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GOD OF WAR
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"This is my principal objection to life. I think: It is too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes," wrote the late Kurt Vonnegut. In Wailing Shall Be in All Streets he condemns one such mistake, the Allied firebombing of Dresden that killed tens of thousands of civilians in one night. The previously unpub­lished essay (from his forthcoming Armageddon in Retrospect. from G.R Putnam's Sons) was the basis for Slaughterhouse-Five. Both works are timely warnings about our war in Iraq, which Vonnegut railed against until his death. "I, myself, feel that our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers." he said. Despite his dark humor. Vonnegut never gave up on the future: "Why write books? You catch people before they become generals and presidents and poison their minds with humanity."
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Notes and News
THE WORLD OF PLAYBOY
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HEF SIGHTINGS, MANSION FROLICS AND NIGHTLIFE NOTES
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SWINGIN' IN THE NEW YEAR
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Playboy
FUNNY LADY
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With sincere apologies to Adrianne Curry and Playmate Sandra Nilsson, I think Tina Fey is the sexiest woman in the January issue. Thank you for a great Playboy Intennew.
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LOST IN TRANSLATION
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Christian I'arenti's article Our Battles Joined (January) is superb. There is an old proverb. "Some people make them­selves taller by cutting others' heads off." This applies to the Taliban for its cowardly murder of Afghan journalist Ajnial Nacjshhandi.
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TATTOO ME
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I'm generally not a fan of tattoos placed near a woman's private parts; as Chris Rock says, "The pussy works on its own." But model Trisha Lurie looks inkalicious in January's ('•rape-vine—that's quality work.
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BALL BUSTER
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While I enjoyed your |anuary inter­views with Fey and Helena Bonham Carter (2OQJ, I am dismayed by a state-
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FEAR FACTOR
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Thank you for making my trip to the mailbox fun once a month. 1 am also glad to see important articles such as jimmy Breslin's Land of the Free, Home of the Scared (January). Like Breslin, I am tired of watching our civil liberties erode behind the politics of fear. Mike Tr/.eciak Burnt Hills, New York
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OLBERMANN REDUX
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I can't believe playboy has turned con­servative. You printed 11 negative letters in January about your Playlwy Inlewiew with Keith Olbermann but only two positive ones. If you get 90 negative let­ters from the lunatic fringe and one posi­tive letter, would you print them in that ratio? The right-wingers mobilize when­ever they perceive the media has slighted them. I'm shocked that playboy, a liberal bastion, would fall for this tacu'c. Scott Holm Lake Zurich, Illinois
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PUNK'D
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I am shocked to see a letter in the December issue signed by my dad,
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HOT CURRY
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Between Jonathan Raban's article on John Muir ("How the West Was
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A PANAMANIAN BEAUTY TALKS MEXICAN PANTIES
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Wearing Nothing but Glamour
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FROM THE ARCHIVES, SEXY PICTURES BY HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
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The Kids Are All White
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WHO ARE THE WHITEST KIDS U'KNOW? NO, NOT THOSE O'HONKEYSON BRATS DOWN THE BLOCK
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Bonnie, Clyde and a Guy
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NOTHING RUINS
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Spice of Life
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CITRUS AND RUM, GETTING ALONG FAMOUSLY
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This Year's Models
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SOME FAKE GIRLS ARE BIGGER THAN OTHERS
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Awesome, Baby
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FORMER TEXAS A&M SHOOTING GUARD D'NIKA LEA ALWAYS GETS A GOOD LOOK
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How to Count Cards
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Paint Your Wagon
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Was ist los? No, it's not a sche­matic for a penis-size iron maiden. It's the apparatus for applying the first spray-on latex condom, devel­oped by Germany's Institute for Condom Consultancy. The gad­get's a godsend for the exception­ally large and exceptionally small. Insert yourself, push the button and in no time you're wearing a sheath that is literally skintight
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Sky Queens
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MORE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS CAUGHT OUT OF UNIFORM
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Party at Our Place
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DJ DIMITRI FROM PARIS RETURNS TO THE PLAYBOY MANSION
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Girls on the Go
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DECISION 2008: MISS PLAYBOY MOBILE
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You Tube
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YouTube is as much a part of the workplace lunchtime ritual as wiping the crumbs off your desk. Playboy fans, take heart—now you can get authentic Play boy goodness
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What They're Thinking
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In a study published in the scientific journal Evolutionary Psychology, 66% of women said they lost all feelings of attraction after a first kiss.
