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Soon Playboy will see that, no, nobody was getting Playboy for the articles.

Kind of an archaic joke in an age where few people read magazines from cover to cover. Also, I imagine this will give them a lot more prominent placement on the iOS and Android app stores. If they have world-class writers and some life left in the brand, this could be a successful pivot.

It's unfortunate the children of the future will not get that joke.

Interesting to me that the comment right below yours (at the time) is "I only read it for the articles anyways"

This is a very old joke, originally intended to disguise the actual prurient reasons for "reading" playboy.


Just like there are lots of movies that are watched for the plot.

The article mentions that their site's readership increased significantly after they made it safe-for-work. Their core demographic also changed.

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