Good morning, Overthinkers! Man, has this month been flying by! And how about that weather, am I right? Say, did you hear about Debbie in Marketing?
In movie news: Inception is tops in both the U.S. and British box office, fulfilling the old adage about how much summer audiences love introspective studies of consciousness metaphors. It may face some competition this week from Salt, an Angelina Jolie action-thriller about a woman accused of spying for the Russians. Is it too late to make a joke about those Russian “spies” (and I use the term loosely) whom the U.S. just deported? That moment’s passed? Damn.
Our West Coast fans are no doubt living it up at the San Diego Comic-Con. Attendees can get some glimpses of the upcoming Green Lantern movie, TRON: Legacy, some Deathly Hallows props and America’s whitest people wearing Star Wars costumes.
And finally, this weekend marks the return of Mad Men, debuting its fourth season on AMC. Season 3 ended with some tumultuous changes in the lives of the Drapers and the rest of the Sterling Cooper family. Will characters emote fiercely in tan-colored rooms this season? Or will they repress their emotions as an allegory for social upheaval? Tune in Sunday and find out!
Would Betty Draper dress up as Angelina Jolie if she attended this year’s Comic-Con? Or is there something we missed? Sound off in the comments, for this is your … open thread.