Playboy To No Longer Feature Nudity, Readers Forced To Spend 0.5 Seconds Finding Naked Women Online


To be fair, Playboy wasn't showing much nudity in recent years anyway. It was more like computer generated graphics of various stages of undress. Still, I'll miss inconspicuously tearing off the magazine's plastic cover while loitering in Barnes and Noble. Hey, this is what happens when you lose readership and fail to develop a scratch-and-sniff version of your magazine. Let's just hope Plumpers and Barely Legal don't follow suit. From The New York Times:

Last month, Cory Jones, a top editor at Playboy, went to see its founder Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion.

In a wood-paneled dining room, with Picasso and de Kooning prints on the walls, Mr. Jones nervously presented a radical suggestion: the magazine, a leader of the revolution that helped take sex in America from furtive to ubiquitous, should stop publishing images of naked women.

Mr. Hefner, now 89, but still listed as editor in chief, agreed. As part of a redesign that will be unveiled next March, the print edition of Playboy will still feature women in provocative poses. But they will no longer be fully nude.

-Dewan Gibson

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Scarface Arrested For Unpaid Child Support At BET Awards, Takes F**k Them Kids Mugshot


Scarface was arrested shortly after winning the BET's Icon award, and the mother of his children likely said, "Better icon some goddamn money over here!" From TMZ:

The rapper was at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta Friday night, having just accepted the "I Am Hip-Hop Icon" award, when cops descended on him, placing him under arrest. Turns out there's an outstanding warrant against Scarface for unpaid child support. He was taken to Fulton County Jail.

-Dewan Gibson

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Man Calls 911, Says He’s Too High…Police Find Him In Fetal Position With Doritos


In addition to Doritos, the man was "surrounded" by Goldfish crackers and Chips Ahoy. What could the police have possibly done for him besides bring more weed? From FOX 8:

The 911 call has been released after an Austintown man called 911 last week because he was “too high on weed.”

When officers arrived, they were directed to an upstairs bedroom by the caller’s grandfather. As they got upstairs they could hear “groaning from a room at the end of the hall.” When they opened the door, they found the 22-year-old laying on the floor in a fetal position, surrounded by “a plethora of Doritos, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and Chips Ahoy cookies.”

-Dewan Gibson

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NBC Dateline Gives 27 Cosby Accusers An Hour To Make Their Case


I'd like to believe Cosby is innocent, but no one in the history of mankind has been wrongly accused of anything by this many people this many times. I mean...what would Judge Judy say? From Time:

NBC’s Dateline will gather together 27 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault for one on-air interview special called “The Cosby Accusers Speak” on Friday.

Correspondant Kate Snow will conduct the hour-long group interview of almost half of the women who have claimed to be assaulted by the comedian, including model Beverly Johnson, Eden Tirl and Lisa-Lotte Lublin...

-Dewan Gibson

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It Gets Better! (But If Not, Doctor-Assisted Suicide Is Now Legal In California)


Based on what I know about health insurers, the cost of end-your-life meds will be at least equal to the cost of a lifetime of care. And what's up with this bill requiring the patient to have two suicide witnesses, one of whom can't be a family member? Hell, the patient is obviously sick and most likely not too socially involved. "Hey, bro. I'm thinking about dying next week. Wanna chill for a little bit?" From KPBS:

California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.

Brown, a lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian, announced that he signed the legislation approved by state lawmakers after an emotional and deeply personal debate. Until now, he had refused to comment on the issue...

The bill he received includes requirements that the patient be physically capable of taking the medication themselves, that two doctors approve it, that the patient submit several written requests, and that there be two witnesses, one of whom is not a family member.

-Dewan Gibson

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Jeb Bush Speaks On Oregon School Shooting, Confirms He’s Actually Not The Smart Sibling


Relative to other flubs from the Bush clan, this is dumb, but still ranks behind these moments of genius: 1) George W. Bush speaking of Osama bin Laden just six months after the 9/11 attacks: "I don’t know where he is. I really just don’t spend that much time on him, to be honest with you."; 2) Barbara Bush on evacuees fleeing New Orleans to Texas after Hurriance Katrina and sleeping in the damn Astrodome: "What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway,so this is working very well for them." From ABC News:

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush made an eyebrow-raising comment in the wake of the Oregon school massacre -- saying "stuff happens" in response to a discussion about gun violence. Bush called the shooting in Oregon "heartbreaking," and said he also had challenges that he faced during his tenure as governor of Florida. "Look stuff happens, there's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something and it's not always the right thing to do," Bush said at the Conservative Leadership Project in Greenville, South Carolina, referring to taking away rights.

-Dewan Gibson

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