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2nd Dec '17 6:03:14 AM rjd1922
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* One commercial for the {{fanservice}}-ridden ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3'' for has a player insisting he only plays if for the fighting.

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* One commercial for the {{fanservice}}-ridden ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3'' for has a player insisting he only plays if it for the fighting.
27th Nov '17 12:44:47 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', an unused "[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Guenevere the Vampire Slayer]]" arc strip ([[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3515.htm published in script form]] when Paul started wrapping things up) would have had Arthur-as-Xander claim he only reads ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' for the articles.
25th Nov '17 9:10:36 PM rjd1922
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* The Discovery Channel used this trope to market the show ''SmashLab'' when it premiered.

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* The Discovery Channel Creator/DiscoveryChannel used this trope to market the show ''SmashLab'' ''Series/SmashLab'' when it premiered.



** Playboy actually sold compilations of all its articles. You can get the last Playboy John Lennon interview as a book too.
** The founder actually stated that, without the naughty pictures, Playboy would have been a literary magazine.

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** Playboy ''Playboy'' actually sold compilations of all its articles. You can get the last Playboy ''Playboy'' John Lennon interview as a book too.
** The founder actually stated that, without the naughty pictures, Playboy ''Playboy'' would have been a literary magazine.magazine.
* One commercial for the {{fanservice}}-ridden ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3'' for has a player insisting he only plays if for the fighting.
28th Sep '17 11:02:21 AM Mdumas43073
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[[TropeNamer Name comes from]] a common justification for reading ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' magazine, which an incredible number of people claim to only read for the articles. While certainly [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]] today as a ''legitimate'' excuse, this could have reasonably been TruthInTelevision in TheSixties and TheSeventies; ''Playboy'' paid writers nearly three times as much as other publications, meaning that it drew considerable talent, such as Creator/JackKerouac and Creator/ArthurCClarke, and interviewed interesting people like [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King]] and UsefulNotes/FidelCastro. It still features a variety of short stories, snippets, and interviews that wouldn't be out of place in ''Magazine/TheNewYorker''... Just with naked women. This is true to the point that the Braille edition of ''Playboy'' is one of the top selling Braille magazines, even though it completely lacks [[BowChickaWowWow its usual selling point.]] To be honest, Playboy does have a startling amount of purely factual and text articles. It's either intellectual content with a pornographic bonus or [[UsefulNotes/{{Pornography}} pornography]] with an intellectual bonus. Writers will tell you that getting published in ''Playboy'' really is a big deal - and they're right. In 2015 ''Playboy'' announced they were dropping nudity (largely due to TheInternetIsForPorn destroying their business model, but also affected by accusations of MagazineDecay (next to no articles, almost all exploitative FanService). However, they later announced that they were bringing back nude photo shoots after a year-long absence starting in 2017.

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[[TropeNamer Name comes from]] a common justification for reading ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' magazine, which an incredible number of people claim to only read for the articles. While certainly [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]] today as a ''legitimate'' excuse, this could have reasonably been TruthInTelevision in TheSixties and TheSeventies; ''Playboy'' paid writers nearly three times as much as other publications, meaning that it drew considerable talent, such as Creator/JackKerouac and Creator/ArthurCClarke, and interviewed interesting people like [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King]] and UsefulNotes/FidelCastro. It still features a variety of short stories, snippets, and interviews that wouldn't be out of place in ''Magazine/TheNewYorker''... Just with just surrounded by pictures of naked women. This is true to the point that the Braille edition of ''Playboy'' is one of the top selling Braille magazines, even though it completely lacks [[BowChickaWowWow its usual selling point.]] To be honest, Playboy does have a startling amount of purely factual and text articles. It's either intellectual content with a pornographic bonus or [[UsefulNotes/{{Pornography}} pornography]] with an intellectual bonus. Writers will tell you that getting published in ''Playboy'' really is a big deal - and they're right. In 2015 ''Playboy'' announced they were dropping nudity (largely due to TheInternetIsForPorn destroying their business model, but also affected by accusations of MagazineDecay (next to no articles, almost all exploitative FanService). However, they later announced that they were bringing back nude photo shoots after a year-long absence starting in 2017.
28th Sep '17 11:01:52 AM Mdumas43073
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[[TropeNamer Name comes from]] a common justification for reading ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' magazine, which an incredible number of people claim to only read for the articles. While certainly [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]] today as a ''legitimate'' excuse, this could have reasonably been TruthInTelevision in TheSixties and TheSeventies. Playboy paid writers nearly three times as much as other publications, meaning that it drew considerable talent, such as Creator/JackKerouac and Creator/ArthurCClarke, and interviewed interesting people like [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King]] and UsefulNotes/FidelCastro. It still features a variety of short stories, snippets, and interviews that wouldn't be out of place in ''Magazine/TheNewYorker''... Just with naked women. This is true to the point that the Braille edition of ''Playboy'' is one of the top selling Braille magazines, even though it completely lacks [[BowChickaWowWow its usual selling point.]] To be honest, Playboy does have a startling amount of purely factual and text articles. It's either intellectual content with a pornographic bonus or [[UsefulNotes/{{Pornography}} pornography]] with an intellectual bonus. Writers will tell you that getting published in ''Playboy'' really is a big deal - and they're right. In 2015 ''Playboy'' announced they were dropping nudity (largely due to TheInternetIsForPorn destroying their business model, but also affected by accusations of MagazineDecay (next to no articles, almost all exploitative FanService). However, they later announced that they were bringing back nude photo shoots after a year-long absence starting in 2017.

