"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mad Men Redux - Zou Bizou Bizou

I still can't watch this all the way through without turning away.   Something in me abhors embarrassment, and that's what this scene is about.... the embarrassment of cynicism in the face of youth and idealism and freedom and sexiness; the embarrassment of self-consciousness in the face of unself-consciousness.   What a great, weird way to open the season for Mad Men:

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