Esquire Girls

Not salacious. Just beautiful, idealized dolls.

Not salacious. Just beautiful, idealized dolls.

Kind of a dual post. There was the Esquire Magazine of my youth, which featured incisive writing by truly talented writers and pneumatic girls aplenty.

Another point. My mother’s father, my grandpa, was a gifted cabinetmaker. I spent countless hours in his basement workshop. He was in his seventies then. And the walls of the workshop were papered with Esquire girls. Like these ones.

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My mother knew and she just laughed. How I found out that women had breasts and other things. Me and Grandpa never talked about it. Think he just knew that I would get it somehow.

I learned a lot about writing from Esquire. They were there before there was Playboy. You really did read Esquire for the writing first, the girls second.

But now there’s Esquire TV. Which is politically correct, stupid, and only semi-literate. Today, though, they’re doing a Parks and Recreation marathon, which progressives claim to love. Funny thing. Parks and Recreation has a lefty cast, progressive values, and yet the show is deeply conservative. It’s the progressives, led by the comedic genius of Amy Poehler, who come off looking like total morons.

Guessing the Esquire editors don’t even know what they have wrought.

Idiots rarely do.

  1. Barbara’s avatar

    Vargas girls. I bought my husband an Alberto Vargas print for his birthday a few years back and it hangs in a position of honor in his man cave. It is particularly meaningful to my Mister because he could (can) draw. He made his beer money in the military (enlisted just at the end of WWII) by drawing fake Vargas girls for his pals at the air base. “Just an innocent hobby,” he tells me with twinkling eye.

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  2. Instapunk’s avatar

    I’ll just quote my wife: “that’s cool,” she said.

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