What George Lois, A Real Ad Mad Man, Has To Say About “Mad Men”

“All the important things going on in the world and they’ve got that piss-ass show?”

“It’s OK to do a show like that, but when they announced that the show was going to be about ‘the incredible period of the advertising industry in the 1960s,’ everybody thought it was going to be about me. All over the world I’m called ‘the original mad man.’ My bitch about it is the fact that it’s a show about a bunch of scum bags. All they do is screw the secretaries, drink themselves to death, smoke themselves to death and produce piss advertising. And this is happening during the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement and women’s liberation? All the important things going on in the world and they’ve got that piss-ass show?”

Piss advertising. Yep.

papermag.com

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