The Escapist News Team Does Movember

The Escapist News Team Does Movember

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the one, the only, the ridiculously sexy Escapist News Team Movember Men [and Women]!

Movember. It's the manliest month of the year. It's a special time, when men around the world come together to say, "We might have something untoward going on up in our corn chutes, and we'd like other men, preferably those with some degree of training, to check it out for us." We drink beer. We swap stories. And by God, we grow mustaches!

Movember is all about reminding ourselves and the world of the importance of men's health. But we don't have great, lovely snoobs to flounce about, so instead we grow hair on our lips. It's a poor substitute that leaves most of us looking like the seediest sorts of criminals, but sometimes the journey to manhood takes you to places you really don't want to go.

But led by our fearless captain, Logan "The Manchester Manchu" Westbrook, we, the Escapist News Team, are going there anyway! And what a team it is, folks: Marshall "The Machismo" Honorof, Mike "Pretty Princess" Thompson, "Other" Mike Kayatta, Paul "Gorgeous" Goodman, Heather "Handlebars" McLellan, yours truly [bringing some much-needed class and dignity to the proceedings] and of course, the News Team Generalissimo herself, Susan Arendt, who despite a genetic predisposition against mustache-growing is doing her part by finally revealing to the world the hideous, lip-borne mutation that has haunted her since birth. Good on ya, Susan!

Nothing drives the chicks crazy like a thick mound of hair riding a lip like it's Patrick Swayze's surfboard, but Movember is about more than just impressing the ladies. It's about supporting a good cause. So support us - support good health - and above all else, support mustaches - at the official News Room Stashes page at Movember.com. Kick in a few bucks, send us a message and show us you care. And keep an eye on this space, because we'll be posting regular updates of all these luscious bad boys as they blossom into truly fearsome heartbreakers. That's right, ladies - we're just getting started.

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I'll join you! I haven't shaved all week, might as well delay it the entire month.
Oh, and what manly men (and women) you all are!

I will monitor this development... and if you're clever you might even be able to keep the beards for Manuary!

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Hey, when else do I get the chance to post that and be totally on topic.

Andy Chalk:
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Probably the most I've ever laughed at a news post. Well played sir.

Quaxar:

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This had me chuckling away too.

Thank goodness I've got my designer stubble well on the way. Three days without shaving, and I'm already furrier than a Wookie's armpits.

you know this is the first year that i've heard widespread usage of "movember", ever since i was in middle school i had always heard the world "no-shave-ember" or "novembeard", just curious as to why it's exploded so much..

technically i am participating as of right now, but i'm about to go shave because it annoys the hell out of me and i feel like i'm gonna peel my skin off if i keep it on any longer.

i'll support on the sidelines from here on out.

We have this in Iceland, only in March.

*rarely bothers to shave anyway*

I'm growin' it out. My girlfriend loves facial hair, so there's that, and now I have a charitable excuse to not shave.

Also I'm out of razors and they're like, sixteen bucks. C'mon.

The ladies have manned up, so to speak. Guys, you now - officially - have no right to complain about pink breast cancer ribbons. Get one now and stand up for those willing to stand up for you.

Oh dear god the sexiness!

/swoon

Anywhoz, not partaking in Movember, because everyone I know will beat me to death with a razor if I don't shave.

I know it's for a good cause and all, but... well, just don't be surprised if you get your faces mauled by particularly territorial cats or ferrets. ^^

Finally, an excuse!

Shaving annoys the hell out of me. Besides, I look better with stubble anyway

I don't have to worry about shaving, despite being 20, it takes me months to grow something to actually cut, so I don't have to shave until probably January at the soonest.

REAL men keep their mustaches all year long!

Quaxar:

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Hey, when else do I get the chance to post that and be totally on topic.

And THAT is probably the only time I'll get a good lead-in to post this.

I love you guys so much.

Are the LRR crew not in this? Because they're kind of experts.

Nope, this is an elite news team exercise. The few, the proud... the n00z.

Someone asked me to do this; I managed 2 days. I can't grow a real 'stache, so I'm not gonna try.

Just giving you guys advance warning: all my hair is brown, except my mustache, which always grows in blond. You'll be able to see it for yourself pretty soon, but you might want to prep for laughing now.

