I received the first ever “double-issue” of Playboy Magazine today. This means–presumably–that instead of receiving twelve issues this year I’ll only receive eleven. They apparently tried to make this detail more palatable by including a 14-page pictorial of twins. Get it? Nothing in the magazine explains the reason they combined two issues into one. Hugh […]
Conan O’Brien: Playboy Interview Playboy Magazine, October 1998 Smart and funny go so well together. Conan is the man! PLAYBOY: What did you think of sex in those days? O’BRIEN: I was sexually repressed. At 16 I still thought human reproduction was by mitosis. PLAYBOY: How did you get over your sexual repression? O’BRIEN: Who […]
For Somalia, Chaos Breeds Religious War Jeffrey Gettleman, NY Times, May 23, 2009 Do you see what I see? Many Somalis say that the Sufi version of Islam, which stresses tolerance, mysticism and a personal relationship with God, is more congruent with their traditions than the Wahhabi Islam espoused by the Shabab, which calls for […]
The Long Legs of the Crash: 13 Unexpected Consequences of the Financial Crisis Daniel W. Drezner, Foreign Policy, March/April 2009, p. 100 I bet you never thought you’d read about Playboy Playmates in Foreign Policy Magazine. :) There is a rough correlation between bull markets and bare knees. During boom times, skirts get shorter. In […]
Today I pulled out the older part of my Playboy magazine collection. Kirsten needed two specific articles from the 1970s for an essay she’s writing for her sociology course. Skye and I laid them out on the table in chronological order, took a few pictures, then boxed them back up.
Playboy posts steep loss, will consider company sale Franklin Paul, Reuters, February 18, 2009 The company, which posted a net loss in each quarter of 2008, also said it would be open to discussions about an outright sale of the company, or changes in the strategic direction of the flagship Playboy Magazine. As a longtime […]
Time magazine solicited questions from its readers to the publisher of Playboy Magazine, Hugh M. Hefner. Hugh is a personal hero of mine. He has done more for this country, and for women, than most people realize. 10 Questions for Hugh Hefner Hugh Hefner, Time Magazine, January 15, 2009 I think sex in America has […]
Raw Data, Playboy, December 2008, pg. 40 When images of bull’s-eyes, houseflies or other targets are etched into the bottom of a urinal, spillage is reduced by 80%. I’m curious who did the research and how. Hmmmmm.
[AORBS]’s objective is to provide its membership with the resources, networking, and support necessary to further define and “improve their image” as Santa. We believe that AORBS is no longer carrying forth the Christmas spirit. This humorous article (click to enlarge) published in the December 2008 issue of Harper’s Magazine reminded me of a joke […]