Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Filling the Void

If you felt the earth shake yesterday, it was probably because of the announcement that Playboy magazine ... beloved of generations of impressionable young men learning about the mysteries of sex ... will no longer publish nude photos in its glossy pages.

What's the world coming to?

In retrospect, it was probably a good decision, given the ubiquity of pornography available on the Internet. As the magazine's chief editor noted in the announcement, "(Nowadays) you're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. It's just passé at this juncture."

I guess boys will have to go back to reading National Geographic to see naked women.

I wonder which publications will step forward to fill the coming shortage of racy centerfolds.

Guns and Ammo can feature a monthly centerfold of field-stripped high-powered weapons with huge magazines.

Tree Services could contain foldouts of late-autumn trees, bare of leaves.

Catster and Modern Dog can feature the Bitch of the Month.

It won't matter what sort of centerfold Scientific American introduces; it will continue to be boycotted by hard-core anti-science conservatives.

Popular Mechanics? Look for the Robette of the Month ...

It's probably not PC to say so, but I'll miss the old Playboy, and the girl with the staple in her navel. Of course, I only read it for the articles ... but you knew that.

Have a good day. Read your favorite magazines.

More thoughts tomorrow.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

The playboy news is a shocker! Another way in which the internet changes things. But looking at news magazines lately, they are already bare of content.

Linda Kay said...

"Just reading the articles" has always been the reason to buy Playboy, right? Times are a-changing.

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer said...

The old Playboy will now become a fascinating bit of Americana.

Gonzo Dave said...

I'm thinking of getting a subscription just so I can be guaranteed a copy of the last issue with nekkid wimmen. (Oh, and the articles. The articles are good, too.)

Mariette said...

Will Playboy go all out with its last issue with naked women? It may be a best seller! Look at how well the SI swimsuit issue does.

Banana Oil said...

SI did feature some wearing body paint instead of a swimsuit.

Mike said...

I read Playboy for the jokes and cartoons. Then the pictures. Oh and the articles.

Clarissa said...

A robot like that has a Kardashian figure!

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