Another great reason to grow a moustache. Do handlebar-moustached guys get extra turns? This is certainly a good way to promote Movember, spread men’s health awareness, and encourage moustache growth.
Salvador Dalí was an amazing character, artist, writer and probably a lot more. He is the leading figure in the world of surreal art, and was himself something of a work of living art, down to his distinctive moustache. The man was himself a total original.
This is a great video of the competitions for World Beard and Moustache Championships held in Germany last month. It gives you a great view of a lot of amazing growth. If you ever have the chance to attend or participate in
Check out this online contest of sorts on Facebook. Upload your picture or vote for your favorites. I like the image of the horns below, reminiscent of handlebar moustache shapes.
Corkscrewing develops for men with naturally curly hair when the curls get long enough. It means the curls are starting to lean forward, away from your face. It can be a bother whether you use wax, glue or nothing.
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I just got back from a week vacation in beautiful Oregon. Visited my brother in Eugene area and saw a lot of trees. That means more when you know I live in a treeless desert.
Of course, got my share of complements on my moustache here and there. Sunday the 21st we attended the Oregon Country Fair, which is a few thousand hippies types, faerie types, various nature and Earth lover types, etc., and a few hundred craft and food vendors and performers in the woods for
Here is a worthy Kickstarter project we can support. They have a goal of $6000.00 to publish the book.
Max, an 8 year old boy mysteriously grows a mustache; but what happens when his cute curly tufts grow out of control?
Now and then I encounter gentlemen with fine and prized handlebar moustaches who are concerned with hairs coming out when grooming or whenever. I got an email from Ben the other day who had some questions on this important topic.
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!
I have been growing out my hair for almost two years now, having started in June 2010 when I buzzed it down to a quarter of an inch. Then I just decided to not cut it again, having wanted to see what long hair is like. That’s also when I let my moustache grow out to a handlebar. My hair is now about ten inches long.
The following articles are pretty amazing in what they reveal about facial and head hair in men relative to the success of what the men are doing in computer programming and possibly other areas of life. I can’t imagine the metaphysical functioning behind these reported results, but it’s pretty interesting.
Computer programming language success relative to facial hair of their creators.
Now read this follow up to that article, written four years later.
And this legendary article about getting promoted with a moustache.
Its funny how things work, as I was just about to get my hair cut some – shaped mostly but about 4 inches shorter maybe, and I find this very interesting article about long hair and how it affects our intuition, awareness and abilities.