Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A post in honor of Movember or "Dirty Porn-staches Abound"

Oh Movember.  So many dirty pornstaches.  Secretly, or not so secretly, I love it.  Last Thursday, a group of mustachioed men at karaoke lipsynched at my friend Tess and I and it was the greatest, funniest thing ever.

I'm reminded of a story of a few years back.  A co-worker of mine had grown out a rather nice goatee.  It was working for him, until he shaved off the ... um.. the 'tee and left the goat?  Is that a terrible way of putting it?  Okay well, the beard was gone, and just a mustache left.

It was distracting.

I had to say something, in the name of the public good.  "Dude," I said, being awesome and definitely not a dork and never EVER too old to use the word dude. "What is the deal with your porn-stache?"

"I beg your pardon?"
"The porn-stache.  What is up with that?"

My friend looked rather indignant.  "That's a little personal, don't you think?"

I thoroughly confused by his indignance.  Okay so my question wasn't exactly tactful, but I didn't think asking what possessed someone into a particular style statement was overly personal.  I asked him what he meant.

"I don't see that my reading material is your business, and besides that's hardly suitable conversation for work."

Light bulb.

"NO!! no no.. PORNSTACHE.  Like, Mustache?"
"Oh.. oh Jesus."

This why you choose your words carefully folks, or you may accidentally out co-workers on their questionable reading material.

If you're reading this now, I still apologize.

On that note, with Movember almost over, I leave you with this classic clip from The Tick

8 comments:

  1. Ahahaha... how few words can cause such tension... at least you sorted it out! Would have been much worse if you both walked away with him questioning his masturbatory library at home.

    Also sidenote on Movember... in Australia they also use it for awareness of men's depression and anxiety, partly because it commonly follows cancer diagnoses. In Canada, the focus is mainly on prostate cancer.

    :)

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  2. I love this story, it never gets old. Then the guys on Thursday topped it all off lol.
    p.s. you are welcome to link my blog at any time :-)

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  3. Wow, you inadvertantly learned something new about a coworker. I love Movember (did a post about it too to kick off the month) and all the dirty mustaches. It's a good time to see who ends up looking like Tom Selleck and who looks like John Waters at the end of the month.

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  4. Hahahahahahaha!!! Oh my! Hilarious!

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  5. I can't do the stache. I did have a goatee, but I shaved it all off on Friday. Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds, and Ron Jeremy are the only ones who can pull off the stache look. Ron Jeremy probably pulls off a lot differently, though. And John Holmes.

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  6. There are so many 'taches at work at the moment it's like being in a gay bar.

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