Thursday, October 16, 2008
So that's what I'd look like with a luxurious black moustache. Tonight saw the launch of Movember – the month long grow-for-charity fest that is November. This time round the recipients are Prostate Cancer and Men's Depression; the latter a group I may be joining at the end of the month when my dreams of a full mo are destroyed. (My growing powers are extremely limited.) The best part of the launch were the moasties – toasted cheese and Marmite sandwiches. In commemoration of Movember, Marmite have renamed their product Mo-mite for the month. You'll start seeing it in supermarkets shortly.
(Shortland Street's Scotty and Kip – how they managed to be at the launch AND on TV at the same time beats me.)
I've never participated in Movember before, but when the charities were announced this year I couldn't say no. My grandfather passed away last year after a short battle with prostate cancer so it's an issue that's dear to my heart. I plan on raising as much money as possible, and when I find out how to go about it with sponsorship and all I'll post it up here. $1 from each of you will surely amount to... at least $3?
(The four moustachateers.)
This handy contraption allows you to see what you'd look like with a full mo and beard. It took the picture of me up top. On the left is another ex-flatmate Harry, on the right is my best good friend Sheida who doesn't look unlike Borat with that mo.
(Party photographer Norrie throws up his mo.)
(I held up the wide end of a pool cue to compare it with this guy's champion mo. Mine still paled in comparison.)
All attendees at the mo-launch had to give the following pledge to participate:
FROM THIS TIME FORWARD,
UNDER THE GREAT MOUSTACHE,
I PLEDGE MY COMMITMENT TO MOVEMBER,
THE MO AND ITS PEOPLE,
WHOSE MALE HEALTH BELIEFS I SHARE.
I SWEAR I WILL BEAR TRUE ALLEGIANCE TO THE MO,
AND THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY TALK ABOUT MY HEALTH,
AND FULFILL MY DUTIES AS A CITIZEN OF MOVEMBER,
UNITED WE BELIEVE MOVEMBER.
I urge all my fellow men to grow the mo for Movember and raise some money for a very good cause. I'll chronicle my (feeble) progress over the month to give you some inspiration!