Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

As I Walked Out One Evening W. H. Auden, 1907 - 1973 (The Jet Set)

As I Walked Out One Evening

As I walked out one evening,
   Walking down Bristol Street,
The crowds upon the pavement
   Were fields of harvest wheat.

And down by the brimming river
   I heard a lover sing
Under an arch of the railway:
   ‘Love has no ending.

‘I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you
   Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
   And the salmon sing in the street,

‘I’ll love you till the ocean
   Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
   Like geese about the sky.

‘The years shall run like rabbits,
   For in my arms I hold
The Flower of the Ages,
   And the first love of the world.'

But all the clocks in the city
   Began to whirr and chime:
‘O let not Time deceive you,
   You cannot conquer Time.

‘In the burrows of the Nightmare
   Where Justice naked is,
Time watches from the shadow
   And coughs when you would kiss.

‘In headaches and in worry
   Vaguely life leaks away,
And Time will have his fancy
   To-morrow or to-day.

‘Into many a green valley
   Drifts the appalling snow;
Time breaks the threaded dances
   And the diver’s brilliant bow.

‘O plunge your hands in water,
   Plunge them in up to the wrist;
Stare, stare in the basin
   And wonder what you’ve missed.

‘The glacier knocks in the cupboard,
   The desert sighs in the bed,
And the crack in the tea-cup opens
   A lane to the land of the dead.

‘Where the beggars raffle the banknotes
   And the Giant is enchanting to Jack,
And the Lily-white Boy is a Roarer,
   And Jill goes down on her back.

‘O look, look in the mirror,
   O look in your distress:
Life remains a blessing
   Although you cannot bless.

‘O stand, stand at the window
   As the tears scald and start;
You shall love your crooked neighbour
   With your crooked heart.'

It was late, late in the evening,
   The lovers they were gone;
The clocks had ceased their chiming,
   And the deep river ran on. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Official Sterling Cooper @MadMenClient List So Far

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Check Out & #Follow My Official @MadMen_AMC REAL @MadMenActor's List, so far #MadMen

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Twitter Follow Button Code Instructions by @DonDraperSCP

I thought I would share this @MadMenTech with my friends today as I was using it on my blog

Twitter Follow Button Code Instructions

Insert desired Twitter " Name " into highlighted area

Insert desired Twitter " @Name " into highlighted area

Type false where true is , to omit follower count

Then copy / paste code below into your HTML widget



<a class="twitter-follow-button"
Follow @twitterapi
<script>window.twttr=(function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],t=window.twttr||{};if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);t._e=[];t.ready=function(f){t._e.push(f);};return t;}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"));</script>

It Will look one of these two ways, Let me know if you figure out how to get it to say 1,000,000 followers ... LOL ....Don @DonDraperSCP

data-show-count = true
Follow Button with count
data-show-count = false(default)
Follow Button with count

Monday, January 5, 2015

Follow the people I have Followed #SolidGold #BestOfTwitter

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Very Merry @MadMenChristmas #MadMen

This Blog is My Christmas Present to all my @MadMenFamily ..

Open Your Present   HERE

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yes ....@MadMen_AMC follows me ...for all my many fans that have asked this question.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A BIG @MadMenDreams Welcome to Vice President @FrankUnderwoodR from @HouseOfCards, He is a Welcome addition to @HistoryDreaming.

I would like to extend a BIG #MadMen @MadMenDreams Welcome to Vice President @FrankUnderwoodR from @HouseOfCards, he is a Welcome addition to @HistoryDreaming.

Give Him a Follow ..He is a Good Friend of Mine ....Don

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Who invented the Tube Top? @RachelMenkenNY knows! @MenkensNY cc @JanieBryant

Hello, I am @DonDraperSCP,

Who invented the Tube Top?

Many Fashion friends have asked, so I went straight to the source at @MenkensNY to seek out @RachelMenkenNY's wisdom on this @MadMenVogue Apparel of the late 1960's.

Here is what she told me:

Me: "What is a Tube top Rachel?"


"A tube top is a shoulder-less, sleeveless "tube" that wraps the torso. Such a top is generally very tight over the breasts in order to prevent the garment from falling. This is usually achieved with elastic bands at the top and bottom of the garment.

A similar version is one model of the halter top, which is a tube top that uses a single strap that passes round the back of the neck and has both ends attached to the front of the tube.

Me: "Who Invented the Tube Top Rachel?"


"The garment was invented by my #Jewish Uncle, an  American World War II veteran. His name was Murray Kleid, owner of S & M Fringing Inc. (named for Sol Makowsky & Murray Kleid). It was the largest women's accessories manufacturer throughout New York City's garment district.

He actually considered the first tube top "was a mistake", but then Uncle Murray realized the garment's potential. "Samples" of the tube top were sent to local distributors. Its positive reaction had them on shelves worldwide within a month or two after that.

Uncle Murray had a long history in the garment district 
of Manhattan, and used the strength he obtained in the garment district to keep any competition at bay, so for this, S & M Fringing, Inc. (which was located at 5th West 17th Street, New York City) was the sole manufacturer of tube tops for many decades.

It reached its highest level of popularity in the late 1970s. 

Here are some of the tube tops Rachel sells at @MenkensNY