Newswire: Distract yourself from the misery of life by buying stuff from the Mad Men set

Mad Men always walked a fine line between criticism and examination of the era in which it took place, and stark fetishization of its fashions and style. But while fine lines are…uh…fine while a show’s on the air, once it’s over, the power of nostalgia is always going to win out. (And if a show already had a backwards-looking nostalgic component, well, nobody’s beating double-nostalgia.) So fans of the show are going to want to count their pennies for this recently announced ScreenBid auction, where tons of the show’s props are going to be going up on the block.

The auction listing is 56 pages deep, so you’re going to have to hunt around if there’s anything specific you’ve been drooling over. Still, there are a lot of possibilities here. Purchase Pete Campbell’s scarf, and pretend you’re using it …

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