Red Hot Movember

3 Nov

A few weeks ago, I was working from home with the telly on in the background. MTV was playing music videos (who knew they still did that?) when a song started that I thought I recognised from the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, but… No, wait! Who is that? NOOOO! That can’t be Anthony Kiedis! What is on his face?!?

RHCP music video for ‘The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie’

Since that day, I have been thinking (and Googling) a lot about moustaches, and men that can pull them off.

Ashamed as I am to even be admitting this to myself, I have come to somewhat like those fuzzy little lip blankets. My absolute favourite, of course, is the Tom Selleck 

“Yeah, can’t talk now, must-dash”

 

Magnum P.I.’s stache is the most glorious collection of face hair I have ever seen on the lip of a fully-grown human being (bar Mish to the D‘s Movember Twitter avatar).

Love your work, Mish!

But back to Mr Selleck. Whilst searching for images of the mane man, I mistakenly typed ‘Tom Sellers’ which led to the accidental discovery of the true Anthony Kiedis look-alike. None other than the Pink Panther. I mean talk about separated-at-birth, hellooo?!

Or is it just me that sees it? Yes? No? Dead Ant??

And while we’re on French characters, how about that impressive follicle action next to the nose of Monsieur Marc Lièvremont, at the recent Rugby World Cup 

Marc Lièvremont

French media tribute Marc Lièvremont

 

History of the moustache

Direct copy and paste from Wikipedia reveals that “shaving with stone razors was technologically possible from Neolithic times, but the oldest portrait showing a shaved man with a moustache is an ancient Iranian horseman from 300 BC.” 

Pazyryk felt artifact, ca. 300 BC. horseman with wonsal style moustache

 

Let’s see, 2011+300… that’s over two thousand, three hundred years of snorre in vogue. Show me any other trends that have lasted as long.

And the evolution of it! The styles! The Facebook appreciation societies!!

There is so much more to this vast subject than a simple blog post can cover in a stolen moment from counting bricks.

So I will leave it here with a Merry Movember, y’all!

May you grow such furry Flavour Savers that your own mothers recognise you not!

Best part – it’s for a good cause Movember.co.za | Face Grown & Hand Brushed

In support of Movember, I will be….

painting my nails…

...let's not get out of hand, I am a lady, after all

 
 
(Thank you Dean Oelschig for this inspiration)
 

Found a few funny sites worth having a look at for some ideas, tips, motivation, amusement…

Beard Revue

Moustaches (according to Wikipedia)

Snorgustus – it already started in August!

Fake Moustaches at Oppikoppi

This site for year-round tashe praise and a competition to boot:  Bangers and Nash

Mo the force be with you, Fashionistas Moustachionistas!!

Style Guide 2011

 

Jonah Hill & Elmo modelling the latest 'imperial' line

 

Looney Tunes' Yosimite Sam. Who says kids can't learn anything from watching cartoons?

 

Androgyny is so in this month

 

A young 'Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV'

 

McSteamy *drool* (I had to)

 

Moustacha!! Moustacha!! MOUSTACHAAAA!! Brrr..

Chest-stash

Chest-stash... I have no words. Only concern.

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5 Responses to “Red Hot Movember”

  1. Danielle Sanders November 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    lol I love all the different kinds of mustaches! Nice!!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/85175010/support-prostate-cancer-movember-unisex

  2. Rlinde November 3, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Remind me again, what’s the name of the person who told you to start writing..?!

    • Danielle Le P November 3, 2011 at 10:58 am #

      Oh, um, I think there was this one Dutch girl that may have mentioned it 😉

  3. Chris Lee November 30, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    I tried..was actually doing very well, though last week it was driving me insane and I was having dreams about shaving it off. I promised myself I would make it through to the end.

    I have however learnt, that one should not shave early in the morning while still fast asleep, as on Friday, by the time I realised what I was doing, I had shaved half of it off 😦

    • Danielle Le P November 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

      ‘How I met your Mother’ moment? I get that all the time 😉

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