The Johnston Brothers Stache Bash 2009

September 13, 2009    By: Geoff J @ 7:43 pm   Category: Life

I need to be clean shaven on September 15th. That is the first day of the mustache growing contest my brothers and I are starting. The contest ends November 15 so we get two months to grow the most awesomely awesome mustaches we can muster.

Lest you think the competition will be easy, there happen to be six Johnston brothers and one brother-in-law in on the contest ranging in age from 25-45. I am not sure what sort of mustache I will bust out. The first couple of weeks will be spent growing a base mustache or Van Dyke and from there I will see what I can do. I’ll probably post a few pictures of the contestants at some point.

The amusing part about the timing of this contest is that my boy Q-dog is getting baptized in October so the family pictures will have his dad and several uncles sporting sweet mustaches.

A family with six boys does what it can to bond after everyone grows up, no? (Feel free to fire up a mustache growing contest among your brothers too if you wish)


  1. Bravo! I love guys’ mustaches. Now if only there were a woman whom all your wives would let you kiss to add that dimension to the judging …

    Comment by Ardis Parshall — September 13, 2009 @ 7:54 pm

  2. Ha! The question is will our wives still be willing to kiss us for the next couple of months…

    Comment by Geoff J — September 13, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

  3. At work, our UK office has a fundraiser for charity every November based on Mustache Growth. (Movember, they call it). Anyway, with that Random plug in the mix, I’m hoping you can produce something Dali-esque.

    (Six boys Wow, just for surviving that, your Mom is probably guaranteed exaltation. (Only Kidding Ardis!))

    Comment by Matt W. — September 13, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

  4. Huzzah! There was a brother with a sweet stached, waxed into beautiful curlicues at our stake conference adult session. I actually stopped and told him I thought it was awesome, because it was.

    It was funny because while getting ready for the session I had told my wife that if she ever goes blind I will grow a huge mustache, and “it’ll be awesome.” She informed me that she would still be able to feel it, and suggested that I simply wait until she has died.

    Comment by Ben Pratt — September 13, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

  5. Uh, that should say “stache,” not “stached.”

    Comment by Ben Pratt — September 13, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

  6. Kanye apparently in not impressed with the Thang. See his recent comment about us here.

    Comment by Geoff J — September 16, 2009 @ 6:46 pm

  7. Oh, that’s too good to hide in the comments of a days’-old post! When I could stop laughing, I linked to it in my sideblog.

    Comment by Ardis Parshall — September 16, 2009 @ 8:32 pm

  8. What the heck? LOL.

    I’m pretty sure having done that should have given your mustache a boost, Geoff.

    Comment by Ben Pratt — September 16, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

  9. Hehe. Ok I posted it at Kulturblog for more people to enjoy. I laughed hard too

    Comment by Geoff J — September 16, 2009 @ 10:51 pm

  10. Geoff: to go along with your #6

    Comment by Matt W. — September 17, 2009 @ 9:36 am