From cartoonist Clay Jones on ‘The Final Centerfold,’ 15-year-old boys in 1981, and Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live
There are very few reasons to actually read Playboy. You might want to read the short stories, cartoons, or interviews. The magazine was truly great in those areas.
Another reason to read Playboy is if you were a 15-year-old boy in 1981, before the Internet, and you’ve yet to touch a real live girl.
I really wasn’t interested in drawing a cartoon about Playboy discontinuing their monthly centerfold. I don’t care. Playboy has good features in their magazines which the naked photoshopped ladies brought readers to. But seriously, there’s like three naked ladies in each issue. You find that many naked people on a daily basis on the Internet by accident. Can the magazine still sell copies without nudity? How much does it cost now? I’m guessing around six to seven bucks a copy. One thing is for sure, if they don’t have bunnies, the parties at Hugh’s mansion might be a lot less interesting.
I saw a bunch of cartoons on this. I thought they were all boring. I didn’t want to touch it unless I could point out a real issue. Donald Trump’s exposure is a significant issue.
Trump is going to host Saturday Night Live. Oh sure. Other politicians will do a skit. Hillary Clinton recently did one. But that’s not hosting. Every single other candidate is going to complain about the free airtime Trump is getting. They will each have a point.
Trump doesn’t have to advertise. Wednesday, after the debate, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton each held a rally. So did Trump. Guess which one was carried live by CNN.
Now if Playboy did put The Donald in their final centerfold, that would at least make sure nobody would miss the feature.