Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Trivial tidbits, week five

My friend Hans started a crusade I would like to share with you.  His cause addresses the face of the nation as we know it.  Literally.

You see, Hans' work raises social awareness of the moustache.  Allow his public service announcement to explain:  
The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember. Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.
Do you want to: Grow luxurious facial hair? Be more sexually appealing? Not shave (as much)? Help raise money for an important issue? Sign up for McGeorge's Glorious Mostaccios and grow a Glorious mustache this November! Just go to to become a champion of this growing cause.

While we were in Connecticut this summer, the Mark Twain House in Hartford held its annual Mark Twain Moustache Party and Contest.  A few of us briefly considered attending, but felt ill-prepared for the soiree.  Donning a fake moustache for one short day in honor of Missouri's shining star was a feasible commitment to make; I am not as comfortable devoting thirty days to the accessory.  However, Hans' passion for this cause is infectious, making it impossible to sit idly by.  So in honor of mostaccios everywhere, I bring you this week's trivial tidbit:

To which Mexican artist does artist Trek Thunder Kelly allude in the above portrait?  Check out Trek Thunder Kelly here:

Today's winner gets a round of Huckleberry Vodka Lemonade, a Twain favorite.


Mr. Brame said...

Oooh! Ooooh! Ooooh! Can I answer? It's the same artist to whom I reference in my current Facebook profile picture.

Mr. Brame said...

Also, if you would like to know why I choose not to participate in the moustache-growing contest, just click here:

Saucy Wench said...

Of course you can answer. And I should give you props for providing partial inspiration for the trivia question. Your facebook profile pic got me thinking about this lady. Couple that with Hans' obsession and you've got trivia!

C.B. James said...

Now that he mentions it, I can see the resemblance with Mr. Brame's facebook picture.

It's the artist who was the long time companion of Diego Rivera, another famed Mexican artist. I don't know if they ever married.