Follies of the Mad Men #3

[This image comes from Playboy for July 1980.]

Let's suppose that you're a magazine named Playboy that encourages its readers to believe they can have lots of sex if they follow the advice of the magazine. Then you create another magazine in your empire called Games. You decide to advertise the latter in the former. And the theme of your ad is that anyone who reads the new magazine will not want sex anymore, even when a nubile young woman is thrusting herself upon the reader.

This is where your head should explode.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 15, 2008
     Category: Business | Advertising | Games | Magazines | Sexuality | 1980s

I used to subscribe to Games magazine!

They had really cool contests (Games 100, woohoo!), and I think they were the magazine that had this column about what archaeologists from the future would think of everyday items of today (toilet bowls, etc). I'm not sure, but I think readers submitted for that column.
Posted by MadCarlotta on 07/15/08 at 11:42 AM
BikerPuppy--that briefcase is indeed scary. But I imagine she's a horny working woman just home from the office, married to a loser who hangs around all day in his pj's (like Hef!) playing acrostics.
Posted by Paul on 07/15/08 at 12:22 PM
MadCarlotta--I seem to recall seeing an issue or two of GAMES magazine at my parents' house when I visited. My Dad loved wordsearch puzzles.
Posted by Paul on 07/15/08 at 12:23 PM
Edward--is there any current equivalent to GAMES magazine, I wonder....
Posted by Paul on 07/17/08 at 09:44 AM
It looks like it's still around. I'm thinking of subscribing to it again.

I just want to find an issue on a newstand first so I can check it out.
Posted by MadCarlotta on 07/17/08 at 10:03 AM
Good catch, Madcarlotta!
Posted by Paul on 07/17/08 at 10:29 AM
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