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November 19, 2004 8:38 AM   Subscribe

Mustaches For Kids - the 6th Annual NYC Mustaches for Kids Holiday Mustache Growing Contest and Fundraiser is back. Exciting fundraising competition. (see also Seattle chapter)
posted by Peter H (19 comments total)
You know, as much as I have a very very deep respect for mustaches (and this is certainly a good cause), I am getting a little weary of the "ironic mustache" angle. Growing a mustache is serious business and should be acknowledged as such.

I think further energy in mustache speculation/anthropology should be spent in defining the specific genres of already existing mustaches, for example the "Chicago Bear" or the "Carneceria."

or the "Uncle Ernie," or the "Wax Daddy."
posted by Swampjazz! at 8:52 AM on November 19, 2004

see also the Asian Moustache Olympics of 2004
posted by mrs.pants at 8:53 AM on November 19, 2004

Charlie and Groucho would be proud.
posted by brad! at 8:57 AM on November 19, 2004

ha, mrs.pants - with that growth, it's a shame they didn't do it for charity!

Those guys should compete in this competition and represent! (my memory is they had a mefi thread, didn't they? Stan Chin?)
posted by Peter H at 8:58 AM on November 19, 2004

Heh. A good friend of mine runs a small yearly gathering similar to this. El Dia de Mustache.
posted by jba at 9:00 AM on November 19, 2004

Rule #3: No Hitler Mustaches are allowed.
posted by jefbla at 9:12 AM on November 19, 2004

on reading this thread, this instantly popped into my mind. and this is an event for children?
posted by pxe2000 at 9:12 AM on November 19, 2004

jefbla, hm, True. I guess that throws out brad!'s hope for a Chaplin...
posted by Peter H at 9:14 AM on November 19, 2004

for my money, nothing says regal like the "Ambrose Burnside" as far as facial hair goes


oddly enough the page features both kids and a peach of a moustache.
posted by mrs.pants at 9:17 AM on November 19, 2004

Mustaches for kids.

Also know as "Dominican Republic Little League Team."
posted by flarbuse at 9:18 AM on November 19, 2004

posted by Peter H at 9:31 AM on November 19, 2004

At first glance, I wondered just how many kids in New York are capable of growing mustaches. (Then I actually clicked on the link.)

I'd love to participate in something like that, but there never seem to be "creative leg hair" categories for women. I should sue or something.
posted by wallaby at 9:41 AM on November 19, 2004

All this talk of moustaches, and no gallery on the site? FOR SHAME! What do they take us for, fools?

On a related bent, a good friend of mine did a documentary on the World Moustache and Beard Championships and just staring at those pictures again fills my heart with facial hair.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:43 AM on November 19, 2004

Ambrose Burnside: best.facial.hair.ever. Although, this look is quite promising.
posted by Tommy Gnosis at 9:45 AM on November 19, 2004

The repeated unironic use of the word "sweet" to describe a quality moustache seems ... not-quite-right, like the judges will be taste-testing them.

So like, ew.

Aside from that, it's a really cute idea.
posted by chicobangs at 10:00 AM on November 19, 2004

I would give this a try, except that, even after a month, I'd probably wind up looking like this guy. Maybe I'll just give some money to charity.
posted by uncleozzy at 10:24 AM on November 19, 2004

The moustache is a strange creature in this day and age. Where in the realm of style does it fall? How many men do you know who are under 40, and who aren't police officers or firefighters who sport only a moustache? It seems to have been replaced by the goatee by the general public.
posted by picea at 10:27 AM on November 19, 2004

What about moustaches for adults?
posted by tank04 at 11:54 AM on November 19, 2004

I hear the rides are free.
posted by chicobangs at 12:40 PM on November 19, 2004

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