According to the New York Times, Playboy magazine will soon commit corporate suicide by – wait for it – no longer featuring photos of fully-nude women. In a return to earlier photographic standards the editors at Playboy decided that full nudity is no longer in vogue (which makes me wonder just which market demographic did they ask?). So while it’s still in print enjoy those bared beauties because soon Playboy will be out of the sock drawer, onto the coffee table and on its way to oblivion.
And heading in the opposite direction it appears that a smile is about the only thing Myley Cyrus will be wearing at a future concert. This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s followed her career as she struts ever more experimentally down the fashionable, minimally-dressed runway. Cyrus and the band Flaming Lips are planning to perform a fully-nude concert somewhere on their upcoming concert tour according to The Guardian. I presume if the music critic from Playboy attends this concert it will be without a photographer.
A Blue Jay ball
What was up with that crazy ALDS game 5 recently played between Toronto and Texas? Old Abner Doubleday must be rolling over in his grave. Never has America’s hallowed pastime game of baseball - built on the time-honored virtues of good sportsmanship, patience, play-making and shrewd managerial maneuvering - been turned so completely upside down, and consequently into an entertaining, rollicking, whacky affair. Why, I was so transfixed by this match that I forgot to watch the hockey game that was over on a different channel. Now, if only MLB could produce that kind of excitement on a consistent basis during its 162 game, tooth extraction of a regular season baseball might be saved from its boring old self.
Highly regarded Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Randy Quaid was recently arrested by US border authorities after he attempted a return to the States after several years of living in exile in Canada. It seems Quaid and his wife Evi, who was awarded Canadian citizenship, hastily left Hollywood several years ago following a series of aggressive encounters with the law and erratic behavior linked to their belief in a conspiracy to steal his movie earnings. Come to think of it maybe Quaid’s current unsettled character could’ve been predicted. Re-watch his performances in such roles as Lennie in TV’s 1981 production of “Of Mice and Men” or as Cousin Eddie in the National Lampoon movies and maybe it all makes sense now. As recently as 2011 Quaid played in the band “The Fugitives” and their first single was a tune called “Star Whackers”. Take a ‘lude, dude.
Ex-NBA star, and estranged husband of Kim Kardashian, Lamar Odom almost ex-d himself. He was recently found comatose in a Nevada brothel called the Love Ranch after spending thousands of dollars over the course of three days doing his thang. Pharmaceutical overdose - both legal and otherwise – is suspected for his near fatal condition but men all over the world are entertaining themselves with some very vivid alternate scenarios. Of course we wish Lamar a speedy recovery but should that be his last rodeo, Man-o-Manischewitz, we say “Yippee Ki Ya, atta boy cowboy! What a way to go!” However, should we lose Lamar let’s sympathize with the person delivering his eulogy. I mean, how you gonna keep a straight face on that one?