Friday, July 23, 2010
Playboy's 'safe-for-work' website?
For all of those who claimed to buy Playboy Magazine for the Q&A profile, the annual All-America football team and the interesting feature articles, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is trying to help out those at their work stations and cubicles.
Playboy is launching a new website -- er -- stripped -- of its trademark nude playmate photos. TheSmokingJacket.com is named after the leisure apparel favored by the 84-year-old Hefner for generations. Hefner is 84? Wow.
Playboy Enterprises said the site is intended to be a "men's entertainment destination that provides guys with smart and sexy distractions throughout the day."
"Next to the Playboy mansion," Hefner said in a video introducing the site, "it's the best hangout on the planet."
The site features video clips and articles in several categories, including Girls, Entertainment, Sex, Videos and Lifestyles. There is no nudity, but supposedly no scarcity of bikini-clad women.
"Cube dwellers and office drones alike shall rejoice at this fun, sexy, satirical antidote to the drudgery of the work day," said Playboy's editorial director Jimmy Jellinek in a statement.
Just the same, I'll probably stick to Sports Illustrated's website on my downtime.