Monday, September 03, 2007

Dang! Missed the Alaskan Whiskers Competition!

From the Juneau Empire - Alaskans compete in facial hair contest
Hundreds of shaggy men competed Saturday to see who had the bushiest, longest and most sculpted whiskers in the World Beard & Mustache Championships.

About 250 contestants took part in the competition in Brighton, England, lining up before panels of judges to compete in 17 different classes of facial hair.

Ever since I grew a mustache, I've been teased and ragged about it by family and the occasional acquaintance. That's why one of my favorite moments of the goofy, lovable blue superhero The Tick is when he wakes up with a mustache and is thrilled to death about it. Tick frames the issue perfectly for the uninitiated:

"'Rugged.' 'Self-assured.' 'Adult.' These are the words that describe the man who wears a mustache. Yes, it says to the world 'I am a man of action!' Ahh, but action tempered with maturity! Like a fireman! Or somebody's dad!"

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