Shave the Date!
Welcome to Movember, the month in which men the world over begin sporting mustache's to raise awareness (and money) on the issue of men's health. Movember ( for Men + November) spotlights two male-prone illnesses - prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Since 2004, the Movember Foundation has raised over 300 million dollars for The Prostate Cancer Foundation and other organizations that further research, awareness and treatment of this disease.
Traditionally slow moving, the key to surviving prostate cancer is early detection and treatment. Remember that even with today's technologies, there are over 145,000 deaths annually due to prostate cancer vs. 207,000 deaths to breast cancer, and it can strike anyone. Just to bring the point home, Johnny Ramone (of The Ramones), Earl Woods (Tiger Woods' father), the actor Jerry Orbach and the singer Dan Fogelberg all died of prostate cancer in the past few years. So, face the finger and get checked out! 'Nuff said.
Grow a stache' and spread the word that your health is important to you and at the end of the month attend one of the many shaving parties to raise funds for the fight to cure these diseases! Or just grow one cause it's cool (winter is coming).
If you are near Stamford, CT (my hometown) one of my favorite bars Butterfield8 is hosting a Mustachio Bashio to benefit Movember with open bar from 9pm - 12am, with a prize for best 'Stache (male or female), plus raffle giveaways. Remember, you don't need to be hairy to have a good time. Hope to see you there!
For more info on Movember: movember.com/ electricvisual.com/movember/ Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Historical Inebriant: Don't Touch My Moustache
1 oz Captain Morgan® Parrot Bay coconut rum
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz grenadine syrup
Pour all three ingredients into a shaker half-filled with ice. Cover, shake, and strain into an old-fashioned glass full of ice.
*Per the Drinks Mixer site where this drink resides:
"This is a popular drink at the air base where we are stationed in Japan. It's really called Do Itash Imashte which means 'you're welcome' in Japanese, but Americans say "don't touch my moustache" because they can't pronounce the Japanese version. I learned the recipe from the bartender and surprisingly I remembered it - I'd already had a few!"
Great site, please give it a visit when looking for a new cocktail!
If there's no drinking game for it - does it actually occur?
The Moustache Drinking Game:
The rules are simple. Cut out moustaches from black construction paper, tape randomly onto your TV screen and turn it on. When the 'stache lines up with a character's upper lip, take a drink. I would NOT recommend this game while watching split screen talking heads!
For a video simulation of the game: http://www.themustachegame.tv/
Download the complete game rules and 'stache cut-outs here: