People really need to stop citing Mad Men as if it is a documentary. It’s not quite as bad as when everyone believed Jed Bartlett really did have the code. But almost. It’s almost as bad as that.

You can quote Mad Men, and you can lust after Joan or Dan (if damaged men must, as it seems they must, take our fancy) and you can talk about the social mores it reflects. Do whatever you need to do to make your point. But please don’t cite it.

(And, you know, I really wish I were brave enough to link to the particular piece about which I speak but hand that feeds and all that)