Johnny Cash Machines: Johnny Cash Stars in 1980s Commercials for ATM Machines

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Back in the 1980s, Canada Trust installed a bunch of ATM machines and began convincing customers that banker’s hours were a thing of the past. Now customers could get money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And who better to tell customers how they could conveniently tap their cash than Johnny Cash. Enter the Johnny Cash Machine.


David Chase Reveals the Philosophical Meaning of The Soprano’s Final Scene

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Eight years after it aired, the final scene of the final episode of The Sopranos still has people guessing: What happened when the screen suddenly went black? Did Tony Soprano get whacked? Or did he live to see another quasi-ordinary day? Could he really die as Journey sings, “Don’t Stop Believing?”
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The Mad Men Reading List: 25 Revealing Books Read by the Characters on the Show

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Image courtesy of The New York Public Library.
The good people over at the New York Public Library compiled a list of books read by the characters of Mad Men, which just started the last half of its seventh and final season.


Every Literary Reference Made by Sterling Archer in One Supercut

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Serena Bramble, the mastermind behind this supercut writes, “Sterling Archer, the modern take-down of James Bond on Adam Reed’s cult animated show Archer, is many things,” including a book nerd, “but that last detail has always been a quirk in the show, with literary references spouted out almost as often as jokes about oral sex.


President Obama Chats with David Simon About Drugs, The Wire & Omar

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Back in 2012, President Obama, already on record as being a fan of The Wire, was asked by ESPN to name his favorite character on the show, to which he replied “It’s got to be Omar, right? I mean, that guy is unbelievable, right?” Fast forward to 2015, and we find Mr.


Play the Twin Peaks Video Game: Retro Fun for David Lynch Fans

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They made a video game out of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, so why not Twin Peaks.
Twin Peaks is, of course, a seminal cult TV series, a surrealist soap opera spun out of the mind of David Lynch.


Watch Meryl Streep Have Fun with Accents: Bronx, Polish, Irish, Australian, Yiddish & More

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Meryl Streep, frequently hailed as one of our Greatest Living Actresses — she claims there’s no such thing — commands a near-encyclopedic mastery of accents.


How to Draw Don Draper: A Short Video Primer from Mad Men Insider Josh Weltman

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Josh Weltman, a 25 year veteran of the advertising business, has been a part of Mad Men since the show’s first season.


Leonard Nimoy Recites Famous Soliloquy from Hamlet in Yiddish: “To Be or Not To Be”

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Leonard Nimoy’s death yesteday at the age of 83 is an enormous loss to fans across the world who loved and respected the actor.


Watch the Opening Credits of an Imaginary 70s Cop Show Starring Samuel Beckett

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Samuel Beckett: avant-garde dramatist, brooding Nobel Prize winner, poet, and…gritty television detective?
Sadly, no, but he had the makings of a great one, at least as cut together by playwright Danny Thompson, cofounder of Chicago’s Theater Oobleck.


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