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More Signs of the Apocalypse: Duff McKagan Now a Financial Columnist for Playboy; Won't Shout Poppycock in a Crowded Bar

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Guns 'n' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan is now a financial columnist for Playboy

I think part of my mission statement for Playboy may be to perhaps try and shed some light and maybe even bring down some of the criminals on Wall St. Wouldn't that be cool? Maybe be a voice for the people- one that can't be bought (well, no one has ever actually tried to bribe me, but I'll let you know if they do!). The talking heads on the financial news networks also bother me. Always trying to be smarter than the next guy, using big and needless words and terminology so that they can watch themselves at home on their TiVo and gloat. Most of these shows do nothing more than a sort of "if it bleeds, it leads" type of sensationalism. This of course promotes only panic, stress, depression, and fear. Poppycock if you ask me. (As an aside; I would never actually use the word 'poppycock' in a bar room conversation but I couldn't wait any longer to use it. It IS a great word).

More here. Remember, past performances are no indicator of future results, so don't hold this particularly retarded interview against Duff:

I think I'll stick with taking financial advice from the Butthole Surfers.

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  1. It’s a story of a man
    Who works as hard as he can
    Just to be a man
    who stands on his own

  2. It this more surprising than Doobie Brother Jeff “Skunk” Baxter consulting for the DoD on missile defense?

    “””Backed by several influential Capitol Hill lawmakers, Baxter received a series of classified security clearances. In 1995, Pennsylvania Republican congressman Curt Weldon, then the chairman of the House Military Research and Development Subcommittee, nominated Baxter to chair the Civilian Advisory Board for Ballistic Missile Defense.

    Baxter’s work with that panel led to consulting contracts with the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He now consults to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. intelligence community, as well as for defense-oriented manufacturers including Science Applications International Corporation (“SAIC”), Northrop Grumman Corp. and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. He has been quoted as saying his unconventional approach to thinking about terrorism, tied to his interest in technology, is a major reason he became sought after by the government.””””

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Baxter

  3. Guess I’ll just be buying it for the pictures now.

  4. Well Hey, the repubs have Joe the Plumber advising them.

    Duff sounds more coherent.

  5. Duff will either do well or do poorly at his new job. Either way, it’ll give me something to blog about.

    But why hasn’t Duff gotten an endorsement deal with Homer Simpson’s favorite brand of beer? It shares his name.

  6. And claims of reading Playboy just for the articles get yet more implausible…

  7. I think Playboy should give Steven Adler a column on foreign policy.

  8. Those pinheads! When I said I wanted Duff in Playboy, I told them I WANTED HILLARY DUFF!

  9. Slash/Stradlin ’12

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