Eight Items or Less: Mad Men Barbies & MEN at Mercury Lounge

Elizabeth Thompson

1. Mattel is coming out with a line of Mad Men Barbies. Surprisingly, Jon Hamm looks nothing like his Ken doll. [NYT]

2. JetBlue is handing out free airline tickets in New York today. They were down in the Financial District this morning and now they're heading to Rockefeller Center. Find out where they're going next on their Twitter account. [@JETBLUE]

3, KISS is apparently working on a kids television show. Their press release describes it as a "television series that galvanizes the band's iconic personas for its young fans." And by "young fans" they mean 50-year-old men. [Daily Swarm]

4. Freddy's Bar and Backroom in Prospect Heights is screening three local films tonight: Battle of Brooklyn, about the Atlantic Yards project, Fit to Print, newspapers' current dark days and A Hole in the Fence, about an empty lot in Red Hook. Filmmakers will be on hand to present their work. The event starts at 8:30 p.m. [Freddy's Bar and Backroom]

5. Oh dear. Someone has has created a Facebook page titled "My Sister Said If I Get One Million Fans She'll Name Her Baby Megatron." The baby isn't due until August, and the page already has 869,800 fans. [Facebook]

6. MEN, featuring Le Tigre's JD Samson, girlfriend d' recent PAPERMAG interviewee Sia, are playing tonight at Mercury Lounge. [Mercury Lounge]

7. Here's a frightening video of French shoppers going nuts for the new Sonia Rykiel collection at H&M. [Buzzfeed]

8. Hot Chip just announced they're playing at Central Park Summer Stage August 4th. American Express and Venue pre-sales started today at 11 a.m. [Ticketmaster via Brooklyn Vegan]

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