Category Archives: Mad Men

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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Sneaky Pete Says…

“It’s an epic poem for me to get home!” –Pete Campbell, Mad Men, to his wife about commuting from Grand Central to Connecticut. What the slithery rat-bastard really wants is an apartment in the city so he can meet with … 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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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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Bar Cars Reportedly Rolling to a Stop Once Again

Metro-North doesn’t seem to envision bar cars in its future, reports the NY Times, which says it looks unlikely those bygone-era relics will fit into the long-awaited rollout of the M8 cars on the New Haven Line last this year. … Continue reading

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What the Kids Are Googling

A sampling of what people Googled to end up on Trainjotting this week. What do we learn from it? Don Draper would never wear sneakers with a suit. black drag queen sex hummerville matt lauer bathroom paper towel floor railfan … 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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Don Draper as Dashing Dan

Finally, a little commuter action for Ossining’s most famous commuter, Don Draper. Mind you, we’re a little late getting to watch Mad Men this week, the downside of 10 p.m. shows and having small children that wake up early. In … Continue reading

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UPDATED, WITH PHOTOS!: NJ Transit Riders Get New Entrance

Penn Station, whose 1964 destruction and ensuing rebuild is a vital plot point in Mad Men this season, unveiled a new entrance/exit for New Jersey Transit commuters today, reports JerseyJim reports: Autumn in New York has always been a … Continue reading

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The Mean Streets of Scarsdale

It was an exceedingly rare night out in the Big Town for TJ last night–a coworker’s 40th, and the whole crew tipping a few on a sticky summer night. Festivities wound down around 9, so I commenced my schlep to … Continue reading

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