Don Draper

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    August 6, 2014

    Young Jon Hamm Bashes the Blackhawks, is Adorable in Rare 1997 Movie Clip [VIDEO]

    Even as a youngster, Jon Hamm had the casual confidence and gravelly voice that jettisoned him to stardom years later as the lead of AMC's Mad Men. And here's the proof, courtesy of a 1997 movie clip recently published on YouTube:

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    June 16, 2014

    Jon Hamm, St. Louis Cardinals' Most Handsome Fan, Gets His Own Bobblehead

    In a marketing move worthy of Don Draper in Mad Men, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that famous actor and lifelong fan Jon Hamm will get his own theme night at Busch Stadium this summer. Hamm, who grew up in St. Louis and graduated from John Burroughs High School, gave interview after interview ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Jon Hamm Stars in Baseball Movie, Learns Life Lessons from Indian Teenagers

    St. Louis' pride and joy, Jon Hamm, is starring in a Disney movie where he plays a desperate sports agent who goes to India to find cricket players who can play baseball. In the process, the kids teach him stuff about life, he falls in love with a nice and intelligent woman, and then he drinks a fif ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Warm Up With Whiskey in the Winter This Weekend

    It's nothing but rain and cold this week and honestly, a coat can only do so much. We needed something to warm us from the inside. Naturally, we turned to the experts at the new Gamlin Whiskey House (236 North Euclid Avenue; 314-875-9500) to prepare us for the more intense whiskey worship at Saturda ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    30 Reasons to Love Drinking in St. Louis

    Craft beer has boomed over the past few years and with it, beer-centric events new and old -- attendance at Oktoberfests has ballooned, for example. But in St. Louis, spirited beer-drinking is too established and ingrained the culture to be called just a trend. Here are thirty ("Only, thirty?" you m ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013
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    April 18, 2013

    Jon Hamm Will Be On Sesame Street (VIDEO)

    Here's one television set where we really hope Jon Hamm's penis is not causing any problems. Sesame Street! That's right. Our favorite St. Louis celebrity Jon Hamm (who in recent weeks has struggled greatly with big-penis-causing-trouble headlines) is taking a break from Mad Men to chat with Elm ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013
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    January 3, 2013

    The Year-End List of Lists to End All Year-End Lists This Year (You Wish)

    I am a chronic ranker of things, a lister. You give me a category - movies, music, vegetables, just about anything besides my children - and I'll give you a nice, neat list of my favorites. For my summary of the year 2012, a single Top Ten List didn't seem sufficient, so instead I submit my Top Five ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    How Can You Possibly Live Without a Jon Hamm Coloring Book?

    It may be traditional to have ham for the holidays (even, in some circles, for Hanukkah), but we're willing to bet that more people would prefer Hamm -- Jon Hamm, that is, the Mad Men star who St. Louisans love to claim as their own, even though he hasn't lived here for years. (But he went to John B ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    June 12, 2012

    "Masters of Sex": Showtime Orders First Season of Masters and Johnson Drama

    A pair of Washington University sex researchers are about to get the Mad Men treatment. About a year ago, Showtime announced that it approved a pilot based on the work and exploits of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the legendary sex researchers who attempted to demystify everything from the ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    The Don Draper Revolver Power Rankings

    As a fan of Mad Men, great music cues in TV shows and movies, and every Wings album, I was more than a little disappointed when second wife and hip-things enthusiast Megan was foolish enough to suggest Don Draper, TV's least psychedelic man, start off the Beatles' Revolver by listening to "Tomorrow ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Jon Hamm Raps, Advises Teenage Girls

    A colleague suggested that we add a special blog category here at Daily RFT for news of Jon Hamm. It would be a public service, the sort of thing they give Pulitzer Prizes for. (Maybe not exactly the sort of thing. But it would still be a public service.) In the meantime, while we work on it, enjoy ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Battle Water Enhancers: Crystal Light vs. MiO

    ​The invention of bottled water was clearly a product of marketing genius executed so well that Don Draper gladly would've poured those greedy minds a stiff drink. Although that '90s trend implying health and status has been overshadowed by 21st-century trendiness (green! organic! Nalgene bott ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Drunken Dunkin' Donuts!

