To this day I have no idea what "BE DAMNED" was about--no nerve to ask. Maybe a part of him feared for his soul. Maybe it was a warning to nosy little brothers to not go where angels fear to tread. All I know is I opened one to its centerfold and my eyeballs fell out...
Didnt take long to realize it was mostly Winston/Nextel Cup fluff articles and it got to the point where it would arrive in the mail and Id leaf thru it in a minute or maybe two and throw it on the pile.
They kept sending me issues loooong after the subscription ended. I had no intention of re-newing and I kept leafing thru it on the way inside then forgetting about it
"If Brian France sold tractors, people would quit farming." -attackforumfan
I was a Playboy subcriber for nine years. Loved the magazine, butnyoh could tell it was struggling..
First, it was ten issues a year instead of twelve. Then the renewal calls after I let my subscription run out when I moved in with my folks. I never had anyone call me for a magazine renewal until they called. They tried three times even with the "last chance" pricing. Knowing how upset Mom would be if I renewed,I turned them down.
I could see this coming but you are still shocked at the announcement...unless you are under the age of 30. Then you are wondering why they took so long.
"Someone pass the popcorn - this nuttiness is going to get good." -- MichealP
In Germany nothing will change. But then again we have naked women in TV commercials.
As a Playboy subscriber for near on forty years, I will miss the nudity but I will continue my subscription. I have long enjoyed both pornography and nudity, though there has never been any of the former in Playboy magazine, but there are too many sources for both types of material today for Playboy to be a competitive provider.
Playboy has always provided first-class fiction writing, insightful analysis of North American cultural trends, informative and revealing interviews, tremendous humor, reasonable and useful advice on a variety of subjects, surprisingly good sports coverage, and, admittedly, some pictures of attractive young females. While I originally subscribed to the magazine largely for the pictorials ( and I remember many of them fondly ) , it has been many years since the nudity has been the main reason for my renewing.
It'll be interesting to see whether the redesign of the magazine will allow it to survive longer than Hefner himself.
So Frank and Numb, you think Ernest got to Hef???
No one has said....
"This thread is useless without pictures??" LOL.
One of Ernest's favorites, iirc.
It's a Hoosier thing, you wouldn't understand...
I use to read Penthouse letters... So I'm already prepared for this.
And yes... An amputee is still on my bucket list.
"Ride the Barrel and get pitted... So Pitted."
Merle Bettenhausen man crush?
Every crypt needs its keeper...or boat captain.