The Parents Television Council Is Full Of Shit: The Playboy Club Edition

Last week, NBC cancelled The Playboy Club after only three episodes due to low ratings. The Parents Television Council celebrated the move as it resulted in the end of a show that they considered to be inappropriate for network television. Despite the fact that the show aired beyond the watershed at 10:00 PM and its content was reportedly mild compared to what you’d find on premium cable shows at the same time of day, the PTC claimed victory for their moral elite.

But what the PTC right to launch a campaign against The Playboy Club before even watching an episode? I watched all three episodes, read all the PTC’s press releases and looked up the history of the real Playboy Clubs to find out. Continue reading


Wednesday Link-Off: Alcohol is the Answer

jessiqa-pace1Headlining the post in Jessiqa Pace. She was on a sign for Martini & Rossi at the Monaco Grand Prix. The drivers insisted that the sign was changed or taken down because they found it distracting. I can understand why. After the jump, ESPN synced the tapes of Lebron’s game winning three and the Cleveland news crew watching it in the studio.

We all know celebrities like to use their connections to get good seats at sporting events. Apparently, Drew Barrymore doesn’t just have ticket connections but also some with the beer vendors. (Steady Burn)

Speaking of booze, the taps will be dry in Rome for this afternoon’s EUFA Champions League final in Rome. Another shot in the war against hooliganism. (BBC) Our Lowdown radio soccer expert is in Rome. He’s likely crying into his near-beer as we read. Nah, he’ll be hammered by now.

What do you do when your bank gives you £4 million more than you asked them for? You transfer it offshore and get the hell out of the country. (Guardian)

This is a textbook example of irony: A man named as the most litigious man in the world by the Guinness World Records people is suing them. He claims they’re printing false information and calling him unflattering names. (Spokesman-Review)

While everyone complains about how expensive tickets are to the new Yankee Stadium, there is an upside. One Time Magazine reporter found a loophole in the all-you-can-eat food deal you get with Legends Suite seating. (Time)

Text messaging is destroying today’s youth. OMG! Won’t somebody spare a thought for the parents who may be paying for it. (New York Times)

4Chan is at it again. They uploaded a bunch of porn on to YouTube but hid it under titles like “Hannah Montana” and “Jonas Brothers”. I would insist that someone think of the children but, using my theory of kids finding out stuff, they would know about that before they’re teenagers. If the internet doesn’t get them, sex ed will. (BBC)

A nudity complaint about a topless bar? Is that really necessary? Wait, it was a topless donut shop? How has that not caught on in Canada, the home of the donut? (AP/Yahoo)

The plasticine garden just won’t go away. Especially now that it is going to be turned into a permanent exhibit at a location to be disclosed later. It’s a made-for-TV-special monster. (Daily Telegraph)

Coca-Cola would be proud. Traces of cocaine were found in Red Bull cola. Cola historians would know that Coca-Cola originally contained cocaine, hence the name “Coca”. (Daily Mail)

It’s a new world record! A grandmother in Atlantic City broke the world record for the longest craps roll by over an hour. (WPVI)

If they can’t spell their team’s name right, did you think that the Washington Nationals could spell the name of a former president? (D.C. Sports Blog)

Men all over the world will shed a tear when they hear about this. Hef is considering selling Playboy. (Daily Telegraph) Continue reading

Canada’s Sexiest Sportscasters

Playboy is following up on their sexiest sportscaster poll (won, of course, by Erin Andrews) with a list of the sexiest international sportscasters.

Canada has two entrants on the ten woman list.  And in case your firewall at work won’t let you click on to Playboy’s complete list, I have the nomination videos for you here.

Martine Gaillard (Sportsnet)

This video of Martine isn’t as flattering as most of the other videos Playboy uses and definitely not as flattering as the next one. On the other hand, she is probably the best of Playboy’s bunch at doing her job. But just to be mentioned with the world’s hottest does Martine justice.

Jennifer Hedger (TSN)

What was I saying about flattering? What was I on about in the first place? Is it too late to mention that YouTube suggests that the video may not be suitable for minors? Does anyone care?

The Lowdown’s Unofficial Honourable Mention: Evanka Osmak (Sportsnet)

I’ll admit, I was surprised she didn’t make the list. But then again, when was the last time anyone saw her on Connected? Do something about it Sportsnet!