Issue: 20070801

Wednesday, August 1, 2007
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SMALL-TOWN TRIPLETS: 300°/o NUDITY
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For a guy on the job, Eric Spitznagel
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BRUTTESTDRIVE
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NEGRA MODELO
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THE WORLD OF PLAYBOY
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HEF SIGHTINGS, MANSION FROLICS AND NIGHTLIFE NOTES
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HANGIN' WITH HEF
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Playboy
THE DISH FROM NASH
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Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns is articulate, pro-peace and a nonwhiner (Pltiyboy Inlentieu', May). If he believes thai makes him a "cheeseball." bring on the Ritz crackers.
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Dear Playboy
STEAKING A CLAIM
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1 visited Crescent City Steaks for the first time after seeing it listed in "Amer­ica's Top 10 Steakhouses" (Mantrack, May). While it makes a good steak, I wouldn't want your readers to think it is the best New Orleans has to offer. I recommend visitors first hit Dickie Brennan's, Emeril's Delmonico, Shu-la's and Morton's.
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Dear Playboy
GONE TOO SOON
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Thank you for bringing some dignity to the otherwise tasteless media atten­tion given to Anna Nicole Smith after her death (Remembering Anna, May). Colleen Davis Las Vegas, Nevada
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Dear Playboy
BOOTLEG SEX
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I found .SV.v in Iran (May) compel­ling, but it left me wondering about the rate of STDs in that country. How about the availability of birth control? Are many children born out of wed­lock? Are abortions allowed?
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Dear Playboy
A NEW FALCO FAN
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Thank you lor introducing me to
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GIRLS OF CONFERENCE USA
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I purchased the May issue because I heard people talking about it on cam­pus here at the University of Houston. You couldn't have chosen better than Mandy Galloway {American Beauties). Forrest Long Houston, Texas
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Dear Playboy
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
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How could you lie to me like this? As a longtime subscriber, 1 have seen many breasts. If Playmate Shannon James (May Flower, May) is a C cup, I'm Hugh Hefner.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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After Hours
Sallie Toussaint
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PLANNING A MENAGE A TROIS? SHE'LL BRING THE BAGUETTE
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Wake-Up Calls
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ANDREA LOWELL IS A SPECIAL EDITIONS MODEL. KEVIN KLEIN IS SOME DUDE. TOGETHER THEY'RE THE PLAYBOY RADIO MORNING SHOW
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Stand-Up Gal
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"I will kiss on the first date if the guy really impressed me and turned me on. But it won't be hot and heavy. And I'll try to do it standing up. Lying down and kissing, even on the couch, leads to trouble. I said 'try'; I fail sometimes."
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En Fuego
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ADD SOUTH-OF-THE-BORDER SIZZLE TO YOUR CERVEZA
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Owning Up
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DAVID WAIN'S FAVORITE COMMANDMENTS (AND HOW HE BROKE THEM)
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They're Number One
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It was no surprise to us when the Girls Next Door: Season 2 DVD set topped Amazon.corn's list of best-selling reality-TV DVDs. Viewers can't get enough of the supremely rewatchable adventures of Holly, Bridget, Kendra and Hef— and the unblurred, unbleeped scenes raise the bar for DVD bonus material. What came in sec­ond? See for yourself.
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Two Cups a Day
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There's a war brewing up Seattle way—the good kind of war. To attract customers, drive-through Java shacks have replaced their usual dowdy barista aprons with push-up bras and garter belts. (Don't worry; the staff is exclusively female.) At joints like Java Girls, Natte Latte and Cowgirls Espresso (pictured), business is brisk. And the coffee? What coffee?
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Gentlemen Prefer Bronze
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PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO HAWAIIAN TROPIC FOUNDER RON RICE, LARA HAWORTH IS A SUNNY DELIGHT
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Why They Call Them That
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RANDOM ETYMOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT NAMES FOR BREASTS
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Going Ape
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"You can really make a comparison between an ath­letic event and this because this is four days of alert­ness and paying attention. Not as hard as doing a decathlon or a triathlon but still very, very hard."
