I believe I owe everyone who follows my blog an explanation on why I haven't posted in a while. There are a number of reasons, both personal and preferential. The #1 reason, though, is that I think Playboy has seriously lost its direction.
As you all know, this blog specializes in Playboy's leading women, known as Playmates. I review each and every Playmate, good or bad, and give my honest opinion on how she ranks among Playboy's best. The Playmates have always held a special place in my heart, with some of my favorites such as Karen McDougal and Shannon Stewart still being, in my view, the most beautiful women ever to grace the planet. And so, I had a passion that I wanted to put down on paper.
Unfortunately, for whatever number of reasons, Playboy has fallen off the map. The recent spate of horrific Playmate choices have provided me no motivation to keep this blog going. Starting with December last year and continuing through Roos Van Montfort, Amanda Booth, and Brit Linn, we've seen a string of far-below-par ladies take the title that was shared by the likes of Karen Witter and Vanessa Gleason. That's a tragedy!
So, I mourn the Playboy that I knew. This isn't a shift to a new era - this is an exercise in sloppiness, in laziness. I can't go on rating women when there's little hope for another "A+" or a home run in my eyes. There's nothing to look forward to.
I'll continue to follow the Playmates periodically, to see if there's someone that's truly hit it out of the park. If there is, maybe I'll come back and post here. For now, please consider it dormant.
I thank you all who've followed my words for the past 7 years. It's been a joy to read your responses and passions, as well. Farewell!
The Playboy Critic