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$59,200
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The winning bid at auction for a bottle of 157-year-old Bowmore sin­gle malt, sold by McTear's in Scotland (even though the cork had fallen into the whis­key). It was the most ever paid for a bot­tle of scotch.
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Heavily Petted
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35% of American households currently have children. 60% have pets. Your dog wants children.
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Fat Lip
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The average woman unintentionally in­gests about 4 pounds of lip products during her lifetime.
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Welcome Home
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Although military vet­erans represent only 11% of civilian adults in the U.S., they make up more than 26% of the homeless population. 195,854 vets are out on the streets every night.
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Wee Dram
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North Korean dictator Kim Jong II spends $700,000 a year on Hennessy cognac. , Some bottles cost $630 each. The average North Korean citizen earns $900 a year.
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Whiffs in a Name
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From 1913 through 2006 6,397 major league baseball players made at least 100 plate appear­ances. Statistical analysis shows that batters whose name begins with K strike out 18.8% of the time. The rest whiff at a rate of just 17.2%.
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Best Cellers
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5 of the top 10 best-selling novels in Japan during the first six months of 2007 had been hammered out by being thumb typed on a phone. Each aver­aged 400,000 copies in sales.
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Learning Curves
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A new study by the University of Pitts­burgh and UC Santa Barbara found women whose waist measurement was 60% to 70% of their hip mea­surement scored significantly higher on cognitive tests than other women.
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Aero Dynamic
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Shelby's new Ultimate Aero TT is now the world's fastest production car, with an average top speed of 256.18 mph from 1,180 hp.
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Read Between the Sheets
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According to surveys of the magazines' readers, 63% of Glamour's audience is into anal sex, com­pared with 39% of Cosmopolitan's.
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[SHINE A LIGHT]
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Scorsese gives the Rolling Stones just satisfaction
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Run, Fatboy, Run
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(Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria) The hilarious Pegg plays a clueless, chunky geek who deserts his pregnant fiancee (Newton) in this David Schwimmer-directed comedy. Years later Pegg realizes she's the woman of his dreams and decides to run his first marathon to try to win back her love.
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Drillbit Taylor
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(Owen Wilson, Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley, David Dorfman) Pro­ducer Judd Apatow follows up the raunchy 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up with something more akin to School of Rock. When three teenage nerds are humiliated by a bully, they hire Wilson as their bodyguard, not knowing he's just an eccentric homeless guy.
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i Spacey, Kate Bosworth. Laurence Fishburne) Real-life its inspired this film about five MIT students who, trained as card-counting whizzes, make a killing at blackjack in Vegas. They don disguises and outwit casino bosses until their egos and in­terpersonal conflicts threaten to bring the game tumbling down.
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Stop-Loss
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(Kyan Hhillippe. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Channing Tatum, Timothy Olyphant) No sooner does Phillippe return to his Texas hometown from combat duty in Iraq than he's shipped right back into battle even though his military contract has expired. Phillippe and Tatum play friends struggling to make sense of an endless war.
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[JOHN FROM CINCINNATI]
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HBO's much hyped attempt to duplicate Sopranos-type ratings, about the arrival of a mysterious stranger named John into the lives of the Yosts, a dysfunctional Califor­nia surfing family, was plagued by high expectations it could never hope to satisfy.
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AMERICAN GANGSTER
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saga captures Denzel Washington (the king­pin), Russell Crowe (the cop) and direc-
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IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH
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Iraq-vet son is dismembered, Oscar-nominated Tommy Lee Jones investigates. Based on a
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BEOWULF
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read in high school is updated for the 21st century with revolutionary animation technol­ogy and a naked Angelina Jolie. Ray Winstone is the brave warrior who battles the demon
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WARNER BROS. PICTURES GANGSTERS COLLECTION, VOL. 3
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Picture Snatcher, Lady Killer (pictured) and Smart Money (his only film with Edward G.
