our friend doug makes his first appearance in “hustler”

I’ve just been informed by our friend Doug Skinner, that he’s quoted somewhere in the current issue of “Hustler.” I just went to the “Hustler” website to verify this, but I couldn’t find a September table of contents anywhere. There was a note indicating that this issue contained all the regular features, however, like the much beloved “Beaver Hunt,” but there was no mention of a special section on the famous researcher of anomalous phenomena, Charles Fort (who, I imagine, probably went on many a giant beaver hunt in his time).

According to Doug, he did an interview with their writer some time ago, for an article on Fort, and he’s been told that it’s on newsstands now. I would imagine that it’s fairly common practice for adult magazines to throw in a lot of non-porn filler just to boost an issue’s page-count, but I can’t for the life of me guess what it is that the folks at “Hustler” think their readers would like about Fort (other than, of course, his fascination with giant beavers). Maybe it doesn’t matter. Maybe the writers are just allowed to indulge their own interests when filling the pages between graphic, hyper-gynecological photo essays. Or, maybe they’ve done the market research and found that men like to read about long-dead researchers of the unexplained after climax. (Which reminds me of a comment that was left here at MM.com a few weeks ago in a thread about Jack Benny.)

Anyway, if you’re a subscriber of “Hustler” and have the new issue laying around, I’d appreciate it if you would send me a note and let me know what you thought of the piece, and where it was located in relation to the porn. (As some of you may know, the magazine I publish with my wife was reviewed (favorably) in “Screw” magazine a several years ago and they were nice enough to tear out the page and send it to us. I can’t convey to you what an unusual feeling it is to see your name printed on the other side of an in-depth piece on “ethnic” vaginas. I’m just hoping that Doug doesn’t suffer the same indignity.)

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  1. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted September 5, 2006 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Perhaps they’re planning to somehow tie in Mr. Skinner’s fascination with Richard Shaver. I imagine that a headline reading “Confessions of a Teenage Shaver and the Old Man Who Hunted the Giant Beaver” might sell quite a few magazines.

  2. It's Skinner Again
    Posted September 5, 2006 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Shaver used to stare at rocks until he saw pictures in them; I expect “Hustler” readers to do the same with its photos.

  3. mark
    Posted September 5, 2006 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Rocks are God’s porn.

  4. It's Skinner Again
    Posted September 7, 2006 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    But what is God’s blog?

    I just got my copy of the article: I’m quoted in Part 2, in the November issue. They lied to me. Anyway, you’ll have to wait until November to see me quoted briefly on the ideals of classical scepticism amid dirty pictures.

  5. gina cochina
    Posted September 22, 2006 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    I realize I am commenting pretty late on this, but I just discovered this blog today. I have been reading Crimewave for years, and in fact you once considered running my column “Freak Magnet,” but then didn’t put out an issue for a really long time…

    In any case, I write for the Hustler website now. We took all the articles down when that whole 2257 thing happened a year or so ago. We have no plans to put them back up, which sucks ass for me as getting to read Hustler for free was one of the perks of the job. Now there is nothing on the site but actual porn, and who wants to look at that? Probably everyone except me, thanks to nearly five years at Hustler.

  6. mark
    Posted September 23, 2006 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Hey, it’s good to hear from you. Crimewave isn’t dead, it’s just not feeling so well at the moment. (You can find the whole story here somewhere, but, long story short, our distributor went out of business owing us over $4K, which would have paid for the next issue.)

    What do you write for the Hustler website?

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