Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m. In fact, Hefner's magazine has finished the jump, but finished low and smacked into the face of the landing ramp, and it's now struggling to remove its skis and swim free of the shark pen, while being circled by the Brazzer Shark and eyed hungrily by the PiR0Nahs. A something has never seen a relevant current issue of Playboy, and likely cannot remember a relevant current episode of The Simpsons. I mean, I think The Simpsons is still funny, but the time when it was ground breaking entertainment spurring on social examination of how the modern American family is portrayed on television, those days are long gone. And I don't mean to make a lot of folks feel old, but Simpsons has been on the air for 20 years.
Marge Simpson has done something that Homer might not like but will make Bart the proudest kid in his school: She's posed for Playboy magazine. After more than a half century featuring women like Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford and the Girls of Hooters on its cover, Playboy has for the first time given the spot to a cartoon character. And the magazine is giving the star of "The Simpsons" the star treatment, complete with a data sheet, an interview and a 2-page centerfold. The magazine's editorial director, James Jellinek, won't say exactly how much of Marge will show in the November edition that hits newsstands on Oct. But he stressed that the mother of three - the youngest a baby, by the way - has a lot to be proud of.
Ay Caramba! Marge Simpson, she of the skyscraper blue beehive, is to be the first cartoon character to appear on the cover of Playboy magazine. Venturing where even the pneumatic Jessica Rabbit the only cartoon character curvier than a size eight feared to tread, Marge will even be posing - draped in tasteful lingerie, of course - in a picture spread inside. Springfield's premier homemaker seems to have shed her inhibitions recently - last year she even briefly worked in an erotic bakery in The Simpsons episode Sex, Pies And Idiot Scrapes - so perhaps this is a logical step. In order to put to good purpose her formidable intellect, Marge even briefly became a police officer, but, in Chief Wiggum, she found herself reporting to perhaps the only other man in Springfield more stupid than her husband. So, even if you can't blame Marge for falling for the leathery charms of Playboy chief Hugh Hefner, what will her family make of it all? You can bet her children, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, will be mortified. But what about Homer?
She is no other than Marge Simpson.. Whoa, a cartoon character in the front cover of the hugely popular Playboy Mag? Am I seeing things incorrectly?