Anyone here remember watching Robin Hood: Men in Tights? There was this one part early in the movie where Cary Elwes’ blind page/manservant/castle idiot is caught sitting on the loo with a braille Playboy – or a Playeboye, in Olde English, i suppose – after Robin Hood’s castle gets demolished. Okay too many mental images for you.
But yeah. I always thought the Playboy Magazine for the blind bit was just schtick Mel Brooks thought up for the movie. But it isn’t. According to Brian Sack’s Banterist humor blog, Playboy has been released in Braille since 1970. Glad to know our sight impaired friends are also able to somewhat partake of Miss November’s ample charms, just like the rest of us.