Awesome / Playboy

  • One awesome moment for Hef and Playboy: he serialized Fahrenheit 451 in a time when Ray Bradbury's novella was being banned and blacklisted by almost all other major publishers.
  • Another one for the Hef. A reader wrote in, asking for advice. Turns out the woman he proposed to was MTF transgender, and he was freaking out. Hefner bluntly answered "Big whoop!" and told the guy that this should not be a barrier to a happy marriage at all. ("You already fell in love with her before this") with the implication that the guy in question was being stupid about something very minor. If he wanted kids, there were plenty up for adoption, after all. This was back in the Seventies! Considering American society is still having trouble accommodating transgender people, it makes Hef's advice all the more awesome.
  • Hef once responded to a Twitter user who asked how he got so many "hoes" by saying (approximately) "I have so many girlfriends because I treat them with respect and don't call them 'hoes.'"