|Apparently nobody else does.|
That number, however, has been shrinking faster than that for network television, with only 800,000 regular "readers" -- or one-third the population of Brooklyn. Or, to be more arcane, an average of 16,000 per state. Heck, let's take it one step further, and compare it to the population of Rhode Island, which is 1,052,057. When your readership is smaller than the population of a state that measures 37 x 48 miles, it's time to take down your bunny ears and go home.
|Every sophisticated man aspires |
to look like Popeye.
The answer to all these important questions is also the cause of Playboy's demise: the internet. Scott Flanders, the magazine's CEO, is claiming victory of sorts. "The battle has been fought and won," Flanders told the New York Times, referring to the ability to find sexually-related imagery free and easy on your computer of choice. That's the way an over-the-hill boxer tries bowing out on a high note. I got the shit kicked out of me by other fighters who copied my style. I win!
|Charley was as shocked as me.|
However, an innocent Google image search brought up another performer named Charley Chase -- a woman whose movies won't be screened at the next TCM celebrity cruise. Only by re-entering his name as Charlie Chase (he went by both spellings over the years) was I able to find the one I wanted. If you'd like to try this at home, make sure you hit "delete history" before your spouse uses the computer afterwards.
|Does anyone over the age|
of 19 use this crap?
No, the Playboy bunny is officially grilled, never to shake its cottontail again.
But where will Bill Cosby find his dates now?