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Play Mates
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Poker's status as a manly pursuit has lately taken a hit, now that raising and bluffing and trying to find an inside straight are fun for all. Revisit the un-PC yesterdays of playing cards with Stacked Decks: The Art and History of Erotic Playing Cards, out this month from Quirk Books.
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What They're Thinking
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According to Women's Health magazine, 86% of women think a five o'clock shadow is not "hot."
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Drug Money
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Health Canada, the Canadian national health department, buys medical marijuana from a licensed grower for $290.67 a kilo, then resells the drug to Canadian citizens officially permitted to use it for $132.63 per 30-gram bag (plus tax), or $4,421 a kilo. The government's profit exceeds 1,400%.
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Dumb Like a Fox
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On a quiz designed to test TV watchers' knowledge of cur­rent events, 54% of Daily Show and Colbert Report view­ers passed by answering at least two thirds of the ques­tions correctly; 35% of Fox News watchers did the same.
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Jackpot!
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Workers removing the 2,350 slot machines from the Sands Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City after its recent closing found $17,193.34 in tokens and money that had fallen or rolled under the machines over the years. By law, New Jersey receives a cut of 8%.
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Doctors With Borders
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New rules that require proof of U.S. citizenship for Medicaid coverage will save the state of Colorado $300,000. Implementing the rules will cost $2.9 million.
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Fall of the Machines
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13 people are killed each year when vending machines fall on them.
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Better See a Picture
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According to a Cornell University study of online
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Oh, Brother
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There are currently 32 closed-circuit TV surveil­lance cameras located within 200 yards of the flat where 1984 author George Orwell once lived.
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$5.5 million
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Price paid at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scotts-dale, Arizona for Carroll Shelby's 1966 Shelby Cobra "Super Snake." It was the highest price ever paid at auction for an American car.
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Erotic Erudition
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To raise money for Vienna's main public library, the city's administrators have set up a sex hotline. Callers pay 53 cents a minute to listen to a well-known local actress read scintillating passages from the institution's collection of more than lT2OO works of erotic fiction, dating back to the 18th century.
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THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
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Stephen Rebello
D'oh! Springfield has a cow on the big screen
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The Bourne Ultimatum
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(Matt Damon, David Strathairn, Joan Allen) In this third Bourne spy thriller, Damon tries to unravel the mysteries of the organiza­tion that morphed him into a lean, mean killing machine. This messes with the schemes of shadowy government man Strathairn, who retaliates by unleashing a new breed of assassins.
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Talk to Me
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(Don Cheadle. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen) Cheadle plays flamboyant, motormouthed ex-con Petey Greene, who turned his life around and became an iconic talk-radio personality in Wash­ington, D.C. during the 1960s. His power-to-the-people raps both inspired the black community and courted controversy.
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Rush Hour 3
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(Jackie Chan. Chris Tucker, Roman Polanski) The Laurel and Hardy of action comedies reunite when Tucker, now demoted to traffic cop, botches Chan's pursuit of a Chinese ambassador's assassin. The chase leads the duo to Paris, where they clash with the flics, agents of the Chinese Triad and each other.
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Stardust
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(Charlie Cox, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Peter O'Toole) Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel goes widescreen with Cox jour­neying to Fantasyland to retrieve a fallen star. He encounters a piratical airship captain (De Niro), sons of a dying king (O'Toole) and a powerful witch (Pfeiffer) frantic to restore her youth.
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Buzz McClain
The sword-and-sandal genre roars back to life with this visual masterpiece
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ZODIAC
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Bryan Reesman
portrayal of the Zodiac manhunt features a superb cast and moody look and proves
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HOT FUZZ
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Brian Thomas
crew does for buddy-cop movies what it did for zombie flicks—with hilarious
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: THE FIRST SEASON
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small American town and its high school
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THE LIVES OF OTHERS
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Greg Fagan
Oscar-winning German thriller concerns a policeman who discovers the goal of his
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Tease Frame
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Sienna Miller is no stranger to contro­versy. The actress met former beau Jude Law on the set of 2004's Alfie (pictured), where he clearly saw some­thing he liked. She allegedly had real on-screen sex with Hayden Christensen in Factory Girl, but they both deny it. Look for her next in the fantasy epic Stardust.
