Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Handle Bar Mustache

This message goes out to all the fellas who actually read their friend's blogs, which probably means no one but myself will ever read this little segment. I just wanted to send out a little tribute to all those who have had wonderful mustaches. Aren't they just things of beauty??? Take for instance Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, not only did he almost single-handedly take the Soviet Union to heights never before dreamed of (established them as one of two world superpowers, a status that lasted for decades after his death, see wikipedia for more details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_stalin) and he also had one sick mustache: Not only have world leaders sported amazing 'staches, athletes commonly like to sport the look. Baseball players traditionally have had the best facial hair styles, but I can't think of any players who have done more for the mustache than these leaders in style: Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, and Wade Boggs... ...and of course, Rod Beck (Who might be the king of them all because he also incorporated a wicked mullet to complete the redneck look). Hulk Hogan not only dominated the world of wrestling for years, but also has maintained his celebrity status by continuing to groom that beautiful 'stache for our enjoyment and pleasure: Some athletes have tried to follow suit, but fell short of these legends. Jason Kidd had a very weak attempt, and really just ended up looking like a pedaphile: Even Hollywood has seen some impressive mustaches come and go: Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, and Borat! And so I tip my hat to these wonderful men and their visionary ways. They are pioneers in their respective worlds, and I leave you all with this tribute to them and their wonderful mustaches!!! Just for the record, I had about a 2 week beard, but Shelley was tired of it. I tried something new, but she hated the 'stache and it lasted for about 13 minutes before she made me shave it. The real wonder in what those aforementioned men did was convincing their wives that it actually looked good and they were allowed to keep their mustaches growing! One day, I hope to learn the secret of how to get my wife to let me do anything at all. Just kidding. Much love to all! Ty

12 comments:

Jim & Jess said...

Wow, Ty, all you need now is a wife beater, beer hat and a southern accent! We took a vote and the verdict was: Good move on Shelly's part for makin you shave the 'stash!

TJ, Bong & Kyson said...

OMG! you did not just do that!

Bethers said...

YIKES! Glad Shelley rules.

Brad said...

Love the Rollie reference. It would have been good to be alive in the bay area during the 70's.

TJ, Bong & Kyson said...

Oh my gosh... That mustache is truly a thing of beauty! I find it very sad that our wive's do not appreciate the beauty and mistique that is the Mustache... I pay tribute to you and your beautiful Stache!

Mindy Sue O'Bryant said...

Thank goodness you have a wife!

Scott said...

Although I enjoyed those famous celebrities, I must admit that I was disappointed that you missed the best looking handlebar of them all: Matthew Quigley ... Tom Selleck. You don't get much better than that.

Carly said...

Pure class.

Witney said...

You guys update your blog now?? Yes!!

Chapman Family said...

Ew. I remember when you did that in college too. double ew. Way to go Shelly! p.S. How long did it take you to research this, Ty? :) You rock!

Waltman said...

Hey Shel will you forward me that e-mail from Jean. My address is amyeredd@gmail.com Thanks.

Tara said...

Barnes, good to come across your family's little blog but the hair is an unfortunate accident! Looks like all is going well, I'm glad to see your cute London growing up so fast!