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[[TropeNamer Name comes from]] a common justification for reading ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' magazine, which an incredible number of people claim to only read for the articles. While certainly [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]] today as a ''legitimate'' excuse, this could have reasonably been TruthInTelevision in TheSixties and TheSeventies. Playboy TheSeventies; ''Playboy'' paid writers nearly three times as much as other publications, meaning that it drew considerable talent, such as Creator/JackKerouac and Creator/ArthurCClarke, and interviewed interesting people like [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King]] and UsefulNotes/FidelCastro. It still features a variety of short stories, snippets, and interviews that wouldn't be out of place in ''Magazine/TheNewYorker''... Just with naked women. This is true to the point that the Braille edition of ''Playboy'' is one of the top selling Braille magazines, even though it completely lacks [[BowChickaWowWow its usual selling point.]] To be honest, Playboy does have a startling amount of purely factual and text articles. It's either intellectual content with a pornographic bonus or [[UsefulNotes/{{Pornography}} pornography]] with an intellectual bonus. Writers will tell you that getting published in ''Playboy'' really is a big deal - and they're right. In 2015 ''Playboy'' announced they were dropping nudity (largely due to TheInternetIsForPorn destroying their business model, but also affected by accusations of MagazineDecay (next to no articles, almost all exploitative FanService). However, they later announced that they were bringing back nude photo shoots after a year-long absence starting in 2017.
27th Sep '17 11:22:55 PM kclantern1984
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Compare OrSoIHeard. Contrast with UnconventionalLearningExperience. Also see JustForFun/ComeForTheXStayForTheY.

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Compare OrSoIHeard.OrSoIHeard and JustHereForGodzilla. Contrast with UnconventionalLearningExperience. Also see JustForFun/ComeForTheXStayForTheY.
24th Sep '17 5:11:24 PM nombretomado
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Compare OrSoIHeard. Contrast with UnconventionalLearningExperience. Also see ComeForTheXStayForTheY.

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Compare OrSoIHeard. Contrast with UnconventionalLearningExperience. Also see ComeForTheXStayForTheY.
JustForFun/ComeForTheXStayForTheY.
26th Jul '17 11:27:33 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Referenced in ''VideoGame/MafiaII'': The game contains a number of "Playboy" centerfolds as collectibles. The games stats menu shows the amount of time looking at said collectibles as "Time spent on Playboy articles."

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* Referenced in ''VideoGame/MafiaII'': The game contains a number of "Playboy" ''Playboy'' centerfolds as collectibles. The games stats menu shows the amount of time looking at said collectibles as "Time spent on Playboy ''Playboy'' articles.""
* Taken even further in ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'', which once again has ''Playboy'' magazines as collectible items. Not only are the usual centerfolds there, but so are many of the articles, which contain interviews with famous '60s figures like historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., right-wing oil baron H. L. Hunt (known to modern pop culture as the inspiration for J. R. Ewing from ''Series/{{Dallas}}''), and anti-war [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Yale]] chaplain William Sloane Coffin.
14th Jul '17 6:04:10 PM foxley
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': While investigating the murder of a magazine editor in "Traffic", Nichols comments that his father used to read it and remembers an article featuring Ursula Andress in a brassiere that fired bullets. When Steven wryly asks "Your father read it?", he admits it was shared, then adds there was always a fight over the crossword.
14th Jul '17 12:31:22 PM xcountryguy
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** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] about ten seconds later when Francine comes barging in and thinks that Tangueray has stolen all the jewelry and silverware. Which [[ZigZaggedTrope Stan then admits ]] that he sold to finance his latest schemes]]

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** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] about ten seconds later when Francine comes barging in and thinks that Tangueray has stolen all the jewelry and silverware. Which [[ZigZaggedTrope Stan then admits ]] that he sold to finance his latest schemes]]
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