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Blog Guy, we’re all aware that there is tough competition among contenders for the summer exhibition at your Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop there in Washington. A few days ago you published the all-time goofiest Michelle Obama photo, which seems impossible to beat. Has Hillary Clinton just given up on winning the contest?

goofy clinton 2 260Far from it. Clinton has hired world-famous goofy face coach Hamid Karzai and is working long hours with him to perfect her best faces.

Not THE Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan?

Let me check. By golly, yes, it turns out he IS the Afghan president as well, although frankly I don’t know where he finds the time to do a second job.

Anyway, he recently spent hours coaching Clinton in a private garden in Washington’s trendy, elegant, leafy, historic Georgetown neighborhood.

Hey, we’re out of paper towels!


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Blog Guy, I see that President and Mrs. Obama had a little getaway this weekend. That’s nice, especially after those worrisome signs of stress you wrote about recently. So what did they do?

They went to North Carolina and toured the famed Biltmore Estate. It was a rare opportunity for them to see a historic mansion and be surrounded by priceless antiques.

I didn’t know they required a tie…


Blog Guy, it’s well known that you’re a real romantic, whose sophisticated dating advice is followed by many. Here is a couple on a date in Washington, DC. They are leaving a restaurant after a leisurely dinner. I’d like your thoughts.

The guy is a few steps behind her. Bad move. If there are muggers waiting to take her purse, he can’t do anything to stop them.

Gag down some more pea soup, we won!


exorcist-300.jpgOkay, you may have read that “The Exorcist” has been voted the scariest movie of all time in a Halloween poll published today.

That’s probably a good choice. Certainly it’s the scariest film ever shot in Washington DC’s posh Georgetown neighborhood.

Candy, in loo of flowers…


Quick quiz: these yummy chocolates are being served at…

a) a VIP party at the Savoy Hotel
b) a new, high-end Belgian chocolate shop on Fifth Avenue
c) a Victorian row house in posh Georgetown
d) a public toilet in Hong Kong

chocolates1.jpgUnfortunately, the answer is the Hong Kong toilet, which by coincidence is one of the extremely few places where I myself would say “No, thank you” to chocolates.