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Blu Dawn
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Robert B. DeSalvo
It's okay to feel Blu about the next-generation format war
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[THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS]
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Pair amazes again on We Are the Night
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JAZZ LOVE SONGS AFTER DARK
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Leopold Froehlich
Why is most good music made for nighttime? This two-CD set of ballads is designed for postprandial enjoyment. Jazz Love Songs covers the water­front, ranging from Coleman Hawkins to Nnenna Freelon. It's the perfect accom­paniment for your late-night prowls. (Playboy Jazz) VVV —Leopold Froehlich
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VELVET REVOLVER
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Jason Buhrmester
This flashy second act rocks as if the frontman didn't just finish another stint in rehab, though the menace sometimes feels manufactured. Singer Scott Weiland is in a Bowie-T. Rex groove, and Slash brings the bluesy guitar he left off the debut album. Appetite it ain't, but rock and roll it IS. [RCA) V¥V —Jason Buhrmester
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STEREO TOTAL
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Tim Mohr
This veteran boy-girl duo is the greatest musical export of the coolest city on the planet. The Berlin combo's underground party music is a zany melange of rocka­billy and surf, lo-fi German New Wave and fey French pop, all run through a blender of modern tech effects. Superfantast-isch. (Kill Rock Stars) VVVV —Tim Mohr
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BONDE DO ROLE
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T.M.
Following CSS, this is the second new Brazilian band to break via hipster circles rather than the world-music scene. And no wonder: It mixes baile funk with the vintage girlie Miami bass of L'Trimm (or, more recently, Fannypack) and the super-trashy aesthetics of dancey digipunk acts like Le Tigre. (Domino) VVV/2 — T.M.
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SPOON
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This brilliant Texas band's soulful, moody indie rock exists totally outside trends and scenes, which, when you can write songs like these, is a good thing. This LP is as archetypally classic rock as Spoon's previous two albums, with keyboards vying prominently with guitars. Another timeless beauty. (Merge) VVV/2 — t.m.
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THE SPIRITUALAIRES
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Singing Songs of Praise
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[SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL]
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Scott Jones
Screw Madden (yeah, we said it). These small and cheap downloadable console games offer fresh, fast fun
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ENEMY TERRITORY: QUAKE WARS
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Damon Brown
heaping helping of team-based strat­egy to Quake's fragtastic formula and comes up a winner with five different character classes, online battles of up to 32 people, diverse terrain and a host of killer vehicles. PS3 and 360 versions are currently in develop­ment. VVV/2 —Damon Brown
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LAIR
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Marc Saltzman
trols to great effect, the epic Lair fuses aerial combat on dragonback with ground-based fighting against armies of sword-wielding soldiers. The gorgeous single-player adventure has many memorable highlights, such as hopping from dragon to dragon in midair and stomping on rows of angry warriors. VVV/2 —Marc SalUman
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THE BIGS
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Scott Alexander
on its licenses, 2K Sports offers its second MLB game of the season. MLB 2K7 focuses on a more simlike experi­ence, but The Bigs is all about having fun and making spectacular plays (without becoming absurd). This is the one you'll want to play with your friends, if only for the home-run derby in Times Square. VVV'/i —Scott Alexander
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OVERLORD
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S.A.
who ever wanted to punt a hobbit, here's your game. An entertaining blend of role-playing and real-time strategy, it gives you intuitive control over an array of minions waiting to do your dirty work. And dirty it gets as you wreak havoc on all the world's cute things and plot your return to power and dark lordliness. VVV —S.A.