    ​It's a positively Homer Simpsonian concept with a Mr. Burns execution. Chef Zac Young of Flex Mussels in New York City and Top Chef: Just Desserts has been injecting doughnut holes with upscale booze. Of course, it's a hit. How could it not be? It's doughnuts and alcohol! But not everyone can ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    "What What (In the Butt)" Creators Sue South Park, Comedy Central

    Who knew?Samwell does not want Butters to do it (in the butt).​Turns out the guys behind the YouTube smash "What What (In the Butt)" -- the music video featuring a flaming dude named Samwell crooning "You want to do it in my butt?" -- have no sense of humor when it comes to parody of their "art."L ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Samwell Gets 15 More Minutes of Fame in New Jon Hamm Mash-Up

    Of course you remember Samwell. How could you not remember Samwell? The Chicago flight attendant starred in the 2007 YouTube sensation "What What (In the Butt)" -- a video in which he coyly sings, "You want to do it in my butt?"Hey! Don Draper! Want to do it in his butt?​That video was produced by ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    What What? Samwell and Jon Hamm Duke It Out On YouTube

    Of course you remember Samwell. How could you not remember Samwell? The Chicago flight attendant starred in the 2007 YouTube sensation "What What (In the Butt)" -- a video in which he coyly sings, "You want to do it in my butt?"Hey! Don Draper! Want to do it in his butt?​That video was produced by ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Jon Hamm Asks "What?" A Bajllion Times, But Not Different Ways

    Now that somebody's spliced together every "What?" ever uttered by St. Louis's own Jon Hamm on Mad Men, a debate has begun: Is Jon Hamm as good and nuanced as everyone says he is? Or is this an unfair exercise? Would the understated, mysterious libertine that is Don Draper really have 25 different w ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Jon Hamm Thinks Tea Party Message is "Coded" Racism

    If you think (a) St. Louis-born Jon Hamm can do anything without us blogging it, or (b) we're uninterested in the political views of celebrities, then you're badly mistaken. Here's ol' Don Draper on Bill Maher's show:  

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    July 22, 2010

    Jon Hamm Homer Simpson = Could TV Get Any Better?

    Jon Hamm, the native St. Louisan who portrays Don Draper on Mad Men (God, can anybody possibly forget?) will be moonlighting this December on an episode of The Simpsons. image via​ Hamm, sadly, will appear only in Simpson-ized form and also sans skinny lapels and Old Fashioned, but we still g ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    St. Louis IS INDEED A Manly City

    STL is a man's-man town, brother.​Pretty sure the photo to the right ends the tussle, brother! But if you wanna be wordy (and a sissy-boy) about it, then here goes: the St. Louis area has been designated SIXTH MANLIEST CITY by an unassailably scientific study. We fully endorse this conclusion. Why ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    The Don Draper-William S. Burroughs Connection

    Mad Men is not coming back till July 25, but there's no reason we can't start talking about it now. So let's discuss this latest theory: Don Draper is actually a St. Louisan. We know his body (well, Jon Hamm, anyway) is from here. But a blog post from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website last wee ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    The Golden Age of Advertising, Commie Style

    Unreal is as big a fan of Mad Men as anybody, but it seems so...capitalist-centric that it's set in New York. What about Don Draper's Communist counterparts, huh? OK, we admit, these thoughts only crossed our minds when we discovered this cache of Hungarian commercials from the 1970s and 80s. It was ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    The Day The Earth Stood Still: Interview with Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly and St. Louisan Jon Hamm

    By CECILIA RAZAKYou might remember The Day The Earth Stood Still as that hokey, if well-meaning, sci-fi message-movie from the 1950's. (And if you do remember it, chances are the title also describes the day you shouted ''Klaatu barado nikto!'' at your gym teacher.) But for all those who haven't see ... More >>

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    August 16, 2008

    Last Night: This One's for You at the Soulard Art Market

    Last Night: "This One's for You" at the Soulard Art Market What You Missed: An artistic tribute to the King of Beers, featuring the advertising memorabilia of Jack L. Smith, an illustrator/graphic designer at Anheuser-Busch from 1988-1990. Where: Soulard Art Market, 2028 S. 12th Street, in what us ... More >>