Category Archives: Don Draper

Connecticut Man Decked on New Haven Line Train, Twice

The season finale of Mad Men offered up something that everyone can agree is fun to watch: weasely Pete Campbell, getting his lights punched out. It was minor solace, I’m sure, but at least Lane Pryce exited this world knowing … Continue reading

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Conn Men

If you tune into Mad Men to see and hear references to Westchester, not to see one of the best produced dramas on TV, or to see three of the best looking actors on television, you may be disappointed in … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

Trainjotting. I know, I know, it’s been several days since I’ve posted. I apologize. You’re mad, I know. Yes, there is that other blog. It’s late-model and attractive, I know, and commands a lot of attention. I know from experience … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Road

I was reading an interesting NY Times Op-Ed on the 5:46 home last night, in which David Brooks pointed out that suburbanites are always portrayed as miserable and unfulfilled in literature–most recently in Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, Freedom, which will … Continue reading

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What the Kids Are Googling

A small sampling of the Google searches people used to end up on Trainjotting.  If you’re looking for Don Draper in drag and a popped collar, you’ve come to the right place.   “zoo yorkers cockroaches” chick pees her pants st … Continue reading

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What the Kids are Googling

Yes, it’s time for that weekly Friday TJ-can’t-be-bothered-with-blogging search engine bacchanal known as What the Kids Are Googling? Just what where the 1,000-odd–and we do mean odd–terms people Googled before ending up on Trainjotting this week? Here are but a … Continue reading

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JerseyJim Has Been Smoking Something

Waiting for the train this morning in the brisk air, I was again impressed by the smoking guy that stands about 30 feet from the tracks, and smokes his last cigarette before boarding the NY bound train. It must be hard … Continue reading

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Missing the ‘Mad Men’ Train

Thanks to Netflix and the woeful state of primetime television, The Missus and I have been checking out the first season of Mad Men on DVD this week. Generally speaking, I’m a second season sort of guy. I need to … Continue reading

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What the Kids are Googling

Just a smattering of what people Googled to end up at Trainjotting this week.   betty boop ipod nano skin guy pushed me on the g train john rocker crotch pleasantville central woman found dead in school sweating profusely wearing … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

The guy holding up the line on the stairs at Hawthorne station because he was playing Connect Four on his smartphone. Sir. It was the end of the long workday, and we all just wanted to get down the stairs … Continue reading

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