History Main / IReadItForTheArticles

8th Apr '17 10:09:45 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc'': Daphne spots Fred with a copy of his favorite magazine "[[HilariousInHindsight Traps Illustrated]]" with a female cheesecake photo on the cover. Fred's alibi is that he reads it for the articles. (This being Fred, it's very possible he's sincere.)

to:

* ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc'': ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Daphne spots Fred with a copy of his favorite magazine "[[HilariousInHindsight Traps Illustrated]]" with a female cheesecake photo on the cover. Fred's alibi is that he reads it for the articles. (This being Fred, it's very possible he's sincere.)
4th Apr '17 2:13:39 AM Divra
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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."
6th Mar '17 3:25:36 PM NNinja
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Early in ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga Light's younger sister found a dirty magazine is his room, which he claims he only read for the article about Kira.
[[/folder]]
4th Mar '17 1:30:32 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[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 JackKerouac and 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).

to:

[[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 JackKerouac Creator/JackKerouac and ArthurCClarke, 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).
FanService). However, they later announced that they were bringing back nude photo shoots after a year-long absence starting in 2017.
20th Feb '17 5:07:39 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Used on one episode of ''Radio/TheNowShow'' with a song, one of whose lines was "you don't read [[BritishNewspapers The]] [[PageThreeStunna Sun]] for the news" (as well as going through every other example of PoorMansPorn).

to:

* Used on one episode of ''Radio/TheNowShow'' with a song, one of whose lines was "you don't read [[BritishNewspapers [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The]] [[PageThreeStunna Sun]] for the news" (as well as going through every other example of PoorMansPorn).
12th Feb '17 10:00:36 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/constitution_6330.jpg]]

to:

[[quoteright:250:http://static.[[quoteright:250:[[{{Pun}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/constitution_6330.jpg]]
jpg]]]]
2nd Feb '17 6:58:38 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Used on one episode of ''TheNowShow'' with a song, one of whose lines was "you don't read [[BritishNewspapers The]] [[PageThreeStunna Sun]] for the news" (as well as going through every other example of PoorMansPorn).

to:

* Used on one episode of ''TheNowShow'' ''Radio/TheNowShow'' with a song, one of whose lines was "you don't read [[BritishNewspapers The]] [[PageThreeStunna Sun]] for the news" (as well as going through every other example of PoorMansPorn).
10th Jan '17 6:05:37 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

10th Jan '17 6:04:57 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[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 JackKerouac and 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.

to:

[[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 JackKerouac and 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.
nudity (largely due to TheInternetIsForPorn destroying their business model, but also affected by accusations of MagazineDecay (next to no articles, almost all exploitative FanService).
8th Jan '17 5:45:11 PM Quanyails
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Homer tries to use this excuse on Marge in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', so she calls his bluff and cuts out all of the naked women. Homer sadly throws the ''Playdude'' in the garbage where Bart finds it, and apparently not realizing that something is missing, assumes the articles are what the big deal is about ([[FridgeLogic But what about the articles on the other side of the paper?]])-

to:

* Homer tries to use this excuse on Marge in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', so she calls his bluff and cuts out all of the naked women. Homer sadly throws the ''Playdude'' in the garbage where Bart finds it, and apparently not realizing that something is missing, assumes the articles are what the big deal is about ([[FridgeLogic But what about the articles on the other side of the paper?]])-paper?]])
This list shows the last 10 events of 205. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.IReadItForTheArticles