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Monday, November 14, 2005

Shocking

I got home from work today, and as is my routine, I grabbed the mail out of the mailbox on my way into the house. All I have to say is that I am damn happy I got home before the kids today. Because lying on top of the mail pile of bills, charity mailers, and a stray invitation or two, was this (warning: link is not G-rated!). Now, I have been a subscriber to New York Magazine for years, and though I will be the first to admit that there is sometimes content here and there that can be inappropriate for my children's eyes, it's generally buried inside the inner pages of the magazine, somewhere among the columns of print. This issue, from the cover to every illustration in the feature, is so graphic that it's just shocking. I'm no prude, but I think that this issue should have come in a brown paper wrapper.

22 Comments:

Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

"I'm no prude, but I think that this issue should have come in a brown paper wrapper."

...like all the other pornographic magazines you subscribe to?


(I tend to like NY magazine, but they do throw you for a loop every now and then. Ever pay attention to its classified sextion?)

5:25 PM  
Anonymous bishul akum said...

I saw the issue with Maureen Dowd on the cover and had to hold my nose.She is a jerk

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think you're a prude, but I also don't think the emagazine crossed any new lines... newsweek, for example, has done similar covers.

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think you're a prude, but I also don't think the emagazine crossed any new lines... newsweek, for example, has done similar covers.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Shifra said...

Whoa- disturbing!

I am the unfortunate recipient of about 40 Victoria's Secret catalogs a year- it's overwhelming! My daughters (when they get their hands on one of them before it hits the trash) find it fascinating: sort of a a weird combination of shocking and hillarious that is hard to explain...

This is a lot freakier though IMO.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Frummer????? said...

Whew!

Thank G-d that wasn't on the front of one of the mags which drop through my letterbox!

Forget having to pick it up little shop on the corner, my wife would never have allowed that magazine into our home again!

Isn't their cover bordering on pornographic?

6:46 PM  
Blogger Y.Y. said...

well wow unreal
but i think i agree with the new way of life thing

6:47 PM  
Anonymous chuck said...

once upon a time there were 2 familes who (whom?) lived next door to each other.
interestingly enough their families were very similar both dads were shopkeepers with similar schedules both had 3 boys that attended the same school so on & so forth
when the boys reached thier teens an obvious deviation appeared while one family's kids wore orthodox/yeshivish/chasidic garb and attending great yeshivos, the other family's kids were straying, at first in little ways davining late, smaller yamulkas, snazzier shoes etc eventually droping out of yeshiva
so of course one fine day snazzie shoe kid's dad asks studious kid's dad "ya know our live were identical were did i go wrong?"

after comparing idiosycrasies in thier lives it appeared the only diff was the fish wrapping!!
yes the shabbos fish in studious house was ,by insistance of the mom, wrapped in blank paper
snazzie shoe house's fish came wrapped in newsprint
moral o' the story?
get home before your kids do!

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Sam said...

Wow. OM, I'm definitely NOT a prude, but the cover is only a little bit of it. There's something very very warped about the cover story on non-monogamous marriages. I read it and I cant stop thinking that all these people are just fooling themselves into thinking they're married when in fact they're completely immature human beings who've confused roommates with benefits for their spouses.
I hate to use the M word, but there's a definite moral vacuum at work here.
NYMag is trying yet again to be a little more cutting edge than its mainstream circulation allows for.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

Oh, I get it chuck - you mean the newsprint chemicals were toxic and leaching into the fish, right?

6:51 PM  
Anonymous chuck said...

askshifra:after repeated requests to victoria secret, my spouse actually threatened to sue their heinys off if them soft porn mags dont stop comin

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, since this was their once-a-year sex issue, you don't have to worry til next year

2:15 AM  
Blogger Cosmic X said...

If I were you I would cancel the subscription. This doesn't sound like fit reading material for an "Orthomom", brown-bagged or not!

6:19 AM  
Anonymous SephardiLady said...

I think after seeing this post and reading the comments, I will maek sure to get a locked mailbox that requires a key for entry.

You can't control everything that come to your home, subscription or not. Hopefully my Wall Street Journal will not decide to make a feature like this.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Just Passing Through said...

and while we're confessing, I admit that I protested and mourned when the wife cancelled the VS catalogue. A very sad day indeed.

10:12 AM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Guys, maybe I am admitting to living in a cave, but I have no idea what you are talking about - nor do I wish to be enlightened. Please, keep comments appropriate. I don't want to see any innuendo on this topic on my blog.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Just Passing Through said...

Good choice mom.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

Uh, guys...I wasn't innuendoing anything. I was just being a smart-ass.

10:30 AM  
Blogger orthomom said...

SW, I didn't mean you. You were funny, and just responding to the innuendo.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Brother Bob said...

You cannot honestly read New York Magazine every week and be surprised by the sex issue.

They have been having people like Amy Sohn write for years.

Either you draw lines about what is acceptable and unacceptable to bring into your house or you don't. And it appears that New York Magazine is acceptable by your standards. So don't complain when they have an issue which is only slightly more risque then their usual fair.

10:19 AM  
Blogger orthomom said...

You cannot honestly read New York Magazine every week and be surprised by the sex issue.
Evidently, I can. To compare an written article here or there to a magazine cover with a photo of a group of naked people with their limbs entangled is just...delusional.

7:03 PM  
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4:23 AM  

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