We Found Mad Men Season 6 Plots in Reader’s Digest!
Who knew the answers to the new season of AMC's hit show were hiding in our November 1967 issue.
“The ad…looks as if it has time-traveled from the pages of an old copy of Reader’s Digest.”
Or so we read in the New York Times, about Brian Sanders’ promotional artwork for the new season of Mad Men. Huge fans, we figured if the poster could have been inspired by Reader’s Digest, why not the plots? Guessing where the show picks up, we flipped through our November 1967 issue for pitch ideas. Available for a meeting whenever you are, Mr. Weiner.
Brought to you by: Zippo
“How can Zippo be guaranteed for a lifetime? It’s a very simple story.”
Megan Draper in:The Worth of a Wife
“People who think up statistics about how much a wife is worth will list baby-sitting at 50 cents an hour, secretarial duties at $1.25, laundry at $10 a week, etc. It usually adds up to about $150 a week. This strikes me as selling the darling considerably short.”—Condensed from Kansas City Star
Betty Draper in:Tell It Like It Is
“Too often we imply that learning is sheer fun, work is eternally interesting, and marriage is made in heaven.”—Condensed from Contemporary
Pete Campbell in:Dusk—The Magic Hour
“I remember a day when I was very small, and my mother took me to a fair, and I got lost. After searching without finding her, I set out for home by myself. … Afraid to knock on any door, I crept close to a tree in an empty corner lot and fell into the sleep of exhaustion.”—Condensed from New Hampshire Profiles
Roger Sterling in:Cool Talk About Hot Drugs
“Heroin is a problem of the high-school dropout. … A small but growing number of people who take LSD repeatedly withdraw from society. … The arguments for legalization of marijuana are based on pure hedonism.”—Condensed from New York Times Magazine
Brought to you by: Lilly
“We’ve been making medicines as if people’s lives have been depending on them.”
Brought to you by: Quaker Oats
“The Cholesterol Question: What to do while they’re arguing about it.”
Joan Harris in:The Explosion that Changed the World
“The explosion and its aftereffects were enough to change the course of history.”—By Ronald Schiller for Reader’s Digest
Peggy Olson in:Four Choices for Young People
“The world is an unfair and often a terrifying place. … There are, I find, only four basic choices: 1. Drop out. 2. Flee. 3. Plot a revolution. 4. Try to change the world gradually, one clod at a time.”—Condensed from Harper’s Magazine