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Identity Confirmed of Sailor in Times Square Kiss

sailor-kissAfter returning home from a tour of duty at sea, Life Magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstadt took this, perhaps the most famous photograph of two people kissing. The kiss symbolized so many emotions — an emotional release through which the entire nation could vicariously rejoice. The soldier and the nurse, in the middle of Times Square in 1945, were part of the very backbone of the American war effort. Years later the sailor came forth and identified himself as Glenn McDuffie.

Houston Police Department forensic artist Lois Gibson worked hard to find evidence that McDuffie was the sailor in the famous photograph. After a detailed investigation, it’s her official verdict that McDuffie, 80, is the man in the 1945 image.

Gibson said she thinks McDuffie’s claim is bolstered by his explanation for why the sailor’s left hand and wrist are twisted around the nurse’s face. He said he realized someone was taking the picture, so he moved his wrist and hand so the nurse’s face could be seen.

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Source: Lozano, Juan A., “Forensics help identify sailor in famous kiss photo,” Associated Press, Aug 4, 2007

Love Graffiti

Love is all around us. If you take a closer look, you might see a little more of it. Here are some great declarations of love expressed in graffiti and posted in public places.


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Couples Take Prep Course for New Year’s Kiss

Americans are Prep Course Crazy!

With the abundance of test prep being done nationwide for the SAT, LSAT, ACT, MCAT, GMAT and HAZMAT, is it any surprise that couples are taking a prep course for their New Year’s kiss this year?

You do only get one shot at your midnight kiss after all. (Though I still contend that like the LSATs, a weighted average of past kisses should factor in to the final score, but I don’t make the rules.)

Today 50 New York City couples are meeting up in Times Square for a massive make-out practice session. Organizers are hoping that New Year’s will be the world’s biggest group kiss and claim that it could potentially be the longest in history.

“That is up for debate”, says the Fox News Team. “We’ve been working hard to kiss-up to the Bush Administration without a break for over 8 years now.”

Kissing expert Andrea Demirjian, author of the book “Kissing — Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About One of Life’s Sweetest Pleasures,” will be on hand to help guide the couples as they practice for the lip-lockdown to take place when the famous Waterford crystal ball drops in Times Square on Dec. 31.

Photo: Walmink

6 Favorite Kissable Christmas Movie Moments

The holidays are a time to shower those we care about with love and affection. Thus it’s only natural that the Movies are chock full of wonderful, romantic, sexy, funny and kissable Christmas moments.

Here are some of our favorites from all 6 of the most important categories:

Best Flirtation – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation:

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Recipe: Killing Me with Chocolate Kisses

If you salivate at the thought of chocolate Kisses perfectly melded with Macadamia nuts – then read on

. This recipe is not for weight watchers, and may even put you in a coma, but if you believe you only go around once, what a way to die! Maybe for safety’s sake, it’s best to eat a couple while on an exercise bike then immediately give the rest away to friends.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

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Kiss Like an Egyptian

The upper class of ancient Egyptian women wore lipstick. The Turin papyrus, a kind of Egyptian Kamasutra, shows a woman painting her lips with a brush. The famous bust of Nefertiti sports some luscious lips, painted a lusty red.

Of course, along the Nile they were fresh out of L’Oreal, so Egyptian ladies painted their lips with a brush. Lipstick was made of substances that today we know are deadly poisonous. One of the main ingredients was a mercury compound.

Did the Egyptians make up to make out? Four thousand years ago men and women were driven by the same desires as today. When they were in their youth they worked to seduce, and as they aged they wanted to look younger. It is probable that Egyptians wore makeup to attract the opposite sex, though the use of cosmetics was a privilege usually limited to the upper-classes and royalty.

Dutch Coffeeshop Encourages Flirtation with WiFi

cute-girl-coffeeOur headline is partially true. In an effort to attract more wi-fi freeloading students, CoffeeCompany in Holland changed it’s WiFi menu to reflect items from the cafe’s actual menu as well as directives to customers.

Some wifi menu items include: “Mmm Yummy Muffin Only 2 Euro,” “Buy Another Cup You Cheapskate” and Our Favorite (and excuse for posting this) “BuyCoffeeforCuteGirlOverThere?

I’m for any marketing idea that sells its product and fosters flirtation at the same time.

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9 Gigantic Hearts in Nature

Looking to spark a little romance with the attractive lady/fellow in the plane seat next to you?

Glancing at the window and spotting one of these Giant Hearts might just get things moving in the right direction. has put together a terrific visual tour of Gigantic Hearts seen from above complete with spiffy Google Maps of each location!

View all 9 hearts here:


photo: Heart Shaped Mangrove, Voh, New Caldoni: Yann Arthus Bertrand

Love Letter Jigsaw Takes 15 Years to Put Together Again

A British man spent 15 years reassembling 2,000 pieces of love letters he had written to his late wife. She had torn up the letters when she caught someone reading them.

Ted Howard, 82, ended up with 98 letters that he had written to his wife Molly during the seven years he spent abroad – traveling Europe as a farm worker.

    When Molly found someone reading them in 1953, she tore them into more than 20 pieces each – over 2,000 scraps – some smaller than a thumbnail.

    tedhoward-letterMr. Howard began reconstructing the letters in 1993 and just completed the last letter – 3 years after his wife died. He worked tirelessly at the task – separating corner and center pieces and slowly putting them back together – for roughly an hour a day for over 15 years.

    The letters were written on hotel stationary as he traveled the UK, France, Ireland and Holland in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

    Full Story: BBC News link