August 16th, 2007


Some observations on Penthouse Magazine.

Yesterday, while waiting for the bleach to work on my hair, I read an issue of Penthouse. It looked more interesting then the hair mags and music punk lifestyle mags that were available.

Some observations:
  • I am now old enough, and access to smut online easy enough, that I actually read it for the articles, and only idly glanced at the photospread, mostly to find where it ended and the next article began.
  • There is a lot less photo smut. There was only one spread, and the rest of the mag only had the occational bare side of breast.
  • The smut is a lot less hardcore and "filthy" than it was in the late 1980s. It was an "artistic erotic". No gynecology shots.
  • The principle photographer credit was to the internet erotica superstar, Peter Hegre!
  • Back to the articles and "text content". There are more of them, and they are better written.
  • Mostly they are reviews of upcoming TV shows, movies and DVDs, books, and video games that would be of interest to the early 20s male demographic.

The old porn mags cannot complete with the internet. The ones that survive will do so by evolving into ones that one wants to READ, instead of furtively, ahem, "use".

Yesterday, an up and down day. Parking, Getting Towed. And the UW Observatory.

Good things:
  • A productive paid training session. The person I was training learned a lot about EC2, and I learned a little more about it.
  • I got a very good haircut.
  • I spent some good time with friendly people.
  • I had good food at Cedars.
  • Got to look thru the UW Observatory's museum piece of a telescope.
Bad things:
  • Misreading a parking sign. "No parking between 4pm and 6pm". The parking machine had sold me a pass good until 5pm.
  • Getting a parking ticket.
  • Getting my Forester towed away.
  • Having to call a friend for a favor and a ride.
  • Having to pay a significant tow and impound fee to get my car back.
  • Not finishing my errands.
  • Waiting an unexpected couple of hours at the airport.
  • Having confirmed that I utterly botched an important social interaction with a lover last weekend.
  • Being unable to get to sleep until about 6am.
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