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11th Jun '16 2:08:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* At least at one point, ''{{Playboy}}'' sold and advertised shirts with their logo in small and the trope name in large print.

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* At least at one point, ''{{Playboy}}'' ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' sold and advertised shirts with their logo in small and the trope name in large print.
29th Jan '16 6:31:21 AM LondonKdS
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* Implied in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' with the magazine ''Back-Alley Pins''. While most pin-collector magazines treat acuphilia as SeriousBusiness, this one mostly contains pictures of young women wearing leather. "But, to be fair, they're mostly holding pins." (This is a parody of the real British motorbike magazine ''Back Street Heroes'', notorious for being crammed with pictures of scantily-clad {{Biker Babe}}s.)

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* Implied in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' with the magazine ''Back-Alley Pins''. While most pin-collector magazines treat acuphilia as SeriousBusiness, this one mostly contains pictures of young women wearing leather. "But, to be fair, they're mostly holding pins." (This is a parody of the real British motorbike magazine ''Back Street Heroes'', notorious for being crammed with pictures of scantily-clad {{Biker Babe}}s.{{Hood Ornament Hottie}}s.)
25th Jan '16 1:58:34 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* In the Most Unperceptive Review Ever Written, "Country Life" magazine praised "Lady Chatterly's Lover" for it's decription of the life and duties of a professional Gamekeeper, only noting that "regrettably, the reader has to wade through a great deal of extraneous material to reach the interesting passages....."
12th Jan '16 7:39:03 AM LondonKdS
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* Implied in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' with the magazine ''Back-Alley Pins''. While most pin-collector magazines treat acuphilia as SeriousBusiness, this one mostly contains pictures of young women wearing leather. "But, to be fair, they're mostly holding pins."

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* Implied in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' with the magazine ''Back-Alley Pins''. While most pin-collector magazines treat acuphilia as SeriousBusiness, this one mostly contains pictures of young women wearing leather. "But, to be fair, they're mostly holding pins."" (This is a parody of the real British motorbike magazine ''Back Street Heroes'', notorious for being crammed with pictures of scantily-clad {{Biker Babe}}s.)
10th Jan '16 4:24:20 AM Reymma
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', after Snake escapes from Groznyj Grad's prison, should he have the magazines on him prior to capture, calling EVA will have her reveal that she knows about the magazines (although she nonetheless promises not to throw anything away), with Snake being unable to explain why he had them. EVA, however, isn't too upset that he has them in themselves, more that he would actually read them during a mission, or that he would use them to distract an enemy, explaining that [[ThatCameOutWrong he should request her help [in distracting the enemy], at least]].

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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', after Snake escapes from Groznyj Grad's prison, should he have the magazines on him prior to capture, calling EVA will have her reveal that she knows about the magazines (although she nonetheless promises not to throw anything away), with Snake being unable to explain why he had them. EVA, however, isn't too upset that he has them in themselves, more that he would actually read them during a mission, or that he would use them to distract an enemy, explaining that [[ThatCameOutWrong he should request her help [in in distracting the enemy], enemy, at least]].
10th Jan '16 4:23:21 AM Reymma
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* InUniverse in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'': when asked by Miss Kitty in New Reno why you have some Cat's Paw magazines on you, you can reply that you read them for the articles.

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* InUniverse in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'': when asked by Miss Kitty in New Reno why you have some Cat's Paw magazines on you, you can reply that you read them for the articles.



* InUniverse in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', after Snake escapes from Groznyj Grad's prison, should he have the magazines on him prior to capture, calling EVA will have her reveal that she knows about the magazines (although she nonetheless promises not to throw anything away), with Snake being unable to explain why he had them. EVA, however, isn't too upset that he has them in themselves, more that he would actually read them during a mission, or that he would use them to distract an enemy, explaining that [[ThatCameOutWrong he should request her help [in distracting the enemy], at least]].

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* InUniverse in In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', after Snake escapes from Groznyj Grad's prison, should he have the magazines on him prior to capture, calling EVA will have her reveal that she knows about the magazines (although she nonetheless promises not to throw anything away), with Snake being unable to explain why he had them. EVA, however, isn't too upset that he has them in themselves, more that he would actually read them during a mission, or that he would use them to distract an enemy, explaining that [[ThatCameOutWrong he should request her help [in distracting the enemy], at least]].
9th Jan '16 3:01:31 PM Spindriver
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* [[YaoiFangirl Ruby Larose]] of ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' sometimes declares that she likes {{Yaoi}} for the stories. This isn't totally convincking. She does become a bit more honest about such things as she experiences CharacterDevelopment.

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* [[YaoiFangirl Ruby Larose]] of ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' sometimes declares has been known to declare that she likes reads {{Yaoi}} for the stories. This isn't totally convincking.convincing (though she does pay attention to the characters and plots). She does become a bit more honest about such things as she experiences CharacterDevelopment.
9th Jan '16 11:12:08 AM Spindriver
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* [[YaoiFangirl Ruby Larose]] of ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' sometimes declares that she likes {{Yaoi}} for the stories. This isn't totally convincking. She does become a bit more honest about such things as she experiences CharacterDevelopment.
3rd Jan '16 3:56:31 PM StFan
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[[folder:Film]]
* In a review of ''Film/TheBourneLegacy'' in ''The Irish Times'', film critic Donald Clarke joked that people who claim to watch Film/TheBourneSeries for the plot are rather analogous to people who claim to read ''Playboy'' for the articles.
* In ''Film/MajorLeague II'', catcher Rube Baker actually does read ''Playboy'' for the articles...which the coaching staff uses to help him get over his throwing problems.

