Playboy: Wants You to Read Them at Work
Yeah, you know that the best way to get fired is to go into the search bar and type in Playboy.com.
Playboy has announced plans to roll out a work-friendly website, targeting office workers who browse the internet from their desks but don’t want to get caught reading the nudie magazine.
Playboy spokeswoman Theresa Hennessey recently released a statement saying, “Playboy’s TheSmokingJacket.com is the safe-for-work website that brings you everything you love about men’s entertainment and the internet, minus the stuff that’ll get you into hot water at the office,”. She added that it isn’t up yet, but will be coming in a “couple of months”. Which in the internet world could mean “years” or “never”.
Playboy is losing money hand over fist, they even reported a net loss of $1 million in the first quarter of the year, apparently, better than what was predicted. Perhaps Huge Hefner should stop hosting so many parties and being wheel chaired around on TV and focus on making a profit for once.
“We believe that 2010 will be a transitional year and that the true benefits of our strategy will be more fully evident next year,” Playboy CEO Scott Flanders said in a statement last month.
Presumably, The Smoking Jacket – a nod to founder Hugh Hefner’s preferred brand of leisure wear – would be part of that transition.
After its monthly photo spreads of playmates, Playboy magazine is also known for celebrity interviews, short fiction by big-name authors, rankings of the nation’s top party schools and other content. Really, who wants to see that in a work friendly spread? This site is Dead on Arrival.