As everyone prepares for the impending end of Mad Men, Internet tributes abound. Yesterday, Flavorwire ran its homage to Roger Sterling, and today, the A.V. Club is acknowledging him for an extra-Mad Men achievement: almost getting peed on by Carrie Bradshaw. The article shifts its focus to John Slattery’s brief involvement on Sex and the City as politician Bill Kelley (the show didn’t get too much into politics beyond calling the episode “Politically Erect”), whose main aim, outside of his governmental ambitions, is to be the recipient of a golden shower. Meanwhile, the New York Times has done an extensive, interactive rundown with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner of the show’s key 60s pop cultural allusions, and over at Vulture, actors actors who played supporting roles predict where their characters ended up.
Getting back to the very pressing topic of urine, Slate has provided an informative list of the dirtiest wine names (“Cat’s Pee on a Gooseberry Bush” definitely wins), many of which sound like something one of the ephemeral men of unconventional proclivities on Sex and the City would have asked for, only to become the focal point of a brunch-convo the following day.
Friendship, as seen on Sex and the City, Friends, The Golden Girls, plain Girls, etc. is one of the more central themes on TV (as it’s a pretty central theme of life). But this feature on Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion questions why deep (and especially female) friendships that trump romance aren’t the centerpiece for many films, and lauds the absurdist comedy for its rare depiction of the centrality of these relationships.
Ever wonder what happens when you try to photoshop money? Probably not, because you likely assume — as I did — that you’d be able to manipulate it as you might with any other image that’s entered into the program. But Hyperallergic writer Jillian Steinhauer discovered this isn’t at all the case — while trying to edit images for an article about how people were “Spocking” their Canadian 5 dollar bills. She explains:
It’s not just that you can’t Photoshop — as in edit in the Adobe program — money; you can’t even load an image of a CAN$5 banknote that’s already defaced to picture Spock and say “live long and prosper” into Photoshop.
When you try, a screen pops up saying, “This application does not support the editing of banknote images,” which then leads you to a website through the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group that warns, “The counterfeiting of currency is a crime.” As is dealing drugs, which you should therefore probably avoid doing via an app that specifically logs transaction details.