Sighhhh! Yet another icon of my youth has passed. Well sort of. You probably heard that Playboy Magazine has decided to stop publishing nudes in their mag. The rational is that "all sorts of porn are only a click away on the internet."
HEY!! That's not the point!! Playboy represented an ideal in many a young lad's mind. It wasn't about the nude pics (well maybe a little, okay a lot.) It was a right of passage. Let's face it, to catch a peek of the wonders inside a Playboy was the ultimate goal of many a young adolescent male. And the coolest kid on the block was the one that found his old man's "stash." (and invited over his friends for a look!!!!)
Naturally, Playboy caught a lot of flack for "objectifying" women or some such nonsense. So they tried to class it up with its "What Sort of Man Reads Playboy" shtick. Therefore, in honor of the passage of an era.......................
Yeah, those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end.