Happy Friday BaddaBing BaddaBlog readers! The weekend is almost here! Or, if your like my roommate who managed to not have any classes today, you are already experiencing the awe and wonder of the weekend. This column exists so that you have something to talk to your friends and family about during this break in routine. This is News for the Mighty, News of the Week and here’s everything cool or noteworthy that happened during the week.
All work and no Play……………Boy
While the title to this story is the funniest one I could come up with, it’s not necessary the most accurate. There is no need for alarm, Playboy is still being made, they just are not going to feature nudity in their magazine or website anymore. Which, I guess may be alarming to some people, but I digress. Playboy has made the decision to focus on what everybody who reads Playboy claims to buy it for, the articles. The magazine is still going to feature models, they will just be wearing some form of “clothing” or another.
I personally think that this is a smart move on Playboy’s part. Since the rise of internet porn, Playboy has been struggling to match its audience from before the innovation. There is also the social stigma of reading a Playboy. You cannot exactly read a Playboy on the bus or in a coffee shop. Well you can, but you’re going to be ostracized and judged. I’m interested to see how this shift affects Playboy’s sales and how quickly, if at all, the view of the brand changes in the public eye.
(Also, if anyone knows anybody who can hook me up with a writers position at Playboy, you will have my unwavering gratitude. Working there would look cool on a resume for forever.)
Badgers vs. Apples
The university that I attend, the University of Wisconsin Madison, may have some money coming for Apple in the future. A judge recently ruled that the massive technology company infringed upon the University’s patent, with the use of their A7, A8, and A8X processors. These processors can be found in the most recent versions of the iPhone and several different kinds of iPad. The funds that the University receives may be as high as 862 million dollars. While I am happy that my school is receiving the funds that they deserve, I know that this is not very much money to Apple.
Do you enjoy good music? If you do than you will be happy to hear that the next Gorillaz album has officially been announced! It has long been speculated that another one was in the works, but it was confirmed this week when co creator Damon Albarn that he and Jamie Hewlett will be making another. This next album is very early in development, but it appears as though it will be much faster and upbeat than the previous LPs. As a massive fan of Gorillaz myself, I cannot wait for the next album to drop and look foreword to the steady stream of news and art that is sure to appear in the coming months.
That just about does it for this week in news. If you enjoyed this post be sure to give it a like and maybe even leave a comment down below. As always, you can subscribe to 4B by clicking on the upper right tab. Also be sure to check out the official BaddaBing BaddaBlog Facebook Page and my, @LucasDeRuyter, Twitter account. Have a great Friday everybody and be sure to come back here tomorrow for the next installment of Game Grind.