Alleged Frequent Question:
"Would Playboy sell so well if it didn't have naked women in it?"
If this question was on a Blockbuster Video, we're sure the back of the box would tell you that the hypothetical people frequently asking it also loved asking:
* Whether Miller High Life would sell so well without alcohol in it;
* Whether Scrabble would be popular if the wooden squares featured binary digits; and
* Whether people would buy as many Powerball tickets if the grand prize was a Git-R-Done baseball cap and an issue of Playboy with no naked women in it.
The answer they provide, "Probably not. We'll never know," has the unmistakable ring of willful ignorance, like Carl Everett claiming that he doesn't believe in dinosaurs because he's never met one. Come on Playboy editors, we know that when you graduated from journalism school, writing for a titty magazine wasn't one of your stated career goals, but it's time to face up to the truth.