Name: Matty B.
Moustache/Beard type: handlebar/wildwildwest moustache + curly Jew goatee
Occupation/Hobbies: I'm a grad student at Naropa, studying to be a therapist.
In the meantime I'm cashier at the Boulder Co-op Market.
Hobbies include basketball,
How long have you been cultivating your current moustache/beard?
Since it started getting cold again, probably around late August.
How long have you been a moustache/beard grower? Since
it first sprouted, when I was about 17. But my first proper facial hair
didn't come together until I 20.
Do you have any other moustache/beard achievements?
In many cultures(e.g. Mexican, ancient Roman) growing a beard or moustache
is the sign of becoming a man. So being able to grow a proper one is
achievement enough for me.
Do you use any particular grooming products or trimming tools?
Dollar store scissors, Mach 3 razor, my housemate's Remmington
Do you have any moustache/beard grooming tips? Vasaline
doesn't work. Pommade does. Also, the smell of eggs will stick around
in my moustache all day, so when you eat eggs try not to get them all
over your face like me if you don't want to smell like eggs all day.
Do you have a humorous/inspirational/profound story that involves
your moustache/beard? My moustache actually started the Iraq
war. Saddam is so jealous of my 'stache.
Have you ever been discriminated against, jeered at, or harassed
for your moustache/beard? Oftentimes I will wake up to the
my cat pawing at my beard, attacking it like it was some sort of hairy
animal living on my face.
What are some common reactions to your moustache/beard?
A lot of women approach me and say: "Hey WOW, you should totally
curl your moustache up, like a handlebar moustache!" Then I do
it and they're like, "OH YEAH!" I just don't want to have
wax on my face all day long, I like to keep it au natual. But every
once in a while I'll curl it up for the ladies.
Why do you have your moustache/beard? It makes me feel
like a man. Plus it's fun to have something growing on your face that
doesn't have pus in it.
Who are you moustached/bearded heroes, if any? Tom
Selleck, Salvador Dali and Charlie Chaplin for making the "Hitler"
moustache somewhat acceptable.
Do you have any favorite moustache/beard related media?
--I.e. websites, books, films, etc. Anything
else you'd like to add? Anecdotes, biographical information,
or anything else is welcome.
The Handlebar Club (http://www.handlebarclub.org.uk/index.htm)
is probably the sweetest site on the whole internet. It has everything.
Also interesting is the Moustache Database
And last but not least, Moustaches for Kids (http://www.m4kny.org/)
helps remind people that moustaches are for lovers (and people dying
of terminal diseases).