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DAN IN REAL LIFE
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Bryan Reesman
brotherly love as a columnist who makes a play for his bro's hot new squeeze, leading
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[BLU-RAY BONUS BLITZ]
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Some high-def discs take interactivity to the next level
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Tease Frame
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We can think of at least two good reasons why a wealthy admirer showers Thandie Newton with gifts in Besieged (pictured). See her next in Run, Fatboy, Run, in which her chubby ex-fiance, played by Simon Pegg, also tries to woo her, after he realizes she is the love that got away.
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[THE BLACK CROWES FLY AGAIN]
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After seven years the rock classicists return with Warpaint
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[THE NEXT GENERATION OF JAZZ]
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[HOT TUNES]
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April showers making life gray? These tracks will brighten things
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[YOU SLAY ME]
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Devil May Cry 4 delivers a hectic bout of demon-on-demon action
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FIFA STREET 3 (360, PS3)
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chise has struggled to get the freestyle soccer formula correct, but this time its streamlined controls let you easily pull off insane (or impossible) moves using more than 250 of the world's best play­ers, rendered in likable caricature. Smooth animation, a giant set of trick moves, specialized players, a rede-
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THE CLUB (360, PS3)
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brow shooter turns on the premise of a fu­ture blood sport that entails blasting your way through a gantlet filled with cannon-fodder enemies, killing all, en route to each level's finish line. Ifs basically The Run­ning Man on meth. Although the settings are rote and the story nonexistent, The Club succeeds in amping up the adrenaline
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TUROK (360, PC, PS3)
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verse pleasure to be found in killing some­thing you thought was extinct. When you and your men crash-land on a planet over­run by dinosaurs, you must fight your way through the lizards to get to your neme­sis, Kane. Not that you're complaining: You're armed with guns, bombs, a bow and explosive arrows, as well as
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FRONTLINES: FUEL OF WAR (360, PC)
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PC) This gritty war game puts you in a soldier's shoes in the military conflicts that arise as humans enter the throes of oil-addiction withdrawal in 2024. The non­linear structure allows you to choose fluidly between multiple objectives within each scenario, and the game is packed to the gills with destructive toys based on today's
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[HOLD THE PHONE]
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The five best excuses for letting your next call go to voice mail
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[RICHARD PRICE IS RIGHT]
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The author of dockers checks in with Lush Life, a novel of the Lower East Side
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CHASING THE FLAME
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Brad White
This new biography of Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN special envoy killed by a car bomb in Iraq in 2003, chronicles the rise of a unique humanitarian and diplomat over his 30-plus-year career. De Mello's tendency to "side with power," to charm and engage Western leaders and war criminals alike in the pursuit of humanitar­ian solutions, earned him results if not the scorn of some of his colleagues who felt a more confrontational approach was required for those with records of human-rights abuses. But perhaps the greatest aspect of De Mello's legacy, and
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THE ROAD TO DALLAS
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Leopold Froehlich
With the exception of the Roswell crash site, nothing attracts more crackpots than the Texas School Book Depository. Yet the incidents surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination are far more compelling than any UFO tale. In The Road to Dallas we see the rare vindication of the lunatic fringe, as Kaiser—who teaches history at the Naval War College—puts forth the first serious historical study to confirm what we've long suspected: that JFK's kill­ing was not the work of a lone madman. Comprehensive and well documented.
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LOVESONG
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Matt Steigbigel
Painter Skolnick, asked in 1969 to illustrate a sex manual, thought photography better suited to the task. The resulting images of bodies intertwined convey a raw elemental power reminiscent of Rodin's sculpture. Skolnick cap­tures fleeting moments of sen­sual foreplay between couples but no penetration. Seen today these images seem like the cap­stone to the decade of free love, a last celebratory gasp of the erotic before the world turned hard-core. VYV —Matt Steigbigel
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Smooth, Even in the Rough
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Grab the chance to challenge yourself on the course that will challenge Tiger and Phil
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A Case of Wanderlust
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AT THIS POINT in your life you know that while _ "there" is all right, "getting there" is what
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WHEN KILLIAN HENNESSY turned 100 last year, the patriarch of the storied cognac-producing clan received a very special gift from his master blender, Yann Fillioux: Beaute du Siecle, a cognac com­posed of Hennessy reserves dating back to 1907. Hennessy is now offering this nectar to the public in a Baccarat crystal decanter set in gilded bronze within an elaborate 160-pound aluminum-and-glass box designed by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. At the press of a button the carafe rises from within the chest. All this can be yours for a mere $200,000, making a decent pour from this bottle worth more than $1,000. Just close your eyes and pretend you're drinking diamonds.
