Where have I been? Why this absence?
Apart from a particularly occupied social life, what with the bachelor party/marriage of a best friend, I’ve been moonlighting at movember.ca helping a friend with a charitable project.
I know what you’re thinking: Nick? Charity?
And I understand completely. Sure, I might rather be ridiculing seniors or embarrassing crippled school children in footraces, but there is one power further reaching and more focused than either laziness or mischievousness (two traits I have in spades): it’s a little something known as peer pressure.
That’s right, my beloved readers. I was fooled into this by a crafty Ukrainian man named Stepan. No, not Stephan. Pay attention. Stepan. Step. You gotta really punch the “p”.
At any rate, he’s taking control of this Movember puppy in Toronto. Movember, which will take place this November, is a chance for men to celebrate the power and the glory of the moustache. The aim is to take pledges by growing a killer stache during the whole month of November. The money goes toward research for both prostate and testicular cancer–two illnesses that are all too treatable and preventable with the right knowledge.
Using humour and a fresh attitude, we hope to bring awareness to the many men who, as is their wont, shrug off medical prevention for more inelegant pursuits such as face-diving or backyard chicken sifting.
So check it out (a sleeker, better looking website will be up very soon), especially if you’re in the Toronto area. Participants can most definitely be male, but females are also invited to celebrate their solidarity–see the site. Everything caps off at the end of Movember with a huge, gaudy, monster bash celebrating every mustachioed hero from Magnum P.I. to Super Mario. There’s even a moustache-themed blog.
The blog is where I’ll also be writing. Here’s a sample of what you can expect. This little number is a snippet of Hamlet that I threw together with un-texted strips that I found courtesy of the forums over at Jay Pinkerton’s site. Enjoy.