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Saturday, 16 May 2015

A bit of brilliance from Matthew Weiner

Answering an interviewer, a question like, "do people think....?" or a statement such as "people react to our work as if..." Weiner says,
The first serious history class I took, I had this wonderful teacher, Dr. Johnson, who basically said, “Whenever you hear the word ‘people,’ you are hearing baloney.” People are unpredictable. They’re always divided, and they are individuals.
The same goes for pundits pronouncing, "Catholic will...." or "women don't want...."

Aren't you tired of being told what you think, or how you feel, or what you'll do?
I know I am.

Last Mad Men tomorrow, sorry to see it go.

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