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What makes a man wear a moustache?

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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 09:04 AM
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Do you use brylcreem?




posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 09:24 AM
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insecurity in his manhood. Plain and simple.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 09:28 AM
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reply to post by Gwampo
 


Definitely not why I'm doing it.

I'm a manly man!




posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by spoonbender
 


Do you use brylcreem?



negative ...
what ever hair gel I have on hand
seems to work fine. requires very little.


Originally posted by Gwampo
insecurity in his manhood. Plain and simple.


and dood
who you talking too?

there is a thread going on about
internet porn addiction & erectile dysfunction
maybe you should go talk insecurity there.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 09:51 AM
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Ah bugger, I wanted to meet someone who uses bryllcreem.

Nice call on the reply to gwampo too




posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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Based on extensive informal research among femles over the years, I have learned that some men have "the face for it" while other types of faces are supposedly suited to the clean-shaven look. When I've asked, I've always been told I fall into the latter category, so that's how I've always done things.

The funny thing about being a man, though, is that we are completely unable to judge this for ourselves. You need to ask a woman in your life which category you fall into or "there will be trouble." I guess that's just how it goes...


Edit to add: The above is true for most of us mortals, but if you are this dude, you can do whatever the **** you feel like:


edit on 4/8/2012 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:08 AM
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Before the razor was invented, male facial hair was an important secondary sexual characteristic, a defining aspect of the visual image of human masculinity. No doubt its luxuriant appearance is the result of sexual selection. The important question for evolutionary psychology is, of course: was it selected to tickle the ladies or to scare off the competition?

Whatever the answer, it is clearly evident that men's relationships with their facial hair are fraught with psycho-sexual dynamics and tension. A man's physiognomic foliaton sends complex messages concerning his masculinity, his sexuality, his status, his confidence and his vulnerabilities. The messages are not always those the sender intends. Facial hair, like every other aspect of the persona, often contains unintended revelations about the wearer's personality.

Of course, these subliminal messages are always couched in the language of the cultural milieu. In South Asia, where moustaches appear to have originated, they are de rigeur in most societies and personal expression is barely afforded by variations in shape and size. Aside from Sikhs, whose religion forbids them to trim their facial hair, beards in South Asia are generally reserved for religious figures and career criminals.

In the West, where pretty much anything goes (and comes, and goes), facial hair enjoys full freedom of expression. Here, the moustache has come to denote many often incompatible things: present or former military rank, hippiehood, conservatism, Marxist leanings, a man on whom a woman can rely, a dastardly seducer, a homosexual, etc, etc. Theoretically, then, there is much scope for confusion; but so subtle are human powers of discrimination when it comes to judging conspecifics' reproductive fitness that in practice errors are rarely made. The variations in appearance of the moustache, combined with other cues, are easily interpreted. Thus we see at a glance that Groucho Marx's moustache encoded no plans for world domination, unlike, for example, Joseph Stalin's or Adolf Hitler's. Similarly, Freddie Mercury's moustache was a trumpet-blast of flamboyant gay self-identification, while everybody understood that Burt Reynolds' 'tache was worn for the benefit of the ladies. Whether any ladies actually benefited from it is a question that lies beyond the scope of this treatise.

This broad, complex yet subtle semiology places unusual demands on the moustache-cultivator in Western society. Nothing can be undertaken without first considering with care the effects, both desired and undesired, of a particular style. Since in moustaches style is to a great extent determined by the owner's natural endowment and distribution of facial hair, this is a tricky problem. Sometimes the desired effect cannot be achieved and a compromise has to be sought. Here there is great potential for mishap. The cultivator of the new moustache may be deluded by hope, self-approbation or despair into thinking the desired effect has been achieved, while in fact the message sent is at great variance with the sender's intentions. An analogy may be made with the comb-over, another common example of tonsorial self-delusion.

Even if Nature cooperates, however, it is still all too likely that the appearance of the moustache-wearer to others will bear little resemblance to his subjective perception of it. This is because few men know what they really look like (an evolutionary adaptation to help reduce the likelihood of suicide and self-harm) and are therefore quite incapable of appreciating the effect of a moustache on their neighbours. Thus the wearer may be convinced that his moustache makes him appear dashing, manly and attractive to women, while others regard him in a somewhat different light. This is an ever-present danger to the moustache-wearer. Lamentably, it would seem that experience is no deterrent here; many a man, having developed the moustache habit, will continue to sport one for years, attributing the loss of his wife, children, jobs, sobriety and other possessions to any number of factors, yet failing to identify the real one, which is obvious to all but him – his moustache.

There is yet another factor which he who wishes to assume a moustache must consider. It is in fact the gravest deterrent of all. Moustaches grow dictators. Personalities as various as those of Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Castro, Ho Chi Minh and Genghis Khan were all observed to turn dictatorial after they had grown their moustaches. The risk is admittedly small, yet it is statistically significant, and the prospective moustacheteer would be well advised to consider it.

Should one advise another to grow a moustache, or keep one that has been grown? It is a very delicate question and can only be decided on the merits of the particular case. Show us your fungus and we will decide.


edit on 8/4/12 by Astyanax because: of that damned character limit.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Ahhhahahaha!

You poor soul, *just* going grey?

