Video: "Mad Men" Actors Pitch High Speed Rail
Mad Men On Trains from Rich Sommer
How would advertising big wigs launch a campaign to tout high speed rail in 1965? First, start with a meeting underscored with a jazzy record and bolstered with some fine spirits. Then, thing of the most anti-feminist angle possible (as in, ladies, don't worry about all those knobs and buttons in a car, be passive while riding a train!). Then scoff at predictions the price of gas could exceed a buck forty years out. In fact, scoff at the stupidity of even having to pitch the idea of high speed rail, since the idea should be selling itself.
Sound crazy? (Or at least funny?) A video starring "Mad Men" actors Vincent Kartheiser and Rich Sommer (Pete Campbell and Harry Crane) debuted on Funny or Die today in support of supporting present-day high speed rail efforts.
Are you buying what these "Mad Men" are selling?