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NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA
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John Gaudiosi
loyalists, rejoice. Ninja Gaiden, one of the original Xbox's bright lights, has been reworked for the PS3. The notoriously challenging action-adven­ture now has updated HD graphics, Ryu can wield two huge katana swords, and Rachel, who's handy with a giant war hammer, is now playable too. VVVV — John Gaudiosi
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CALL OF JUAREZ
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Scott Steinberg
first-person shooter ode to spaghetti Westerns has its share of gaming cliches but is worth playing for its innovations. Although controlling two characters (gold-hunting fugitive Billy and vigilante Reverend Ray) and making whip-assisted leaps are entertaining, it all falls just short of
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[BEYOND THE BEACH]
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Meet vampires, visit a brothel, go to the Super Bowl in August
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[SHEL SILVERSTEIN]
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Leopold Froehlich
Dispatches from playboy's most beloved cartoonist
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American Beauty
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Feast your eyes on a homegrown supercar
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In a Froth
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SUMMER IS BEER SEASON, and every year it gets better. The craft-beer revolution's steady spread across North America means that more innovative breweries are offering more hot-weather brews with flavors that go way beyond Bud's. With tan-talizingly fleeting apple notes, Canada's Unibroue Ephemere (about $6 for 750 milliliters, unibroue.com) leaves you wanting more. Ommegang Witte ale (about $6 for 750 milliliters, ommegang.com) is a refreshing Belgian-style white beer that we're pretty certain is the first brew to compare itself to orange-chiffon cake. Inspired by sour, syrup-flavored Berliner Weisse beers, Dogfish Head Festina Peche (about $2 for 12 ounces, dogfish.com) packs a peachy punch. The original American Hefe-weizen, Widmer (about $2 for 12 ounces, widmer.com) bites hoppier than its German cousins. Temper it with a lemon wedge.
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Shoe In
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IS IT A DRESS SHOE? Nope. A sneaker? Not really. How about a driving moccasin? Uh-uh. It's Versace's Sport Shoe ($535, versace.com), with a retro running-shoe outsole, a driving-moc feel and a bold nameplate on pat­terned black leather. It's the ideal shoe for clubbing on the French Riviera. All you need is a pair of these and one phrase: Voulez-vous danser avec moi?
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Golden Touch
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ACCESSORIESLET YOU makea statement with­out murmuring a word. But while gold tooth-fronts seem to be the preferred embellishment of the day, we like something more subtle, such as these Sfera cuff links ($3,900, bottegaveneta .com) from Bottega Veneta. Known for its woven-leather accessories, the house weaves these half-spheres out of fine 18-karat-gold filament that whispers, "The world is yours."
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Espresso: the Master Class
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IF YOU'RE GOING to do a thing, do a thing. If that thing is espresso, do it with Gaggia's masterpiece, the Achille ($1,300, gaggia.com). Unlike the auto­matic gizmos we've seen recently, with which any­one can make horrid espresso, here the quality of espresso you produce is proportional to your skill. Connoisseurs will find the Achille's lever-operated design affords absolute control over application of water to grounds, essential if you seek espresso nirvana. It's not just coffee, it's a way of life.
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Amped Up
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CHEAP IPOD DOCKS are rampant these days. Most are simply dreadful. Roth Audio's Music Cocoon MC4 ($750, roth audio.co.uk), though, is anything but. This retrofuturistic marvel infuses any source material you throw at it with the warmth that comes only from vacuum-tube amplification. It sports an iPod dock on top, as well as a one-eighth-inch minijack and RCA inputs for plugging in whatever source you like. Pair it with a decent set of speakers and enjoy the fireworks.
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WHISKEY
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Designated Driver
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OF ALL GOLF clubs, drivers are the most fetishized, with new edi­tions coming out every season. This year has been all about bra­zenly shaped "geometric" models. Now that we're well into the sum­mer, Callaway's FT-i ($500, shop .callawaygolf.com) seems to be pulling ahead of the others. Yes, you will hit farther, but the opera­tive word here is "forgiving."
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Cuba Libre
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THE PHRASE pre-Castro Cuba conjures images of debonair Rat Pack-ish high rollers puffing magnificent cigars while draped with leggy cubanas. Such is the inspiration for Blancpain's Havana dial watch (www.blancpain.com). Part of the company's Le Brassus line, the piece features a brown 42-millimeter dial with a perpetual calendar that tells the month, date, day and moon phase. It's packed by hand into a platinum case with a double sapphire crystal. There are only 150 of these babies, and Blancpain sweetens the deal with a walnut humidor, as well as a desktop cigar cutter crafted to resemble an antique watch lathe—all peerless conversation bait. It'll run you $64,100, but consider that Castro won't be around much longer: After he goes, you'll be right on time when Havana beckons once again.
