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Looking for love? Raise the bar higher!

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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.

The most romantic protests ever?

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Blog Guy, I read that they’re having street protests in Casablanca. Can you give us some details?

You know I don’t like to do research.

Well, maybe you could just look at some recent photos and guess what’s going on, as usual?

Let’s practice those pickup lines, boys!

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I think I have some pretty good news here, and right now I’m talking to you single guys.

The woman in these photos just split with her boyfriend and is now back in the dating pool. She’s on the rebound and vulnerable, so here’s your chance.

Bride pride? Taking to the bridal path…

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Blog Guy, I was surprised to read your item about that Bridesmaid Festival. Are there any other examples of wedding nostalgia events you’re aware of?

Sure. Over in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk they just had their annual “Parade of Brides,” where 100 young married women took part in the event to relive their wedding day.

If you run out of REAL wedding news…

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Blog Guy, that royal wedding is getting really close now, so how about some more of your expertise? I believe you mentioned a royal carriage would be used for Prince William and Kate?

Absolutely, and here you can see the regal vehicle, with the royal couple riding around in it for practice.

And don’t pick your nose at the wedding!

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Good news. We have another one of those etiquette columns that appear to be aimed at folks who were raised by Goths. And not even by especially smart Goths, judging from the level of the advice.

BRITAIN-ROYAL/Using the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton as a sly way into the subject, we tell readers what they need to know if they are invited to a wedding. It’s pretty complicated.

Five tips that could save your marriage

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Maybe you saw that actor Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans after an argument with his wife. He was booked on suspicion of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness.

nicolas cage crop 320What intrigued me was that the police said Cage and his wife were standing in front of a home and arguing about whether it was where they lived.

Shooting through a glass, darkly…

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Johnson, get your butt into my office! You call yourself a news photographer?

girlfriend 4 side 220Jeez, Boss, I thought I was doing better. What’s wrong?

I send you out to cover Formula One racing over the weekend, and you come back with shots of cars?

Look at this crap! Cars having wrecks, cars on fire, cars flying through the air…

Souvenirs: Selling Kate by the crate?

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Blog Guy, I see they’re churning out all kinds of memorabilia in advance of Britain’s royal wedding next month.

kate face 280I’ll bet it will really sell, considering Kate Middleton is so popular and beautiful. Have any artists done an especially unusual job of capturing the charms of this lovely young woman?

Honey, we need to talc…

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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.”