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Surf City
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EIGHT-TIME WORLD champion surfer Kelly Slater knows a thing or two about boards. And while he's mainly recognized for his work on the water, unsurprisingly he's no slouch when it comes to surfing across town. Slater recently teamed with skate- and snowboard maker Arbor to create the Slater ($230, arborsports .com), a surf-inspired deck made from layers of maple, fiberglass and koa, a Hawaiian wood that was used to construct the first surfboards. Based on the surfboards Slater favors, it's built to per­form on intense downhills, with a long wheelbase offering stabil­ity at speed, incredible flexibility and an extra-deep camber that makes carving turns on pavement less hazardous to your health.
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Sleeping Pill
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VISITING THE FUTURE is a dream for many of us. Alberto Frias's Transport pod (from $16,000, alberto frias.com) is the closest we'll get without a time machine. The Transport was designed as a stress-relieving sanctu­ary; accordingly, inside you'll find a water bed, high-end speakers by An­thony Gallo Acoustics and an enveloping constellation of LEDs. Now all you need is a fellow futurist to enjoy this present with.
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Mantrack
Heaven Scent
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THE FRAGRANCES CREATED by Frederic Malle are the aromatic equivalent of a three-star meal. You could say Malle, the grandson of legendary Dior perfume co-founder Serge Heftler-Louiche and nephew of filmmaker Louis Malle, was born with good taste, but con­sulting on fragrances for Hermes and Christian Lacroix honed it. In 2000 the Parisian struck out on his own, and the world has smelled better ever since. This spring, along with a new fragrance, Bois d'Orage ($190 for 100 milliliters), he offers a sampler of 15 of his most sensual creations ($480, barneys.com) so you can change your aroma to suit your mood.
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About Time
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WE'VE ALWAYS FELT art deco struck a perfect balance between extrav­agance and elegance, which is why we're fond of Tourneau's whimsical yet deadly serious Goth­am Avant-Garde ($6,450, tourneau.com). Its dial is hand-set chrome on black enamel, and you can keep track of the automatic movement's power re­serve on a dashboard-style gauge below the six. When you're in a re­flective mood, a crystal exhibition back lets you contemplate the complex Swiss clockwork.
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A Link to Paradise
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DESIGNED AND PRODUCED in John Hardy's innovative Balinese workshop, these square carved-chain tigereye cuff links ($595, neimanmarcus.com) are in­spired by traditional Indonesian weaving. This partnership between Western design­ers and local artisans may be housed with­in mud walls and a thatched roof, but the results it achieves are ahead of their time.
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Mantrack
That's Got to Be a Record
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IN 1985 WE said the Reference record player from Goldmund "costs as much as a midsize car, but many purists swear by it." Well, inflation's a bitch: The new version is priced like a Ferrari. For vinyl snobs, however, the Reference II ($300,000, goldmund.com) is worth every penny. Made of brass and titanium, the cog-free motor is insulated to minimize background noise. Three Teflon tubes protect the signal wire, and the stylus, pivot and counterweight are meticulously balanced to ensure clarity. The liquid-nitrogen-treated turntable belt guarantees the smoothest rotation, and Goldmund's proprietary Spherical Inserts and RIAA equalization in the digital processor mean A Love Supreme sounds as clear as it did in Coltrane's ear. Plus, Goldmund itself will come to your house to install and calibrate this masterpiece. With only 25 being made, you may want to get in line now.
