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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 08:41 PM
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Ahh...now I see why PLAYBOY sucks lately
They hired a new managing editor. His last magazine...?

MAXIM.

I knew it had been noticibly dumbed down, now I know why. I honestly did read some of that magazine "for the articles"...oh, well.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 08:42 PM
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1. I looked at the pictures. I'm not afraid to admit it
But Playboy in its time has had some incredible interviews. That will be greatly missed.
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 08:43 PM
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2. I know.
Now it's all celebrity softball interviews with questions they've already answered on a hundred other press junkets. Sad.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 08:45 PM
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3. Some great fiction too
I believe Stephen King has published quite a few short stories in PB over the years.
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 09:01 PM
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5. Chuck Palahniuk, too
The guy who wrote "Fight Club" & my favorite author.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 08:45 PM
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4. I've been bitching about this
for some time now.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 09:02 PM
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6. anyone remember oui magazine?
to bad playboy doesn`t remember what they had..or they don`t want to. playboy had a great mag there and they killed it.now fhm,stuff and maxim has taken that format and have killed playboy with it ..playboy grew old and never saw that their market was dying....
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 09:45 PM
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7. I remember Oui magazine
It was excellent until Hefner sold it. It was a little more "erotic" than Playboy, but still had good interviews and articles. I've got an issue from 1975 that has an interview with Sartre in it! After it sold, it became more of a Hustler-type magazine.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 09:29 AM
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10. Qui Mag certainly had it's "moment"
But then fell in to the homoginized morass that was Men's mags.
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oustemnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 11:25 PM
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8. Apparently he's been canned
The powers-that-be felt that the mag was becoming--get this--too Maxim. Of course, that's what they hired him to do.

And I don't think he was the Managing Editor (I keep saying "he," I forget his name at the moment, it's a pretty whitebread name), I think it was Executive Editor. MEs actually have very little to do with the editorial direction of a magazine.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 09:28 AM
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9. All down hill since Katarina Witt appeared nude!
:bounce: She was hotter than my minds eye had conceived :bounce:

What a 30+ Hottie! :wow:
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 09:34 AM
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12. Yep. That was a good'un.
I think that may have been the last issue I ever saw. Personally, I quit reading it because it became too goddamn smug for me. I hate it when magazines use the collective 'we.'
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 09:31 AM
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11. An old guy in his pajamas
Just doesn't scream "21st" century, does it? :)
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 09:45 AM
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13. Katarina Witt: Stasi Operative?
Check out this article in The Telegraph.

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 09:46 AM
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14. She can "torture" me all she wants...
:9
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 09:55 AM
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15. Ja!
She's still a most righteous babe.

Seems to me all that stuff was part and parcel of her development as a representative of East Germany who came up through a system of indoctrination to achieve the success that she did - East Germany may have been a 'bad' nation, but we shouldn't forget that it was her home and (until she got out and about on the ice) the only system that she knew.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 10:00 AM
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16. Forget the car chase - SHE is the best part of "Ronin"
Yeah, I think she was used by the E. German gov't. I think it was put to her in a way in which she felt she had no choice. What an awful position to be in.
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