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Strings Attached
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BEHOLD THE LATEST incarnation of rock's most iconic electric ax. Ten years in the making, Fender's new VG Stratocaster ($2,430, fender.com) has a built-in chip that allows you to choose tunings at the turn of a knob, with no aftermarket gear nec­essary. You can play Stones songs in open G and Korn covers in drop D, and your audience won't have to wait while you tune from one to the other. The computer does everything for you. You can also make this picker sound like an acoustic or even a 12-string. Or ignore the sophisticated elec­tronics and strum this baby a la Buddy Holly, as if it were an original 1954 Strat. "That'll be the day...."
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The Playboy Advisor
The Playboy Advisor
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In (he past the Advisor has suggested tracing the letters of the alphabet with one's tongue when performing cunnilin-gus. Here's my advanced method: First, ask your partner to lie down with her lower back on a pillow to raise her hips. Start with gentle caresses and light kisses along her inner thighs and vulva. When she is good and wet. trace the lowercase letters a through g over the clitoris. Move farther down on her vulva and repeat the same sequence with capitals. Com­plete the alphabet, alternating between top and bottom as you learned in school: lowercase on top and uppercase on the bottom. The letters G, T and W, both lower- and uppercase, are particularly inviting. She may prefer the capitals to be wide and sweeping, narrow and tight or a mix of the two. Remember, slower works best. If you do it well, I doubt many women will last past M. If this catches on, perhaps the saying "She's a 10" will become "Wow, she's a 10, and I'll bet she's a W."—G.D., Manhattan Beach, California
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THE PLAYBOY FORUM
VIRTUAL PEOPLE POWER
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TIM WU
CORPORATIONS WANT TO CHARGE TOLLS ON THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY. ORDINARY AMERICANS ARE SAYING NO
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HOW OUTSOURCING HURTS OUR MILITARY
HOW OUTSOURCING HURTS OUR MILITARY
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Robert Bauman and Dina Rasor
TROOPS HAVE LOBSTER BUT NOT ENOUGH ARMOR
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MARGINALIA
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CHEERS, MATE
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Congratulations to playboy Indone­sia on winning its court case. I hope your magazine prospers there and continues the fight against prudery and hatred of the human body. It is so sad to hear about the violence done to people like your Indonesian editors, who want to express beauty and promote physical love.
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MARTIAL PLAN
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In May's brief article "Martial Law Returns," you complain about Presi­dent George YV. Bush trying to gain more control over the National Guard in order to make it easier to declare martial law. Complaints like this cause people to hate liberals. To this day, ignorant people are critical of the fed­eral government's response in getting the National Guard deployed after Hurricane Katrina, not realizing that
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FRANKEN FODDER
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Curtis White is only hall joking (Al Franken calls it "kidding on the square") when he refers to himself rhetorically as an extremist ("The Truth About Al
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FORUM
PATRIOT ACT?
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I suppose we've all been reading the news. The Supreme Court voted five to four to knock women's rights back several decades. Well, not quite, but it has built the coflin and pounded in the first of many nails. The ruling doesn't ban abortion (yet), but it upholds the ban on a certain abortion method. The judgment doesn't change the out­come of abortion, and it has no effect
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FORUM
Ce N'est Pas une Vierge
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paris—Apparently because of a surge in religious feeling among its Muslim minor­ity, France is seeing a boom in hymeno-plasty—a $2,000 to $4,000 surgery to re-create physical virginity by sewing closed a broken hymen. French doctors say demand has significantly risen in recent years from both first-generation immigrants and Muslim women born in France who feel they must appear to be virgins when getting married rather than risk transgressing traditional values. "The surgery is an attack on women's dignity," explains professor Jacques Lansac, head of France's National College of Gynecolo­gists and Obstetricians, who considers such procedures performed at state hospitals to be violations of the legal sep­aration of church and state. "We will not take part in a market that places value on the moral quality of a woman."