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The Playboy Advisor
The Playboy Advisor
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IVIayhe I'm getting old, but the shaved vulva is long past its expiration date. Having hair down there gives a woman character. Any chance this trend will end soon?—B.C., Foxboro, Massachusetts
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GIORGIO BRUTINI
FOOTWEAR
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The Playboy Forum
ZERO-NARRATIVE NATION
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SUSAN JACOBY
"WHO KILLS A MAN KILLS A REASONABLE CREATURE, GOD'S IMAGE, BUT HE WHO DESTROYS A GOOD BOOK KILLS REASON ITSELF."-JOHN MILTON, AREOPAGITICA
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BIG BROTHER SHACKS UP WITH MA BELL
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Dean Kuipers
THE NSA IS USING AT&T DATA STREAMS TO WATCH US
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Tinseltownistan
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Hollywood Actor Rupert Everett has slammed the conservatism of enter­tainment corporations. In an interview in The Times of London, he criticized attitudes on abortion after last year's slate of films dealing with the subject, including Knocked Up, Juno and Wait­ress. "On abortion, the studios are for it in private because they don't want actresses to clog up their schedules by taking time off to have babies," he said. "But in films if you get pregnant, you have to keep the baby and end up with the man." He also took aim at what he described as hypocritical attitudes toward drug and alcohol addiction, which give men like Robert Downey Jr. sympathy while treating women like Britney Spears as crazy. "Hollywood pretends it's very liberal, but it's not remotely. It's like Al Qaeda."
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Strike Force
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MADRiD-ln response to what they see as harassment by government authorities, abortion clinics in Spain staged a weeklong strike in January. The country legalized abor­tion in 1985, but regulations mandate that most terminations take place fairly early in the pregnancy. Though some members of the ruling Socialist Party have advocated further liberalization of the rules, police in Barcelona late last year arrested 13 clinic doctors and health workers, accusing them of performing or conspiring to perform later-than-legal procedures. According to Francisca Garcia Gallego of the Association of Accredited Abortion Clinics, inspections of clinics have greatly increased, causing undue
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Spy the Friendly Skies
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Washington. D.c. According to John Gilmore, a co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security is stockpiling alarmingly
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Just Deserts
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Riyadh, saudi Arabia After international out­rage over the case, King Abdullah pardoned a woman sentenced to 200 lashes and jail time after being gang-raped. The woman and a male companion were dragged from a car, and a group of seven men raped both of them. While the perpetrators were given nine-year prison sentences, the man and woman were also penalized with a sentence of 90 lashes each for having been alone together at the time, a viola­tion of Islamic law. When the woman ap­pealed the sentence, her punishment was raised to include imprisonment and addi­tional lashings. The Bush administration called the case "astonishing" but refused to criticize the Saudi justice system.
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Letters to the Editor
Forum
THE WOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
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Jonathan Raban's "How the West Was Ruined" (January) is remarkable as a sustained series of non sequiturs. Consider Raban's logic: John Muir described nature as majestic and sub­lime. He also remarked favorably about the politeness of "Negroes" he encoun­tered in the post-Civil War South, and thus Muir was an elitist. Therefore, Muir's descriptions of nature are elitist. None ol this follows, of course, and the absurdity of the argument becomes even more apparent when one recalls that Emerson and Thoreau, ardent opponents of slavery and proponents l democracy, at times used similar lan­guage to describe nature. The word sublime simply expresses the reality that human beings, even poets, are ever at a loss to find language adequate to describe anything as overwhelmingly powerful and beautiful as wild nature. I find nothing elitist about confessing this incapacity.
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TEN-MILE HIGH CLUB
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In reference to "Bombers Away" (December), the first military aircraft were World War I pursuit fighters.
