The following is copied from a longer article here. This is all that referred to the moustaches. Who cares about the rest, right?
“Tombstone has, hands down, the most handsome and manicured group of mustaches I have ever seen assembled in a film. What was the atmosphere like in the mustache-grooming trailer, and were you ever a little disappointed that your mustache didn’t carry as much flair as some of the other guys? Or were they just trying to overcompensate for something else?
And just five cents! The source of this picture, forgotten by me by now, said he called the number on the poster but the call was never returned.
The poster reads:
“Moustaches for All
I should not be surprised that we would get around to this. Apparently, in the middle east a good moustache is considered as sign of virility and wisdom – but we all knew that, didn’t we. Arabian men in particular are travelling to
Just wanted to share again with you guys a very useful rule for protecting your great looking handlebar moustache. Until you have had enough time for the wild and crazy handlebar moustache you have to become a part of your self-image
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This is an amusing article looking at how the moustache was an essential element in the building of the British Empire, and how the Empire faded when the more awesome moustache styles were let go.
I get the feeling that the well-moustached or bearded face may be instinctively recognized by humans as mature, masculine, powerful, having authority and wisdom. There is another article posted here that lends credence to such a social and psychological phenomenon.
An interesting quote from the article:
“And the moustache became imperative because it was seen as a potent symbol of virility. As one contemporary noted, Indians looked upon “the bare faces of the English with amazement and contempt”, regarding as na-mard (unmanly) countenances emasculated by the razor.”
In Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing a leading character Beatrice embarrasses a young soldier by referring to him as “the un-bearded one”, as he was bare faced or could not grow a good face full, and was considered a bit less than manly or less than mature because of it. Could it be that we are wired from ancient times to recognize significant facial hair as a necessary sign of manliness, maturity, power and authority?
Let that be a lesson to us all!
“The 2012 Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships will take place on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.”
I’m excited! Just went and bought a great shirt and tie for my outfit today and have a few more embellishments to do and I will be ready. Pray for great weather, will you? This is going to be held outdoors! Scary.
Proceeds go to charity. Looks like it all runs for a couple months.
This is a great commercial for this brand of beer. The guy’s moustache is not real, but the attitude he exudes is great, and I love the pose he strikes at the end.
If you run across any good moustache videos please let me know.
Searching Google for new handlebar moustache content for the blog here I checked out the Urban Dictionary link and found the definition somewhat sterile, so I submitted the following for approval. It has been approved and you can see it here.
“A handlebar moustache is a growth of hair from the upper lip of a man, including only hair from within the upper lip and within the smile lines, and not