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Tripped Up
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vANcouvER-Andrew Feldmar, a 66-year-old Canadian psychotherapist, was denied entry to the U.S. after border guards Googled him while checking his passport and found a 2001 article he wrote concerning the therapeutic use of LSD; the piece also mentioned two acid trips Feldmar had taken in the 1960s, one in Can­ada and one in the U.K. After being detained for several hours, Feldmar was fingerprinted for an FBI file and told he could never again enter the U.S. unless he applied for a waiver from the Department of Homeland Security. "This is about the marriage of the war on drugs and the war on terror, and the blind, bureaucratic mind­set it encourages," said lawyer and University of Ottawa drug-policy specialist Eugene Osca-pella. "Government surveillance in the name of the war on drugs and the war on terror is in danger of making us all open books to zeal­ous governments. As someone mentioned at a privacy conference I attended in London several months ago, all the tools for an authoritarian state are now in place; it's just that we haven't yet adopted authoritarian methods. But in the area of drugs, maybe we have."
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Four-Wheelin' Fundamentalism
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Jerusalem At least 30 public bus lines operated by municipal authorities across Israel are segre­gated as "modesty buses," with women forced to sit in the back, separate from men. Favored by ultra-Orthodox Jews, the gender segregation has raised ire among critics who say adherents to religious conservatism should run private services if they wish to institute religion-based rules on
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Hypocrisy Update
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Washington, d.C- Deputy Secretary of State Ran­dall Tobias resigned at the end of April after admit-
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Out of Step With the World
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mexico city At nearly the same time the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on partial-birth abortion and began to erode abortion rights protec­tions established by Roe v. Wade, lawmakers in Mexico's capital voted 46 to 19 to legal­ize abortion, despite pressure from the local Catholic church and the Vatican.
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ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL
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t's a basic part of what makes us
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Playboy Interview
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Chris Tucker
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Michael Fleming
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The $20 Million-Plus Club
The $20 Million--Plus Club
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Rocky Rakovic
Who makes the big bticks? You'd never guess from their humble beginnings
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Jose Cuervo Especial
TEQUILA
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Bowflex
Home Gym
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Features
Building the Perfect President
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Jeff Greenfield
So many candidates, so many shortcomings. If we want an ideal president, maybe we're going to have to build one, piece by piece
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Pictorials
SMALL-TOWN Triplets
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The Sotterfield sisters
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NO FARE NO WELL
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BARRY HANNAH
vrepentaimmpmbate, 'gtharder-
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20Q
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ENTERTAINING THE FUTURE
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SCOTT ALEXANDER
As viewers vote with their eyeballs and take control of the content they consume, the media, entertainment and information landscape is bein^ turned on its head. Welcome to the future. Oh, and by the way, you're in charge
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THE FUTURE IS (ALMOST) NOW
THE FUTURE IS (ALMOST) NOW
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We don't yet live in entertainment nirvana, but some of today's gad-
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Playmate
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Tamara Sky, Miss August, 2007
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<p>NO CHANCE OF CLOUD5 IN MISS AUGUSTS FUTURE</p>
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PARTY JOKES
PLAYBOY'S PARTY JOKES
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A priest was performing last rites on a dying man. "Renounce the devil!" he said. "Let him know how little you think of his evil!"
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Fiction
WE LIVE IN WATER
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JESS WALTER
BEING A GOOD FATHER CAN BE MURDER
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Fashion
PLAYBOY RECOMMENDS
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JOSEPH DE ACETIS
PRODUCED BY NIFER RYAN IONES
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Centerfolds On SEX
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FORE!
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The Greasecar WAR
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SEAMUS MCGRAW
t's a little after six on a frigid Febru­ary morning, and my ancient olive-green Mercedes is doing its typical diesel death rattle as it skitters across the black ice. The old girl doesn't like to be up at this hour of morning, not in the dead ot winter. Neither do I. I slide the car around the still-dark corner of a middle-of-nowhere strip mall, park behind a pizza place and do a quick scan of the alley. I need to make sure I'm alone. I am about to commit a crime.
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HOW IT WORKS
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THE VEGGIE-OIL ENGINE EXPLAINED
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LA BELLE BEAUVAIS
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DAVE ITZKOFF
SCREEN SIREN GARCELLE BEAUVAIS-NILON'S SHIP COMES IN
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WHERE AND HOW TO BUY
WHERE & HOW TO BUY
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Below is a list of retailers and manufacturers you can contact for information on where to find this month's merchandise. To buy the apparel and equipment shown on pages 28, 31-34, 70-73, 92-97 and 142-143, check the listings below to find the stores nearest you.
