For a few years, I’ve sported a big handlebar moustache, which I waxed heavily and curled into a genuine Old Western B-movie villain mustache. It got me lots of compliments, and I’d get told that I looked like the videogame character Wario, or Snidely Whiplash, or Ming the Merciless. Or Anton LaVey, although I don’t recall ever seeing him sporting the handlebars. Anyway, the downside to having the ‘stache was that I had to keep it waxed all the time to keep it out of my mouth, and I can’t stand it when it gets in my mouth. It’s also uncomfortable to have while wearing a mask, and we’re under a mask order now, and will be for at least the next few months. Thus I made the decision to go with comfort and shaved off the mustache.
I met my friend Kerry when I visited Rhinelander, Wisconsin, home of the legendary Hodag. When Kerrie learned about my follicle sacrifice, he promptly sent me two official Hodag medical masks! What do you think? I think I look suave and sophisticated. The masks are so cool, it made losing the mustache worth it.
Read all about my encounter with the Hodag—which is absolutely a real creature; don’t let anyone tell you different!—right here on this site.