The most disappointing thing I hear when asking people about participating in Moustache March is either, “My lady won’t let me have a moustache” or “I am not letting my guy have a moustache.” Mind you, I am very fortunate in this department, I started dating my lucky lady in January so very early on she was able to experience the magic of Moustache March. She was slightly hesitant at first, but embraced it quickly. This year I asked her to write something to the other ladies out there who might have some reservations about the most wonderful month of the year, read on:
Why You Should ‘Let’ Your Man do Moustache March
1. It’s harmless fun
2. It will repel all other women
3. You’ll be considered a ‘cool wife’
4. Once it gets past the stubble stage, it won’t hurt you when you kiss him
5. It’s entertaining all month long
6. He can raise money for a great cause, the American Cancer Society
7. You’ll appreciate him all the more come April
I am not sure about number 2 on the list, but hopefully her words might persuade a few of you ladies to “let” your men join in this year.
Another note, being the loving husband that I am, I have always offered that my wife could have her month of fun with “Armpit Hair April.” And I am also a big fan of any woman that participates in Moustache March with us.
I am way late and I apologize to our South American moustached brethren about not getting the word out about their international “Don’t Shave in May” campaign. These guys take their moustaches seriously in Brazil and are getting prepped stealthily for their June Moustache event. I have seen their stuff before and even though I don’t read or speak the language of the Brazilians, there is some good stuff on their site.
If you missed Moustache March and Moustache May, and just can’t wait for Movember get on board with Comando Mustache! I don’t think you want to mess with these guys based on their site logo, so get serious about it.
If you haven’t heard of Kickstarter, it is a very cool site that facilitates start-up projects. Usually once a project is completely funded you receive something back for the ‘donation.’ I have spent some time looking around the last few days and stumbled across “The Original Cowboy Comb” specifically designed both to work with/look like a moustache.
The great thing is right now if you give at least $1 you will receive a comb and sticker set IF they get fully funded. So please head on over, watch their video, read the info and support some guys supporting the moustache! (I did)
Tell ‘em Moustache March sent ya!
The Kickstarter campaign is set to expire Wednesday Jun 15, 2011 and you can also visit their website CowboyComb.com.
Well Moustache March is just around the corner and I don’t know about you but I am getting excited. I was actually out of commission for a while with some lovely kidney stones (Actually a huge misnomer, they should be called Kidney/Ureter Jagged Crystal Destroyers), I wouldn’t wish them on Moustache March haters.
Anyways the new shirts are on order and I am really excited about the two designs:
1. Kiss Me I’m Moustache Shirt – The idea actually came from lifetime member Raymond Baehler. A perfect mix of Moustache March and St. Patty’s Day. Head on over to the store and get yours ordered.
2. Moustache is not a Crime – A play on the classic shirt that did wonders for skateboarding. We need to make the moustache alright with everyone. Head on over to the store and get yours ordered.
The store also went through a major update and we are restocked on some of the other shirts including XL and XXL for the girl’s shirts. Those things run really small.
You might also notice the blog looks a little different. It has been moved to WordPress which works really great.
The new website is also getting close and should be up in a few days.
I constantly get questions about what Moustache March is, why we do it, etc. Well in the past I wrote a F.A.Q on the website that you can find here. But I thought I would write a little more here to help people understand.
The question I probably get most often is, “how can I get involved?” What a loaded question! One thing that we are trying to do this year is have our site be the spot where you can find all the different groups that are doing activities during the month. I hear all the time about different events happening and am hoping to connect people up to honor the ‘stache.
Which brings me to my next thing, honoring the ‘stache. That is our most important mission. There are a lot of groups out there that think you need to be clean shaven at the beginning of March, but my problem with that is that I would only have a moustache for the last few days of the month. So I started in October so that I would have a showing that would truly honor all that is the moustache.
The other big dilemma is the Moustache vs. Mustache debate. When we started we didn’t even think about it, we went with the moustache spelling because it is more traditional and the World Beard and Moustache Championships spell it that way. There is a great site at www.mustachemarch.com, the only problem is I haven’t heard anything from them since 2005 and it seems that they have given up, sad. I do support both spellings because it just makes sense.
So after my rambling here is a summary of what we want you to do to get involved:
• Grow a moustache, duh!
• Go to www.moustachemarch.com look around get motivated and get involved
• Take pictures, make videos, make music and get it online. Send it to us and make it fun. Whether it’s you by yourself in front of a mirror or 100 moustaches taking on the white house just do it.
• Network! Get people involved, get involved with events, motivate people, entertain people.
• Go to www.moustachestore.com and buy some stuff!
• While at the store become a lifetime member and show your support.
• Join the mailing list on the site so you know what is going on.
I came across a blog post from the good people at Skulls and Bacon a while back showing the American Sign Language symbol for bacon. As you can see the symbol bares a striking resemblance to the equally majestic moustache. It might just be the angle of the video but I would like to believe that two things that are so delicious should be similar.
The similarities continue… Quite a while back a former coworker and myself came up with the idea of Silent Bacon, I swooped up the domain and started a blog to show my love for bacon. I haven’t put as much time into the blog as I like but at least it is there!
So my wife in her endless conquest to know all things celebrity came across an interesting article on people magazine discussing the facial hair trends of several leading men in Hollywood. It seems that big beards are in right now. I am a little bummed that I didn’t make the list but I guess I am off of the radar a little bit.
I can only hope that, like me, they are all just getting ready for Moustache March. Interestingly enough many of the guys mentioned have also had some sweet moustaches lately in movie rolls.
So I stopped by the site of some Brazilian friends of the ‘stache, http://comandomustache.wordpress.com/, and saw a post that I could not resist. It is not much of a site, but I see some huge potential here!