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    Quote Originally Posted by MoparsRule View Post
    for the full price?
    My guess is no considering the buyer runs an equity group. My experience with equity groups is they pay what THEY think it's worth, not the seller.

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    The speculation is that if the owner is allowing Hef to live there until he dies that he most likely didn't come close to the asking.

    I know I wouldn't pay full price if I had to put up with a stinky old white man... I leave that to those around me.

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    I guess we'll find out on Zillow when the deed clears.
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    Well, that didn't take long.

    https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/play...194655959.html

    Playboy is returning to its original form.

    The magazine announced that nudity will, again, be featured on its pages on Monday – starting with the March/April 2017 issue, titled Naked Is Normal.

    Chief Creative Officer Connor Hefner – the 25-year-old son of Hugh Hefner – simultaneously tweeted, “I’ll be the first to admit that the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated, but removing it entirely was a mistake. Nudity was never the problem because nudity isn’t a problem. Today, we’re taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by midtown View Post

    Probably a shrewd business decision.

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    Translation: "We were losing money."
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    And probably will keep doing so. How do you compete with an Internet that will show you all the naked women you want, doing whatever you want to see naked women doing, for about a third of the cost of a magazine subscription if not free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davydd View Post
    Translation: "We were losing money."
    Yep. For a long time. I think Playboy hit its peak in the 60s and early 70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davydd View Post
    Translation: "We were losing money."
    More money.

    I was going to suggest they probably make more off of licensing the Playboy bunny logo these days but seriously does anyone under 35 even know what the bunny is now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevMcNJ View Post

    I was going to suggest they probably make more off of licensing the Playboy bunny logo these days but seriously does anyone under 35 even know what the bunny is now?

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    I was going to finally let my subscription lapse, after forty years or so, not because of the absence of nudity but because the attempt to reposition Playboy in the market led to major changes in the tone and direction of the magazine ; it simply became bland and while I could handle the cover-up of the models, I cannot handle bland.

    I will give them another chance and continue into my fifth decade with the magazine but I am not a patient person so they better stop screwing with me.

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    ...the attempt to reposition Playboy in the market led to major changes in the tone and direction of the magazine ; it simply became bland and while I could handle the cover-up of the models, I cannot handle bland.
    I've seen some of the "new" issues on the rack. I found them "bland" as well, almost to the point of being depressing!

    Seems to me the mag was most successful when it was more upbeat. The models in the 1950's and early 1960's always looked happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skypigeon View Post
    And probably will keep doing so. How do you compete with an Internet that will show you all the naked women you want, doing whatever you want to see naked women doing, for about a third of the cost of a magazine subscription if not free?
    I'm a little slow... I found out just this year that you can Google anything you want, anything you'd like to see and then hit images and whaaa-La!

    My introduction to the internet was post-grad and work, in the earliest days of Al Gore's gift to us I volunteered at the local library teaching senior citizens how they could surf the net and sign up for free e-mail so they could communicate with their grandchildren. I remember when I couldn't log on to Trackforum at work because it was automatically censored from our system at GM. But I could at the library... And that's where I discovered Trackforum. One day nobody was in line for my help so I was aimlessly surfing the net. I imagine that GM had heard about Doc's Friday afternoon threads.

    But like I said, I'm slow. The only time I ever got the system manager at the Library to run out of her office was the time this nice little old lady came in asking if I could help her find out what toys were unsafe and that she should avoid when Christmas shopping for her grandchildren... And I said; "Okay let's Google "Bad Toys" and see what we get."

    Boy, am I glad I didn't hit images.

    But yeah the deal with what is going on at Playboy... It turns out the interviews were never the draw we claimed they were.

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    The Playboy brand was something I always thought was a bit tacky, never got into it.
    I did look at the Barbi Benton pics though!

    A friend from way back was pictured in the mag.
    Not a photo spread, just a picture to accompany an article.
    She was topless and wearing a sousaphone.

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    Did the caption say "This one time... at band camp..."?

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    I bought for the pictures and the Jean Sheppard stories.
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    I got it for a number of years but dropped it in 1983 because of the Calvin Klein scratch n sniff cologne ads. I think he called it Essence of Hot Day at the Hog Farm. As soon as I walked in the lobby of my apartment building I knew my Playboy had arrived. I'd have to put it out on the back step for a couple of days to air out before I could read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goner View Post
    The Playboy brand was something I always thought was a bit tacky, never got into it.
    I did look at the Barbi Benton pics though!

    A friend from way back was pictured in the mag.
    Not a photo spread, just a picture to accompany an article.
    She was topless and wearing a sousaphone.
    You are amazing!! After all these many many years you can remember that sousaphone!!!
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    Back when I was about 12, I would walk home from Sunday school or church. My journey took me through another church parking lot and out a back exit to another street. One morning as I passed the line of cars waiting to make their turns on the avenue, I spied a real cheap version of a men's magazine whose pages were spread around the ground. But with me in my Sunday best and the line of church goers along side, it did not seem to be the time to solve this portion of the city's litter problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skypigeon View Post
    Did the caption say "This one time... at band camp..."?
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    Hugh Hefner docuseries bares all on Amazon Prime next month
    You can watch the pilot of 'American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story' free.


    https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/15/...me-next-month/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoparsRule View Post
    Hugh Hefner docuseries bares all on Amazon Prime next month
    You can watch the pilot of 'American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story' free.


    https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/15/...me-next-month/
    It's not called "The Old Fart Next Door?"

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    I'll skip the episodes where the dogs are peeing and pooping all over Hef's bedroom carpeting.... yeechh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indyknut View Post
    I'll skip the episodes where the dogs are peeing and pooping all over Hef's bedroom carpeting.... yeechh.
    I get that they aren't all 10s, but dogs? Come on.

    Eff LBD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepcheap View Post
    I got it for a number of years but dropped it in 1983 because of the Calvin Klein scratch n sniff cologne ads. I think he called it Essence of Hot Day at the Hog Farm. As soon as I walked in the lobby of my apartment building I knew my Playboy had arrived. I'd have to put it out on the back step for a couple of days to air out before I could read it.
    I remember when I was delivering mail. I could smell the magazine before I saw it. It was interesting to see who subscribed. Delivered Playboy to a church at one point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyB View Post
    I remember when I was delivering mail. I could smell the magazine before I saw it. It was interesting to see who subscribed. Delivered Playboy to a church at one point.
    At least it wasn't Boys Life.


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