Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner

"The Hugh Hefner in this movie is Thomas Paine, Martin Luther King Jr., Mohandas Gandhi and William Kunstler all rolled into one."Michael O'Sullivan on the movie "Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel"

Thomas Paine was a revolutionary whose essays on liberty and free thought were so inflammatory that they ostracized him from his fellow countrymen, forcing him to die a lonely man (only 8 people attended his funeral).

Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist whose fight against racial segregation and discrimination ended with his assassination.

Mohandas Gandhi was a spiritual leader who helped India gain independence through civil disobedience and nonviolence (and who was also assassinated).

Hugh Hefner is a pornographer who created a multi-millionaire dollar empire by selling magazines with pictures of naked women. With 43 million dollars and a trio of young girlfriends every year, he is most definitely going to die of old age in the lap of luxury.

Somehow, I fail to see how Hefner compares to Paine, King, or Gandhi.