November 11, 2009
The always amazing Illustration Dan one-upped himself with this year’s Mustaches for Kids Houston logo. Seriously, this guy has mad skills. Check out the detail, the wheels alone are amazing – a true work of art!
Stay tuned for details on where and when you can pick up some cool Mustaches for Kids Houston merchandise!
Let’s Grow Together!
October 14, 2009
Greetings fellows Stachers! The 2009 Grow Season is approaching us so get your razors ready!
This year the Houston chapter of Mustaches for Kids will raise money for Workshop Houston and we couldn’t more happy to help such a worthy cause as theirs.
From Workshop Houston
Workshop Houston’s mission is to provide youth with creative, technical and educational resources. Our vision is to lay the groundwork for a just society by creating a community that provides youth with support, expanded opportunities and alternative definitions of success. Workshop Houston has five shops that provide resources and support for young people: the Third Ward Bike Shop (do-it-yourself bike repair), the Chopper Shop (welding and metal fabrication), the Beat Shop (hip-hop music production), the Style Shop (fashion design) and the Scholar Shop (tutoring and academic enrichment).
I don’t know about you but I am pretty stoked about what they are doing in Houston and I can’t wait to raise some cold hard cash for them
Mustaches for Kids 2009 – Important Dates
This years grow season will run from Thursday November 12 and ending with our Sweetest Stache competition on Friday December 11 at Coffee Groundz! That’s right the great folks at Coffee Groundz have given us the go ahead to host our 3rd Sweetest Stache competition at their fantastic Midtown location.
Start your mustache planning today!
Mustache Check Point Dates
This grow season we will meetup every week, except for Thanksgiving and December 11th, at Cedar Creek in the Heights. Here is a map
- Shave Off – Our official shave off will happen Thursday November 12 at 7pm
- Check Point 1 – Thursday November 19th at 7pm
- Check Point 2 – Thursday December 3rd at 7pm
If you have any questions whatsoever you can call me at 713 574 9829
Take care and my the fuzz be with you!
December 5, 2008
Hey Houston, how grows it? I hope the grow season has bean treating you well, I know it has for been for me.
Tonight marks our great Sweetest Stache Competition in conjunction with Vinyl Ranch tonight at Leon’s Lounge. Join us tonight as we celebrate all of those that have chosen to grow a mustache for charity and help us raise even more
Last Year’s Winner – Adam “Jesse ‘The Devil’ Hughes”
Map to Leon’s
Greatest Mustache party ever?(skip ahead a minute)
November 21, 2008
Tonight marks our final Mustache Check Point at Leon’s Lounge – 8pm. Be there or be square
How to Trim Your Mustache
Is your mustache becoming quite unsightly? Follow these easy steps to ensure you have the best groomed stache you have ever had.
Remember to ‘wink at the macho man in the mirror’
November 7, 2008
I can’t believe it’s been a year already, where does the time go. I know one ambitious guy would like to save it in a bottle.
This years Great Shave Off takes places at Houston’s historic Leon’s Lounge at 9 pm followed by Vinyl Ranch at 10 pm.
If you cannot make it to the Great Shave Off don’t fret, it doesn’t mean you can take part – You Can! If you cannot make it please do me a favor and take a picture similar to the one on the right and send it to me to jason [@] schipul.com
Jordan, our man in France, so far is the first one to get under way and sent us this photo from the land that gave us that giant lady with the torch in NYC where from what he says they do not have Joe the Plumber but ‘Marcel the guy with bread under his armpit.’
Have You Set Up Your Personal Grow/Giving Page Yet?
If you haven’t set up your Personal Grow/Giving page please follow these easy instructions on how to do that. Once you have it set up your donors can give directly to the site
Direction to Leon’s Lounge
Turns out Jordan is actually in Brazil and was quoting a line from a prank that some DJ’s in Montreal did to Sarah Palin.
November 4, 2008
As American’s go to the polls today in what might be a record breaking and surely a historic day lets look back at some of the past mustachioed presidents.
Facial hair really didn’t get anywhere close to executive authority until Grover Cleveland. Oh sure John Quincy Adams & Van Buren had the mutton chops but the mustache really took some time to get in the door. Zachary Taylor looked like he had facial hair but those were just ‘pronounced’ jowls. Abe Lincoln ushered in the acceptance of facial hair with his ‘before his time’ Amish look. Andrew Johnson was president after Lincoln and he reverted back the babies bum purity of no facial hair. Johnson of course was a democrat and in the next election he lost to a guy whose name made sure he would one day make him president or at least a character in a James Jones book – Ulysses S. Grant. Grant championed the facial hair movement and grew a full beard. Next up was Rutherford B. Hayes, who would later become the inspiration for ZZ Top(I can’t prove this but you can’t disprove it either so don’t even bother trying), let his hair down. Garfield towed the party line and kept on growing. Chester A. Arthur mixed it up a little bit and did the reverse Lincoln. No doubt trying to get voters to think of Lincoln’s legacy when they went to vote, it worked. Well played Arthur, well played. Grover Cleveland finally wrestled the presidency away from the GOP but recognizing the power of facial hair became the nation’s first true mustachioed president. Benjamin Harrison won the presidency back for the beard loving GOP but Cleveland’s mustache proved to be too good and he was reelected. Two more presidents would don the stache while in office, Theodore Roosevelt followed by William Howard Taft whose presidency ended on March 4, 1913 setting in motion a 95 year mustache drought that shows no sign of ending with the two candidates this year.
With that we elect Grover Cleveland as the Greatest Mustache in Presidential History
More on Grover Cleveland
Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was both the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States. Cleveland is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897) and thus is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents. He was the winner of the popular vote for President three times—in 1884, 1888, and 1892—and was the only Democrat elected to the Presidency in the era of Republican political domination that lasted from 1860 to 1912. Cleveland’s admirers praise him for his honesty, independence, integrity, and commitment to the principles of classical liberalism. As a leader of the Bourbon Democrats, he opposed imperialism, taxes, subsidies and inflationary policies, but as a reformer he also worked against corruption, patronage, and bossism.
Will the stache make a comeback? It will with us, this I know but the presidency has proved somewhat tricky to the voters. One thing I do now; if the Cubs win the World Series before we get a mustache back in the White House then there is no god.
November 3, 2008
Here’s a mustache song to get you in the mood for this Friday’s Shave Off which takes place at Leon’s Lounge – 9pm sharp(See below for a map).
To get you in the mood check out Man Man’s 10lb Mustache!