In case you missed the episode of Madmen and Ad Ages’s fantastic write-up below is one of our favorite quotes from the night. In regard to this quote we are framing our portrait of Hector holding, essentially a portrait of himself.
“When I think about forever, I get upset,” she says. “Like the Land O’ Lakes butter has the Indian girl sitting holding a box and a picture of her on it holding a box, with a picture of her on it holding a box, with a picture of her on it holding a box. You ever notice that?”
Postmodernism, which began to take hold in academia and culture in the 1970s, had at its heart — to the degree it can be said to have one — a notion of reflexivity, of referring to one’s self, as the Land O’ Lakes girl does, and a very slippery, relativistic notion of a thing’s intrinsic meaning.
Which is all well and good, except for the heart part. Since Hector is all heart. Still, we couldn’t help drawing the connection between the maiden’s portrait and Hector’s.
Do you see it? Do you???? CRAZY, right?!