Philippines Playboy, sent in a Manila wrapper?

March 27, 2008

playboy-hef-120.jpgWith all the change in the world, it’s nice to hear that some traditions endure.

Now, you take Playboy magazine. It’s about to launch a Philippines edition, and who are they aiming at? “Mature men who like well-written articles…” That sounds about right. That cliche was around when I was a kid. We all wanted Playboy for the “articles,” whatever those were.

And there’s more. The editor of the new edition says he doesn’t want to be ashamed to show the magazine to his mom.

Yeah, how many times did I push open the old screen door and say, “Mom! I just got the new Playboy! Here, flip through this and see if you wanna read anything!” Of course she always did, and that evening we’d all have Jell-O by the fire, while Mama read Hef’s “Playboy Philosophy” out loud. Ah, good times.

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When the dollar is down, export. Brilliant, Hef.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Nobody’s more “mature” than Hef. Or is that a picture of the Cryptmaster?

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

No nudity? W.T.F.??? What’s the F****n point? This is stupid. Ahh..2008..right? The Philippines is NOT conservative when it comes to sex. This is a myth. I lived there for 21 years, I know. They’re more open and liberal about it then U.S. people!!! Just the anal media and government are the “conservatives”. Just look at all the bastard children running around with both parents being Catholic but screwing like dogs out of wedlock. How Catholic is that? Hypocrites.

Posted by Rick | Report as abusive

Go to shoemart and check out the little wooden man wearing a barrel that you lift to reveal his erection ( of his PENIS ) How conservative is that? Hypocrites.

Posted by Rick | Report as abusive

This Philippine edition is turning out to be more of an oddity than nudity…. the double talk is just not helping. Why not call a spade a spade instead of picturing Playboy other than a girlie magazine for which it is and has always been.

I like that Jell-O thingy so I linked this article at Pedestrian Observer GB….. I just don’t know how they can compete with other girlie magazine with their “tasteful nudity”, lol.

Posted by Pedestrian Observer GB | Report as abusive