Monday, October 2, 2017

Hef Is Dead

Hef is dead, at the remarkable age of 91 and Ross Douthat sums it up neatly, writing for the beastly New York Times.

This late phase was prettied up by reality television's The Girls Next Door, which kept the orgies offstage and relied on the girlfriends' mix of desperation, boredom and charisma for its strange appeal. The behind-the-scenes accounts were rather grimmer: depression and drugs, "dirty hallway carpets and the curtains that smell like dog piss," the chance to wait while Hef "picked the dog poo off the carpet — and then ask for our allowance.

Just to drive the message home, here's a quick infovideo, from California.

Mind how you go,



LL said...

Hef was a dirtbag.

Now he's a dead dirtbag.

Adrienne said...

A sad life.

Never heard of Weezer. Since we're actually musicians in this family there was no reason to know who this band was/is.

Fredd said...

Hugh Hefner was a pervert of the highest order. While he maintained his entire career that he was proud to free our culture of our puritanial sexual hangups, I would argue that he cheapened and transformed our culture into a vulgar shadow of its former self.

The guy was indeed a major league dirt bag. He did us no favors whatsoever. To hell with him and his putrid publication.

A little modesty never hurt anybody.

LSP said...

LL, you summed that up pretty neatly.

LSP said...

We're a pretty musical family here too, Adrienne, though I prefer the shooting, riding, fishing side of things. That said, I quite like the ridiculous "Beverley Hills" by Weezer, but we all have to scorn the dirty Playboy Mansion. I'd say RD's obit nails it.

LSP said...

Fredd, I couldn't agree more. And while I've never been to the Playboy Mansion, I'd be surprised if strong disinfectant wasn't in order after a visit.

Just a thought.