Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Damn Copycat: "The Smoking Jacket"

When The Smoking Nun launched in June 2008, it was an obvious take-off of The Smoking Gun, the rancorous conservative blog founded as a venue for celebrity mug shots and now owned by corporate giant Court TV. My intent with the Nun was to be more playful and personal, albeit with a point of view. With nearly 207,500 hits over the past two years, I'd like to think there's some value in the effort.But I must protest Playboy's new The Smoking Jacket, a transparent attempt to confuse my brilliant readers into accidentally navigating to Hugh Hefner's site. The founder claims the name is based on his iconic wardrobe, but I see right through that. Don't be fooled, cool cats! The Smoking Nun is the only destination you need. Half-naked ladies? You'll never see such inelegant images here. I stand proud at never exploiting women's bodies. Men, on the other hand...