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Mad Men is one of the most acclaimed and influential TV series in the history of television. It won several
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Mad Men is one of the most acclaimed and influential TV series in the history of television. It won several awards, the Golden Globe and the Emmy Award being the most prestigious. This drama series deals with the professional and personal lives of the people working on Madison Avenue, New York, and it’s situated at the beginning of the 1960s. More specifically, this drama series follows the life of the people working for a smaller ad agency called Sterling Cooper. The main protagonist is the mysterious and talented executive Donald (Don) Draper, portrayed by the actor Jon Hamm.
Don Draper is characterized as a sleek man with too many vices. He drinks, he smokes, and he’s a womanizer. Don Draper (born as Dick Whitman) has a lot of insecurities, and the origins of his insecurities can be traced back to his early childhood. A son of a prostitute and an abusive father, growing up, Whitman could not find a lot of kindness in his surroundings. The only person who had any consideration for him seems to be his uncle Mark. After his father was killed by a horse in front of Draper’s eyes, he ended up under the care of a prostitute called Aimee who took his virginity. That moment defined his relationship to sex.
Whitman never finished high school and in his early 20s, he enrolled in the military and went to serve in the Korean War. He served under Lieutenant Donald Francis Draper, who was killed during an explosion from an artillery attack. This was the moment when Whitman changed his tags with his Lieutenant and from that moment on, he took the identity of Don Draper. After his service to the military, Don Draper goes to New York to pursue a career in marketing, and that’s how the show starts.
The first episode of Mad Men portrays Draper facing the dilemma of how to sell cigarettes under the growing influence of public awareness about the negative effects of smoking. During the series, everybody is smoking everywhere. In the office, on the plane, at home…it seems as if every scene is filled with cigarette smoke.. Draper’s first wife, Betty, is also a smoker. She is portrayed as an intelligent, depressed, and lost woman, who at the end is diagnosed with lung cancer. To understand the ease with which cigarettes were perceived back then, see the scene where Betty offers her teenage daughter a cigarette as a reward.
The success of Mad Men came from playing with contemporary taboos such as cigarette smoking. In today’s society, it’s unimaginable to practice behavior such as this. In today’s society, Mad Man would have smoked somewhere on a balcony on the top floor of the building, or they would have had air purifiers for cigarettes that would have filtered the smoke. Or even better, Don Draper would have worked in a smoke-free environment, and all that he’d been left with was drinking and women.
Superheroes and humor, TV gold and it can really help your family. It comically helps explain to kids that even their super heroes who are parents also use the potty. When training kids on how to use potty its best to make them feel comfortable and learn it as a normal activity. It’s a milestone and transition that they should relate to. Sometimes when we are kids, we tend to think that all grownups don’t help themselves and it’s uncomfortable to get used to it.
There is just something about urinating and defecation that makes people giggle and shy. It often happens because it’s an activity we all take part in. Sometimes the best way to get along with it is make fun and laugh about it as grownups so it will be easier to relate to children too.
One guy was in love with a girl and he went to ask the dad to let him marry his daughter. The dad told the man that with the money he has he is not capable. The man responded by saying that it does not worry him because he is not going to marry a girl full of problems.
One boy asked his teacher to allow him to go to the toilet. The teacher asked him to say the alphabets in order. The boy said but left the letter ‘p’. His teacher asked where is the ‘p’ the boy said it is halfway down his leg.
Someone asked how they call a nation where everyone is pissed and they responded urination. This is funny and many kids wouldn’t understand a bit. There was this guy who was so pressed on a plane and had to use the bathroom. The men’s was full. On seeing that the ladies were empty he decided to go. He met a lady at the entrance and asked if he could.
The lady responded that he could but should avoid pressing any buttons. The guy went ahead and helped himself. When he was done, he saw three button s and decided to push them ignoring the warning. He pressed the first blue button and water splashed on his butthole with pressure. He pressed the second one which was red and he felt so good. He thought to himself why there aren’t any buttons like those in the men. He went on to press the third button which had the initials ATR and next thing he found himself in a hospital. He asked why he was in the hospital and the attendant responded that it is because he had pressed the ATR button laughing loudly. He asked why she laughed so hard and what it meant. The attendant responded that it meant automatic tampon remover.
There was musical toilet which sang if you sit on it and three friends decided to try it. The first entered and came out and said it sang amazing grace. The second one went and came out and said it sang spangled banner the third one entered and came out. His friends asked “what did it sing for you?’ and one of friends who was out said in humor “do you see what I see?”
In today’s world, nobody has time to sit in front of a tv and watch the news to get their updates while all this can be looked on the phone while travelling. While mobiles phones have taken over almost every form of media, there are still millions who rely on radio to grasp over what’s happening around the world.
In many countries where the radio is one form of media which has almost reached its end, In the US, according to its popularity and its ratings, it’s probably never going to come to an end. One of the main reasons why this is because of the never-ending political turmoil and the pleasure of people which they receive while they hear and understand various political parties backlashing at each other on the radio. While it’s majorly about politics, the Music station and the interactive sessions which take place on the radio are also the limelight and the reason why people love to listen to it. If you are wondering that you have never found these form of topics on the radio till today? It’s high time you change the frequency of the radio and tune into the below top 5 radio shows of all time.
The Rush Limbaugh Show
If there is one radio show which tops all others and has made its way into the majority of ears in the US then without a doubt, it’s The Rush Limbaugh Show. The show has recorded nearly 13.25 million listeners and is also the highest rated radio show in the United States. This radio show airs in the afternoon for three hours and during that time it covers a range of topics including a major part dedicated to political commentary. The show is produced by Premiere Networks and the host who has made this show popular is Rush Limbaugh.
The Morning Edition
The Morning Edition is a morning news show which has a following of more than 13 million listeners making it the second most famous radio show of all time. The show runs majorly for two hours, but after that, constant updates are fed using the channel which prolongs it and makes the show run from 5 am to 9 am. While most radio news programmes merely brush over the news headline, The Morning Edition goes into the depth of each news to make sure that the listeners know the complete story about each news before forming any form of judgement in their minds. The show was created back in 1979 by Bob Edwards who used to host it till the year 2004 and after that Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have kept the show on high grounds ever since.
The Sean Hannity Show
The Sean Hannity Show is one among the only shows which is all about running commentary over the political aspects and updates which are taking place in the US. The show has over 12.5 million listeners and is hosted by Sean Hannity who initially worked with the show when it came into existence back in 1990. The show is famous for stopping random people on the streets and asking them about their reviews on the political conditions. The show was also mentioned by Donald Trump during a speech and praised for its unbiased opinion.
The Marketplace is one such public news radio show which has now turned into a Nationally Syndicated Program from all the way back when it was started in the year 1989 in California by Jim Russel. This radio show focuses majorly on money advice and business news. Currently, Ben Johnson is the host of this show, but it has also had some famous hosts such as Kai Ryssdal, David Brancaccio and Lizzie O’Leary.
Despite only having nearly only over 8 million listeners, there is no person in the US who has not heard about this radio show. This adult contemporary show is broadcasted and hosted by Delilah Rene Luke of Oregon from inside her home studio. The show airs on weekends from 7 pm to midnight with mostly love songs being played for adults. The key feature of this show which makes it a heartthrob for people is the interactions which take place on it as the calls from random strangers and the solutions given to them can be heard and applied by anyone if they are stuck in that particular type of situation in their life.