In two days it will be Movember and as the girl once described as “a world renowned moustache enthusiast” I thought I probably ought to blog about it. You may have noticed in years past a sudden increase of moustached males in the month of November, logic may have lead you to believe that the onset of winter had lead to cold upper lips and the obvious solution was to employ a lip rug. Well in some cases you may well have been correct but the surge in nose neighbours is also due to Movember, the purpose of which is to raise awareness and funds for male cancers.
Here’s how it works, on the 1st of Movember clean shaven men register with movember.com and then for the rest of the month they grow and sport their lip toupee’s/ mouth merkins/lady ticklers with pride. In essence for 30 days their faces become an advert for men’s health.
As well as raising awareness the face furniture can also be used to raise money and here is where you good reader come in. My good friend and fellow gore enthusiast JM will this year be lending his upper lip to Movember and if you could find it in your hearts and pockets to sponsor him, bollocks and bums the world over will thank you (that casts a rather startling mental image doesn’t it!) .
Finally I leave you with some rather wonderful lip cosy pictures, the brilliant knowledge that in Albanian there are 47 words for moustache and this gem from the true love of my life Salvador Dali;
“Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache – it is better for the health. However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several mustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: “Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?” Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of mustaches.”