Flowchart: Should you catcall her?
From playboy.com. Flowchart designed by @sheastrauss
. Link is NSFW (images) if you scroll all the way to the footer, or drawn silhouettes of women in the flowchart are problematic. Slightly NSFW text.
(NSFW) Dan Bilzerian
is ". . . a high-stakes gambler who drives an Italian supercar with a license plate that reads SUCK IT
In 1975, Mel Brooks was riding high on the back-to-back successes of Blazing Saddles
and Young Frankenstein,
and he became the first person to be interviewed twice by Playboy Magazine
"Every year Playboy releases the ultimate guide to campus life: our infamous party school list. Over the years, it has been brought to our attention that some of our long-standing party picks have a not-so-toast-worthy, rape-ridden side to their campus life. Somewhere in the countless hours we spent tallying up co-eds and scoring beer pong, we lost track of the most essential element of the Playboy lifestyle: sexual pleasure. Rape is kryptonite to sexual pleasure. The two cannot co-exist. For our revised party guide to live up to our founder’s vision, we had to put a new criterion on top. Namely, consent. In other words… A good college party is all about everyone having a good time. Consent is all about everyone having a good time. Rape is only a good time if you’re a rapist. And fuck those people. In our new found light, we proudly present to you Playboy’s 2013 Top Ten Party Commandments, the ultimate guide for a consensual good time.
" Or did they,
College students across the country conspired to promote consent: the story behind yesterday’s Playboy hoax. [more inside]
The Inside Story Of The Feminists Who Fooled Us Into Thinking Playboy Cared About Consent
"We had a bunch of extras from the community, St. John the Baptist Parish. It was cool, re-creating this history with black Southern extras whose families have lived there forever. They knew what went on back then. Then there was a social-dividing issue between the extras that mirrored the ones between their slave characters in the movie. The ponies were pretty, and they looked down on the extras playing cotton-picker slaves. They thought they were better than them. And the people playing the house servants looked down on the people playing the cotton pickers. And the cotton pickers thought the people playing the house servants and the ponies were stuck-up bitches. Then there was a fourth breakdown, between the darker skinned and the lighter skinned. Obviously not for everybody, and it wasn’t a gigantic problem, but it was something you noticed. They started mirroring the social situations of their characters, being on this plantation for a few weeks."
with Quentin Tarantino for the upcoming Django Unchained
. [more inside]
The highest possible resolution images — about 100,000 dots per inch — have been achieved, and in full-colour, with a printing method that uses tiny pillars a few tens of nanometres tall. The method, described today in Nature Nanotechnology, could be used to print tiny watermarks or secret messages for security purposes, and to make high-density data-storage discs. [more inside]
"The Bunny has become what the Zeigfield girl was to another generation: synonymous with the most glamorous women in the world. The Playboy Club Bunny Manual (1968)
Last year, the unofficial Dean of the White House Press Corps, Helen Thomas,
spoke about the State of Israel on camera. (Previously)
: "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine,"
and that the Jews "can go home"
to "Poland, Germany and America and everywhere else,"
sparked media outrage,
prompted her to issue an apology and retire
. After months of being out of the the public spotlight, she has now given her first long-form interview, which will appear in the April issue of Playboy Magazine
. In it, she explains what she meant, tells us how she would like to be remembered and expands upon her positions regarding Israel, Jewish political influence, Presidents Bush and Obama, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
has recently revamped their online Interview archive
. Even though most are available through the website, a full index is still not available. However, there are now specific category pages devoted to Interviews with Women
and Sports Figures
. There's also a Best Of
roundup. [more inside]
Jillian Lauren recently wrote
about her experiences as a harem girl in Brunei
. LA Weekly also went in-depth
into her story
.> [more inside]
Playing Chess with Kubrick.
Or, How Writing About Arthur C. Clarke Can Get You A Gig Writing About Bobby Fischer for Playboy
When Jane Sellers moved to California in 1943 her sixteen year-old school pal, Hugh Hefner, began writing to her
. Their friendship and correspondence endured for sixty years.
By day Peggy Wilkins runs Unix servers at the U. of C. By night she tends her apartment-size collection of Playboys (mildly NSFW), moderates the Playboy Mailing List, builds Playmate databases, and even sends free advice to Hef (via)
NSFW-filter: Playboy Archive
has 53 vintage issues of America's favorite gentleman's magazine up for free (legitimately). Requires a download of Microsoft's Silverlight. [more inside]
"Habsburg! A vile being, heir to an illustrious name, born to a fortune, to honours, to soldiers, to prestige, and who finished as the lowest of Montmartre pimps, living from the money of a poor and unstable girl whom he sent to commit his foul deeds in his place!"
That was after
this Polish scion of the most famous family in Europe and commander of a soi disant
"Ukrainian Legion" failed to finagle the crown as a Socialist king of The Ukraine, and became instead a patron of the rent boys of Paris who "handled women by necessity and men for pleasure"
. And all that before
he turned successively a Nazi sympathizer, a British spy, and finally came, for the first and last time, to Ukraine's capital Kiev as a victim of Stalin and the Twentieth Century.
has hired Duff McKagan
to write a weekly finance column
. His mission? 1) To educate. 2) To bring down The Man. [via Fimoculous]
So one of your resolutions was about your lifelong dream of getting into Playboy? Here's an article
that has all the details you don't normally hear about.
"Hef is like any normal hot-blooded American who likes pretty ladies: He took a wife or two, has four kids, and lives in a Tudor-style mansion with luscious lawns and a personal zoo. Sounds like any old family man, right?"
There's a How-To included: [more inside]
Eldon Dedini NSFW
is one of several 1960's Playboy cartoonists
featured over at the Animation Archive. [more inside]
The Playboy Townhouse.
