T he Irish poet William Allingham PLAYBILL described autumn as “the mellow time.” Leaves change color, the days become shorter, and this year, in California, voters will decide whether to legalize the mellowest of illicit drugs. In his Playboy Forum report, “California’s Joint Session,” Paul Krassner examines the alliances that have formed over the upcoming ballot initiative that could put an end to reefer madness in the state. While Krassner covers the politics of weed, Richard Paul Krassner Stratton and Rob Hill follow the money in Grown in the USA, deconstructing the booming economy that’s fueled by what is, according to one estimate , the biggest cash crop in Amer- ica today. We suggest you keep a clear head when viewing the visions of Gahan Wilson in The Weird World of Gahan Wilson—his car- toons are trippy enough. You’ll find more in the three-volume Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons. You may remember Sasha Grey as the lead in Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 Gahan Wilson film, The Girlfriend Experience, or from our December 2009 pictorial Lolita or from her former day job hav- ing sex on film. Now she plays herself as Vince’s new girlfriend on Entourage, a plotline inspired by Charlie Sheen’s early-1990s relationship with Ginger Lynn. The photos in Grey’s Anat- omy are by our man Stephen Wayda. In the Playboy Inter- view Josh Brolin talks about his tough-guy image, his day- trading and his bill of new films. The first words out of his mouth Sasha Grey and Stephen Wayda are “I don’t fuck around on my wife.” Great news for her! The actor is down-to-earth, as is our exclusive excerpt from Earth Josh Brolin (The Book), by Jon Stewart and the staff of The Daily Show. Our selection is about two vital topics: the rise of man and reproduction. No one expected Monday Night Football to make money when it debuted 40 years ago. In The Biggest Gamble in Sports History, Kevin Cook recounts the early days of what is now the longest-running Jon Stewart Richard Stratton show on TV. Cook also con- tributes The Unstompable Roach, a profile of boxing trainer—and one fierce hombre— Freddie Roach, the man responsible for Manny Pacquiao. We’re pleased to announce the winner of this year’s College Fiction Con- test, Meaghan Mulholland, and share with you her entry, first among thousands, Woman, Fire & the Sea. Finally, William Shatner, starring in his first sitcom, $#*! My Dad Says, sits for 20Q. He still gra- ciously takes questions about Star Trek (a show that, like Monday Night Football, nearly failed) in the autumn of his life. Kevin Cook Meaghan Mulholland William Shatner.
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