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Forum
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
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I read with interest the letter in Jan­uary's "Reader Response" regarding "What City Is This?" (September). So true! Here in St. Louis independent cof­feehouses have formed an association called Coffee Locals. Its goal is to inform the public that it has a choice, and spending money in these shops keeps customers' money local. These business owners are typically your neighbors, and they care more about the local parks, schools, roads, etc., than some­one from a thousand miles away who couldn't find your city on a map. Verner Earls St. Louis. Missouri
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Playboy Interview
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Rocking the Rabbit
Rocking The Rabbit
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Rocky Rakovic
Nickelback knows the Playboy Mansion is the hottest place to shoot a music video. Here are four spots starring 10236 Charing Cross Road
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Features
THE MAN WHO WOULD BE CHIEF
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PAT JORDAN
He was a Seminole Indian who grew up in the Everglades. He slept in the swamp under a blanket of pine needles and killed gators with his bare hands. He fought for his coun­try in Vietnam. Back in the Everglades he killed a panther in the Big Cypress In­dian Reservation, then skinned and ate it. When he was ar­rested and tried for killing an endan­gered species, he was asked what panther meat tasted like. "It was a cross between bald eagle and Flor­ida manatee," Chief James E. Billie sup­posedly said. He was acquitted.
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Wampum
WAMPUM
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Robert B. DeSalvo
The Pechanga band of the Luiseno tribe oper­ates California's most profitable casino: Its resort in Temecula (pictured left) grosses as much as $1 billion a year. But don't tell this to John Gomez Jr. or the 135 members of his extended family who were kicked out of the Pechangas after tribal leaders ruled one of his deceased elders wasn't a true tribe member. The elder in question left the
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COME FLY WITH ME
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These three Brazilian flight attendants have the cure for the traveler's blues. Who's up for Carnival at 30,000 feet?
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WAILING SHALL BE IN ALL STREETS
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KURT VONNEGUT
Next month G.P. Putnam's Sons will publish Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut, a long-standing and valued playboy contribu­tor. The collection of previously unpublished material spans the course of his career. Wailing Shall Be In All Streets is one of the book's most affecting pieces—a powerful but spare account of his experiences during World War II, which inspired the unforget­table antiwar novel Slaughterhouse-Five.
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20Q
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Jenna Fischer
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The Body Shop
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DAMON BROWN
SCIENTISTS ARE WELL ON THEIR WAV TO REPLACING EUERV PART OF A HUMAN WITH BIONIC OR LAB-GROWN ORGANS. BUT THEY CAN'T HAUE VOUR SOUL
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Playmate
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<p>Our Miss April would never miss Oktoberfest</p>
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Playboy's Party Jokes
PLAYBOY'S PARTY JOKES
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Why docs the Easter Bunny hide all his eggs?
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CHARM CITY
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ROBERT STONE
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Fashion
THE INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOY
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JOSEPH DE ACETIS
It may be trite to say, but there's no denying it's a small world after all. Travel is faster and commu­nication easier. These days business and pleasure are equally likely to take you to far-flung locales. And despite local quirks in other areas of culture— ever eaten horse-meat salami or roasted guinea pig?—style increasingly translates perfectly from one region to another. Now playboy fashion goes transnational too, as we unite with our 24 interna­tional editions to create a wardrobe that looks as good in downtown Tokyo or Stockholm as it does on the veranda at an exclusive seaside resort while you search for your next mojito. Using the cosmo­politan Caribbean islands Turks and Caicos as a test lab, we've assembled the season's best casualwear, with special attention paid to one global standard: the versatile spring sports jacket.
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Sommeliere Likes It Hot
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Dan Dunn
Our fantasies to reconsider.'
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Savanna's Picks
SAVANNA'S PICKS
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A Sizable undertaking
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What Pops Her Cork
WHAT POPS HER CORK
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Next up is a Bitch Barossa grenache ($10) that brings out the dominatrix in the normally demure Samson. The bold, spicy wine is composed of 100 percent old-vine grenache. "It's not often I bring out the leather, whips and chains, so when I do," she growls, "look out. I love the feeling of power as I take control. Watching a guy get off as I work the whip is so delicious. A wine called Bitch is perfect-l can be the perfect bitch."