Who's the sexy beast with the Mickey Mouse bowl? Mmrawr ;{D (Moustache smiley)

I support this movement 100% and wish that I could participate. I unfortunately have a pre-nuptial agreement with my wife that states if I ever grow a moustache, she will divorce me.

To show solidarity, I'm growing a beard instead.

Greg

I dyslexicized the article's title (which is strange, 'cause I normally ain't) to read : "ESCAPIST NEWS TEAM MEMBER DIES", and I was actually quite concerned.
Now i understand it's the mustache thing. Carry on.

Got a different haircut recently and had a few people suggest I should grow a 'stache to go with it, but I can't do it. The hair annoys me too damn much, after about 4 days I HAVE to shave it off or go nuts.

I AM SPARTACUS
ermm... so is my dog actually

Marshall Honorof:
Just giving you guys advance warning: all my hair is brown, except my mustache, which always grows in blond. You'll be able to see it for yourself pretty soon, but you might want to prep for laughing now.

hahaha, my brother in law has that, jet black hair on top... and really black hairy chest, but when he grew a goatee the longer it got then it became ginger, weird.

I'm not registered yet but I shall be UK registered, also name drop time, one of the guys that helped set up the UK one is called Michael, met him and he's lovely, I cannot confirm this but I installed his friends bathroom which is how I came across this awesome cause.

Also may I ask which one you are Marshall?, I remember NilCypher looking a total hottie/badass for the Street Fighter tournie back in the day... wait a minute, I'm getting old, damn it.

Two years ago I did the Steve Butts style of facial fungus, I didn't know it wasn't allowed though.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT PEOPLE

The rules for participants as given on the official movember website are as follows: [2]
1) Once registered each bro must begin the 1st Movember with either a clean shaven face or facial growth dependant on your usual style.
2) For the entire month of Movember each bro must shape grow and groom a moustache.
3) There is to be no joining of the mo to the sideburns (that is considered a beard)
4) There is to be no joining of the handlebars to your chin (that is considered a goatee)
Each bro must conduct himself like a true country gentleman.

The FAQ on the website clarify that shaving a beard to provide a ready-made moustache is cheating and not in the spirit of movember. A small growth of hair under the bottom lip (aka a tickler) is permitted as long as it is not connected to any other region.

Can you form an Escapist group for us to join? I'm currently groupless for my rockin 'stache!

ColdStorage:

Also may I ask which one you are Marshall?, I remember NilCypher looking a total hottie/badass for the Street Fighter tournie back in the day... wait a minute, I'm getting old, damn it.

I'm the second photo, with the short brown hair, glasses, and blue shirt. NilCypher is another newsie, and yeah, he's a looker. To my knowledge, I've never been in a Street Fighter tournament. I also live in the States, although I do wind up across the pond once every few years.

I'll stick with my large manly mutton chops and be too busy being covered in bitches to try with a mustache.

I have never heard of Movember until this year, it has always been No Shave November to everyone I know. But hey, if its for a good cause, then there is nothing wrong with that.

Quaxar:

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Well that is strange... I LITERALLY just came from marathoning season 1 and the first thing to greet me on escapist is... that, I love it

OT I was going to take place, but have decided to keep the growth till new years, then shave EVERYTHING and do a pic a day for a year for the hell of it.
I do appreciate those who have done their part though

Me and some of the other guys at work are in on this too. I may look ridiculous, and my fiancee is coming up with increasingly imaginative punishments for the sin of growing a lip-tickler.... but what the hell, it's a party.

HAHA! I'm taking part too, it's not going very well yet, but in a week it should be prominent enough.

ColdStorage:
Also may I ask which one you are Marshall?, I remember NilCypher looking a total hottie/badass for the Street Fighter tournie back in the day... wait a minute, I'm getting old, damn it.

Are you suggesting that I am no longer a badass hottie? :P

Logan Westbrook:

ColdStorage:
Also may I ask which one you are Marshall?, I remember NilCypher looking a total hottie/badass for the Street Fighter tournie back in the day... wait a minute, I'm getting old, damn it.

Are you suggesting that I am no longer a badass hottie? :P

I didn't suggest, I implied.

you were a total hottie though.

I shall review this situation at the end of Month, your badass/hottieness shall be scrutinised quite heavily though to give you warning.

 

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