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Playboy for Millennials

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In an effort to capture the attention of millennials, Playboy is ditching naked ladies.

It worked for the website. According to Bloomberg:

Last year, Playboy.com cleaned up its website to make it “safe for work,” and has since seen its monthly unique Web visitors rise fivefold. The median age of those visitors dropped to 30 years-old from 47 as a result — “an attractive demographic for advertisers,” the company said.

Come to think of it, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is the original pajama boy.






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Unindicted Co-Conspiritor Witch Hunt

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President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen ratted him out. He says Trump directed him to arrange hush money payments to a playboy model and a porn star. Trump then reimbursed him for the Stormy Daniels payment. Cohen claims that helped Trump’s 2016 election chances and therefore it was an illegal in-kind campaign contribution.

Witch Hunt

Democrats are wary of impeachment talk but Cohen’s lawyer (and Bill Clinton’s old impeachment defender)  Lanny Davis is howling “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

But Bill Clinton’s former speech writer Mark Penn says there’s nothing illegal about it. Had Trump used campaign funds to pay hush money it would have been an illegal personal use of campaign funds. So using his own money can’t be considered a campaign contribution. And Professor Dershowitz says even if it is a campaign contribution there’s no limit to the amount Trump can contribute to his own campaign.

Trump tweets “witch hunt.” Stay tuned.

 






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Here She Comes, Sans Swimsuit, Miss America

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It started out as a bathing beauty pageant to keep tourists hanging around Atlantic City after Labor Day. But now Miss America is dropping its swimsuit competition. It was a hundred year old institution. And Gretchen Carlson thinks its time has passed. But the Miss America franchise itself will continue, sans swimsuit.

Speaking of sans swimsuit, Playboy – also long in the tooth – dropped its nude photos a while back. They thought people really would read it for the articles. They were wrong.

We’ll soon learn if people will watch Miss America to get to know “who the person is and their goals and substance.”

No word yet on if the competition will be open to men.

 






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Cartoon Magazine Publisher Hugh Hefner Dies

cartoon magazine publisher hugh hefner Hugh Hefner was a frustrated cartoonist, so he pursued other interests and founded Playboy magazine.

You probably only read Playboy for the fiction. But I read it for the cartoons. Hefner chose the cartoons for each issue.

Cartoon Magazine Publisher Hugh Hefner

I think he also chose the other pictures that appeared in his magazine. And he developed the “Playboy Philosophy” to help him with that task.

But the world of internet porn and political correctness made things difficult for Playboy. An obit in The Atlantic argues that what Playboy offered was “sanitized – Hefner wanted the centerfolds to exude clean-cut charm rather than exotic allure.”

What it should have offered was more cartoons.

Hef was 91 when he died on Wednesday.






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