I started reading Golf Digest when I was in high school with the hope I could increase my scoring average. It didn’t help, so I finally canceled my subscription last year. Same with Playboy.
I was browsing through the magazine rack at a local bookstore and saw the October issue of Mess magazine. Actually, it was Muscle and Fitness magazine, but Arnold Schwarzenegger’s photo was positioned in front of the publication’s name, and his huge head blocked out all but four letters. In one of the articles, the former governor and bodybuilder (who has graced the cover countless times and is now the executive editor) refers frequently to loving his MF magazine, not quite the charm as the abbreviation for Gentlemen’s Quarterly.
In small print at the bottom of the magazine’s cover is a note that states the picture of the world’s most famous bodybuilder has not been digitally enhanced in any way and that the muscular arms shown are 100 percent the result of Arnold’s efforts. The same cannot be said of his face, which is 50 percent the work of his plastic surgeon.