Oh fine, given that today was not only Easter Sunday, but April Fools Day, I thought I’d better come up with a silly title for today’s blog! Mind, if someone wants to get me a suitable bunny outfit (either of the animal, or if feeling brave, the Playboy kind), then I’ll wear it, and have a picture (or more) taken of me wearing it, and post them on here! I think the full cover animal type bunny outfit would be wiser at my age, but each to their own lol! Cant say that the other wouldnt be a lot of fun to wear, mind!
Seemingly this is the first time that these 2 dates have coincided for 62 years (Thanks, Google), though it happened 4 times last century in total. I’ll try not to repeat this blog in 11 years time, when this is next due to happen, even if I am still alive by then, but not making any promises on that!
In truth, I remember some great April Fools Day spoofs on TV when I was a child, including the famous (at the time at least, probably not now, more than 50 years on), of the pasta growing on trees in Italy being harvested. Yes, now I know how pasta is made, but as a 5 year old child, who had never seen the stuff before, I didnt even realize at the time that it was an April Fool, and not a genuine news article.
Since then, its fair to say there have been some that were almost believable, some that clearly weren’t, and all degrees in between. I saw one today, one of these hotel search websites. Advertised a mobile room service, in what looked like a standard camper van, which apparently was a fake. But if you think about it, a mobile bed service, for people who have had too much to drink to go home safely, makes a lot of sense really? Oh, and if some rich entrepreneur type sees this, sets up such an idea, and makes his millions, I want my cut lol!
But yes, given the chance of me still doing this in 11 years has to be slim, at best, if anyone wants to April Fool me (belatedly) by making me have photos taken in any kind of bunny outfit, you’d better get to it this year. Be bad enough at 60, but at 71, seriously…?
OK, video time. Closest I could think of, relating to a bunny was this!
Oh fine, there I was wondering what I was going to write about tonight, and then along came this piece of news, solved the issue. Fine, there might be a few that wish I didnt have this to write about, but hey, he was 91, so…
As someone old enough (just about) to have lived through the whole of the 60’s, its fair to say that Hugh Hefner, and the whole Playboy thing left its mark on me over the years. I do wonder what it was like back then, wearing the whole bunny outfit while working in a club, but of course, I never got to know. Nor now, regardless, am I ever likely to find out, even if I did get a certain issue sorted out! Age counts me out now, if nothing else! No one would certainly want a bunny when she’s 60 lol!
But yes, if I ever got the chance, I would! Before anyone says that Hefner used women for his own purpose only, then fine, maybe to some degree, he did. But as far as I know, all those girls that worked as Bunnies, or Playboy models knew what they were doing, or were willing to take the money to do it, regardless. So yes, they might have been used to some degree, but they used the men who enabled them to be paid to do it in the first place!
However, lets have a look at a different side of Hefner that not many people know about. This is the Hefner that helped to preserve vintage movies, both silent, and those made soon after, so that generations like us would be able to see them. What he also did, was make documentaries covering the career, and lives of many of those early actors, and actresses that we would probably not know, or barely know today, but for him. So for that at least, many of us owe him a great deal of thanks for a matter entirely not related to the whole Playboy franchise.
So, rest in peace, Mr Hefner, and be proud of what you’ve done. Apart from the movie things, he probably played an indirect part in liberating women back in the 60’s, proving there was more to life than just getting married, and having babies, or a boring little job, or whatever. If you had the go, and the gumption, he gave girls the chance to become famous. Maybe the bunny outfit wasnt the greatest office wear, but in terms of allowing some women to express themselves…
Goes off to wiggle my cute bunny tail, I wish!
The video, well there’s a clue in the title at least, and I guess it wouldnt take too much effort to change the lyrics to fit, lol…