Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Game Day Skate mourns the loss of one of the greatest pornographers of our time for Thursday, October 21

Oh hello there, and welcome to this special, mournful Game Day Skate. We hadn't even planned to write TMS this morning, as HF10 will be along with a Devils preview pretty soon. There's nothing happening anyway (OK, Steve Bégin found a job, and there were some games). But as we awoke this morning, we heard the news that Bob Guccione, founder of Penthouse (NSFW) has died from cancer at the age of 79. As the official chronicler of sex and hockey on the internets, we felt a moving tribute was necessary. Sexy Friday is a day early.

You kids today and all your free internet porn don't know how good you have it. When I was a wee lad, there were essentially two forms of pornography available, Playboy and Penthouse. And as any adolescent male from that era could tell you, Penthouse was WAY better. For, uh, anatomical reasons. So to the man who pointed my 12 year-old self toward the clitoris, we wish you Godspeed. You indeed belong in heaven.

11 comments:

moeman said...

I read those mags for the articles. Some HABits never die.

GoldenGirl11 said...

The Lesbian Connection Divorce Lawyers sounds very specific.

soperman said...

Geez 29,

Are you so old that you pre-date "Hustler"? If you mom found a copy of Hustler under your mattress she would buy you a subscription to Penthouse if you agreed not to read Hustler again.

HabsFan29 said...

@sop - ha! i did stretch the truth for dramatic effect. my tribute when Larry Flynt kicks is gonna be epic. you know, for the First Amendment issues

Moey said...

@sop,

Agreed, Hustler was the daddy of them all. Is it still around?

Chester said...

Well I predate Hustler, and Penthouse was way better than Playboy. God speed Bob.

Habsfan10 said...

I officially dub this the Mourning Skate. Out of respect, I will post the Devils preview later so that fine 70's ass can help us mourn properly.

Darksyde said...

Great...now I'm at half-mast. RIP, Bob.

Shall we rename this "The Penthouse Forum" for this post?

bea.habs.fan said...

I htought it was PLayboy that was read for its "articles".
i didn't realize Penthouse was also aiming for that lofty purpose.
Do you think they will observe a minute of silence in the dressing rooms? or are the players too young?

Anonymous said...

You never forget finding your first Penthouse. You also never forget your first night staying up late waiting for Bleu Neut.

Steve said...

If not for Bob I would have never seen a totally naked girl