Man if I shaved my beard I'd be bald.. nose filter and all.

crazy, I thought you were a young'un...


Grow wild man, grow hairy and love it. My face would feel mad without it's insane wiry soup strainer and accompanying bread crumb catcher.

Sure, it's no good when you have a cold, but who's there first? I am, not that flu shenanigans!!!

I shave my head, I'll never shave my snozzlesifter.!

insanity at it's best, if you have to ask



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by spoonbender
 


Do you use brylcreem?



O.o

is this some sort of awkward question? Bryl cream - my old man used to slab that on his head like he was getting hair cancer. never really understood it, instant greasy hair.

and he's been dead near 25 years now.




posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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I am a youngin...unless you're under 30, then I'm old.

I'm 30 in 2 days



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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A couple of years ago, I encouraged my husband to grow a mustache and beard. Had I known his OCD would kick into overdrive, I kind of regret the suggestion. Now, every night when he's in his lazy boy watching tv, he's armed with a hand mirror and a pair of scissors. He spends hours clipping one hair at a time on his facial hair and it drives me NUTS! This is an everyday occurrence, for hours a day! As if the endless nail clipping wasn't enough!

Heads up to any ladies out there who are thinking of suggesting facial hair to a man with OCD.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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Alright, so here it is.

Excuse the quality and terrible pose and terrible location and my head and....ehhh here it is...





posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by mainidh
 


I am a youngin...unless you're under 30, then I'm old.

I'm 30 in 2 days




Oo Lol ok, you whipper snapper


I'm plucking grey hairs out like there's no tomorrow, and if I did that full time, I would not need to worry about shaving ever..


Grey hears at 29..
lol.. something baaaddd is happening to ya man, you need to settle down!!!


Too much ATS would be my best guess, I know what it does to me


(despite my smiling at every full stop!! )

oO

OH and PS!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY in 2 days!!
I'll remember to remind you then again!! and this smilie is genuine for the bday!!

edit on 8-4-2012 by mainidh because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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Too much ATS...

Starting and running a business...

Wait, this isn't Dr Phil!

I'd prolly be grey on top too but there's not much left of THAT either!!!

Like I said... I look 10 years older than I am.

Was good when I was 15...not so much now...



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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Jesus man, we could nearly be twins, except I do have a little bit more hair
haha

I say a little, I do shave mine on purpose !!! *hides*

All you need now is a goatee the size of a small coke from hoyts and we could superimpose features!!!



Get those claws out too while yer at it !!!!!



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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Twins eh?

Not in a Danny Devito - Arny sort of way I hope!

The claws are just for ATS



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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It's good to see you there mate ! You look like you're in the security business? If not, should be!! Ahh I shouldn't put faces to jobs - people do that to me. I'm a harmless fly, but with all my tatts and bald head and goatee, I look like someone who's about to steal your tv while you're watching it.. lol.. More likely I'll sit down and ask you to put on doctor who.. lol

Now, imagine this! Forget how crap it is, just go with it...
Grow with it !!!!





Now you're cooking!!




posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by mainidh
 


Twins eh?

Not in a Danny Devito - Arny sort of way I hope!

The claws are just for ATS




Lmao, in my case I'd be danny, no doubt about it..


Well I might not be short, but the years do weigh down on me


lol



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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Is that your goatee on my chin?

...

...Only on ATS will one read something like that


Anywho, no I'm not in security, I'm in landscaping.

And Dr Who is awesome.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 12:13 PM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by mainidh
 


Is that your goatee on my chin?

...

...Only on ATS will one read something like that


LMAOPMSL!!!! hahah



Anywho, no I'm not in security, I'm in landscaping.

And Dr Who is awesome.






Hahahaha, no, I did that once, believe it or not, a mate and myself at the carlisle pub and the local community paper guy came in wanting to take a quick snap for the rag, and we obliged.. My mate at the time bald as, me with a.. *ahem* mullet, and well, I took my beard off and gave it to him. Suffice to say, he did not like that being sent around the office. lmao..

Nah that's a random guy beard, but suits you!! -- minus the frizzy grey bits


I'm shocking at these things, but always a giggle I say


Ahh landscaping, same thing as security, just for weeds! well, from the perspective of someone who's never done it, obviously! Used to know the gardener/land scaper at swan tafe quite well, also in a band, Jubal, dunno if theyre still around, been years... but thats a hot job, I did not envy him on 40c days while I sat in my airconned office .. :/ then again he didn't have to deal with snarky lecturers wanting everything right NOW and had his leisure time in a cool secluded area.. dont miss those days.

Indeed mate, Dr Who is something I look forward to, pity it seems to always be on hiatus. Shame about torchwood going US.. but eh.. begger cannot be choosers !

Lol, I look forward to seeing you with your natural goatee in the future!!
I rekon it'd suit you. And as a bonus, no rellies will ever want to give you a kiss guaranteed! Win win situation, at least in my case..
haha.. or at least thats what they tell me. I am ugly by default so they could just be making this up to save telling me the truth.

I think I've scared off everyone else, or all the aussies have passed out.. ahh never mind. shared beards and a yarn is never a bad thing



edit on 8-4-2012 by mainidh because: took the P outta my own post! lol

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