Friday Funny: 'Mad Men' Who Like Fast Trains

Anyone who has read my blogger's bio knows I'm a huge fan of the AMC series Mad Men. On more than one occasion, I've even requested that the Keystone Research Center hire me a secretary named Miss Blankenship, but I digress.

In the following video, two "Mad Men" stars show what big fans they are of high-speed rail. Hat tip to Megan DeSmedt of PennPIRG for passing it along. As she explains in a recent email:

Wouldn't you rather be riding high-speed rail?

Turns out, two stars of the hit show, "Mad Men," are also big fans of high-speed rail. And they've teamed up with PennPIRG and the humor website Funny or Die to make a short video ...

Click below to check out the video, and make sure to vote it "Funny." That will keep us at the top of the page longer, and help build more buzz for fast trains.

Megan's email goes on:

Set in the early 1960s, the actors who play "Harry" and "Pete" from the show debate how to market high-speed rail, deciding in the end that smart people in government will, of course, make it happen the way they did for highways and airports — especially once gas hits a dollar a gallon.

Funny, right?

What isn't funny is that more than forty years later, we're still waiting for fast trains. Worse, the U.S. House of Representatives voted last month to eliminate all federal investment in high-speed rail!

Now is a critical moment for our nation's investment in smarter, safer, more efficient transportation that will help reduce America’s dependence on oil. We're hoping our video gets that message out far and wide, and we're hoping you can help.


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