gratuitous sex scene

gratuitous sex scene; mixed media and collage on masonite board, 8 x 10 inches; in the shop

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Been tearing through Season 5 of Mad Men, which is very difficult for C to watch, because it's a complete vindication of what I've always maintained, which is that Don Draper is a tragic figure, a victim of corrupting forces ranged against him, like Odysseus and the Sirens. And like Odysseus, our hero Don (shall we call him a hero? let's!) is only trying to get home, so to speak, via an epic yet humbling quest for meaning. In advertising. AND: when those siren calls and other spells can be kept at bay, our hero is more than capable of keeping it together. And in his pants. A TRUE AMERICAN HERO.

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