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Movember Ends Soon... Answered

And so it begins...

To raise awareness of mens' health, particularly prostate cancer, thousands of men around the world are growing moustaches through the month of Movember.

If you would like to donate to this important cause, then, please, donate here.  Don't forget, if you're a UK taxpayer, you can gift-aid your donation and increase its value by 30% with no extra cost to you.

(And thanks to Canucksgirl for the new avatar)

EDIT: (11th November) I was tidying the 'tache for Rememberance Parade, so I thought it was time to share progress here. Don't forget, you can still donate all through November.

Further Edit:

Movember ends on Friday, and you can still donate [click here]. I am under strict instructions that the end of Movember will be celebrated with a fresh razor, so I plan to document the removal "live" on Twitter, posting pictures during the shave.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

7 years ago

I won't bore folk here with daily updates, but if you are interested, then follow me on Twitter, on @KitemanX (somebody already got "@Kiteman").

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Goodhart
Goodhart

7 years ago

Psst, did anyone tell you that a catepillar has settled on your upper lip? ;-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Oh, that looks like a great event!

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 7 years ago

A 19 year old that I know collected £250 for growing one, based upon the fact that he's so youthful that he really can't. The event was well attended, but I was tired and had an early night :(

L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

I have been unable to generate interest here - it seems I suit the mo too much for it to be a charitable effort...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

7 years ago

It grows! (See the new photo)

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Moem
Moem

7 years ago

Ooh, you lied! You do totally look like your avatar!

Srsly now: great cause. I'd join you, but no one would see the difference.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Er, who, what, really? You think?

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 7 years ago

Wha? You don't see "some" resemblance? ;-)

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Moem
Moem

Reply 7 years ago

See? I knew it wasn't just me! Utterly striking.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

... oh, my word!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 7 years ago

He has a bit of a longer (vetically) face than his avatar, I think

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Moem
Moem

Reply 7 years ago

True. But then, so do I. They're caricatures, not portraits.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Understood, it is just that a caricature "normally" exagerates an already present feature, rather than create a new one.....but I am being finicky....sorry.

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Moem
Moem

Reply 7 years ago

Nothing wrong with being finicky. Some of my best friends are finicky.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 7 years ago

I can sometimes go to the extreem however.....an aspie trait....perfectionism....and yet I still can't spell well. ;-)

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Moem
Moem

Reply 7 years ago

Oh... some of my best friends have aspie traits, too!

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RocketPenguin
RocketPenguin

7 years ago

Prostate Cancer... Doesn't that mean we men all eat chocolate to support the people who have it?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Er, that must be a different charity...?

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RocketPenguin
RocketPenguin

Reply 7 years ago

Chocolate has been medically proven to help the prostate. ;)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

I'd love to see the evidence for that... ;-)

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RocketPenguin
RocketPenguin

Reply 7 years ago

The dark side

Cocoa is rich in polyphenols, which appear to afford protection from heart disease. In a recent study, the levels of one particular polyphenol (epicatechin) was measured in the bloodstreams of individuals who were fed with milk chocolate, dark chocolate or dark chocolate accompanied by some milk. As expected, the eating of dark chocolate (rich in polyphenol) led to greater increases in the levels of epicatechin compared to milk chocolate consumption. However, individuals consuming dark chocolate with milk experienced much smaller increases in epicatechin levels compared to when dark chocolate was eaten alone.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2003/oct/12/foodanddrink.features7

The link talks about foods that are good for your prostate, and chocolate is one of them!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

7 years ago

Damnit, every time I intend to movember I forget...

Do I have to shave first? Was away from home working like mad and grew a beard but the same thing has started happening with the 'tache

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

In theory, you start today with a clean shave.

As I type, it is still today* and, this being a global campaign, it will remain so well past our respecyive local midnights.


*You know what I mean.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 7 years ago

So I need to find aaa batteries and get back to the house by midday...

This will make for a confusing argument, the girlfriends begged me not to shave a couple of times (personally I would have thought a clean shaven bum chin was better than a furry one...) but it's in the pursuit of growing more fur...