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Old 09-10-2008, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Athena View Post
The recent episode of Mad Men (a show set in the early 1960s) has a family having a picnic (episode discussion here). One of the great things about this show is that they hit you with societal norms that are very different than today - pregnant women smoking/drinking, men in the office being very sexual towards the female secretaries, etc. etc. In this particular episode, at the end of the picnic, the man stands up and throws his beer can off into the woods. The woman, while gathering up the picnic gear, takes the blanket they'd been sitting on and gives it a shake, leaving all the disposables (napkins, etc) on the ground in the park.
Well, I wouldn't depend on Mad Men to get anything right about the time period. They'll jettison any actual facts so the audience can feel smug and superior to life in the early 60s.
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