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[[folder:Film]]
[[folder:Comedy]]
* In one sketch, the French comedian trio "Les Inconnus" mentioned the magazine ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_%28French_magazine%29 Photo]]'', an art photography magazine featuring naked models , which can "provide a review good alibi" when in society:
-->''"...it looks very smart, you can read it in front
of ''Film/TheBourneLegacy'' people: '- what are you reading ?' '- I'm reading ''Photo''... You know, I recently took interest in ''The Irish Times'', film critic Donald Clarke joked that people who claim to Photography...'"''
* In the Creator/RobinWilliams show ''Weapons Of Self Destruction'', he takes a jab at NASCAR fans.
-->'''Robin:''' "I
watch Film/TheBourneSeries NASCAR for the plot are rather analogous to people who claim to read ''Playboy'' driving." Yeah, and I watch porn for the articles.
* In ''Film/MajorLeague II'', catcher Rube Baker actually does read ''Playboy'' for the articles...which the coaching staff uses to help him get over his throwing problems.
acting. ''YOU LIAR!!!''



[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions'', although Kilgore Trout's novels once sold at a high price to people who bought them for the "wide-open beavers" advertised on their covers in banners larger than the stories' titles, they later sold at a far lower price to people who bought them for the words, since hard-core pornography had become so devalued that "even high quality color motion pictures of wide-open beavers were going begging in the marketplace." When Kilgore Trout buys an old issue of ''Black Garterbelt'' magazine including one of his own stories, the cashier thinks he's just buying it for the PoorMansPorn.
* Creator/DaveBarry mentions this excuse in one of his books: "you read it for the articles despite knowing how hard it is to read sideways."
* Implied in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' with the magazine ''Back-Alley Pins''. While most pin-collector magazines treat acuphilia as SeriousBusiness, this one mostly contains pictures of young women wearing leather. "But, to be fair, they're mostly holding pins."

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[[folder:Literature]]
[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions'', although Kilgore Trout's novels once sold at a high price to people who bought them From ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
** Paraphrased:
--->'''Andy:''' Peter, I found something interesting under your mattress.\\
'''Peter:''' Mom, I swear, I only read those magazines
for the "wide-open beavers" advertised on their covers articles!\\
'''Andy:''' I meant this baseball mitt. Now, about those magazines...
** Another strip has Jason excitedly carrying a stack of National Geographics. Roger assumes that he intends to use it as PoorMansPorn, but it turns out he and his pal [[BlackBestFriend Marcus]] actually were interested
in banners larger than the stories' titles, they later sold at a far lower price articles, particularly the Apollo 11 pictures.
** In another one, Peter claims
to people who have bought them the ''Sports Illustrated'' Swimsuit Edition for an article on marlin fishing off Bora Bora. His mother offers to cut the words, since hard-core article out for him and his impassioned response is "And read it out of context?".
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/PoochCafe'' when Chaz tries to convince Poncho that a collarless dog is still decent by showing him wolf photos. (Kinda gives a new meaning to NationalGeographicNudity.)
* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' had a strip where the Wizard is told by his shrewish wife that his girly magazine arrived in the mail. The Wizard objects, noting the fine articles in it; she says that she's glad he thinks that way, because she cut out the pictures (which horrifies the Wizard).
* ''ComicStrip/{{Alex}}'': In one strip Clive his shocked when he flicks through his boss's collection of leatherbound Victorian
pornography had become so devalued and discovers how explicit they are. Penny remarks that "even high quality color motion pictures of wide-open beavers shouldn't be, as they were going begging in the marketplace." When Kilgore Trout buys an old issue that era's equivalent of ''Black Garterbelt'' magazine including one of his own stories, the cashier thinks he's just buying it for the PoorMansPorn.
* Creator/DaveBarry mentions
''Playboy'' and ''Penthouse''. Clive responds that this excuse in one of his books: "you read it for is why he thought they would have the articles despite knowing how hard it is to read sideways."
* Implied
occassional article about Stephenson's Rocket or spinning jennys in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' with the magazine ''Back-Alley Pins''. While most pin-collector magazines treat acuphilia as SeriousBusiness, this one mostly contains pictures of young women wearing leather. "But, them, so that a chap could claim to be fair, they're mostly holding pins."reading them for that.



