the attention, but the women have greatly improved that show in the last few seasons.
- The Emmys really need to get over their Modern Family infatuation. It hasn’t been justified since their first season.
- I like that Jon Hamm is nominated for 30 Rock in addition to Mad Men. For such a great dramatic actor, that man can be so hilarious.
- Futurama and The Simpsons!
- Jimmy Fallon got nominated for his show and for hosting the second-best episode of SNL this season. Melissa McCarthy is nominated for hosting the best.
- Jason Ritter for Parenthood, though I think the lovely Lauren Graham should have been nominated as well.
- It’s also nice to see Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield nominated for New Girl.
Today was the last day of summer school for the students. Our theme has been Alaska. To celebrate the end of school, the kids got to watch a movie today. I went to my parents’ house and dug out this gem from my little sister’s old VHS collection. I remembered Thora Birch was in it (she was kind of a big deal among child actors in 1996) as well as Charlton Heston and Dirk Benedict. I didn’t realize, however, until Jami Lyn pointed it out the other night, that the main kid in the movie is Vincent Kartheiser, from Mad Men and Angel. Watching the movie with the kids today, I couldn’t quit thinking that this kid (who’s not particularly good in the movie) grew up to play one of the best characters on TV (who I want to punch in the face). If you’ve never seen the movie, Connor and Empress Savina set out to rescue their father, Starbuck, and along the way save a baby polar bear from Ben-Hur.
Happy Father’s Day! If Angel had known that Connor was going to grow up to be Pete Campbell, I wonder if he would have eaten him as a baby.
My other favorite shot from last night’s Mad Men. I love women wearing glasses. I love Joan. I really love Joan wearing glasses.
Come on, internets. I need a screen cap of Joan in her glasses from tonight.
Look how far you’ve come, baby.