There's more to the connection between moustaches and music than the 70s, and with Mustachiness, you can see your favorite song displayed as a moustache:
How the Mustache-otron Works: For each song, the peak loudness per segment is pulled from the echonest audio analysis to create the wave form. The following factors determine the mustaches final look in a very scientifical fashion:
Curviness - Curves occur when high loudness deltas are detected
Thickness - Mean loudness
Divot - (aka gap in the middle) hotness of the song
Direction - Up = higher energy; Down = lower energy
Curl - Dancability * energy
Color - Energy of the song. Lower energy is darker
The moustache at the top of this post is "Stairway to Heaven", in case you were wondering.
If you're taking part in Movember, this mo style guide from Grooming Expert, Jason Shankey is a must watch. From step-by-step guides on how to get the best shave to a selection of mo styles and how to achieve them there's everything you need to gro' a mo this Movember.
The moustache is on the rebound, now that Movember is here. We tend to celebrate celebrity and historical figures' moustaches and refer to the implied manliness of wearing an epic 'stache. But not all moustaches are benevolent.
"The mustache (moustache) is celebrated worldwide as a symbol of all things machismo. We know it wasn't just Wyatt Earp's Colt 45 Revolver that helped tame the West. Anyone unlucky enough to stare down that barrel knew the last thing they'd ever see was that well groomed, stash curled upward and pristinely trimmed just above the lip.
Yet as with all things awesome, some asshole has to come along and ruin it for everyone else. Here are a few history's most diabolical men who've used the power of the mustache for evil."
Who doesn't love a book about moustaches? Soon to be released, The Inspirational Moustache is certain to become an instant classic among the facial hair crowd:
"There is an old English proverb that goes "a man without a moustache is like a cup of tea without sugar." In our calorie-conscious age, tea has tended to come sugar-free for many years now, but the moustache is making a comeback! In fashion, in craft and on the upper lips of hipsters everywhere, the moustache--the soup strainer, nose neighbor, lip tickler, face foliage, slipped eyebrow--is back and here to stay. The Inspirational Moustache is a humorous survey of the millennial moustache boom. Edited by Ziggy Hanaor (of Making Stuff fame), it features photographs, illustrations, short, witty texts, a handful of moustache-related craft ideas, a summary of key moustache styles (pencil, handlebar, walrus, Fu Manchu, etc), plus funky visuals of such key cultural moments as Movember (i.e. November: moustache awareness-raising month), finger moustaches and of course the World Beard and Moustache Championships."
As a result, Chicago will play host to AMI's annual 'Stache Bash 2011 charitable benefit on Friday, October 28. The event will serve as the Chicagoland kick-off event for Movember, the global moustache-growing charity campaign raising awareness and funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation."
Aah, it's almost time for the best season of the year: Movember.
Registration is now open for this year's fantastic fundraising effort for men's health, so get your mug over there and sign up!
"During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces, in the US and around the world. With their "Mo's", these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men."
Whether you want to build some buzz for Movember, or just want to generate some yuks, these giant moustaches are the ticket:
"Moustaches are pretty funny already but giant moustaches are even better, especially places they don't belong. I took some discount fabric and discarded cardboard to make giant moustache stick-em's, moustaches that can be attached anywhere, instantly transforming anything into instant moustache awesomeness!"
"Once the brand of outliers, beards have become so mainstream that two out of two male J.Crew execs were sporting them on their travels this summer. Beards abound everywhere, from rock festivals to ho-hum cubicles. They've crossed just about every post-pubescent generational and cultural divide.
So what facial hair remains for mavericks to assert that identity instantly? A unibrow looks like neglect. Sideburns can be overlooked. By contrast, you can't miss a mustache. When unaccompanied by a beard, it doesn't grow by mistake.
Cultivating one, however, is even pricklier than a beard."
Maybe you aren't convinced that you should grow a moustache, but there are times when you wish you could flash one. And while a tattooed fingerstache might seem appropriate for that, it is quite a commitment.
The good news is that you don't have to get a permanent fingerstache in order to take advantage of all that a moustache has to offer. For just $8, you can pick up a pack of 19 different fingerstache temporary tattoos:
"Take on a new identity w/ these hilarious mustache temporary tattoos! The set has 19 different styles to choose from so you can switch from a "dandy" to a "villain" in no time. Easy to use, & easy to remove!"