"I have no idea if there will be a season 5 of MM. I am operating under the assumption that there won’t be, until I hear otherwise."
What I meant:
I am aware that all parties involved are currently negotiating the next season of Mad Men and beyond. Nothing official has been stated yet as far as a pickup, although it is a safe bet — very safe bet — that the show will return in its usual fashion.
That being said, as an actor who used to be unemployed a lot, and as a father of two, I choose to operate under certain pretenses, until I hear otherwise. Meaning: until I get my official pickup, I am squirreling away money and seeing a shrink to help me cope with being in this business. I will return to calm when we get the official word.
In the future, I will try to remain a bit more clear on statements like this. I did not intend to start the shit storm I’ve clearly started, and I did not intend to ruin anyone’s day, fans and coworkers alike.
Any stories you can share from Robert Morse? (What an autobiography he must have in his head...) Point is, you work with a troupe of great talent, and some of it must be inspirational to you, I'd like to know what! (Mostly because you are 1) accessible, and 2) very engaging. )
I have a thousand Robert Morse stories, but they’re mostly stories he’s told me. I have been trying for four years to get him to write a book. He has lived an a m a z i n g life.
Got a board game you're playing a lot of lately? Got one you're itching to play?
Lots of Dominion. So good. And Small World on the iPad. Easy to play. Wish they’d add the expansions, though. EDIT: Never mind! A couple of the expansions were just made available! Off to the App Store!
Really dying to try Le Havre. Still haven’t picked it up yet. It’s my next must-play. That, and Founding Fathers.
I go through minor obsessions from time to time. Some little exposure to something cool will make me hyperfocus on a topic for about 3-6 months.
The only one that stuck was board games. Maybe this one will, too.
After hosting a cocktail party about a month and a half ago, I started getting into the idea of making fancy cocktails. I like the science of it, and I like the art of it.
They can be really pretty, and they can taste like nothing else.
They can also taste entirely terrible. So there’s that.
I got a pretty amazing book, called Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. A guy named Ted Haigh collected over a hundred old-timey cocktail recipes, researched how they were originally prepared, and put it all together into a fine-looking tome. He also includes some history of the drinks and the ingredients used to make them.
I’ve already bought it for three other people. It’s very cool.
I’ve sampled some of the recipes here and there. Some are fantastic, and some are not my style. But they’re all very cool.
I want to work my way through the book. I won’t be able to make every single one of them exactly to the standard — some use ingredients that are either really hard to find or completely unproduced anymore — but I’ll take a swing.
Also, my job and kid(s, soon) preclude me from hammering through it, along with the fact that I have no desire to become an alcoholic. So we’ll take it nice and leisurely.
I’ll post thoughts and pictures, maybe.
And then I’ll make a movie called, “Julie and Julia 2: Rich and Ted.”
I’ve been on the internet since 93. I grew up on it.
Things were weird and fucked up for kids online in the 90s, and they’re so much worse now. And so, I write the following. If you have a younger brother or sister, if you have friends who do, if you’re a kid who finds this… please read it.
Hey! Just wanted to say thanks for posting my video 'The Mad Men School of Seduction.' I'm glad you enjoyed it, and it's an honor to have someone from the cast see it. Congrats on all the Emmy nominations!
I saw it when another member of the cast sent it around in a group email.
And thanks for the congrats! I am so, so excited for everyone.
Hi Rich! I just got done listening to Alison Brie on the Nerdist podcast. Your name was brought up and Chris Hardwick had some super nice things to say about you, then he said that you'd be on the podcast soon. Is there any truth to that? Because honestly, it'd be pretty awesome.
When I was broke and sad in NYC, I would read the free Metro paper on my way to my soul-crushing temp job. There was a strip drawn by Tony Murphy that allowed me a glimmer of pleasure on my train ride of rage. Then the strip got dropped from the paper, and I was left to fully experience the subway.
That was not fun.
Tony Murphy is now part of a group of cartoonists trying to get a new project off the ground, a newspaper comprised entirely of comic strips. They need just a little more help between now and tomorrow morning. If you have the time and the means, toss a couple bucks their way. I would love to see Tony’s strip lighten some other poor bastards’ days once again. Go here or click on the title of this post for more information.