The new season of Mad Men starts on August 16th. If you haven’t yet discovered this addictive show set at a New York ad agency in the early 1960’s, set your TiVo for the new season and I promise that you won’t be sorry. Mad Men has everything — intriguing storylines, fascinating characters, great acting, and incredible 1960’s sets and wardrobe.
My fellow corporate escapees will also enjoy the peek at 1960’s office politics. Although much has changed about corporate life , there’s still plenty to relate to.
Of course, the players are much better looking than your average cubicle mate and their secrets are much juicier. And they all enjoy cocktails and cigarettes with every meeting. I’m sure that made the workday fly by more quickly.
Anyway, to celebrate the new Mad Men season, Banana Republic is sponsoring a pretty cool contest. The grand prize is a walk-on role in an episode of Mad Men. My brother’s pal Tarek posed for the stylish shot above for his entry. If he’s one of the top online vote getters, he may be chosen to enjoy 15 minutes of Mad Men fame.
So go vote for Tarek. If he wins, he’ll report back with lots of juicy details from the set. I’m putting together a list of questions for Jon Hamm (Don Draper) and John Slattery (silver fox Roger Sterling) in anticipation of Tarek becoming best buds with them (post your questions and I’ll add them to the list). Plus you have to admit that T looks pretty awesome in the photo and would fit right in at Sterling Cooper.
So go on, click over and vote for Tarek to live out his dream of becoming a Mad Man. You can vote once a day through August 11, 2009.
By the way, you can still enter the contest yourself. Just pose for a photo that shows off your “mad” man or woman style and upload it to be judged by the masses. If you enter, post a comment here with a link and your campaign promises and I promise to throw a vote your way.