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MEATY Myths
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HOME BOX OFFICE
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TOTAL KNOCKOUT
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Playmates turn up in the most ext raordinary places. Tiffany Fallon, for one, co-hosts IFL Bat­tleground every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. The broadcast fight league pits t \vo teams of mixed martial art­ists against each other for a good new-fashioned slugfest. "I wasn't very fa m i 1 i a r with mixed mar­tial arts until 1 got involved with the IFL, and I've just grown to love it," the 2005 Playmate of the Year says.
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40 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH
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At just above five feet tall and just under 100 pounds, Miss August 1967 DeDe Lind was a shy L.A. girl. Despite her reserve, something about
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BABES IN PARTYLAND
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LOOSE LIPS
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Deanna Brooks
"In the beginning, God created the earth and rested. Then God created
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HOT SHOT
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MY FAVORITE PLAYMATE
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Russell Mitchell
—tram Build or Bui) and Biker Build OH
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POP QUESTIONS: IRINA VORONINA
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Q: You star in Saul of the Mole Men on Adult Swim. Isn't it a spoof of children's live-action TV shows from the 1970s? A: It's inspired by Land of the Lost. A geologist, Saul, and his crew take a drill shiD on a government
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TAKE 'ER FOR A SPIN
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For the Speed Channel TV show Unique Whips, Pam Anderson took her beloved Airstream trailer to customizer Will Castro. When she returned to pick her baby up from the shop, she found it festooned with wall-to-wall white pleather and a stripper pole. Vo-vo-vroomf
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PLAYMATE GOSSIP
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South of the border, Miss December 2000 Cara Michelle Armour runs the holistic retreat Baja Life Camp
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Vicious Cycles
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Daredevil bikers the Crusty Demons, at home in the sky or the dirt
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From Candy to a Baby
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Can an ex-stripper from Minneapolis conquer Hollywood? Only if she has an interesting name. Meet Diablo Cody
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No Small Wonder
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In 2001 John Mayer crooned "Your Body Is a Wonderland" to an unnamed lover. Then he serenaded girlfriend JESSICA SIMPSON. He's right Hers is.
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Galaxy Breasts
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Observers pon­der the "Beck-' ham effect"— just how will he impact MIS? The same could be pondered of VICTORIA BECKHAM, the world's most glamorous footballer's wife. Will her cheekbones and chest conquer La-La Land as they did Manchester and Madrid?
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Hot Tamales
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We're not Latin-music aficionados, but we enjoy a g(H)d fiesta de los pcchos giganlcs. At the 2007 Bill­board Latin Music Awards, singer and actress NINEL CONDE (left) and actress MARLENE FAVELA (above) took the plunge; Miss Universe 2006 ZULEYKA RIVERA (right) brought admirable side boob.
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Push 'Em Down, Pull 'Em Down, Waaay Down
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Here's the story on the Las Vegas Gladiators arena-football team: It stinks. Kindergarten teacher ADEL, a Las Vegas Goddesses cheerleader, looks as though she'll try anything to rally the troops. No panties? No problem.
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Penalty for Public Hotness
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For showing off at Thailand's movie awards, actress and student CHOTIROS SURIYAWONG was sentenced by university officials to community service—reading to the blind for two weeks. Holy braille!
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Also Known As Bozophobia
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What creeps Grapevine (tut? Clowns. That's why we love model SAVANNAH COSTELLO. She's in the forthcoming straight-to-DVD horror flick Fear of Clowns 2. It's scary because it's real.
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MIXED UP WITH THE RIGHT CROWD
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Everyone wants to be the DJ. Not only do you command the vibe of the party, you get to bob your head to the beats in self-absorption while wearing a pair of badass headphones. Of course, you can't do any of that without a killer vinyl collection and serious skills. M-Audio's Torq MixLab ($ 100, m-audio .com) solves both prob­lems. This pared-down mixing board hooks up to your computer, and the accompanying software can draw on all the M P3s on your hard drive to bump the party, automati­cally beat-matching them so you sound like a pro. The board lets you apply a variety of popular effects to each track, cross-fading between them for maxi­mum boom-bap. Now all you have to do is practice your self-satisfied nod.
