Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Friday, December 2, 2011

And so there you have it - a picture of man who's gone through the woods and come out second-best. And with a fetching 'stache.

I may not have raised the most amount of dosh (the pissing contest of the fundraising part of this gig was never my bag), but with my rollercoaster of health issues over the month of November, I've been in the rather fortuitous position of being able to have open, honest and stark conversations about men's health with mates, work colleagues, associates and (on a rather bizarre afternoon) a couple of deros down the road. And that's what this Movember Malarky really is all about - raising real awareness amongst us blokes that getting that weird little lump, or that strange feeling in the nads region, or that not-quite-happy feeling in noggin, checked out. It's the difference between being a bloke and being a dickhead.

Oh, and finishing up the month by being delivered a clean bill of health is fucking tops.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Movember is over: Last Animal

Thanks to my best sponsor, Collette! Her request was something with horses. I don't know anyone with horses in the area, so I sort of snuck up to some horse grazing near a park :)
And here is a final picture of the mo. It gets a bit bigger each year.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Final Week

The Mo Giveth and The Mo Taketh

Only 4 days to go.

Give 'til it hurts!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Where did the month go?

da comrade...

Well before you know it the month ofMovember is nearly over - it seems to have flown past. My mo has been getting very prickly lately and Sweet Thang just veers away whenever I come close to kissing her. However the baby just smiles...

Have been getting a lot of support from peopel at work and have gotten over the $400 mark in donations which is fabulous. About to try the whole last days promotion to try and get over 500 bucks...

Even gave Naut a $10 sympathy donation for his birthday as it just won't do for our gallant Errol Flyn like captain to not raise any funds at all.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Week 3 Mo

The Mo is catching up to the Beard...

Have change religions from Amish to Pirate.
Arrrrgh! She be a fine Mo!

We needs more Booty ya Landlubbers!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Short hair achieved

In the first picture, I was as bald as a budgie. Now, I have achieved the short coat of a whippet.
I did not need a pork treat to pose for this photo. However, I would like a donation!

Magnum PI got a taste for blood... and he liked it.

The mo really does bring out my new ear-to-chin scar. It's quite fetching. Now hand over the Movember cash or I'll do to you what I had done to a portly lad known as Carl Williams.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Booted out of the Amish

For some strange reason I have been booted out of the Amish.
Could it be the growth of my magnificent Mo?

Only two weeks to go so pony up with your donations
All for a good cause - Men's Health

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The short coat

One November One, I was bald as a budgie. Ten days later, I have achieved the equivalent fur coverage of a short haired whippet. By the the end of the month I hope to emulate a hairier beast.

Where do I donate? Here!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hair or Stare, just donate!

9 days in and I actually have something to show for it. Merv Hughes isn't exactly running scared, but I can't help but feel that I am ahead of this point last year.

It still looks pretty narrow, so I am tipping I will end up with the Errol once again.

Actually the more I look at that =>>> photo, the more I become concerned about the world weary eyes staring back than the childish state of my Mo. So if you don't want to donate to the Mo, donate to bring back the youthful sparkle to my eyes (or at least to convince me to wear sunglasses next photo).

The All-stars's Mos that I see around work and on this blog are really starting to show the splendour you would expect from gentlemen of this calibre. Bob is running true to form and spanking all in the donations stakes, while sporting a Mo that would make a British prison guard proud!

Al and Ben are showing the benefits facial folicle experience while I am keenly awaiting Bart's next animal installment (I am hoping for something in the poisoneness reptile range). We haven't seen anything from Charles of the West as yet, is he lulling us into a false sense of security????

To the work guys, feel free to post something here and then link it to facebook, twitter, tumbler, myspace (you still use that????), google+, etc. You have all been sent an invite, but feel free to ask if you aren't sure what to do.

So gentle readers, read, enjoy but most importantly, DONATE.

The Errol by Errol
The Errol by Schui

Sunday, November 6, 2011

An Amish in Hawaii?

The Hawaiian branch of the Amish

 The Mo cometh.
Keep up the good work.

Big Bad Al

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Get some man up ya, twerps

So the eminent Guru Bob reckons this is all about fundraising, eh? Well I say pish tosh to that. He's simply obfuscating, deflecting and playing the ole switcheroo to distract us from the fact that he is so lacking in testosteroney goodness that his mo is a mere shadow. Ladies - I present you with the benchmark of manliness, day 6. See it and swoon, fuckers.

I seem to have something in my eye.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

get a move on...

I have decided to take part in this year's Movember after letting my upper lip have a rest in 2010.  It seems to have worked as I now have a farly good fuzzy growth after only two days on the job...

This year I am posting photos of myself in front of various local landmarks and will see how that works as a marketing tool for garnering donations, which is what it all about really.

Thanks to PNB's generosity I have already pawned my fellow team members on the fundraising front - will be waiting a while for any of them to get above the zero dollars mark I reckon - that is the real competition! From recollection I raised more funds then the entire Magnum P.I. All Stars all on my onw last time we went head-to-head - or is it mo-to-mo??? This time I have joined with the enemy and we are working together to raise funds for the cause...

