Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Belated holiday greetings from Hugh


Ho. Ho. Ho.

Since I'm up to my kringles in elf duties, dig this essay I wrote on Hugh and the girls for the Cleveland Free Times a few years ago. It was one of my better efforts.

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15 comments:

Sean Craven said...

It's not so much the boring just-this-side-of-the-uncanny-valley porn -- basically, Little Annie Fannie made aerobicized flesh -- as it is the assumption of cultural validity that always got on my nerves. 'The Playboy interview.' The second-rate work by first-rate writers. They ripped off Esquire and got it wrong.

You know the concept of standards of measurement? Like there's an iridium bar that has two scratches on it that are exactly a meter apart at room temperature?

You know what they use as the standard for lameness? Playboy's Party Jokes.

HulaBuns said...

Great essay! It has so many great points. I love that it's really kind of an ode to real women. It reminds us all that it's ok to be au naturale & how much more beautiful a woman comfortable in her own skin can be. :)

HulaBuns said...

PS Don't get me wrong being au naturale can be gross, I'm just sayin (no comment on which way I go on this specific topic) :D

Bill said...

Hula: Women comfortable in their own skin? You mean after it's shaved, creamed, tanned, lasered, and injected? That kind of comfortable? Natural is now more of a fetish. I'm not judging. Just an observation.

HulaBuns said...

Bill: Well, you shave don't you? As for all that other jazz you mentioned never done it never will! But I do agree, that natural is now more of a fetish. :)

Vince said...

Are you two suggesting the French are freaks.
One thing about the above picture is the relative subtlety. These days that candy cane would have two uses and defy the Sherlock Skills to know what the heck it was.

Anonymous said...

and now I love you more than ever....

philbilly said...

I remember this issue like it was yesterday. What's in her left hand, that's the mystery.

Bill said...

Here's some natural but,WARNING, might scare young children or irritated some:

http://www.womenwithhairylegs.com/

Bill said...

an extra "d" can screw up an entire word.

Erin O'Brien said...

The famous bunny appeared on every Playboy cover.

Goat note: when we met, the Goat had a subscription to Playboy, but would never allow himself to open the mag until he found the bunny, which was often hidden. Can anybody find it on this one?

Now for no reason whatsoever, what might be the best Playboy cover of all time.

swine said...

This cover is brilliant; it looks like she has a hand coming out from her va-jay-jay. Dig it.

The Writer Currently Known as Rory said...

Oh geez, I'm already horny enough at holiday time. Well, might as well pile it on.

WV: catsrze - A bad cat rap group.

philbilly said...

@ swine: "Why, thank you, Thing." Gomez Adams

alphadog said...

Check out the latest from the Playboy Mansion:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1342643/Hugh-Hefners-Playboy-mansion-like-squalid-prison-say-Playmates.html

The lecherous old bastard anyway. 10 years, absolutely, even 20. But this is beyond the pale.It's like reading something from Count Dracula's castle.
Jack LaLanne, my hat is off to you sir. Pulp fiction, why not. Hugh Hefner? Fuck you ya douche.