pink tape wrapped crutch and other leftovers. But, that’s not the biggest problem. No, leave that to us guys. Because November ushers in “No Shave November”.k, so we leave breast cancer awareness month with all of its pink tape and accents behind. October was a very clear month in terms of awareness efforts. Now, we’re left with figuring out what to do with things like a
“Movember“. It doesn’t take much or any research to understand that guys came up with that word. And it seems to have originated from back in 1999 and is very convoluted in its original origin. The overall male consensus, which means no one really understands anything, is that guys wanted to grow moustaches for one month in November. Some did it because they wanted to celebrate nothing more than pure laziness and others tried to say it was to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression among men. The latter was definitely a product of the few men who actually remembered something from the October they had just gone through.
Followers of the former purpose tended to opt for the phrase “Noshember“. Noshember members were calling for the complete non-shaving of all body hair by men and women for the entire month.
So the group who actually worked hard to try and steal some of October’s gender attention combined the words moustache and November. Movember. Definitely male. If pronounced correctly using the root words pronunciation it would sound like a month dedicated to cows. Anyway, Movember is moderately dumb sounding. But, if it does increase awareness for prostate cancer screenings then by all means, today is officially put your razors away day! Then over the first week of December, Movember observers are encouraged to shave leaving the most hilarious and curious looking moustache they can muster.
Movember has been pretty successful. It’s partnered with Google Chrome, Qantas Airlines, and TOMS just to name a few of the more successful and famous partnerships.
Hadn’t heard of Movember? Me either, until now.
Magnum PI was SO ahead of his time. I don’t think it’s even on in syndicated re-runs much anymore. Well maybe that will all change in Movember dammit!