Gentlemen - are you ready for a race to the $500 mark??

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Animal Theme

This year the theme of my photo's will be animals. Fang and Bluetooth to begin.

Movember: Animal Edition

I like to have a bit of a theme to my photo's, and this year, the theme is "Animals". As a clean shaven lad, will start with Fang and Bluetooth, the budgies.

Oh hello chin, my ole pal

It's been a few years since I've seen my chin. Must say, since the trim this morning I can't get used to it. The thoughtful beard-stroke is now a gesture of outright wankiness (it was suave beforehand, you see), looking off into the middle distance with that pensive stare now just looks like I'm constipated, and that seriously funny gag of letting the cappuccino froth settle in the top lip bristles sadly falls flat.

The ladies at work are going to shit bricks when I rock up in the morning.

Monday, October 31, 2011

All great journeys begin with a single shave!

And so it begins.

Got off to a late start. Between replacing weatherboards on the house, betting on the Melbourne Cup and counting my winnings, it was 5pm before I actually shaved.

It's a good thing I tend to start slow, pity I tend to finish slow as well!

This should be a great Movember with a team of 10 as of today, thanks to a great response from my workplace. Guys, feel free to post updates here and if I haven't sent you an invite then just ask. Remember the slogan "the best or nothing", I have nothing covered so I am relying on you guys for the best.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All posts accompanied by a photo with an All-stars team member sporting a Hawaiian shirt (Magnum P.I. style) earns double points. Well it would if there were points being awarded.

Ok, time for a beer as I hear it is fantastic Mo fertiliser.

Happy growing!!!

You be careful out among them English.

Day One: The Amish Big Bad Al

You be careful out among them English. 

Big Bad Al

In for a Penny.

OK I'm in for another year.

I'll be going for the Amish look until the Mo grows back again.

Here is the result before the top lip is to be cleared.

Le'ts get some donations for a good cause.

Big Bad Al

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A growing Mo gathers no MOss!

Well things are heating up and the All-stars are growing in number.

So far we have:

Tony - Team Captain
Bart - Seasoned campaigner
Chas - Rookie Dark Horse (well ginger horse really)
Ben - A man with a beard

There are a couple of people who have promised to join that I am expecting action from shortly. If you see GuruBob or Medway then some unsubtle pressure should be sent their way. I think we also need the experienced guidance of Big Bad Al.

Let the sledging begin!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

All New and Pretty Much the Same 2011 Edition!!!

With a mind to the FACT that you can have too much of a good thing, the All-starts ( the indefatiguable Bart aside) took 2010 as a gap year.

Great news!

We're back in 2011!

Bigger (fatter)!!!!

Hairier (maybe not)!!!

Otherwise pretty much the same!!!!

Some of the team will be returning (hopefully), some new members will be joining (hopefully). Stay tuned for MOre updates and overuse of the exclamation mark!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Quiet Movember

I sponsored my workmates and bosses, but no-one else seemed to be inspired this year to throw a dollar other than Ms Costello. Thanks, B!

Anyway, here it is:

Monday, November 8, 2010

Work Team Movember!

I am doing Movember again, this time with the ABS team. Anyone else lining up for another tilt? This year I am going for the split goatee.

My mospace contains my initial shaved mug:

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Mo goes Feral

My Movember Mo continues on it's own. Should I Let it go Feral or should I tame it.

Big Bad Mo

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Errol

This is my final Movember post for 2009.

In this post I give you ............. The Errol!!!

I fell in love with The Errol for the 12 hours I had it. It sits far enough off the top lip to go un-noticed when eating and the like. It was surprisingly easy to shape using only my normal razor. It provides a transition point from the bottom of the face to the top, splitting the canvas that is my head into two distinct parts.

The Errol was the first mo I actually thought I could live with every day.

RIP Errol, you are dearly missed.

Ps: Yes that is yet another Hawaiian shirt.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mo-ney shot!!

Well that is probably my silliest hat for the whole month...

Pre-op before getting day surgery to remove a cyst from my eyelid on the last day of Mo-vember, I tried taking another one afterwarsd but the drugs had kicked in and it is pretty blurry...

So my Movember takings were around $650 bucks towards the cause which I was very happy with - probably 6 times as much as I thought that I would actually raise. I have to say the whole Movember thing is an incredibly effective way to raise money - now if only I can get my new cause started - 'Beards for Bob' then I will really rake in some moolah!

Of course I know that there is no bigger loser then someone who is sporting a mo-vember mo in December but I ams till proudly growing my bushy shrub on my face - not because I want to keep the thing but because I am off to Sydney tonight and will be attending my sister's 40th on the weekend so want to show the whole family the thing 'in the flesh' as theys ay.

Can't wait to hear what my nieces and nephews think - it will probably scar them for life!!!

Better Late Than Never - Maybe?

