The campaign Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. You can donate HERE.
At last Friday’s Open Mic night in the White Lion, resident poet, Peter Roe recited his poem ‘Folliculaphillia‘ to much merriment and mirth…
Last year in Mow-Vember my partner for a joke…
Said grow a moustache like that Wolverine bloke
I said to my girl “my dear won’t that tickle ya?”
She said “I don’t mind, I have Folliculaphillia…”
Folliculaphillia… if you should care
It means she’s a woman and she likes facial hair
But a Wolverines ‘tache can’t be grown in just one day
So I tried different styles as it grew on the way
I tried a Chaplin, a Chevron and a Painter’s Brush
A Kaiser, a Dali, a Lampshade and a Walrus
A Fu Manchu, Frank Zappa and Asterix The Gaul
An Albert Einstein, a Hugo… I tried them all
In films, cartoons and games ‘taches steal the show
Captain Haddock, Captain Hook, Luigi and Mario
For some men though proper lip rugs are a mystery
Because they are suffering from mustachular dystrophy
But the Wolverines sideburns, these bits on the side…
Wouldn’t grow on my cheeks, believe me I tried…
and I think it’s too late for these muscles to grow…
and just look at my fingers my nails hardly show!
So a cautionary tale to all of you folks out there…
you can’t become The Wolverine by just growing facial hair
And the reason for this… I think that I found…
Is that Man Makes Moustache not the other way round!
– Peter Roe
Well done to all those who grew moustaches this month!
(And for those who don’t know him… Hugo’s moustache is all year round 🙂 )
Movember first started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 when two friends (Travis Garone and Luke Slattery) talked 30 of their friends into growing a ‘Mo’ (moustache). They had been inspired by a friend’s mother who was fundraising for breast cancer, they decided to make the campaign about men’s health and prostate cancer and then including men’s mental health and suicide prevention.
Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men. You can donate HERE.