Friday, November 07, 2014

Playboy Cigarette Genius


"If she likes the offer, she might start to play. No strings attached."

10 comments:

PA said...

Hey Nikcrit, did you read Steve Sailer today? He wrote "Talented Tenth" in his post about Loretta Lynch.

peterike said...

You can practically see the Mad Men guys sitting around cranking out the text, back when the text was a huge part of advertising.

"And, you dog, you've got both kinds on hand."

You dog! Hah!

If they did that add today the copy would be something like "She's a proud Feminist not afraid to mash up gender roles..." and the hand would be a black guy's.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Peterike - The model and male hand would reflect probable reader and what his idealized mate would be. For a black mag, the female would look like the black lead girl in r. Kelly's "Step in the Name of Love" remix video

PA said...

Since the thread is a bit low today, I thought I'd share some historic semi-autobiography. The young man who is subject of this short Wiki article is an old comrade of one of my grandfathers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Bytnar

nikcrit said...

wrote "Talented Tenth" in his post about Loretta Lynch.

hehe. it's not that rare a phrase when used as casual shorthand to imply 'black middle-class' or 'black highbrow'; it's just sort of amusing the way you sometimes refer to it as some kind of literal, organized and conscientious entity.... (i know you know it's not)

PA said...

The Talented Tenth is basically a small subset of blacks who have been elevated by liberal white America into high positions. They were elevated either on merit (or usually sort-of merit when affirmative action is used to promote them beyond their natural station) or through becoming an athlete or an entertainer.

The key fact about today's Talented Tenth is that they are not an organic apex-population of their social pyramid, as is normally the case with any population's merit-elite. Rather, think of them in terms of a black pyramid's top being loped off and transplanted into a white social ecology. Or to use a horticultural analogy as I once did at GLP, they are a thin black branch grafted onto a white tree, requiring endless care so that it 'takes.'

nikcrit said...

OT@PA, SOBL, et.all,

We talked about movies the other day and PA mentioned some kid's movies, i.e., pixar flix....

I wondered what you fathers of teenagers think of that movie adaption of 'Holes'; that one seems to be the 21st-century canon-bearer in terms of american elementary and middle-school lit curriculum; you see it EVERYWHERE,a la the way older X'ers encountered S.E. Hinton's 'The Outsiders' when we were kids.
FWIW, I saw it during some vaguely-related junket, which i don't fully recall, and thought it was pretty good; i recall being surprised that i stayed with it start-to-finish, even though it was marketed solidly as a 'kid's movie' and i didn't have to be familiar with it as part of an assignment or whatever. I also recall being drawn in some by the mulatto-thematic the story maintained.... this, though i couldn't tell you right now what exactly the specific plot was.

I wondered if you guys had some alt-right critique of that one; it is influential in both city and suburban public-school districts.

nikcrit said...

Rather, think of them in terms of a black pyramid's top being loped off and transplanted into a white social ecology.

That is a result of your limited self-interest in the matter, so thus accordingly your perspective!

You often assume your particular socio-ethnic-economic perspective is universal and, thus, empirical fact.

It is, in fact ----- but just for you!

You also racialize the hierarchy of public-figurehood: I mean, say, melissa perry harris is a black female you say is 'placed' by elite white liberals.
But I'd put it more as she has a show and her ratings, and pretty much ratings solely, will determine if she's 'allowed to exist.'

And that is a perspective that you routinely deploy yourself when speaking of white public figures, because you think of 'white' as a default.

I raise the point solely to show you the inconsistency in your act of measuring perceptions to form a objective social observation ----- NOT to extend a moral platitude about your perception itself.







PA said...

I wonder if she showed her breasts during the shoot, or kept them constantly covered.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Hqving seen the Elvgren model + picture comparisons, I'd guess she had her torso exposed as they'd need for the painted image. Stripping after for the artist... unknown.