Sunday, May 22, 2011

Rule 5 Sunday -- Playboy edition

Today's Rule 5 Sunday submission is a selection of safe for work images from the pages of Playboy.

It's been tough watching the decline of the once noteworthy publication. Granted it's more of a cultural thing than a journalist-ic thing. The magazine was a rite of passage for young men turning 18.

You moved out of the house to go to college or start your life, and once you got your own place, you sent that subscription in, practically before you did anything else.

But now, with 500 uncensored cable channels, the internet, and far too many sources for salacious imagery, the 'zine's lost its luster. The stigma and notoriety of appearing in Playboy isn't likely to push a young woman's career forward like it once did.

And the photography, once so imaginative and artistic, has, with the over-reliance on Photoshop and other image editing software, become ordinary and at times uninspiring.

So here's a selection of scans from old issues. It's not always easy to find the "safe for work" stuff, but I was willing to put in the long hours for my one or two loyal readers. heh

*click on the thumbnail for full-sized images*

Rule 5 Sunday suggested by this.

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