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In a review of ''Film/TheBourneLegacy'' in ''The Irish Times'', film critic Donald Clarke joked that people who claim to watch Film/TheBourneSeries for the plot are rather analogous to people who claim to read ''Playboy'' for the articles.
* In ''Film/MajorLeague II'', catcher Rube Baker actually does read ''Playboy'' for the articles...which the coaching staff uses to help him get over his throwing problems.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions'', although Kilgore Trout's novels once sold at a high price to people who bought them for the "wide-open beavers" advertised on their covers in banners larger than the stories' titles, they later sold at a far lower price to people who bought them for the words, since hard-core pornography had become so devalued that "even high quality color motion pictures of wide-open beavers were going begging in the marketplace." When Kilgore Trout buys an old issue of ''Black Garterbelt'' magazine including one of his own stories, the cashier thinks he's just buying it for the PoorMansPorn.
* Creator/DaveBarry mentions this excuse in one of his books: "you read it for the articles despite knowing how hard it is to read sideways."
* Implied in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' with the magazine ''Back-Alley Pins''. While most pin-collector magazines treat acuphilia as SeriousBusiness, this one mostly contains pictures of young women wearing leather. "But, to be fair, they're mostly holding pins."
[[/folder]]



* In the ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One Where Chandler Crosses a Line":
-->'''Kathy:''' Oh, God, is that ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''?\\

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}''
**
In the ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One Where Chandler Crosses a Line":
-->'''Kathy:''' --->'''Kathy:''' Oh, God, is that ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''?\\



* Another inversion happens in ''MorkAndMindy'' in an episode where Mork becomes addicted to advertisements. When Mindy finds a magazine, Mork says "I swear, I only read it for the naked women."

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* Another inversion happens in ''MorkAndMindy'' ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' in an episode where Mork becomes addicted to advertisements. When Mindy finds a magazine, Mork says "I swear, I only read it for the naked women."



* ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'' - Sam's excuse while hiding a tape recorder under Gene's copy of Jugs.
-->"You know what the really sad thing is? I believe you."
* Theo uses this as a defense for Cliff finding a Biker Mag in his sock drawer on TheCosbyShow.

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* ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'' - ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'': Sam's excuse while hiding a tape recorder under Gene's copy of Jugs.
-->"You -->'''Gene:''' You know what the really sad thing is? I believe you."
you.
* Theo uses this as a defense for Cliff finding a Biker Mag in his sock drawer on TheCosbyShow. ''Series/TheCosbyShow''.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* From ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' (paraphrased):
-->'''Andy''': Peter, I found something interesting under your mattress.\\
'''Peter''': Mom, I swear, I only read those magazines for the articles!\\
'''Andy''': I meant this baseball mitt. Now, about those magazines...
** Another strip has Jason excitedly carrying a stack of National Geographics. Roger assumes that he intends to use it as PoorMansPorn, but it turns out he and his pal [[BlackBestFriend Marcus]] actually were interested in the articles, particularly the Apollo 11 pictures.
** In another one, Peter claims to have bought the ''Sports Illustrated'' Swimsuit Edition for an article on marlin fishing off Bora Bora. His mother offers to cut the article out for him and his impassioned response is "And read it out of context?".
* Parodied in ''PoochCafe'' when Chaz tries to convince Poncho that a collarless dog is still decent by showing him wolf photos. (Kinda gives a new meaning to NationalGeographicNudity.)
* ''TheWizardOfId'' had a strip where the Wizard is told by his shrewish wife that his girly magazine arrived in the mail. The Wizard objects, noting the fine articles in it; she says that she's glad he thinks that way, because she cut out the pictures (which horrifies the Wizard).
* ''ComicStrip/{{Alex}}'': In one strip Clive his shocked when he flicks through his boss's collection of leatherbound Victorian pornography and discovers how explicit they are. Penny remarks that shouldn't be, as they were that era's equivalent of ''Playboy'' and ''Penthouse''. Clive responds that this is why he thought they would have the occassional article about Stephenson's Rocket or spinning jennys in them, so that a chap could claim to be reading them for that.
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* In one sketch, the French comedian trio "Les Inconnus" mentioned the magazine ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_%28French_magazine%29 Photo]]'', an art photography magazine featuring naked models , which can "provide a good alibi" when in society:
-->''"...it looks very smart, you can read it in front of people: '- what are you reading ?' '- I'm reading ''Photo''... You know, I recently took interest in Photography...'"''
* In the Creator/RobinWilliams show ''Weapons Of Self Destruction'', he takes a jab at NASCAR fans.
-->'''Robin:''' "I watch NASCAR for the driving." Yeah, and I watch porn for the acting. ''YOU LIAR!!!''
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* In one sketch, the French comedian trio "Les Inconnus" mentioned the magazine ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_%28French_magazine%29 Photo]]'', an art photography magazine featuring naked models , which can "provide a good alibi" when in society:
-->''"...it looks very smart, you can read it in front of people: '- what are you reading ?' '- I'm reading ''Photo''... You know, I recently took interest in Photography...'"''
* In the Creator/RobinWilliams show ''Weapons Of Self Destruction'', he takes a jab at NASCAR fans.
-->'''Robin:''' "I watch NASCAR for the driving." Yeah, and I watch porn for the acting. ''YOU LIAR!!!''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:VideoGames]]
[[folder:Video Games]]



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22nd Nov '15 10:46:41 AM nombretomado
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* From ''FoxTrot'' (paraphrased):

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* From ''FoxTrot'' ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' (paraphrased):
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