Tuesday, August 12, 2008
R.I.P Playgirl Magazine
As a teen in the 80's, the pic above of Playgirl's Brian Buzzini was one of the most beautiful pictures I had ever seen. It stimulated many of my fantasy's. Although no frontal, it's beauty amazed me. I remember when I could drive, going to stores far away from my house to buy Playgirl. I usually put a sports magazine and a Time Magazine in front of and behind it and nervously waited until there was no one in the store before I went to the cash register. I also usually liked a store with an older women behind the counter when I made my purchase. Oh the money I wasted on magazines I had little interest in just to get my Playgirl. I remember getting flop sweat when someone would enter the store before my magazines were safely in a bag. I am sure many of you had similiar experiences. As much as I am happy I no longer have fear when buying a Playgirl, it was so exciting to get home, lock my door and devour the latest issue. Oh how I wish I had kept all the issues I bought, but due to fear of being caught with them by a parent or sibling, I hid the current issue for a week or two, then threw it out in a public garbage can while taking the dogs for a walk. Despite the fear I had at being caught, I look back on those memories with a smile. Playgirl is ceasing publication and focusing on it's online content. I understand why, magazines are slowing going the way of the BetaMax vcr. I find it sad. My youth and playgirl go hand in hand. Thanks Playgirl for many great memories! I never had an interest in hard core porn, but the soft core pictures in Playgirl were what I enjoyed. Brian Buzzini was and remains one of my all time favorite Playgirl models. Some of the pictures, especially some of the 'tease' shots were some of my favorites.