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International Mustache Month
January 23, 2008 10:20 PM   Subscribe

"February is more than a diminutive month of love... It is a month of hair." Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to grow your beard throughout February, then shave back to a glorious mustache for a gala beer party at the end of the month. The rules are very, very serious. Apparently the reverse goes for the ladies i.e. shave everything from eyebrows to hair.

I joined the club but I don't think I qualify as I already have a full beard and would rather not shave it just so I can grow it back just so I can shave it off again.
posted by chime (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Um, what about Movember, which is for charity, right? Hasn't that really already kinda ruled this sorta thing out?
posted by wilful at 10:24 PM on January 23, 2008


When I try to grow a beard, the homeless dudes start calling me "brother" and telling me where the soup kitchens and shelters are. Although this is pretty awesome, I think the sketchy hobo beard would go over badly at my job and, well, at life in general. So, no thank you.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 10:26 PM on January 23, 2008


I can't grow a moustache. I have an abraham lincoln style beard thing (not a chinstrap - it goes on m'face).

So basically, why does this month have to discriminate against me.
posted by dismas at 10:27 PM on January 23, 2008


Rollie Fingers... tee hee hee
posted by not_on_display at 10:28 PM on January 23, 2008


Much as I love being more highly evolved than all you hirsute louts, sometimes I wish I could grow facial hair (as opposed to facial hairs, several scattered ones, just enough to need shaving) with anything less than hormone therapy.
posted by agentofselection at 10:44 PM on January 23, 2008


But i just DID this! We just had a mustache contest at work and I was the only person who participated.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 10:48 PM on January 23, 2008


The Writers are still growing their Strike Beards. AMPTP may hold off settling until March because of this...
posted by wendell at 11:09 PM on January 23, 2008


Stubble and razor burn? Cannot wait.
posted by casarkos at 11:14 PM on January 23, 2008


san diego has a very fine moustache month all january. im glad/terrified that the trend is spreading.
posted by fillsthepews at 11:17 PM on January 23, 2008


Hang on, the frack is this "Mustache Month?" This is BEARDUARY, son!

bearduary link

Tho I'm sort of screwed, I had my lumberjack/I ain't shavin phase early this year... about 3 weeks early.. not sure I can survive another 4 on scraggle jack vision..
posted by cavalier at 12:05 AM on January 24, 2008


Eh, I think I'll just keep my half-beard, half-stache. It's subtle, yet unique.
posted by leviathan3k at 12:13 AM on January 24, 2008


I've been growing my deer hunting beard since October do I have to have on the 30th and start over just for February?

no, I don't hunt but given that this is Pennsyvania, people often assume that I do since I always grow a winter beard
posted by octothorpe at 4:51 AM on January 24, 2008


s/to have/to shave
posted by octothorpe at 4:53 AM on January 24, 2008


Of course, if you wish to stay beardy for a while, there is also Cinco de Mustache.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:55 AM on January 24, 2008


Apparently the reverse goes for the ladies i.e. shave everything from eyebrows to hair.

Sounds like a hell of a lot more work for the ladies than for the gents. Also, March is the month when most cancer head-shaves happen - what am I supposed to do in March if my hair is gone in February?
posted by arcticwoman at 6:57 AM on January 24, 2008


You can have my beard when you pry it from my cold, dead face.
posted by middleclasstool at 7:13 AM on January 24, 2008


I'm not shaving. It took me two weeks to grow this beard. Well, two weeks until it looked like I grew it on purpose, anyway. It's lived on my face since 1998 and it isn't going anywhere.

I sometimes contemplate growing it out - usually, I trim it to about 1/4 inch or so to keep it from getting unruly - but then I chicken out. Plus my wife would hate it.
posted by caution live frogs at 7:23 AM on January 24, 2008


Much as I love being more highly evolved than all you hirsute louts, sometimes I wish I could grow facial hair.

Welcome to the club. Now, I don't actually want to grow a mustache or a beard. But it would be nice to know that I could.
posted by Rangeboy at 8:17 AM on January 24, 2008


i've had my beard for 12 years straight. early january, i was doing routine maintenance and accidentally shaved off half my moustache (the guard slipped), so then i shaved the other half. tried to live with the "amish beard" thing but it looked horrible on me. so then i had to shave the whole thing off. for the first time in 12 years. ugh. it was traumatizing. people didn't know me.
posted by Bear at 8:56 AM on January 24, 2008


The guys at work did this a few years back to raise money for charity. They were going to do it annually, but it only happened the one year (though this year, a couple of them did "Novembeard" for fun).
posted by aine42 at 4:44 PM on January 26, 2008


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