Result #362: I failed to pay for Playboy but they've ruined the whole "I only read it for the articles" joke anyway.

#362: Subscribe to Playboy and read every issues from cover to cover for one year.

Date: 12-28-2014

Due Date: 12-28-2015

The Resolution: Whenever people joke that they "Look at Playboy for the articles," there's usually a sense of honesty to their proclamation. I wouldn't know, I was always too busy "looking" at the photos to read anything more than the jokes and single cell comics.

Then I realized in general I only look at the pictures in the magazine I "read." Notice the quotations marks moved from look to read. I don't "look" at everything I feast my eyes on. Now whether looking or "looking" both activities takes place on the internet these days and I "read" with the same style of glancing at headlines and skimming the opening paragraph to then make up a reality of what the rest of the article has to say.

I feel I'm not alone here and with so much information this snap judgment approach to obtaining our news is why we're doomed.

No one is on the same page as to what is going on in this world because history is all made up in everyone's head. The closest we come to connecting is tuning into sound bites from people that we mostly agree with.


How did I get here?

The resolution from what I've put together in my mind is that I'm going to spend one year reading up on high end stereo equipment while looking at boobies!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 12-28-2015


I'm not fully sure why I set this resolution. I'm not a big magazine person and I have the internet for nudity. I don't even have fond memories of the magazine from when I was young. Don't get me wrong, I had my stash but I wasn't all that loyal to the brand.

Oh well, the year has passed and I failed to buy my subscription leading this resolution to be a fail. The unfortunate part is, minus the nudity the novelty and lie of "reading Playboy for the articles" is no longer valid because that's all there is. This means that the redemption phase of resolution is even less appealing than the initial goal.

That said I will get around to completing this task at some point in the future and will let you know my findings when I do.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.