Gawker Media Special Projects Editor Alex Pareene and Executive Features Editor Tom Scocca have never watched the much-discussed AMC program Mad Men. Nevertheless, in honor of the show’s much-anticipated finale, we scheduled a roundtable discussion on Twitter.
PAREENE: It is I, Donald Drapery. I am handsome yet still mad. Race relations are strained because it is the ‘60s.
PAREENE: Rock and roll and women’s lib are things happening that I am aware of. Vietnam.
SCOCCA: Things are going to change. Things will be different. Hats. I was a man who wore a hat. Now I will not wear hats.
PAREENE: The Russians are also sending men to space.
SCOCCA: I light a cigarette in my office. I pour a scotch. One of these things will not make it into the 21st century workplace.
PAREENE: I am casually sexist. The interesting part is that perhaps things have not changed as much as you think.
SCOCCA: Sexual mores have changed, another thing. The woman puts an LP record on the stereo hi-fi and lights a cigarette.
SCOCCA: Perhaps America herself is an attractive lie, a commercial fiction, an aspiration like those composed for money on Madison Avenue.
What will you miss the most about not watching Mad Men? Discuss!