#362: Subscribe to Playboy and read every issues from cover to cover for one year.
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.
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 The unfortunate part is, minus the nudity the novelty and lie of "reading Playboy for the articles" is no longer valid because that's all there is.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.