I like a good Internet meme as much (or more) than the next guy, but I always thought the phenomenon of planking was especially dumb. Its short-lived successor, owling, was a little funny, but I certainly never tried it. Don't even get me started on Tebowing.
Draping, on the other hand, is a meme I can get into. A sight gag based on the opening of "Mad Men," in which a silhouette of Don Draper slings his arm â€“ drapes, if you will â€“ across a sofa, cigarette dangling from his hand, it's already a Tumblr blog and Twitter hash tag.
There's also one Milwaukeean who's #draping wherever she can. Caitlin Moyer, senior manager of advertising and marketing for the Brewers by day, is one of the better drapers in town.
She can prove it through her photos draping at the Masters in Augusta, at Miller Park on Easter and Wrigley Field.
"I heard about it by following 'Mad Men' on Twitter, and I just thought it was pretty cool," says Moyer. "I just dove right in."
Of course, it takes two to drape (because the photo must be shot from behind) so Moyer's husband has helpful in this amateur art project.
"I was fortunate enough to go to the Masters, and I was just sitting in these chairs, and my husband said, 'Why don't you drape?' And I thought, this would be an awesome drape. That was my first one."
What's the key to a good drape?
"I think you need to have a unique location," she says. "It's not all about trying to mimic Don Draper. "There are people in front of the Pyramids in Egypt."
Next up, Moyer is pondering draping in other places around Milwaukee, and specifically, at Miller Park. "I was thinking Kid Zone, but I don't know, I'm still thinking about it."
I may have to copy Moyer on this one and start draping, too. Though on "Mad Men," my favorite character is Roger Sterling.
I wonder what #Sterling would look like ...
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