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A MUSICAL MEDITATION
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Creative has been pumping out MP3 players since the iPod was just a gleam in Steve Jobs's eye (sorry, make that his "revolutionary" eye "that changes everything"). Its latest, the Zen Stone (creative.com), is, like the concept of Zen itself, most compelling for what it lacks—which in this case is size, weight and price. The teensy one-gigabyte player retails for just $40. At that cost, it's not unreasonable to buy one for each genre of music in your library or gift them to your friends as thoroughly modern mix tapes. Hell, since they cost so little, we propose that whenever you see someone else with one, the two of you should trade players (wordlessly) and walk away. Now that's what we call Zen.
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ROBOCHOP
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POP CULTURE
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Cola, lemon-lime, root beer—what a snooze. A wide world awaits the adventurous soda swiller. Java Pop's Espresso Coffee Soda (S5 for four, javapop.com) is go juice with sparkle. Jones stuffs Bazooka into a bottle for its Wonka-esque Blue Bubble Gum ($29 for 12, jonessodastore.com). Jeff's Orange Dream (SI, sodaking.com) is pure liquid Creamsicle. Mango soda from Hawaii's Waialua Soda Works ($1, sodaking.com) packs a deeply tropical pop. Drink up.
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PULP FRICTION
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As we've always said, when life hands you lemons, make a cocktail. The head of this bulbous zinc citrus reamer from Ar+Cook ($20, macys .com) will drain the life essence (a.k.a. juice) out of any lemon or lime unfortu­nate enough to cross its path. Ar+Cook has 48 other stylish kitchen tools, each available with a zinc or tita­nium finish. Collect them all and start your own Museum of Modern Kitchen Art.
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DOING THE ELECTRIC GLIDE
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Today's hippest accessory isn't a low-emissions tail­pipe—it's no tailpipe at all. Get around town without layering the streets in soot on a Swissbikeboard ($2,500, swissbikeboard.com). This electric scooter goes 12 miles an hour and can travel up to 24 miles on a single charge. What's more, the bikeboard is a modular system that lets you pop off its frame and slap it onto a variety of bases made for wakeboarding, snow-gliding or nonmotorized scootering, all of which allow
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WHAT IT IS IT IS KNOT
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If you like your whiskey strong and Irish but are look­ing to branch out, the Knot ($24, shotoftheknot.com) will kiss you like a drunken bar wench (and, at 100 proof, can get you into as much trouble). It's an Irish whiskey liqueur. Butterscotch notes may smoothe the ragged edges of this junkyard dog, but it's still a man's drink. As company spokesman Mickey puts it on the website, "Here's to you. Unless you are some kind of giggling idiot who likes to high-fise, drink light beer and talk rubbish." Cheers.
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DELIGHTFUL WEATHER YOU'RE HAVING
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The less a gadget asks of us the better, which is why we love the Five-Day Wireless Weather Forecaster ($85, brookstone.com). It's all give and very little take. Pop two AAA batteries into it and the whizzy wonder immediately goes to work, pulling in weather information from AccuWeather broadcasts from pager towers. It displays your area's current temperature, conditions, highs, lows and five-day forecast and even has a magnet on the back so you can stick it right on your fridge.
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SHOOTING STAR
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Leica's latest compact snapper, the C-Lux 2 ($500, leica.com), is a 7.2-megapixel marvel that offers intuitive operation, a generous 2.5-inch screen, minimal shutter lag and the company's legendary optics. Its Intelligent ISO system detects when your subject is moving and adjusts the shutter speed. Combine that with a built-in optical stabilizer and you've got a photographic insurance policy against your third martini.
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REDCLOUDS—AT THE REDCLOUDS WEBSITE, AVERAGE AMERICANS ARE TURNING INTO ARDENT EXHIBITIONISTS. BY BARING THEMSELVES BOTH IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOMES AND ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB, THESE PEOPLE ARE FINDING A FREEDOM THAT HERALDS THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION 2.0. JOHN H. RICHARDSON INVESTIGATES.
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