Friday, November 18, 2011


Grow your mustache for Movember"I heard November is when guys grow mustaches for prostate cancer awareness," I said to JD last month. "I think it's called "Movember."

"That doesn't make sense," he said. "It seems like it would be called 'Stachevember' or 'Nobeardvember."

"Good point. I must've heard wrong."

Apparently not: Movember: an event started by Australian men to raise awareness for men's health issues via the growth of mustaches which inevitably lead to conversation about the origin and purpose of said mustaches.

Here are the rules:

  1. Once registered at each mo bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face.
  2. For the entire month of Movember each mo bro must grow and groom a moustache.
  3. There is to be no joining of the mo to your side burns. (That’s considered a beard.)
  4. There is to be no joining of the handlebars to your chin. (That’s considered a goatee.)
  5. Each mo bro must conduct himself like a true country gentleman.
Except for unfortunate bros with alopecia areata and maybe burn victims, I have a most atypical sprout resulting from total body irradiation, targeted radiation, lots of chemo and general cancerness. (For a challenge, use your imagination; for a full understanding, I reveal in my book.) However, I do believe I could grow a sick mobrostache. Maybe next year, especially if the YouTube video "Have Sex With a Guy With a Mustache Day*" catches fire.

My mo bro numero uno, LadyKiller, hopes it doesn't take a year for that fire to begin. LadyKiller had earned that nickname as a freshman in high school when he garnered the infatuation of the senior class president. His gorgeous mo bro stache may push women (and men) from infatuation to obsession. LadyKiller could use some donations* for his efforts on his mo bro space here. Remember, funds raised support awareness, education, survivorship and research.