Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The Playmate System of measuring age
I suspect that most males born before the late 1970s (who would remember when magazines were popular and when Playboy was a significant print icon) either use or would understand this measurement system. Mind you, I haven't read a print copy in years (literally - I think the last time I bought one was in the early '90s) so I don't have that much actual biographical info to go by other than what's on Wikipedia but I have a way of measuring my relative age by the average age of Playboy Playmates (according to Google this is about 21-22):
You're a kid when: Playmates are old enough to be your babysitter.
You're a young adult when: Playmates are old enough to be in school with you.
You've peaked when: Playmates are your age.
You're getting older when: Playmates are the age of your kid sister (assuming you have one).
You're middle aged when: Playmates were born around the year you met your spouse (That's where I am right now)
You're old when: Playmates are the age to be your kid's babysitter.
It's all over when: Playmates are younger than your kid.
I think this could be developed further, but I really don't have a browser suitable for doing the research...