Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ah, the moustaki.

The "moustache" is an interesting concept. More interesting, however, are the various styled shapes these facial hairs can take. First and foremost, this exists:
(Please note the "Dali" sub-category, requiring "artificial styling aids".)
The reason I talk about moustakis today is because it seems to have been a recurring theme in everyday conversation, for the last few days. One friend, Romain, is actually able to create the "Handlebar Club" look - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handlebar_Club, using his wet index finger and thumb to gently twist the ends of his furry upper lip coat into a slight curl (see below).

Another is growing his whiskers into what seems to be turning into the Hungarian look ("Big and bushy, beginning from the middle of the upper lip and pulled to the side. The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip.")
Why is the growth of one of these facial duvets so important? It's not very comfortable to the opposite sex, it's not generally attractive (although I'm sure some girls find it appealing) and it seems to take tedious care. Perhaps the moustaki is the perfect way to alter one's look without consequences (you can chop it all off in less than 5 minutes). I think it's because moustakis are awesome. They're the perfect way to add a little pizzazz to the face without any to much effort. They can update and outdate any look at the same time. Clearly, there's nothing better than a man who can successfully pull off the horseshoe moustache, Hulk Hogan style.

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