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Vintage Pours, Vintage Porn
VINTAGE POURS, VINTAGE PORN
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When we talk with Savanna, the conversation inevitably turns towara pairing. Here are the fantasy wines we picked as perfect complements to the classics of fantasy filmmaking
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Marvelous Maria
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Jason H. Harper
With wrestling fans watching, the WWE's Maria Kanellis has her eyes on the prize
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WORLD'S STRONGEST SEXUAL ENHANCER
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ISSUES
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CONNECTION
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LIBERATOR
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Dirty Duck
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MEATY Myths
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Notes and News
BATTLE IN THE BOARDROOM
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Though PMOY 2005 TifTany Fallon was heroic in her Won­der Woman outfit on our Feb­ruary cover, a stuffy business suit wasn't as good a fit. Her quest to win on Celebrity Appren­tice (and contribute to the Wal­ter Reed Society) ended quickly when villainess Omarosa Man-igault Stallworth threw Tiffany under the bus and the Donald fired her on the show's first episode. We know Tiffany has the looks to impress anyone.
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BUNNY SHOTS
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From far left: Miss January 2002 Nicole Narain looks as good as gold for Financially Hung's Black Card launch; PMOY 1994 Jenny McCarthy's blue eyes sparkle at Sap­phire Gentlemen's Club; Miss November 2007 Lindsay Wagner checks out D. Anna Reznik's handbags; PMOY 1997 Victoria Silvstedt strikes a pose at the Just Cavalli flag­ship; Miss February 1990 Pam Anderson is the ultimate New Year's host at PURE.
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5 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH
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We met Carmella DeCesare in 2002 when she was cast on Fox's The Girl Next Door: The
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LOOSE LIPS
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HOT SHOT
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MY FAVORITE PLAYMATE
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Amy Pietz
—from Aliens in America "My favorite is Miss April 1970 Barbara Hillary. She has an honest look to her
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POP QUESTIONS: ECHO JOHNSON
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Q: We miss you on the modeling cir­cuit. Where did you go? A: I'm selling real estate in Austin, Texas. My associates and I just started a brand-
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AMERICAN (ICON) CHOPPER
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Two years ago PMOY 1993 Anna Nicole Smith got a wild idea and commissioned her own chopper. She took her vision and her pinups to the guys at Ultra Motor­cycles, where she picked the colors—a flashy mixture of pink and pur­ple—and added accents like a heart-shaped gas tank and a fuzzy pink seat. Sadly, she died before she could fire up the engine. But Ultra
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PLAYMATE GOSSIP
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Bonne Annee! Miss August 2007 Tamara Sky (pictured below) worked the wax at L'Olvmpia
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Where & 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, 92-99 and 142-143, check the list­ings below to find the stores nearest you.
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Could Be Worse
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Her 2007 album is called uoo CM Cone Bad, but the megabit "Umbrella" is actually a very sweet pledge of loyalty. So is RIHANNA good or bad? Looks to us as if she's bad in the best possible way.
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Pardon Our Sincerity
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UNDSAY LOHAN.
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Nice Shot
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Who's the LPGA's sexiest golfer? Natalie Gulbis and Paula Creamer come to mind. The European tour boasts Italian SOPHIE SANDOLO, who puts out a saucy calendar every year. No, she doesn't win tournaments, but do you care?
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Rock Our World
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Why bother modeling a thong? A good one is practically subcutaneous. Does the world really need another picture of KAROLINA KURKOVA's butt? Yes, please. ^
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Grapevine
That Extra Effort
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She's the starlet of the mo­ment. She's the next Angelina. She has a tattoo of Marilyn. They don't come hotter than MEGAN FOX—but she hasn't let it go to her head. Ask her for an autograph and you may get a glimpse of the southern hemisphere. And we don't mean Peru.
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Show Us Your Tips
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At laurenconrdd.com Laguna Beach's LAUREN CONRAD posts "fashion tips"—photos of herself at events with commentary on why each outfit is fabulous. At press time she had yet to share the secret of this winner from People's Grammy kickoff party. We could sum it up in one word.
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Math Irony
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Potpourri
SCOOT-FREE
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Few things are more depressing than watching your paycheck tick away at the fuel pump. Make the switch to a Vectrix electric scooter ($11,000, vectrix.com) and you can bypass gas stations permanently. Though designed more for getting around town than going cross-country, this is no sewing machine with wheels. It boasts a top speed of ()2 mph, and its tight handling lets you weave through traffic jams. It goes 3d to 55 miles on one charge, and il you run out of juice, just plug the on-board charger into any electrical outlet and you're golden. Plus, the scooter's simple construction (250 parts compared with 2,500 for a gas scooter) makes it a low-maintenance proposition. No gas, no oil, no problem.
