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Playboy’s New Web Bet: Ditch the Naked Ladies

Odds are, even if you really enjoy looking at naked ladies on the Internet, you don’t spend much time thinking about Playboy. So what about a Playboy site that doesn’t feature naked ladies?

That appears to be what the publisher has in mind with, a “safe-for-work” site it has in the works (don’t bother trying out the URL–nothing to see there now).

PaidContent’s David Kaplan, who had to sit through Playboy’s (PLA) earnings call this morning, doesn’t have any other details, presumably because Playboy didn’t offer them up.

But it’s easy to imagine what a Playboy-run site you could view at work without getting fired might look like: Take a look at or or or any of Break Media‘s sites or…you get the picture.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus