With Fahrenheit 911 hitting theaters this summer, Michael Moore is back--and he's sure to cause more controversy than ever with this incendiary film. "I finally ended up meeting him in Michigan, up near Traverse City, where he lives now," reports Contributing Editor David Sheff, who turned the questions on Moore for the Playboy Interview. "Walking along the streets with him offered an interesting revelation. This is not New York City or San Francisco; it's a small Midwestern town. And every single person we passed--young, old and everything in between--stopped him, patted him on the back and thanked him for what he's doing. He's a hero to Middle America. When Moore professes to be a champion of blue-collar folks it's easy not to take him seriously. But I got the sense that those are the people who love him."
In 1960 Hef opened the first Playboy Club, which revolutionized nightlife and provided a sexy, sophisticated playground for patrons. Back in the day, you may have been Bunny-dipped by everyone from Debbie Harry to Gloria Steinem. In honor of our 50th anniversary, we re-created the Playboy Clubs for 50 unforgettable parties in 50 cities.
I've learned that my father is cheating on my mother with a hooker who meets him at his office. This could ruin not only my parents' marriage but my reputation ("There's the guy whose father cheated on his wife"). What's the best way to end this before my mother finds out?--P.R., New Orleans, Louisiana
The conservative vocabulary uses emotion-laden images that serve as conversation stoppers--easy means of asserting conclusions without debate. After all, who could possibly be in favor of blaming America first? Who could stand against family values or a war on terror?
From a Dissent by Reuben Ortega, a California appeals judge, in a case in which two moviegoers sued Sony Pictures for running ads with praise from a reviewer who didn't exist. The court ruled that the suit could proceed. The plaintiffs have asked for $4.5 million, to be split among everyone persuaded to see Rob Schneider's The Animal or led to believe that Heath Ledger was "the year's hottest star": "Imagine the great contribution this case will make to our quality of life and to justice in America. A new day will dawn, from which time no one will ever again be fooled by a promotion touting a movie as the greatest artistic accomplishment of the ages. From that day on, all persons will be able to absolutely rely on the truth and accuracy of movie ads. No longer will people be seen lurching like mindless zombies toward the theater, compelled by a puff piece.... We should be occupying ourselves with resolving legitimate disputes instead of laughable cases designed to generate attorney fees."
On the birthday of this great nation let us celebrate an enduring tradition--our presidents' secret service. Take this quiz and put your patriotism to the test. And remember: If the Oval Office is rocking, don't bother knocking
A retired sailor put on his old uniform and headed for the docks. He found a prostitute, who took him to a motel. They started going at it. In need of some reassurance that he was as good as her young clients, he asked, "How am I doing?"
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Card Sharks--You've got to know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. You've also got to know when to walk away and invent a new Casino game that will make you a Millionaire. Meet the latest breed of Gamblers--The guys behind Caribbean Stud, three-card poker and let it ride--Who bet their lives for rich payoffs. Plus: What are the odds you could invent the next big game? by John Bloom