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Online dating picture tips, advice and tricks to avoid

Is there anything worse than checking out someone’s online dating profile pictures, liking what you see, and getting together with them only to find out they look nothing like their photos? Or how about when you realize that you missed some key detail in a person’s photos that could have saved you the time and effort of actually going on a date? That’s the worst. It’s a waste of your time, it’s a waste of my time and, frankly, it sucks.

Yes, we’ve been there before and done enough online dating where we feel comfortable sharing our tips with you. Heck, we consider it our obligation and duty to pass along this valuable knowledge.

With that in mind, I’ll give you some of the tips and tricks for online dating pictures I’ve learned during my time as a single, successful guy (Brad from Fast Times voice). This is expert-level stuff, too, so heed my advice and save yourself some time and effort.

WHAT TO AVOID

Lack of full-body shots/only chest-up shots

Have you ever flipped through someones pics, thought they looked really good, met up with them, and then couldn’t believe how their body looked? How did that happen? How did I end up on a date with someone whose butt was the size of a pregnant rhinoceros?

Ahhh … you missed that they only posted pictures from the chest-up!

You can look for signs of body thickness based on necks, arms and chest, but that doesn’t always tell the full story about someone’s looks.

If someone shares strictly chest-up photos on their profile, you can safely figure they are packing a lot of heat down below. Now this isn’t some post intended to bash fat people; this is about being honest with your suitors and not hiding who you are. I and many others happen to like girls with a little extra (and vice versa for girls with guys). Just be honest about what you look like rather than try to pull a fast one.

Think you’re cool that you tricked someone into going on a date with you? Yeah, it’s not going to be so much fun when you’re wondering why they never texted you again.

Be honest. Don’t try to deceive.

Overhead camera angle selfies

Beware of the overhead camera angle selfies. One of the easiest ways a girl can make herself more attractive in photos is by using the overhead camera angle selfie. You’ll know this picture because it looks like the girl is extending her arms a few feet above her head for the selfie. This angle has the funny ability to make a girl’s chest look larger than it is. It also has the dual ability to hide undesirable facial features. Got a large nose? Prominent chin that juts out? Offset eyebrows? It’s unbelievable how someone can hide all these things by using a cleverly angled picture.

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Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad disqualified from first place finish in race for premature celebration

When it comes to the 3,000-meter steeplechase, France’s Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad is quite accomplished. He took home the silver medal in the event at both the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as well as the London games in 2012. Mekhissi-Benabbad also captured the gold at the 2010 and 2012 European Championships.

During this year’s European Championships, the 29-year-old established a commanding lead in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final when he decided to prematurely celebrate his pending victory. Comfortably ahead, Mekhissi-Benabbad removed his shirt, put it in his mouth, and motioned toward the crowd. He then cruised the rest of the way to the finish line.

As you can probably imagine, Mekhissi-Benabbad’s display didn’t go over to well with some. Spain protested, leading to this decision.

Fellow Frenchman Yoann Kowal is now officially listed as the winner, because his teammate did this.

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H/T Bleacher Report

Robin Williams on how golf was invented is the best (Video)

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As you have likely heard, actor Robin Williams passed away on Monday after reportedly taking his own life. In addition to being one of the most influential actors of his time, Williams was also one hell of a stand-up comedian. If you’re a sports fan and you haven’t seen his bit about how golf was invented, you are seriously missing out.

The routine became popular during Tiger Woods’ prime, which makes it even more entertaining. Williams went on about how Tiger dominates golf after spitting out some hilarious lines about how golf was invented in Scotland. Watch the clip below (NSFW language):

“Right near the end I’ll put a flat piece with a little flag to give you f—in’ hope. But then I’ll put a pool and a sandbox to f— with your ball again!”

That was easily one of my favorite stand-up routines and yet another reason why Williams will be missed. For some of our favorite Robin Williams movie scenes, click here.

Robin Williams best movie scenes – LBS staff picks

There is no way you can be American and not have had your life influenced by Robin Williams in some way.

Mrs Doubtfire helloThe comedic genius and all-around outstanding actor died Monday from an apparent suicide. From his work on TV shows like “Mork & Mindy” and “Happy Days” to movies like “Good Will Hunting,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Aladdin,” “Hook,” “Jumanji,” “The Birdcage,” and much more, Williams entertained us and made us laugh in multiple capacities.

Some of Williams’ greatest work came in his stand-up comedy and interviews, but for this post we have concentrated on his movie roles. The guy was awesome and will be greatly missed. We loved laughing at his comedy, but his dramatic role in “Good Will Hunting” may have been his finest work.

Below are some of Robin Williams’ best movie scenes as chosen by the LBS staff. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments.

Good Will Hunting – the park scene:

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Robin Williams dead after apparent suicide

Robin-WilliamsActor Robin Williams was found dead inside his home in Northern California on Monday. The Marin County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Williams, 63, has passed away.

While an investigation is still ongoing, authorities believe Williams committed suicide. He was found unconscious and experts suspect he took his own life by way of asphyxia.

Williams checked into rehab last month and was said to be struggling with depression. He battled drug and alcohol addiction in the 1980s but said he had been sober for more than 20 years.

Williams won Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in “Good Morning, Vietnam, “The Fisher King” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” He also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in “Good Will Hunting,” one of my all-time favorite movies.

Sports fans may have enjoyed the 1986 film “The Best of Times,” in which Williams played a banker who obsessed over dropping a crucial pass during a football game while he was in high school.

Kate Upton won’t get naked because of mean blogs, social media

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Many of us go to sleep imagining what Kate Upton looks like naked. We dream about her. We fantasize about doing unmentionable things with her body. We think about what she looks like without clothes.

Unfortunately for all of us, our imaginations are all we will have.

Kate Upton says she will not be posing naked for pictures any time too soon. And you aholes are to blame.

In an interview with Details Magazine, Upton was asked why she hasn’t posed nude yet. She says it’s because of you meanies on social media and the blogs.

Is your voice also the reason why you have stayed away from being photographed naked? Being shot nude by great fashion photographers is very common among famous models like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Lara Stone.

For me those photos are art. Your body is art, your body is beautiful, and to be photographed in that way is amazing and it’s received in a very positive way. But with social media and the Internet and not so great blogs and the attention like that, I don’t think that my pictures would be received in the way that I’d want them to be received. That’s why I’ve stayed away from them. I really appreciate those photos and I think those women are beautiful, but I think social media and the Internet has prevented me from putting myself out there like that.

I get the whole social media thing. Now all those pervs who in the past would have to keep their fantasies to themselves or at worst send in some fan snail mail actually have the ability to show Kate how pervy they are with one simple tweet. But the blogs? We love Kate. We’re nice. Maybe she’s talking about all those idiotic ones who call her fat. Screw them, Kate. We at LBS like some meat on them bones.

Until she bares it all, we’ll just have to settle for her teasing us with extremely revealing photos. And awesome videos.

H/T Busted Coverage

McKayla Maroney threw out first pitch by doing gymnastics routine (Video)

McKayla Maroney was in Chicago on Friday and threw out the first pitch prior to the White Sox-Twins game, and she put a gymnastics twist on it.

The 18-year-old Olympic gold medalist busted out what looked like a cartwheel and front handspring to bring her about 20 feet away from the plate, and she still threw her pitch out of the zone. But she gets an A for creativity, so we won’t be too harsh on her for the toss.

Plus, like she pointed out on Twitter, she’s already proven she can make the throw from the mound:

Apparently the throw at the Sox game was just her changeup:

We are definitely impressed.

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