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March 9, 2011

powder dating 490

Okay, the folks in these pictures are coverd in talcum powder from a traditional Powder Day festival in their Spanish village.

SPAIN/The caption tells us that festival participants “hurl talcum powder at each other until they are completely covered with it,” and that in the past, “young men used this game to seduce girls.”

Are you kidding me? That worked to seduce girls?

Hey, seƱorita! Look up here! Gotcha! Hope you enjoy this 50-pound bag of Johnson and Johnson’s all over you!

Oh Lonnie, you miscreant scalawag! You’ve ruined my brand-new Easter dress! It’s kind of a turn-on! Let’s go to a motel!

Great! Another successful talcum powder seduction!

SPAIN/You see what I mean? There just doesn’t seem to be a ring of truth here.

Personally, I like to think it’s not talcum powder at all. I prefer to believe we’ve stumbled upon the biggest coke orgy in Europe, and they just made up this talcum powder crap to fool outsiders.

Yep, that works for me.

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Top: A couple with their faces covered in talcum powder pose for a photo during “El Dia de los Polvos” (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. During the carnival, it is traditional, especially for young people, to hurl talcum powder at each other until they are completely covered with it. In the past, young men used this game to seduce girls. Although the method of courtship has changed in modern days, the tradition of throwing powder on one another without distinction of gender or origin continues.

Right: A man covers the face of a woman with talcum powder during “El Dia de los Polvos.”

LEft: People with their faces covered in talcum powder perform a traditional dance during “El Dia de los Polvos.”

REUTERS photos by Jon Nazca

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are you sure it’s not flour? Next thing you know…http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enou gh/2011/02/04/be-sure-to-wear-some-flour -in-your-hair/

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

Leisure suit – check.
Brylcreem – check.
Lionel Richie CD – check.
Talcum powder – check.

Ok, all ready to go out and pick up some hot mamas….

Wait – I forgot the donuts!

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

Ah spain and their festivals..

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Better just hope someone doesn’t throw a match.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive
 

Maybe that look worked for the Pillsbury Dough Boy; but as for me, I agree with George Thorogood: “You Talc Too Much.”

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

maybe they were making beignets and it’s powdered sugar.

my second thought is a joke that Mr. Spam Filter would not like involving relations with a fat chic ;)

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

@Dave, a Lionel Richie CD? Dude that’s some serious game right there, be careful weilding that kind of power!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Now, now, Georgia. This is a family blog (but I know the joke you’re referring to.

Posted by inebgreen | Report as abusive
 

I kinda like BG’s theory… that its really coke that they are rubbing all over each other… :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

And that would explain the seduction ritual… but only if it’s coke…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

@69Spin – THAT is “the coke side of life” :)

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive
 

Spin, sigghh… they do!! Moments pass in a daze, while we are all hazed…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I’m sure when the girls and guys are flirting, their feeling are just up in the clouds.

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive
 

New, “powdered” doughnuts in addition to the sprinkled variety at the GFM shop? ;-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

@Unca, I have. As you can see in the third pic these people have little friends too. See them, standing off to the left there?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

@Unca, perhaps it was Dingus Sheen who supplied the goods?

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