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Blow-dry me before your head explodes!

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A bat-like old barber named Brown
Styled hair as he swung upside-down
One day he cried, “Whizzers!
“I dropped my sharp scissors!
“They stuck in my customer’s crown!”

The caption tells us this guy styled hair while hanging upside-down to get into the Book of Records in Ukraine. Cripes. I just hope to God that book doesn’t offer similar enticements for dentists and proctologists…

upside-down-300.jpgHairdresser Rustam Danilchuk works with a client while hanging upside down in Kiev, April 18, 2008. He made Ukraine’s Book of Records for cutting hair in an unusual position. REUTERS/Vladimir Sindeyev

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Put your cash in my Prada purse!

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bag-140.jpgBlog guy, me and some other women are thinking about turning to crime to pick up some extra summer vacation money, but we don’t know what to wear. Is anybody addressing this niche market?

You bet! With the current economic woes, more and more ladies are opting for crime. The fashion houses are gearing up for it, as we’ve seen in recent designer events.

Hi, we’re the other Adams family!

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hair-140.jpgBlog Guy, I’ve been watching that new HBO series, “John Adams.” You know, the one where that wine snob guy from another movie plays our second president. In one episode, the colonial women put on a fashion show for the men, and they wear sexy outfits and play a disco version of “Yankee Doodle” and there are dancing mimes and stuff. Did that really happen?

Look, it’s possible the makers of this series about our freedoms took some liberties, so to speak. Like when John Adams hands the Declaration of Independence to John Hancock and says, “Put your John Hancock there.” And after dinner, when Ben Franklin passes around his homemade candies and says, “Have a Franklin mint.”

The way you look tonight…

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Some day, when I’m awfully low,
When the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight.

You’re lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft,
There is nothing for me but to love you,
And the way you look tonight…

Why so crabby, Abby?

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portugal-160.jpgBlog Guy, you seem to know a lot about the language. Recently I heard the expression “about as jolly as a Portuguese model,” and I was wondering what it means and where it came from.

A very good question. I’ve been combing through our photos from Lisbon Fashion Week, and I’m starting to figure it out.

Well, at least it’s not gross…

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Near the top of my list of folks not to lend my iPod to is a guy who holds the record for the longest tufts of hair growing from his ears. I’ve not seen the Guinness entry, but it may be next to the one for the biggest bucket of phlegm.

Anyway, he complains that society has been “apathetic,” and says things would be better if authorities had commended the feat. “Dear Sir, you are hereby awarded the Nobel Prize for Ear-Hair…”

Genius shows up in Minnie ways

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minnie-160.jpgDear Blog Guy, I know you’ve been covering the fashion scene for years, and I’m wondering where some of those designers get their ideas.

I mean, what inspires them? What triggers their creative process? More to the point, is there any way we can stamp it out?

You gals work for the Lone Ranger, or what?

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raccoon-140.jpgMemo to fashion show staff: I’m sorry, but times are hard. We need to cut costs any way we can.

We’re hiring a raccoon who studied as a make-up artist. Now, don’t be so negative! It’s only make-up, how hard can it be? Plus, when she’s not working, she can wash food in the cafeteria. We’re also getting a monkey to do hair. He only knows one style, but we can live with that.

No! Haven’t you ever seen velvet art?

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Memo to fashion show staff:

I should have been more specific, I guess. I did say my vision for this creation required a model with color in her face and a flower in her teeth, but I meant fiery cheeks and a perfect red rose clenched in her inviting lips.

I did NOT want you to hire a model currently suffering from jaundice, and jam a freaking daisy in her mouth!

Runaway on the runway!

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fashion-eyes-160.jpgMemo to fashion show employees: We have received a police tip that an escaped prisoner may try to infiltrate our show in Milan this week. 

The man is described as “wild-eyed, with unkempt hair and a disturbed look of intense anger.”  The authorities say he also believes he was a Confederate colonel  during the Civil War, and may dress accordingly.