National Geographic swimsuit issue
February 3, 2003 8:51 AM   Subscribe

We've hit bottom: Joining the ranks of Maxim, FHM, and Sports Illustrated, the venerable National Geographic is publishing a swimsuit issue. For the first time, young men will have a legitimate reason for hiding the magazine under the mattress.
posted by aladfar (8 comments total)

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Oooo... you're gonna hear it on this one.
posted by BirdD0g at 8:53 AM on February 3, 2003

posted by jonson at 8:56 AM on February 3, 2003

Though hardly a prude, the pervasive use of sex as selling tool is disconcerting. When National Geographic turns to scantily clad women in an effort to turn a dollar, I imagine we can soon expect the same from other institutions. Perhaps a women of public radio calendar?
posted by aladfar at 8:56 AM on February 3, 2003

I've mud on my face.

In my defense: A search for "National Geographic Swimsuit Issue" made prior to posting, turned up no results.
posted by aladfar at 8:58 AM on February 3, 2003

Yeah I think this one has been posted everywhere, but it's the thought that counts. Thanks.
posted by jeblis at 9:02 AM on February 3, 2003

I was sure this was a satirical thing the first time I heard about it. Didn't you?
posted by kozad at 9:05 AM on February 3, 2003

Your ignorance is astonishing. NG is hardly using sex to sell. Did you RTFA?
posted by rocketman at 9:06 AM on February 3, 2003

Oh, come on, who sounds ignorant now? This whole controversy has no doubt boosted NG's sales. Regardless of the "intent" of the article the publicity its garnered has worked, look we're talking about it on her in TWO posts already. When was the last time an NG article got this much excitement in the media?
posted by Pollomacho at 9:13 AM on February 3, 2003

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