Hello, hello, hello and welcome to today’s edition of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette! I fell asleep last night listening to the Steelers on the radio. One moment I was flat on my back on the sofa with two pillows under my weary head, listening to the game and watching women doing nude aerobics on YouTube and the next thing I knew the apartment was dark (the game began while the sun was still up), the station the game was on had gone back to its regular programing (which is classic rock: Journey was doing “Don’t Stop Believing”) and my computer was in sleep mode just like its owner had been only a moment before. And you know what? I felt totally refreshed.
So, I thought what the hell. I may as well do some blogging. Not because I’m sleepless in Pittsburgh, but because I’ve just had several hours of solid sack time.
Yesterday, I continued my research on “girlie” magazines. Once again I Googled the term “girlie magazine” and began to read. One particular link concentrated on the birth of the modern magazine and “girlie” and “men’s” and “pornographic” magazines were just a part of the magazine becoming the first real mass media in the early 1900s. That’s because the cost of printing, distribution and photography became cheap enough that money could be made from being in the magazine business.
Today the Internet makes it possible for one person to sit at a workstation in his or her apartment and to edit, publish and distribute a magazine all over the world at the click of a mouse. Spank my bare bottom and call me a nudist. You know you can’t beat that with a stick!
The first modern “girlie” magazines also made their appearances in the early 1900s in France and Germany and then a few years later in the United States; but all of these “girlie” magazines were lifestyle magazines aimed at a strictly male audience. My little “girlie” magazine is an entertainment magazine aimed at bloggers and writers and women are not only welcomed, but short stories by women are one of the features of the magazine…
It’s still early in the morning. I’ll probably take a power nap before the sun comes up. What adventures in blogging will we share today?
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, an online magazine of blogging, karaoke, movies, sexy stories, television and topless women. Today in The ‘Burgh there will be plenty of sunshine with a high around 85. All photos of Nicola Paul were sampled from Egotastic All Stars. If you are not already a regular reader of my little girlie magazine, now would be a great time to sign up for your free email subscription today.