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.
"Ride the Barrel and get pitted... So Pitted."
I guess we'll find out on Zillow when the deed clears.
It's a Hoosier thing, you wouldn't understand...
Well, that didn't take long.
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.”
Translation: "We were losing money."
Davydd (Anglicized Welsh name for David...that's all)
Certified BPT Taster Pursuing Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
Long lost Speedway Sparkplug thrashing about in the deep woods of Minnesota
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 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.
I've seen some of the "new" issues on the rack. I found them "bland" as well, almost to the point of being depressing!...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.
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!
"It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny." - James Fenimore Cooper
"One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson
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.
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.
Did the caption say "This one time... at band camp..."?
I bought for the pictures and the Jean Sheppard stories.
“Twitter is the spit on the sidewalk of life.” ~~numb
"I like rainbows and bunnies." ~~Frank
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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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.
I'll skip the episodes where the dogs are peeing and pooping all over Hef's bedroom carpeting.... yeechh.
This doesn't go all Howard Hughes does it?
"The Internet. Where fools go to feel important" - Sir Charles Barkley
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