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!
October 27, 2008
Can you believe it’s already been a year since our first ever Mustaches for Kids fundraiser in good ole Houston Texas. Last year was a blast growing and raising money and we capped it off with a fun Sweetest Stache Bash where the title went to Boots Electric!
Together we raised close to $8,000 for Texas Children’s Hospital and this year we hope to blow that number away.
We are switching gears this year to help ‘spread the wealth’ of funds raised. Mustaches for Kids has teamed up with Donors Choose to help out with area schools and teachers that need help in the classroom.
What is Donors Choose? In a nutshell(and it’s their tagline) Teachers ask. You choose. Students Learn. Expanding on that DC is a website where teachers can ask the community for donations by donating money so teachers can purchase learning materials that the city or state cannot afford. There are so many classes in our area that need learning materials so there is no shortage of options. Each grower this year will have their own ‘Giving Page’ on Donors Choose that will help their own donors choose what classrooms they want to help. Setting it up is a snap. In fact here is my personal Giving Page.
We have a growers kit that explains how to do this(see page 4) and you can get the Growers Kit here or on the top right of this site.
Donors Choose has teamed up with us to handle all of the logistics and leave us to do what we do best – grow mustaches. Houston is one of a few M4K cities to heed the call to join DC this year and in return DC has setup a M4K leader board by city page. You know what that means – It’s ON.
Last year the smelly town of Chicago challenged us to a stache-off to see who could raise the most money. I don’t remember the actual numbers and its been a year so I’m just going to go ahead and say we won, we may not have but if my memory serves me conveniently then we won! This year is going to be harder as the numbers are on a website and they don’t lie so lets let the other cities know we came to grow.
When does it all begin?
We will have our shave off November 7th at a location to be disclosed soon. We will then meet every Friday until our Sweetest Stache Bash on December 5th.
Mustache Check Point Dates This Year
- November 7th – Shave OFF
- November 14th – First Week Support Meeting or Don’t Worry Your Hair Will Come
- November 21st – Second Week or Wow You Are Starting to Look Creepy
- November 28th – Third Week or Wow You Are Starting to Look Sexy
- December 5th – Sweetest Stache Bash
For more information on Mustaches for Kids check out our About Page
For more information on the Houston Chapter please read this blog post from last year. It explains everything you need to know about growing and staying safe and sexy
Why Are We Doing This?
In case you forgot why we are doing this please let Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate remind you