I made a foolish mistake on 30 November by agreeing to meet some old Army mates at the Caxton for a quick half a dozen beers. I compounded this mistake by inviting them back to my place for a small whisky when the bar shut. A couple of chairs made it off the verandah and my recollection is hazy at best.
I'm trimming the mo down to guido proportions over the next couple of days. I'll post when it is at its MOst ridiculous.

Monday, November 30, 2009

MoFos! Unite!

Well it's still November 30 here in the US of A. And I have to say, y'all sprouted some mighty fine lookin' 'mos.

And you're all handsome fellas, with or without the facial hair.

Thank you for letting me be part of the Magnum P.I. Allstars Movember Team. It was truly an honor, even if my 'mo turned out to be a bit, um--how do you say it in Strayan?--dodgy.

Here are my final 'mo pix.

Girls just wanna have fun...with their 'mos.

Halfway gone...

Currently 'mo-less...and under the table? (This pic just makes me laugh)

AlMOst a wink-and-a-gun

So that is how it ended. Sadly I remember classmates in Year 7 with more impressive growth than that. That said, I am incredibly proud of the job that the Magnum P.I. Allstars have done this Movember. Some cash raised, Hawaiian shirts aplenty, silly hats askew and a ton of fun had.

Thanks to all team members, guest posters (Bob) and donators. A special thanks to all the team members significant others that have had to suffer not only being kissed by the mos, but also having to look at them.
I will probably write one more post tomorrow as I am going to have a shot at turning this thing into a proper Errol. I have no idea how to do it, but a lack of knowledge, experience, talent and intelligence has never stopped me before.

My last post solicited a request from Steve for a "wink-and-a-gun" shot. Well I totally failed at that, so I'll leave you with a "half-a-wink-and-a-gun".

Actually this one was probably a better attempt, but the expression doesn't have the same degree of sleazy misplaced confidence and so it just doesn't work.

So that was movember

and it was fun. Pretty much the laziest way to try and raise money for charity. shave less.

And i can honestly say it hasn’t had impact on my luck with the ladies

this is it half gone


and here is my ugly mug with the lot gone, including all the head hair–


cept for the tickler thingo. Gunna keep that for a bit. Might try and grow it past my double chin


Well you can see we have made the massive impression on the MAGNUM PI ALLSTARS LOOK A LOIKE TOP OF THE heap list. personally its as itchy as hell this time around...but ist a great cause.

THIS thing makes an already awesome package like me look just THAT much more awesome ...I THINK ANYWAYS.


This is the end... my only friend, the end...

So this is it. The End of Movember. Which must mean it's Movember Round in the A-League. Producing quite a decent swag of dirty slugs and poorly thought out lip luggage, but nothing quite on the scale of enthusiastic stealth-ginger midget Roar midfielder Matty McKay a few years ago with a handlebar-inspired, Ned Kelly Goes To The Blue Oyster Bar special that defied description, explanation, gravity and taste all at once. Sadly, yet perhaps thankfully, the interweb contains no photographic evidence of this masterwork. Which means yet again, the goggles do nothing the greatest player never to pull on the gold shirt for his country has to step up and save the A-League's embarrassment. Well one of them anyway, if rubbish crowds, playing in 40 degree temps and Kevin 'Bloody' Muscat aren't enough.

Don't say I never do nuffin' for ya, Australia.

It's been great fun being part of this, both the growing and the cataloguing of the mos in question. Really enjoyed it, and I'm sure my fellow travellers on Team Magnum would say the same. To them, to everyone who donated, and to everyone who joined us on the Movember journey, thanks for making it AWSM.

Oh, and one more thing. Lads... it's been emotional.

The Doctor is OUT to find the clippers and get this bloody thing OFF.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Movember Finale

Well the end is here. It has been fun.

The final effort...

And in keeping with the different hat theme

I am going to keep my Mo... for a little while anyway... to see if it improves with age.

Well done to all participants... We have raised over $700.

There is still time to make a donation at My Donation Page or to the team

Thank You everyone.

Big Bad Al

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Which one is me?

Ushanka loose, Cricket win!

So I couldn't get an Ushanka all that quickly. I found a substitute furry hat - that was way too small for my boofhead! Small furry hat modeled by flatmate Elle. I'm in the classic Greg Chappel hat - a canvas hat designed for a day in sun and marketed quite well by an ex Australian cricket captain. Elle loved Jennicki's efforts, and had to join in. 4 more days, and I can find plenty more silly hats!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Inspiration can be found in strange places!

Here are the latest pics (tastefully edited as there are ladies present) from our resident jaggerauthor (or should it be uberauthor) Mr Phelan. His inspiration for choice of t-shirt comes from the current Lobes controversy raging at the Cheeseburger. An explanation for the quote can be found there, well enough of an explanation to ensure I will be asking for the full version next time we catch up.
The inspiration has obviously worked on the mo too as it looks more and more cop like. Unfortunately the Shannon Noll under the chin makes it '90s cop rather than the iconic 70s cop mo.
Now back to the grindstone JP, you have deadlines to meet!