Tuesday, November 15, 2011

grow your mo.

We are officially half way through one of my favourite charity months of the year, MOVEMBER, and I can tell you that there are some questionable "mos" getting around the office these days. Everywhere I look there are men with crazy facial hair and 1980's pornstar moustaches. Why is it that men who normally don't have facial hair look so funny when they do grow it?

Not familiar with Movember??

Movember comes from the combination of the slang word "mo" for moustache and "November" for... well... November (duh). It is an annual event where men all over the country grow moustaches and/or facial hair to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression. It was started in 1999 by a group of Australian men from Adelaide and was launched in Ireland, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States in 2007.

Here is a little video to explain the story behind Movember.

So, are there any questionable mos where you live? I moved to Australia in 2009 but have to say I had never heard of this before then. Does your city, state or country celebrate Movember?

Go on men- get out there and grow your mo! And we can all be thankful there are not yet any women's charities that require random hair growth (at least none that I am aware of)!!


  1. Can't believe you never heard of it! It's pretty big here too, but I had no idea it started in Australia! Bo is pissed I won't let him ever grow facial hair (I have sensitive skin, ha...) so he won't ever be able to participate.

  2. I always thought that it had to do with hunting season and fall. We see a lot of guys with facial hair this time of year when weather get cooler. Makes more sense here than there as you're approaching summer weather. Does Max do this too.

  3. You haven't heard of this?!? Hahaha... there are a bunch of guys growing them in the ATL.

  4. Jeff was on board for like 2 days then he said his face was super itchy and he saved. I love Movember and love crazy mustaches! haha. Send a pic of Max's

  5. Haha, thanks for all of the comments! Max doesn't actually participate in this event by I am thinking next year I might make him, lol.


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