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September 9, 2011

Blog Guy, I know you are very good at beauty tips. I’m a young woman who would like to meet some guys, and I wonder what I’m doing wrong.

First, you need to figure out the angle that makes your best first impression. Left side, right side, upside-down, whatever. Then, you should…

Excuse me? Upside-down? How would I just casually be upside-down when I meet a guy? And who looks good that way, anyhow?

Never under-estimate the impact of being upside-down. It is playful, yet confusing, and it’s a guy-magnet. That’s why so many women are taking up high jumping.

But don’t just take my word for it. Here, on the right, is a high jumper from Croatia, just looking normal.

Now, look up at the top photo. The very same woman, upside down. Pretty glamorous, huh? Guys are probably lining up with their pickup lines when she hits the ground.

She looks STUNNING! Blog Guy! You’re a genius! I’m signing up for the high jump today!

A wise decision. You know what they say, upside-down is the new right-side up.

Is there anything that can go wrong?

Well, if you turn your attention to this photo on the lower right….

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Top: Blanka Vlasic of Croatia competes during the women’s high jump qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Right: Blanka Vlasic of Croatia reacts after a jump in the women’s high jump final during the IAAF World Athletics Final at Kaftazoglio stadium in Thessaloniki September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

Bottom right: Ariane Friedrich of Germany competes in the women’s high jump competition at the German athletics championships in Braunschweig July 17, 2010.  REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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Comments

You knew I always fancied gymnast girls, didn’t you? :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Hanging around.
Nothing to do but frown.
Rainy days and high bars get me down.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive
 

@FrsicoJohn: I’ll see your Carpenters, and I’ll raise you one Pointer Sisters… Blanka Vlasic’s theme song might by “Jump for My Love.”

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive
 

I humbly offer a haiku:

Women in high jump
Talk about head over heels
Proposals abound

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive
 

now that is what I call a face-lift! Or maybe a face-down.. Umm, time for my meddies!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Pic #2
Blanka’s been pouting
because there’s been no romancing,
Her spirits are flat,
or is that just qat?

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/05/16/letting-the-qat-out-of-the-bag/

those jowls need deflating.

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive
 

A woman who leaps over the bar
Is quite the athletic star
When she’s upside down
And has no time to frown
You’d be amazed at how many suitors there are

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive
 

Has no-one noticed that poor woman in the last photo is being devoured by the high-jump mat!
Is this a new way to make athletics more exciting for viewers, or merely part of the selection process for the German team?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Re: last photo.
Seems like Ariane Friedrich is in quite a big green pickle. Could it be (Blanka) Vlasic’s?

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive
 

Blog Guy, I appreciate your clever wording here:
“…lining up with their pickup lines when she hits the ground.”

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive
 

The guys might have to line up with a pickup (truck) if the women hit the ground and not the mats!

I think I spotted Blanka on the arm of Jumpin’ Jack Flash!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Toyota sure don’t make ‘em like they used to huh?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

in HS gym class, we were learning how to do flips on the trampoline. I could do a forward flip, but not backward. The gym teacher had her ‘student spotters’ assist me. Guess what? I did a back dive on the trampoline. I still have neck problems!

that last picture brings back a PAINFUL memory :(

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

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