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!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MOve outta the way, I'm coming through!

Due to an unfortunate trick of the light in the toilet at work, a dodgy iPhone camera and *insert valid & vaguely plausible excuse for poor photo here* this photo doesn't truly represent the magnificence of my mo.

In real life it has reached a length where it can be annoying but catches the froth from a well poured beer which is the ultimate purpose of all good mos.

As others have said, November is fast coming to an end. So if you have been enjoying our shenanigans then it is time to put your hand in your pocket and reward our brilliance.

Jane Cobb laughs at the French Foreign Legion

Spynat was lovely enough to sponsor me for FIVE silly hat photos. French Foreign Legion hat was a request. Jane Cobb's hat from Firefly is a bonus, and I have friends looking for a Ushanka...

More sponsors = more silly hats.

Cro-Magnum P.I.

I think my Movember campaign may have gone too far.

Methinks I should have shaved during Movember.
Maybe I could be Cro-Magnum P.I.

You only have six more days to throw some pennies our way. Help me and the rest of the mob by going to and make a donation.

Big Bad Mog. (The Original Magnum)

it’s movemba bitches

As one of only 2 actual males posting on this site, i have decided to show what a moustache like up close for those of you that perhaps have yet to see one.

day 24

I am really hanging out to shave it off.

In other news the other part of the experiment has turned into a failure. The hair on my head will grow back, albeit very slowly BUT

day 24 hair

the hair that i have been shaving since i was 10, is receding. So it looks like the last vestiges of my youth have been lost. Oh well I’ll always have my Star wars Lego.

I am having bad luck calling in the various promised donations. I may get another $100. Everybody i know in the real world seem to be a bunch of tightarsed scumbags.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Oh Mo Erotic

Alright boys, the month is almost up.

It's OK to be jealous. My 'mo is coming in very nicely if I do say so myself.

My favorite thing to do is stroke the 'stache when I'm thinking really hard about serious matters, like the GFC or why movie theater popcorn is far superior to microwave 'corn.



Sunday, November 22, 2009

A week to go

About a week to go and now things are going to get really really NASTY!!!

I cracked the $500 mark today and still have some donations to come - some of them are the guys you run into at the pub and who say - 'yeah sure I'd better give you some money for that' and you just know that the minute you are out of sight that they will forget.

But some are the more sincere 'so how do I make a donation?' types - they are the ones that I have my beady little eyes upon - will have to spam them with an update...

How are you guys going?


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Magnum

Week Three and there is some progress.

This week I give you...

The Christmas Magnum.

I wonder if Santa will bring me a new cap?

Hummm... Maybe not.

One Week to grow and it ain't looking too shabby.

Ok. I have saved up my pennies and I have $20 to donate to someone or on someone's behalf to one of our MoBros or MoSistas. I'll donate it to the best pleading/sob story that ends up in the comments.

Happy Moing and remember tell your friends... we need to boost our donations. Don't make me send Mr Smith around.

Big Bad Magnum.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Going Dutch

Yup, looks suspiciously like a mo.

The shirt is an antique, a genuine article 'Bodyhugger' from 1971, which coincidentally was the last time it fitted the old man. It was liberated in a daring raid by my fashionista bro. However only someone with my rugged looks was ever going to do such piece of art (which it is) justice. The motif is allegedly Dutch garden scenes, with the overarching suspicion the designer was consuming the contents of a Dutch garden in combustible form when he came up with the concept.

And in closing, a word from our sponsor.

Ahh spit this ain't real Becks, it's brewed under licence in Auckland.

The Doctor is OUT.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Getting my Selleck on

Needs the hair. But frankly, it's too hot.

I told you it would go red :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some New Growth

Time for a photo update.

Still a little light at the sides but the lack of contrast probably doesn't help either.

Good work folks a lot of new face hair appearing.

Monday, November 16, 2009

over the hump

A small update to show i'm still attempting this madness.
For very brief moments i forget i have an insect on my lip

The growth seems to have slowed. I caught a hair in my teeth the other day.
It hurt like hell and i cried like a little girl


The hair on my head can now me pinched, am a little concerned that it doen't seem to be regrowing much at the front. But i’m glad i decided to grow my hair at the same time- look slightly less stupid. only slightly. Thinking about keeping the soul patch thingo come december 1. AND I need to start demanding money off people. They owe me for every stupid school/ballet/taekwondo/football raffle/spellathon/overpriced chocolate frog i have ever been subjected to.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gimme some money

RIGHT you lot of SCRUFF.

Enough of this fannying about. We're here for one reason and one reason only. We is here fo' tha riches an' tha bitches. Well actually that's two reasons, so we'll settle fo' tha riches. As Spinal Tap put it:

Stop wastin' my time
You know what I want
You know what I need
Or maybe you don't
Do I have to come right flat out and tell you everything...

You heard the man. Gimme some money. Get your pasty putrescent arses to and put your hand in your pocket. Do it for prostate cancer, do it for depression, do it for Jen's dodgy MS Paint skills. Do it or we'll send this questionable Mafia standover man after you. Just do it.

Don't make me and Mr Gray-Nicholls have to come around and pay a little visit.

The Doctor is OUT.

Lookout! It's Five-O.

I received the week two photo from our jaggerauthor in residence, JP.

He is calling it the "cop mo", personally I reckon it has a touch of the Aussie First Eleven to it.

** Caution - Magnum Trivia ** The cop thing is quite appropriate as Magnum was originally picked up so CBS could use infrastructure built for filming Hawaii Five-O. Much of the Five-O crew moved straight onto Magnum and there are regular references to Hawaii Five-O in early Magnum P.I. episodes (see Al's last post).

Half-way to glory

Aloha fellow Moustache appreciators!

I thought it appropriate that at just over halfway I reflect on the success of Team Magnum (and special guest poster Guru Bob).

What started as a bit of a "why don't we" on twitter has turned into a truly hair raising endeavour. I cannot begin to express my admiration for all team members and their awe inspiring upper lip installations!

Over $400 raised and we haven't even kicked into gear yet.

So to all of Team Magnum, congratulations on a great first half of Movember and lets put our upper lips to the grindstone and finish in true Magnum style!

In the spirit of Magnum PI

Although now I have to do something about that chin... all three of them!

My new theory is that facial hair is the homo-spaien version of antenna because you can feel threats easier before they actually touch your skin. Once I grew a beard for a couple of months but it always annoyed me that I felt like it entered the room before I did - you can just feel so much more through your folicles then when cleanly shaven. Apparently this thing is very nasty on the skin when I kiss anyone!

This week I want to hit the $500 mark - how is everyone else going?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mo 'Stache, No Prob

I didn't want to make you guys jealous.

Normally women don't start to grow a proper 'stache until after menopause, but I decided to go ahead and use the power of my feminine wiles to put all dormant upper lip hairs at attention.

And, as is always the case when I use the power of my feminine wiles, I failed to get a rise out of anything but my patience.

So I turned to my local pharmaceutical company (hello, Pfizer!) for facial follicle assistance.

The Rogaine® worked well, and worked quickly.


Day 1: That was fast!


Day 2: Focus, extreme focus.


Day 3: I am so money.

Getting There!

The end of Week Two and the Mo is progressing.

"What's that Higgins? There is a Damsel in distress?"

TC: How can you tell if someone's a kidnapper or not?
Rick: You mean you didn't check those names out?
TC: Of course I checked them out. The first one was a cop at 5.0. I think he probably wasn't our man.
Rick: Well what was his name?
Rick: [checks his notes] McGarrett.

Happy Moing everybody.