Playstation and Playboy
At Christmas, I made a decision. With the growing complexity of computer games coming out, my graphics card was becoming obsolete. Correction, it was functionally obsolete. So, I decided to look into getting a new graphics card. After checking out the prices, looking at the requirements of the games out now, and considering that I would have to install it, I came to the conclusion that it would be cheaper just to buy a Playstation rather than upgrade.
So, my Christmas present became a PS2. Damn that thing is addicting!
I’ve been hooked. And given that the PS2 is going to be obsolete probably by the end of this year with the release of the PS3 – okay, maybe next year if the price quotes I keep hearing are accurate – that’s really something. It’s pulled me back into the EA NHL world (which I left after I think 2003… I lacked the skills to direct my shots, even at beginner). And allowed me to play a lot of the games that I wanted to play but couldn’t because I didn’t have a PS2, or a graphics card capable of running the games (those would be the Silent Hill Games).
It’s just a shame that since Christmas, the only blog thought that’s gone through my head was “Blog later, play now.” (Just imagine 2 months worth of entries like that).
Undoubtedly, many of you have heard the story already (link). The gist of it that Jessica Alba wants Playboy to pull their March issue off the newsstands because she appears on the cover. Her argument is that the cover shot gives the false implication that she is naked within the issue. Needless to say, I felt it was necessary for me to throw in my 2 cents.
The issue in question has been on the newsstands for two weeks prior to when the story of Alba’s displeasure at being a cover girl came out. So, for two weeks, we’ve heard nothing about this. Granted, it is possible that maybe some Jessica Alba fan site’s been flooded with letters condemning her for posing nude in Playboy (after all, she’s on the cover, she must be naked within, right?). Somehow, though, I severely doubt it.
Take into account a few other facts. As Playboy has stated, a number of women have appeared on the cover, but remained clothed within. Also, she was voted in a reader’s poll as 2005′s sexiest star. It doesn’t hurt that two of the three Alba movies released this year (Sin City – great flick – and Into The Blue) featured her as a stripper and a bikini clad vacationer (I have to admit, I haven’t seen Into the Blue, it looked too much like The Deep, which I thought was dumb). Given the number of stories that came out when Sin City was released about her lack of a desire to appear nude on film, I don’t think that there are many Alba fans out there who would have made the mistake of thinking she was nude inside.
Let’s also look at the common sense issue of this. If Playboy actually had Alba nude, the headline wouldn’t have read 25 Sexiest Celebrities. It would have probably been more like Into The Blue: Skinnydipping with Jessica Alba or Jessica Alba: Sin City Sinsation.
She should be happy that readers thought enough of her to vote her into the list and take the free (good) publicity instead of trying to generate her own (bad) publicity.