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Monday, August 17, 2009

Here's mud in your eye

Posted By on Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 10:49 AM

Slow day. So how about a TV forum? Who's watching 'Mad Men' on AMC? I'm a faithful viewer, though I don't think there's a single wholly likeable character in the series. The period furniture, clothing, hair styles and news references are hard to beat, of course. The Revereware on the stove that opened last night's episode was particularly evocative of my mother's kitchen.

This bugged me last night, though. When the boss broke out a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka for office drinks, I was surprised. Aren't episodes this season set in 1963? I thought Stoli didn't arrive in the U.S. until a famous marketing deal with Pepsi in the 1970s.

UPDATE: In case you missed it in comments, a reader helpfully supplies a link to a full NYT discussion of the booze of "Mad Men," including a beer slip in an earlier season and the explanation on the contraband Stoli in last night's episode.

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