The new Playboy

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Re: The new Playboy

Post by gnome » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:13 am

What's going on over at the "Playboy Channel" on cable? Is that still a thing?
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Re: The new Playboy

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:06 am

Well, so much for that experiment. It's back to nekkid ladies again:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html
"Nudity was never the problem because nudity isn't a problem," Cooper Hefner wrote. "Today we're taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are."

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Re: The new Playboy

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:33 am

Pictures of naked ladies? Yes. Very popular.

Paying for pictures of naked ladies? On paper even? :roll:
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Re: The new Playboy

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:44 am

Yeah, that's why they made the change in the first place, hoping they could get new readers who weren't interested in seeing the naked ladies. It didn't work so they changed back, but whatever problems they had before probably haven't gone away. It's an obsolete business model. But the same has been true for other magazines. There's probably a dwindling subscriber base of old people who subscribe out of habit. These are the death throes. Maybe he can find a sucker to sell it to.
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Re: The new Playboy

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:15 pm

The brand is still worth something.

Maybe a new hip incarnation of the Playboy Club, with something less sexist than that old fashioned bunny outfit on the waitresses?

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Re: The new Playboy

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:34 pm

Oooh. You know who is roasting in Hell now, don't you?

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Re: The new Playboy

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:54 pm

On the one hand ...

Hugh Hefner, Feminist
National Review

On the other hand ...

Hugh Hefner was the ultimate enemy of women no feminist anywhere will shed a tear at his death
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Re: The new Playboy

Post by Witness » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:28 pm

À propos Playboy, those interested in image processing will remember Lena:

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For an uncensored version: http://www.lenna.org/full/len_full.html

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Re: The new Playboy

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:18 am

What I find particularly interesting is that there appears to be a Wikipedia page for every single Playboy Playmate, indexed chronologically.

"Notable" enough I guess.

Since it goes all the way back, it might be interesting to determine how many came to a bad end, such as Willy Rey.
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