Posh Plans for Exciting Urban Living, circa 1961. via
Every Playboy centerfold
, December 1953 - May 2006. [NSFW]
Every Playboy centerfold
, 1960-1999. [NSFW, via]
Playboy in Braille.
Yep, since 1970, the Library of Congress has offered Playboy among their Braille conversion services
. Of course, none of the images are converted, it's just for the articles. [via coolhunting]
Perhaps one of the most viewed images ever,
the “lena” image is used as a standard test of image processing algorithms. Bored engineers scanned Lena Sjööblom’s playmate centerfold
into the USC image lab computer system to spice up a presentation on image processing. The lena image has been used countless times
to evaluate image compression algorithms, not without some controversy
. Enamoured with the image, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology
invited Lena to attend their 50th annual meeting
. (note, all links safe for work, though a few sites link to the full playboy image).
Every Playboy Cover
Find the bunnies! (NSFW if they don't like you looking at Playboy Magazine Covers)
An article in the upcoming issue of Playboy
) examines in more detail a lethal standoff between a pot-smoking festival organizer and the government. Another attempt to drop out and do as one pleases met with another unhappy outcome
. Rainbow farms was previously discussed here
Payboy: the Video Game
"It looks like a lucrative area we're getting into," said Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy. "It's a logical step. One might suggest it's overdue. The video game industry is huge right now and [the games are played] by a lot of people who read Playboy."
Slipping into Hef's silk pajamas, you'll face the challenges and rewards of building the Playboy empire.
"Researchers" study 50 years of Playboy magazine
and determine that the characteristic differences between men and women are becoming less pronounced.
The new Abercrombie Quarterly is another publicity stunt
and boy is it working. The new one is entitled "XXX" and has less than "Playboy-core" pictures of models in various states of undress. Apparently our children are being so corrupted by a shrink wrapped magazine that you need an ID proving your adult status to purchase that Lt. Governor's are spending tax dollars building campaigns against an organization conducting legal business.
What's next? More (work unsafe) publications showing naked people
with items to advertise?
"We're looking at this as something fun for them to do while they're looking for another job".
Playboy is looking for women staff from the collapsed US energy giant Enron to pose for a special issue of the magazine. Via RTFM (weblog, in portuguese)
'A willing participant'?
A woman parties and cavorts with athletes, brags about posing for Playboy. Fast forward a couple of days and she presses rape charges. NFL defensive lineman is one of the guys supposedly holding the camera videotaping the sex
, so he's charged
. He's got a record of drug use so he's no angel either. Of course, "no means no"
but what was she doing there in the first place?
Former Playmate of the Year wins another battle against Playboy.
1981 POY, Terri Welles has been fighting Playboy magazine for the last four years over the fact that she wants to mention the world famous nudie mag's name on her (nude) web site
, in her bio, and in her meta tags.
Apparently Hef's lawyers seem to think this is a bad thing, claiming that it would infinge on the Playboy trademark. Monday the appeals judge disagreed. My question is, why would something like this get Hef in such a huff?
Change all your cards." From Fark.com
Female athlete to pose nude. Suddenly popular.
Lisa Harrison is unknown outside of basketball until she wins "Sexiest Babe in the WNBA" contest at Playboy.com. What is the worst aspect of this story?
(1) That Playboy.com actually has a "sexiest babe" contest;
(2) That the WNBA has a "morals policy" in every player contract that prevents them from upsetting the "family values" image of the league; or
(3) That Ms. Harrison is considering posing for the magazine because the money she will make is likely to quadruple her annual salary. Or, is all of this just "adults being adults" and nobody should care?
-- The stripper who posed for Playboy and went on national TV after she was kicked off the Cal State Fullerton cross-country team has been offered the chance to wear a Titan uniform once again.
"These Wall Street stunners are what truly spur aggressive growth,"
teases Playboy in their latest attempt since failing miserably
at luring a TV Analyst to bare all.
[Via: The Daily Telegraph (Friday, April 06. Page 37.)]
"One giant leap backward for sports womankind."
Playboy runs an article about female sports-casters. (ESPN and ABC told them to "get stuffed" when asked for photos and bios. Bravo!
) And there was a reader poll. The winner of the poll was supposed to get an offer of a million bucks to do a nude pictorial in the mag. (She declined. An even bigger Bravo!
) More interesting is that third place in the poll went to woman who described herself as having "reached the 175-pound mark during her third pregnancy, at age 38". (I wonder if it was a protest vote, like when "Hank the angry drunken dwarf
won People Magazine's online "Most beautiful people" poll. [I voted for him.]) Of course, the kicker is that Playboy is run by Christie Hefner
, Hugh's daughter. He retired from the business a long time ago. So, today's quiz: Is Christie Hefner a symbol of the success of American Womanhood, or a traitor to the cause?
Seven of every ten women appearing as centrefold models in Playboy magazine during the past 20 years are clinically underweight
"Given the perception of Playboy centrefolds as culturally ideal women, the notion that 70% of them are underweight highlights the social pressure on women to be thin and helps to explain the high levels of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating," "It's not just a case of models getting skinnier, but also that the numbers of overweight and obese people have gone through the roof in recent years."
Dems blast Playboy as contradictory to equal and civil rights and human dignity, but still take big campaign donations and have fundraisers at the infamous mansion.
Seems like the Democratic party wants to have it both ways. They have taken more than $25,000 in congressional campaign funds and $8,500 for Al Gore's campaign, and a dem leader handpicked by Gore himself is throwing the August 15 bash at the Hef's house, but Playboy is now supposedly officially baaaad, mmmkay? If they're so bad, shouldn't these denunciations have come with checks, made out to Playboy, returning the campaign donations????