Fear the Stache

November 18, 2009    By: Geoff J @ 6:54 pm   Category: Life

As some of you might remember, I was participating in a Sept. 15 to Nov. 15 mustache growing contest with my five brothers and one brother in law. The contest is now over and entries are in.

BEHOLD! (and tremble)

The judging is taking place right now. (Judges are mostly extended family members on a family emailing list.) The three categories are Bushiness, Coolness, and Goofiness. While most of the bros went for bushy staches of sorts I decided to mix it up and focus on the goofiness/coolness angle. We’ll see soon how that works.

Anyhow, Kristen created the grand prize. Here it is:


I know. Awesome.

For the record, it turns out mustaches aren’t super comfortable and I actually shaved mine within 5 minutes of taking the contest pictures. But it was fun to see how freaked out the stache made people for a couple of months.

And finally, I leave you with the best short foreign film on the subject of mustaches that I have ever encounted:

29 Comments »

  1. I hope that Russ was DQ’d: a goatee is not a proper ‘stache. Got to keep the contest pure.

    Comment by BrianJ — November 18, 2009 @ 10:11 pm

  2. I know Brian. But I suspect TC and Russ will lose lots of points for polluting the purity of the moustachio with an attached goatee.

    Comment by Geoff J — November 18, 2009 @ 10:14 pm

  3. Kristen’s prize = Pure Awesomeness.

    Comment by Matt W. — November 18, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

  4. You’ll win this thing, no contest. Wes is the runner up.

    Comment by Jacob J — November 18, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

  5. I know Matt.

    Jacob — Don’t jinx me. That sweet balaclava is almost mine.

    I personally think that Spencer’s “giddy like a school girl” pose was genius. That should earn some votes. Ian is at BYU Hawaii so he went with the BYU-approved stache.

    Can anyone guess who the brother in law is?

    Comment by Geoff J — November 18, 2009 @ 10:49 pm

  6. Jacob, I wouldn’t count Ian out (for second place anyway). That is a magnificent mustache: full, yet unpretentious; makes a statement without overstaying its welcome.

    Comment by BrianJ — November 18, 2009 @ 11:24 pm

  7. Wow.

    Geoff I think you are the winner. But a very, very strong showing by Spence.

    That is all.

    Comment by sister blah 2 — November 18, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

  8. I’d give T.C. my vote just for the SR-71 and .30-.30 in the background.

    Comment by Peter LLC — November 19, 2009 @ 12:34 am

  9. Spence, yes, that is a nice effort.

    Comment by Jacob J — November 19, 2009 @ 12:43 am

  10. T.C. w/beret gets The Edge award.

    Comment by Kathryn Soper — November 19, 2009 @ 7:12 am

  11. Kristen’s prize is awesome.

    Comment by Flip flip mama — November 19, 2009 @ 7:25 am

  12. Peter,

    The SR-71 Blackbird pic was a nod to our maternal grandfather Robinson who was on the Lockheed Skunk Works team that created that beauty. TC was just shilling for extra votes with the extended family I think but it looks like his ploy works even beyond the fam!

    Comment by Geoff J — November 19, 2009 @ 8:33 am

  13. That is a magnificent mustache: full, yet unpretentious; makes a statement without overstaying its welcome.

    Hehe. Classic. Nice description BrianJ.

    Comment by Geoff J — November 19, 2009 @ 8:34 am

  14. I hate mustaches.

    Comment by kristen j — November 19, 2009 @ 8:55 am

  15. Cool.

    Comment by Peter LLC — November 19, 2009 @ 9:08 am

  16. I’ll pick Nate as the BIL.

    Comment by Justin — November 19, 2009 @ 9:28 am

  17. Well, I don’t really have a *dog* in this race, but I vote for the kid! Zorro stache!

    Comment by WVS — November 19, 2009 @ 10:01 am

  18. Good call Justin. What gave it away?

    Comment by Geoff J — November 19, 2009 @ 10:42 am

  19. Geoff, it really suited you.

    Comment by Ronan — November 19, 2009 @ 11:30 am

  20. It was the eyes and the ears.

    BTW, Spence would make a good lawman.

    Comment by Justin — November 19, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

  21. Geoff, yours looks great, but I was Air Force for 20 years. Gotta vote for the SR71….

    Comment by Rameumptom — November 19, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

  22. I vote for Kristen. That balaclava is so sweet!

    Comment by Ben Pratt — November 19, 2009 @ 1:25 pm

  23. Though I seriously hate mustaches, I have to go with Geoff as well. The little curly things on the sides plus the fact that he didn’t camoflage the pure mustacheness with a lot of other facial hair wins it. The tiny tuft beneath his lower lip just sets it off perfectly. Geoff the clear winnah!

    Comment by Tatiana — November 19, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

  24. Woohoo! I like your style Tatiana.

    Comment by Geoff J — November 19, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

  25. WVS, the baby is mine and at just under 6 months already knows how to proudly wear the stache. We expect great things from him.

    Comment by Flip flip mama — November 19, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

  26. The judging results are in! (Finally)

    Coolness
    1. Geoff – 3.91
    2. TC – 3.76
    3. Wes – 3.73

    Bigness/Thickness
    1. Russ – 4.48
    2. Spencer – 4.24
    3. Ian – 3.86

    Goofiness
    1. Geoff – 4.36
    2. Spencer – 3.71
    3. Wes – 3.32
    ____________________________________________

    AND THE OVERALL WINNERS!
    (Tallied by highest average score.)

    GRAND PRIZE GOLD: Spencer – 3.79

    Runners Up:
    Silver: Geoff – 3.67
    Bronze: TC – 3.36

    Comment by Geoff J — December 2, 2009 @ 6:46 pm

  27. Arg! You were robbed!

    Comment by Matt W. — December 2, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

  28. Nah — I’m thrilled with my glorious victories in the two categories I was after.

    Comment by Geoff J — December 2, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

  29. An excellent showing in an excellent contest.

    Comment by Jacob J — December 3, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

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