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PIG IN
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Pork has had a rough go of it in this country. It's hard (o find a cut that hasn't been factory farmed (i.e., pumped full of antibiotics antl engineered to be overly lean). Mangalitsa pork, a breed of swine only recently introduced to the U.S.. is pork the way it used to be—rich, well marbled and lull of flavor, with a silky fat that rivals duck for butleriness. Spokane, Washington-based VVooly Pigs farm (woolypigs.com) specializes in heirloom breeds and brought the species over from central Kurope last year. Karly harvests went to top-shelf restaurants, but look for some cuts to start showing up at high-end butcher shops this month.
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PLAY IT AGAIN, SAMSUNG
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We're used to portable media players that handle audio, video, podcasts and radio in a slim, sexy chassis. The 1*2 ($200 to $250. samsung.com) adds Bluetooth to the mix so it can wirelessly shoot music to compatible headphones. You can also sync it to your cell phone so incoming calls ring on the player; you answer by listening thiough the headphones and speaking into the built-in mike. After the call ends, your music fades back in. Sounds good to us.
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CHECK YOUR PANTS
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The only thing we like better than the truth is a really entertaining lie. Which is why we dig Big Fat Lies! ($15, mentalfloss.com), a game in which you're given two statements and are asked to separate the false from the merely improbable. Does Elton John own more than 400 Cabbage Palch dolls, or does Queen Elizabeth II own a Big Mouth Billy Bass? Was Billy the Kid born in New York, or was Zsa Zsa (labor born in Hoboken? (Elton and Zsa Zsa are the lies.)
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MEASURING UP
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juggling shot glasses and measuring cups may work for movie bartenders, but it's less sexy when you make a giant mess of your living room bar. Kikkerland's tube jigger (S20, unicahome.com) combines I he six most com­mon drink measures (from .5 oz. to 2.25 oz.) in a box small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. That means you can crank out as many gansevoort fizzes and jabber-wockys as you like without making a mess, no matter how compromised your coordination becomes.
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THE LOOKS LAB
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We'll take hard science over the dippy promises of botanicals any day. The folks at Amenity put their lab skills to work in the Balm mois­turizer ($;5">. getamenity.com), a three-step shaving system ($27, $25, $.'57) and an antibreakout gel ($28). All use Pro-Form 6, a potion that prevents dry skin, razor burn, pimples and signs of aging.
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THE RIGHT STUFF
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If you waul to impress her by cooking Italian, remember two things: Keep it simple, and use great ingredients. New York City's II Buco restaurant (ilbuco.net) sources authentic staples from rural Mediterra­nean enclaves. Its Fiore di Sale ($22) is from the legendary Trapani salt pans of Sicily; the sublimely fragrant Viridens extra-virgin olive oil ($42) comes from I'mbria. Round things out with aged balsamic vinegar (SI40), fennel pollen ($4(j) and ground Calabrian peppers ($16).
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SWINGERS' CLUB
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While the big bat-making companies save their best wood for the pros. Naked Bats ($80 to $140, nakedbats.com) are all made to the same stellar standards (with a clear finish so you can see the grain) whether you're an average joe or Joltin'Joe. Plus, the barrel sports a vintage pinup. Keep your eyes on the ball, there, champ. _
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SOLID PERFORMANCE
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Since Alienwarc is famous for high-performance gaming-oriented computers, it's fitting the company would offer the latest computing innovation—solid-state hard drives—on its m9750 (from $2,200. alienware.com). Instead of a spinning disk, you get a giant flash-memory drive with no moving parts. Data is far less susceptible to damage and can be accessed faster, which speeds up the entire system. Alas, it won't save you when you're beset by foulmouthed 12-year-olds in Team Fortress 2. ^^
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Next Month
Next Month
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GIRLS OF RUSSIA—FORGET THE COUNTRY'S OIL RESERVES. THESE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN—COLD-WAR KIDS GROWN UP INTO GORGEOUS STEPPE QUEENS—CONSTITUTE A NATURAL RE­SOURCE EVEN MORE PRECIOUS.
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