Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mad Men

Saw this last night(Monday, August 25th) for the 1st time and spotted an anachronism. The married guy who just took in his friend's? Brother in law's? father was, earlier in the episode, in some older? guy's office. behind the seated guy on the bookshelf is a box set of The Oxford English Dictionary and a supplement which condenses all 20 something volumes into 2 and adds a later supplement for the total of 3 volumes. This was achieved by putting each page on microfilm then printing the entire 20 volumes in 2 volumes; 4 pages to each page. It must be read with a magnifying glass. I bought the very same edition of the OED they had on that shelf, it was published in the late 70s or early 80s.
I enjoyed the show but do not know the characters or what's going on, yet.

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